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Runabout Red Ale - Sebago Brewing Company

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Ratings: 122
Reviews: 42
rAvg: 3.5
pDev: 10.86%
Wants: 0
Gots: 9 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Sebago Brewing Company visit their website
United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  4.40% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Runabout Red Ale is a classic! Our Red Ale has a malty sweet taste that comes from 3 different types of caramel malt. It is a clean, well-balanced beer that started as seasonal ale that we only brewed from March until July. It was so popular with our regulars that we started brewing it year round in 2002. Our red ale is made with only two hop additions to the kettle as opposed to three in most of our other brews and the malt character shows this. Please enjoy our staff favorite!

37.4 IBU

(Beer added by: smcolw on 08-09-2009)
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look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Had a 14-ouncer on tap at Hadlock Field, home of your Portland Sea Dogs, in Portland, Maine.

Appearance: Pours an attractive amber with a frothy off-white head that sticks around for a long time. Lacing is heavy. Looks good; happy to be drinking this on a frigid April day.

Aromas: Nose is kind of faint, but there's a note of maltiness and some caramel along with hop bitterness.

Taste: Very good red ale. Tastes include caramel, malt sweetness, toffee and some earthy backbone. Really good.

Mouthfeel: This has a good, sturdy body and an approachable flavor profile. Easy on the palate. Kind of surprised the IBU is so high; not super bitter.

Overall: I love a good red ale, and this is one. Really tasty set of flavors and enough complexity to keep you interested. I was bummed when it was finished, but with the low ABV, it wouldn't be too wild to have another.

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle poured into a pint glass.

A: Golden-orange color with great clarity. Cream colored head settles to a thin cap. Lacing forms jagged rings.

S: Malt forward and fruity nose. Caramel and lightly toasted grain are the main attraction. Cherry juice and sweet berries are well established too. Maybe a pinch of cocoa. Very faint grassy hops.

T: Wave of caramel at the outset. Hints of toasted grain and toffee, but the caramel taste holds the focus as it builds and develops. Very subtle nutty/cocoa flavor. Tame spicy hop character for balance. Sweet cherries and red berries. Hollow grainy finish.

M: Medium bodied. Full and slick with a chewy quality. Low carbonation. Smooth enough.

O: An easy beer to drink, if not just a little too ho-hum. It's a very safe red ale, but the pitfall of safe reds is that they tend to be bland and boring. Falls a little flat on the finish as well.

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Runabout Red Ale from Sebago Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 122 ratings.