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Runabout Red Ale - Sebago Brewing Company

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Runabout Red AleRunabout Red Ale

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

just a little on the generic side, this well made red is a fine offering, but isn't particularly engaging. it looks like a classic red, smells like one, and tastes pretty much like you would expect it to, with very little deviation from the style conventions. clear dark amber in color, with a fluffy white head looks enticing enough. smells like sweet red malt, lots of residual sugar, and more like lager yeast than ale yeast, sort of got that Vienna lager complexion in its taste as well. dry for all the sugar in the finish, definitely malt forward, although there is better hop balance than the nose gives away. very lively carbonation keeps this drinking light, but it cant hold my attention longer than a pint.

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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.

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