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Runabout Red Ale - Sebago Brewing Company

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Ratings: 117
Reviews: 42
rAvg: 3.5
pDev: 10.86%
Wants: 0
Gots: 7 | 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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3.5/5  rDev 0%

grittly, Sep 17, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev 0%

dwoolley1, Sep 12, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -28.6%

skloeff, Sep 08, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

tgeorgf, Sep 03, 2013
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3.65/5  rDev +4.3%
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.

StonedTrippin, Aug 21, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev 0%

BeerCon5, Aug 13, 2013
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4/5  rDev +14.3%

briandaube, Jul 23, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev 0%

csurowiec, Jul 22, 2013
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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%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

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 20, 2012
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3.9/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 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
Runabout Red Ale from Sebago Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 117 ratings.