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Red Ale - Abita Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
78
okay

116 Ratings
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Ratings: 116
Reviews: 74
rAvg: 3.39
pDev: 14.16%
Wants: 1
Gots: 5 | 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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3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

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astronautjones, May 30, 2014
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InspectorBob, Apr 03, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

jaydoc, Oct 19, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

Eric908, Jul 31, 2013
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4/5  rDev +18%

lpstar, Jul 23, 2013
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kingmaker, Jan 26, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

micahmye, Jan 23, 2013
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3/5  rDev -11.5%

twax, Jan 06, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

CurtFromHershey, Nov 13, 2012
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2.78/5  rDev -18%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

TMoney2591, Oct 25, 2012
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3/5  rDev -11.5%

sendbeer, Oct 22, 2012
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3.35/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Into a pint glass. Lots of head, foamy. Light, clear copper colored body.
It has a strong malty hay smell, some bread dough too.
Bigger malt bill in the taste, milder bitterness. Lends a little sweetness at first and then dried out by the hops in the latter half.
Medium body with low carbonation.
Nothing fancy but good and easy drinking.

Fatehunter, Oct 20, 2012
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Chucker17, Oct 02, 2012
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Red Ale from Abita Brewing Co.
78 out of 100 based on 116 ratings.