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Runabout Red Ale - Sebago Brewing Company

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Runabout Red AleRunabout Red Ale

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Ratings: 109
Reviews: 41
rAvg: 3.5
pDev: 11.14%
Wants: 0
Gots: 5 | 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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3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

Celtics76, Jul 21, 2013
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4/5  rDev +14.3%

Maineraidah, Jul 15, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev 0%

IPAFrankieH, Jul 09, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -21.4%

AlaskanYoung, Jul 08, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

JMurphy41, Jun 30, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev 0%

nitter, Jun 28, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev 0%

jaxon53, Jun 25, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev 0%

jabo134, Jun 06, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev 0%

DrunkinYogi, Jun 01, 2013
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3.71/5  rDev +6%

Runabout Recd has good thick head (not so long lasting), and plenty of lacing. The very pleasant malt and fruit aroma is a little bit different than the dry herbal taste. A very sessionable flavor, though: hops are perfectly balanced, and there is enough malt to round it all out. A well-crafted, thoroughly American brew that I very much enjoyed.

angusdegraosta, May 28, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +21.4%

trotnixon, Apr 24, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev 0%

JuliusCaesar, Mar 04, 2013
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3/5  rDev -14.3%

Damian74Shensky, Feb 23, 2013
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3.08/5  rDev -12%

A-A body of haze. Amber colored. Mild head. Plenty of lacing.

S-Sweetness is king. Apple juice. Aroma is quite mild. Might it be old enough that the hops have burnt away?

T-Sweet bread and faint hops. Malty, inoffensive and unmemorable.

M-Medium bodied. Softer carbonation. Not really bitter.

O/D-I already forgot what beer this was. Really though, this was a maltier brew with its minimal bright spots.

VelvetExtract, Nov 17, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

mbs11, Sep 04, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev 0%

Sammy, Aug 19, 2012
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3.9/5  rDev +11.4%

A: Pours a clear ruby red with a medium-sized tan head. Fades somewhat quickly. Decent lacing on the glass.

S: Quite malty with mainly caramel and bready malts. A little bit of herbal and fruity hops.

T: A little herbal and grassy hops up front with a bit of caramel. Toasted bread in the middle and then fades out with graininess and some tea.

M: Medium bodied, decent carbonation. Not watery at all for 4.4%

O: An unremarkable but decent red ale. Simple and drinkable while staying true to the style. Sessionable for sure. I quite enjoyed it to be honest.

Dope, Aug 17, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

PaBeerLover, Jul 18, 2012
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3.55/5  rDev +1.4%

Sampled on tap at the New England Brewfest on June 30, 2012. The pour was a darker amber tone with an off-white head, some lacing, and a ruby red hue if held to the light. On the nose I found a toasted malt character followed by a little fruit and a crisp, clean hop note. The body was light but somewhat acidic or astringent. That had an impact on the flavor I believe as it came in more moderately hopped than I might have expected and less sweet and malty.

puboflyons, Jul 01, 2012
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3/5  rDev -14.3%

Zaphog, Jun 25, 2012
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3.8/5  rDev +8.6%

A: Pours a typical amber color with a fingers worth of sticky head that retains well

S: Nice and malty, mostly caramel malts with a little sweetness. Not much hop character, but what is there is some earthiness

T: Follows the nose, sweet and malty with mostly caramel and then some slightly earthy hops in the finish

M: Light-medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Slick and smooth

O: Not the most complex beer, but it certainly hits the spot and would pair well with most of their food. Definitely should be on the malt-lovers beer list

BEERMILER12, May 26, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev 0%

Typical bottle to pint glass pour.

Pours copper amber with ring of white foam. Tofee malt smell. Caramel/toffee taste with light bittering. Your standard amber/red ale. Smooth mouthfeel.

Just run of the mill - nothing bad, nothing spectacular. Certainly sessionable at a low ABV.

KTCamm, May 19, 2012
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3.9/5  rDev +11.4%

Pours a mild amber with a thick head into my glass that fades not too long afterward. Definitely an amber ale.

Faint hops and biscuit malt in the nose. Bit of pine/citrus lingers from the hops.

Buttered malt upfront with a kiss of hops. Crisp. Chewy. Very easy-going ale here.

Ditto for mouthfeel. Lingering buttered malt with the hint of hops. Very good.

I like this example. Easy to drink and toasty to boot.

Brad007, Apr 13, 2012
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3.73/5  rDev +6.6%

At the Great Lost Bear:

In a pint glass:

A: deep yet clear amber colored body, slightly reddish brown with one finger off white head that lasted a good one minute; spotty, foamy lacing leaves rings

S: earthy with some light caramels and some brown sugar, but balanced with added light hops

T: didn't have much hops in the beginning but was definitely noted as the beer went down, malty caramel tasted all the way through

M: medium with nothing harsh on the tongue. It is very smooth and sessionable (nice low ABV) a sixer would be nice in the summer time. It has a watery yet sweet aftertaste and a dry finish.

O: this is a good beer to me and fairly good for its style.

BeerKangaroo, Mar 26, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev 0%

jmilo64, Feb 26, 2012
Runabout Red Ale from Sebago Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 109 ratings.