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Windvane - Bad Weather Brewing Company

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Ratings: 84
Reviews: 18
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 10.16%
Wants: 0
Gots: 10 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Bad Weather Brewing Company visit their website
Minnesota, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: maximum12 on 04-06-2013

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Ratings: 84 | Reviews: 18
Photo of Chaz
3.42/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear copper-amber in color. Excellent clarity, and a nice, three-fingered off-white head. Looks good.

Nose is very, very basic and to-style. Malt depth is the focus, but there's a telltale ale yeast and some pleasant citrus and fruit notes from the hops. To be honest I'm somewhat impressed.

Sweet/tangy on the first sip, with plenty of malt character -even a touch of rye! The fruit notes are accentuated nicely by the yeast character, and there's plenty of hop bite, as well.

Seems strongish to my palate, and has an average drinkability for the style.

Altogether, it's a decent locally-brewed option to have in a fairly understated (and perhaps even overlooked, nowadays) style. Definitely worth a try.

Served chilled, in a 330mL Boulevard chalice.

Photo of krubs
4.24/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TEdubbaD
3.77/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of zeff80
3.93/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bfirkin45
4.04/5  rDev +5.2%

Photo of DaveMiller
4/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of vette2006c5r
3.93/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Windvane pours a dark deep reddish color with a huge lacing fluffy head. There is a strong spicy sharp malty aroma. The taste has a big harsh and bold malty backbone, good notes of hops, some earthy flavors. Good body, great feel. Overall its a top notch red ale, bigger flavors.

Photo of Bonerbrewing
4.3/5  rDev +12%

Photo of Taybeh
3.7/5  rDev -3.6%

From a bottle into an imperial pint glass
A: rich dark red with 3 finger khaki head
S: Nice nose. More earthy than most IPAs, some sweet caramel malts, but then a lot of hops...a little citrus, some spicy notes, and some floral and herbal notes too.
T: Follows the nose, but the resin comes out more. Might be rye that's part of the kind of rough spiciness? Some biscuity malt to balance out the fairly strong hops, but this is on the bitter hoppy side.
M: moderate carbonation, but lively due to the hops; not too smooth, not too chewy.

Overall: There are a lot of good things here, but somehow, it doesn't all add up as perfectly as I thought it might from the nose. It has an edge of rough bitterness that leaves me unsure of what to think...has tasted better to me on tap. I've generally liked what these guys put out, and I'll definitely drink this again, but I won't rush it to the front of the line.

Photo of MNMike
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

Photo of Ajmorriso1
3.56/5  rDev -7.3%

Photo of warmbier804
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

Photo of GStone899
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of dmorgan310
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of mothman
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

Photo of themorninglark
3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

Photo of BeerSnobRobinson
4/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of sgttibbs
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

Photo of pat61
4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

Brilliant garnet, hoppy nose balanced by rich malts. Citrus and pine. Big malt support.

Photo of mackthknife
4/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of MisterMike
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of Wayne303
4.09/5  rDev +6.5%

Photo of KyleSweetsema
4.12/5  rDev +7.3%

Photo of CrispyFL
3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

Photo of Tyecko
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

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Windvane from Bad Weather Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 84 ratings.