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Thursday's Red Ale - Septem Microbrewery

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82
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13 Ratings
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Ratings: 13
Reviews: 4
rAvg: 3.55
pDev: 5.92%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
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Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  4.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: biboergosum on 02-07-2014

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Ratings: 13 | Reviews: 4
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3.69/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

330ml bottle. This would be Thursday's turn in this brewery's marketing concept of a beer for each day of the week. Made with Cascade and Fuggles hops, pitting new world versus old.

This beer pours a clear, medium red brick amber hue, with four fingers of puffy, foamy, and thickly frothy ecru head, which leaves some decently attractive eroding limestone cliff lace around the glass as it evenly subsides.

It smells of mildly candied orange and grapefruit citrus, wet pine needles, softly biscuity caramel malt, a hint of crystallized toffee, fruity bread, and further leafy, earthy hop notes. The taste is gritty, grainy caramel malt, hard toffee, muted blended citrus juice, melon rind, a mild stoniness, and earthy, weedy hops.

The carbonation is quite tame, and barely perceptible after a weak opening edginess, the body on the lee side of medium weight, and plain in its otherwise unimpeded smoothness. It finishes fairly dry, the caramel sweetness giving way to the biscuity toffee and loitering musty, earthy hops.

Thursday starts off quite American in its hop profile (how often I could say that for any day!), and then slowly morphs into an almost bitter English ale, as the malt makes a similar journey from sweet to biscuity. Overall, a tasty enough, if sort of underachieving amber ale, the branding nearly the most interesting thing about it.

Photo of ManforallSaisons
3.54/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Bottle marked best by 30 Sept. 2014, bought in a AB grocery in Naoussa, Paros. Attractive ice-tea color with a reddish tinge, call it raspberry ice tea, fairly clear, with a thin layer of fine-bubbled foam. Nice, not overpowering aromas of floral hops, cherry tree, toast, caramel, a cinnamon note that I might attribute to a background smell. Initially balanced between the Cascade hop metallic note and caramel malt, with notes of chocolate, raspberry, root beer, and then it all dries out in a hop finish. The feel is on the thin side, with an edge of effervescence. It's an interesting move to bring more hops into this style and more malt to the Greek beer scene.

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.38/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Best before end: 12/3/14.

Pours a clear copper with a foamy bone head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Foamy rings of lace line the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, earth, medicinal, and herbal hop aromas. Taste is much the same with earth, medicinal, and herbal hop flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is an above average beer with an interesting medicinal hop presence that slightly overwhelms the other aromas and flavors to me.

Serving type: bottle.

Photo of Paul_Hutchinson
3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

Other reviews are reporting a big frothy head, but mine is as flat as a witch's tit. Zero life with respect to carbonation means I may have a dud beer. The cloud is a deep ruby red which makes it look like a fruit beer rather than a dark ale. Malty nose with a sweet biscuity flavour which continues once you take a sip. Easy going which is initially bitter but this quickly fades to give a more rounded taste. The malt also comes through and although there's a nice hit from the hops, it's all over too quick. Together with the lack of fizz and head, it dies remind me a little of a warm flat cask ale from England. Pleasant, if not remarkable

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Thursday's Red Ale from Septem Microbrewery
82 out of 100 based on 13 ratings.