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Red Ale - Abita Brewing Co.

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114 Ratings
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Ratings: 114
Reviews: 74
rAvg: 3.39
pDev: 14.16%
Wants: 1
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Abita Brewing Co. visit their website
Louisiana, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  5.20% ABV

Availability: Spring

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

Red Ale (March – May) is brewed with British pale and crystal malts, Sterling hops, and an ale yeast from California. This ale has a rich ruby color, lacy collar, and a pronounced caramel flavor.

30 IBU

(Beer added by: kbub6f on 10-09-2002)
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Reviews by jwhancher:
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jwhancher

Pennsylvania

3.15/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Poured into a Sam Adams glass for review. Appears gold in color with amber hues. Nice long lasting foamy white head. Good carbonation. Smells a little one dimensional with caramel malts overpowering all else. I don't really get the hops except for some subdued spiciness. Tastes much like the aroma with the malty caramel notes taking stage. Feels nice and even balanced with some bitterness at the tail end. A decent beer, but nothing really stands out. A good one for someone new to the craft world.

Serving type: bottle

06-20-2012 23:33:02 | More by jwhancher
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Served in a Walter Payton shaker pint glass.

What can I say? This stuff pours a clear pale bronze topped by a finger of dirty off-white foam. You know it's a bad omen when a red ale doesn't even look all that close to red... The nose comprises lightly minty pine, sweet caramel, and a touch of earthy greens in the back. The taste brings in more of the same, but everything pretty much dies near the middle of the palate, leaving a vague earthiness cold and lonely for the duration and a my tongue confused and abandoned. This is kinda sad. The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a fluid feel. Overall, a mediocre, limp little red ale. 'Nuff said.

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Red Ale from Abita Brewing Co.
78 out of 100 based on 114 ratings.