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Runabout Red Ale - Sebago Brewing Company

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Runabout Red AleRunabout Red Ale

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108 Ratings
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Ratings: 108
Reviews: 41
rAvg: 3.5
pDev: 11.14%
Wants: 0
Gots: 4 | 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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Ratings: 108 | Reviews: 41 | Display Reviews Only:
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Maineraidah

Maine

4/5  rDev +14.3%

07-15-2013 19:27:28 | More by Maineraidah
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IPAFrankieH

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev 0%

07-09-2013 16:05:49 | More by IPAFrankieH
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AlaskanYoung

Arkansas

2.75/5  rDev -21.4%

07-08-2013 21:55:23 | More by AlaskanYoung
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JMurphy41

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

06-30-2013 06:27:35 | More by JMurphy41
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nitter

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev 0%

06-28-2013 22:48:51 | More by nitter
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jaxon53

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev 0%

06-25-2013 08:35:47 | More by jaxon53
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jabo134

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev 0%

06-06-2013 02:07:29 | More by jabo134
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DrunkinYogi

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev 0%

06-01-2013 19:07:24 | More by DrunkinYogi
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angusdegraosta

New York

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.

05-28-2013 03:29:50 | More by angusdegraosta
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trotnixon

Maine

4.25/5  rDev +21.4%

04-24-2013 10:46:39 | More by trotnixon
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JuliusCaesar

New Hampshire

3.5/5  rDev 0%

03-04-2013 02:36:45 | More by JuliusCaesar
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Damian74Shensky

South Carolina

3/5  rDev -14.3%

02-23-2013 00:10:05 | More by Damian74Shensky
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VelvetExtract

Massachusetts

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.

11-17-2012 04:03:37 | More by VelvetExtract
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mbs11

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

09-04-2012 00:30:04 | More by mbs11
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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev 0%

08-19-2012 23:18:26 | More by Sammy
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Dope

Massachusetts

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.

08-17-2012 03:33:51 | More by Dope
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PaBeerLover

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

07-18-2012 16:06:45 | More by PaBeerLover
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puboflyons

New Hampshire

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.

07-01-2012 17:50:32 | More by puboflyons
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Zaphog

Michigan

3/5  rDev -14.3%

06-25-2012 22:43:48 | More by Zaphog
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BEERMILER12

Maine

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

05-26-2012 01:02:23 | More by BEERMILER12
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KTCamm

New Jersey

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.

05-19-2012 18:56:56 | More by KTCamm
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Brad007

Vermont

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.

04-13-2012 01:40:08 | More by Brad007
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BeerKangaroo

Alaska

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.

03-26-2012 23:45:05 | More by BeerKangaroo
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jmilo64

Maine

3.5/5  rDev 0%

02-26-2012 23:07:09 | More by jmilo64
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beerhunter13

Ontario (Canada)

3/5  rDev -14.3%

02-20-2012 15:30:31 | More by beerhunter13
Runabout Red Ale from Sebago Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 108 ratings.