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Broad River Red Ale - River Rat Brewery

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Broad River Red Ale
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Reviews: 5
Hads: 27
Avg: 3.95
pDev: 13.16%
Wants: 0
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
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South Carolina, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  5.30% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: SC_Beer_Drinker on 03-22-2014

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Reviews: 5 | Hads: 27
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3.25/5  rDev -17.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

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4.87/5  rDev +23.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Poured from a 12 OZ bottle into a pint glass.
Aroma- Fruit, malt and bread, nice mix.
Appearance- A reddish yellow with a small white head.
Taste- Malt, hops and fruit. I really like the taste!
Palate- A light bodied brew with moderate carbonation. Has a great texture that matches the sweetness level of the flavor.
Overall- I really enjoyed this beer. Next time I am in South Carolina I will search this beer out.

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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Rated 9 November 2014.

Pours a relatively clear reddish-gold. No real head to speak of, but a thin layer of bubbles does cling to the top for the duration. No lacing, but a nice sheet of bubbles follows the beer up and down the glass as you drink.

Smells- smells like beer, but not in any standout way.

Taste- Mild malt, light hop bite.

Feel- smooth, easy to drink

River Rat sells this as "a beer for everybody" that is good "for drinking on hot day". I agree with that. Maybe not the most distinct of beers, but enjoyable and easy to drink.

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3.94/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12 oz bottle poured into a tulip glass.

A - great ruby body, very clear. Thin white head.

N - caramel malts and yummy bread smells. Lightly yeast.

T - biscuity roasted malts. Kind of fruity and sweet. Very hearty.

M - chewy. Good carbonation.

O - very good red ale. Cheers!

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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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2.75/5  rDev -30.4%

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3.84/5  rDev -2.8%

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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3.74/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

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3/5  rDev -24.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3.6/5  rDev -8.9%

With the South Carolina craft brewers blazing their trail, a glaring light is shone on River Rat Brewery as their take on "red ale" is borne of British roots but with a classic clean and comfort taste that's found in an American cast.

Its bright and brazen golden bronze color is clear and prismatic. It invites a quick taste that skips right by those floral and honied aromas and delve right into the toasted caramel, bread crust, pecan and grain-sweetened tastes that frame its early palate.

Once the flavors latch onto the middle palate, its sweetness reaches its apex with caramel, nut and slight butterscotch. The floral tones develop into mild citrus of orange blossom and kumquat. Lightly peppery and crusty in its malty-dry middle its taste is alive with a sun-kissed, albeit worty, grain character.

Its toasty finish is still somewhat juicy with malt and citrus but is also allured with a dry late palate of slim warmth, light grain bite and a broad woodish bitterness that fades fast in aftertaste. Grilled shrimp, caribbean jerk poultry or pepperoni pizza will all find favor with an accompaniment with this beauty of a red ale.

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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

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3.03/5  rDev -23.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Really nothing special going on with this beer at all....very generic red ale

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3.66/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.46/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

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4.12/5  rDev +4.3%

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3.52/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.75

A: High clarity, light copper/red color, lots of bubbles, yet thin head. Not necessarily a bad thing for this style.
S: Toasted bread and a bit of tree fruit
T: Bready and biscuit-y, some tropical fruits (faint hints of mango and pineapple), dry and piney hops.
F: Light body for the style, probably due to the low amount of caramel sweetness that I usually associate with red ales. Bordering on fizzy, but really not bad once it comes to room temperature
O: I'm biased as a Columbian, but I really like this beer as a session ale. I'd either drink it standing in a crowded bar with friends, or with food. I drink a lot of these!

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Broad River Red Ale from River Rat Brewery
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