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AleSmith Evil Dead Red - AleSmith Brewing Company

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367 Ratings
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Ratings: 367
Reviews: 99
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 10.05%
Wants: 97
Gots: 25 | 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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3.25/5  rDev -20.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -20.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -20.3%

Sessionable, sweet malts are nicely balanced by bitter hops.

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3.25/5  rDev -20.3%

Photo of kojevergas
3.33/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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-

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3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

Photo of Halcyondays
3.53/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

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3.64/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

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.

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3.68/5  rDev -9.8%

AleSmith Evil Dead Red from AleSmith Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 367 ratings.