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AleSmith Evil Dead Red - AleSmith Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
91
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297 Ratings
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Ratings: 297
Reviews: 88
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 10.02%
Wants: 94
Gots: 13 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
AleSmith Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  6.66% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
Each Halloween we release this special concoction to celebrate one of our favorite holidays. Deep blood-red in color, an intense aroma of pine and citrus from an abundance of American hops balances the sweetness and rich, bready flavors of this beer's caramel malts. The result is a fiendishly smooth brew that will make your taste buds scream with delight.

This beer pairs excellently with toffee, caramel apples, or your favorite horror flick.

(Beer added by: Todd on 10-13-2003)
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TKEbeerman

Florida

1/5  rDev -75.6%

12-02-2013 00:34:54 | More by TKEbeerman
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Wedcat

California

2.75/5  rDev -32.8%

10-13-2013 02:07:39 | More by Wedcat
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RodBurg

Missouri

2.88/5  rDev -29.6%

Had on tap at Lucky Baldwin's in Pasadena. Clear deep red in the pint glass with a nice, fluffy head. Excellent lacing.

Lots of pine and floral scents from the hops mingle awkwardly with candied fruit.

Taste begins with a fruity caramel malt. The piney hops then come into play and contrast rather badly. Finishes with a candy-like fruit and hop flavor.

As much as I wanted to really like this one (anything named after the almighty Evil Dead trilogy should be amazing), I didn't. Quite a dissapointment.

01-03-2009 07:09:41 | More by RodBurg
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ygtbsm94

Virginia

3/5  rDev -26.7%

11-15-2011 04:39:28 | More by ygtbsm94
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jenray

Texas

3/5  rDev -26.7%

12-28-2013 16:07:56 | More by jenray
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Necropsy

Maryland

3/5  rDev -26.7%

11-07-2013 22:34:47 | More by Necropsy
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sjmad23

California

3.25/5  rDev -20.5%

07-24-2014 05:31:32 | More by sjmad23
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PeakedInHighSchool

Missouri

3.25/5  rDev -20.5%

07-18-2014 18:49:47 | More by PeakedInHighSchool
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kojevergas

Texas

3.33/5  rDev -18.6%

Served on-draught into a 4 oz plastic taster cup at Alesmith's taproom. They really have to get rid of the whole plastic cup system; it's a disgrace. Cost was $2.00.

A: Pours a half finger khaki colour head of great cream, good thickness, and smooth rolling foam. Retention is fair. Good lacing. Colour is a dark chestnut red. No yeast particles are visible. No bubble show.

Sm: Floral hops, with some citrus. Clean malts. Caramelization. Toasted malt. An appealing aroma of moderate strength.

T: Floral hops and clean malts. Caramel. Toasted malt. Balanced and enjoyable. Amber malts. I like it, but it does leave something to be desired in terms of complexity. Not much going on here considering the brewery.

Mf: Smooth and wet. Perfect thickness. Suits the flavour well. Good carbonation.

Dr: Drinkable and enjoyable. Well priced. I'd have it again, preferably from a bottle. Definitely worth a try. A solid seasonal from Alesmith, but not up to par with most of their other offerings.

B-

11-14-2012 22:11:04 | More by kojevergas
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Bnjmnlws

New York

3.5/5  rDev -14.4%

11-10-2013 23:39:55 | More by Bnjmnlws
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user785335

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -14.4%

01-11-2014 11:44:39 | More by user785335
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ralphw56

Nevada

3.5/5  rDev -14.4%

11-01-2013 22:57:46 | More by ralphw56
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EB1

California

3.5/5  rDev -14.4%

12-22-2013 06:40:51 | More by EB1
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12owls

California

3.5/5  rDev -14.4%

10-06-2013 09:50:52 | More by 12owls
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terranostra86

California

3.5/5  rDev -14.4%

06-03-2014 23:35:33 | More by terranostra86
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wrightst

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -14.4%

06-01-2014 13:27:29 | More by wrightst
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bitterbeerguy

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -14.4%

11-16-2013 03:37:42 | More by bitterbeerguy
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deapokid

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -14.4%

11-07-2013 17:57:07 | More by deapokid
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JratBones

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -14.4%

10-24-2013 17:55:00 | More by JratBones
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halo913

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -14.4%

12-04-2013 20:42:43 | More by halo913
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2beerdogs

California

3.5/5  rDev -14.4%

10-06-2013 14:13:04 | More by 2beerdogs
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Roger85

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -14.4%

10-20-2013 19:47:28 | More by Roger85
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SoCaliC8

California

3.5/5  rDev -14.4%

01-17-2014 11:19:18 | More by SoCaliC8
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Halcyondays

California

3.53/5  rDev -13.7%

On-tap at the Beachwood BBQ,

A: Pours a deep crismon/maroon/mauve red with a small white head leaving solid lacing.

S: Sweet malts, with a solid hop character, straight up red ale smell.

T: Taste is really sweet initially, certainly more than its sister brew My Bloody Valentine. The sweetness dies down a bit after a while leaving a tasty hop bitterness of pine and grass clippings.

M: Soft carbonation, overall medium body, with a treacle sweetness in the finish.

D: I liked this one from Alesmith, but I thought it would be better if it was a tad drier, still a nice Halloween brew.

10-01-2008 21:27:13 | More by Halcyondays
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smcolw

Massachusetts

3.64/5  rDev -11%

Ruby red color where light passes easily through it. Lasting beige head that leaves plenty of streaky lace on the glass.

Smells of crystal malt--like caramel. Good balancing hop, but not distinctive.

Dry, caramelized malt. Reminds me of deeply toasted bread. Strong hop presence, like hot peppers. Quite spritzy with a below-average level of body.

11-01-2013 01:30:44 | More by smcolw
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AleSmith Evil Dead Red from AleSmith Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 297 ratings.