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Rock River Red Ale - Minhas Craft Brewery

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Rock River Red AleRock River Red Ale

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BA SCORE
71
okay

45 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 45
Reviews: 25
rAvg: 2.91
pDev: 24.05%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Minhas Craft Brewery visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  ABV ?

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: zeff80 on 10-18-2008)
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Reviews by russpowell:
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russpowell

Oklahoma

2.4/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Pours an effervescent copper with a quickly dissipating beige head. A trace of head & lacing

S: Vegtal smells, a touch of caramel & not much else

T: Toasty malt, overwhelmed by metallic hops up front. Dryness & a bit of caramel & woody pulp as this warms. Finishes dry with metallic hops, grainy, & a bit of toasty malt fighting through. Almost pulled a 3.0

MF: Thinish & overcarbonated

Drinks slow, not enough flavor here to hold one's interest; disappointing- like most other beers from these guys..

Serving type: bottle

04-14-2009 02:15:51 | More by russpowell
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JohnnieNepal

Michigan

2.75/5  rDev -5.5%

04-05-2013 17:15:01 | More by JohnnieNepal
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tyleeis

Wisconsin

2.5/5  rDev -14.1%

01-31-2013 03:57:24 | More by tyleeis
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BRD14

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev +20.3%

01-17-2013 02:59:17 | More by BRD14
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Renae

Wisconsin

3/5  rDev +3.1%

12-18-2012 00:25:21 | More by Renae
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superspak

Michigan

3.1/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce bottle into pint glass, best before 4/9/2013. A moderate gusher upon opening. Pours fairly clear reddish copper color with a small foamy white head with decent retention, that reduces to a thin lacing cap that lingers. Minimal lacing on the glass. Aromas of raisin, prune, apple, caramel, bread, toast, molasses, and light herbal. Decent aromas with good strength and decent balance; very malty and fruity. Taste of caramel, raisin, toast, apple, bread, toffee, molasses, and light herbal. No bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of caramel, raisin, apple, toast, bread, toffee, molasses, and herbal on the finish for a bit. Decent flavor balance and robustness; with minimal cloying flavors present on the finish. Light-medium carbonation and medium bodied; with a creamy and slick mouthfeel that is ok. Alcohol is well hidden with only a slight warming noticed after the finish. Overall this as a decent amber, though it seems to be more like a Belgian. This was a little better than I expected it to be. Decently enjoyable.

Serving type: bottle

12-17-2012 04:13:51 | More by superspak
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JALIEN

Illinois

2.75/5  rDev -5.5%

11-25-2012 23:10:20 | More by JALIEN
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CWhite

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +46%

09-29-2012 00:38:00 | More by CWhite
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Stevie_Janowski

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev +11.7%

09-28-2012 00:10:52 | More by Stevie_Janowski
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MikeIN

Indiana

2.5/5  rDev -14.1%

09-24-2012 01:11:06 | More by MikeIN
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Whiskeydeez

Kansas

2.75/5  rDev -5.5%

09-21-2012 17:44:22 | More by Whiskeydeez
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MarshMan71

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev +11.7%

09-10-2012 20:38:37 | More by MarshMan71
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jcmittag


4.25/5  rDev +46%

09-09-2012 16:04:29 | More by jcmittag
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BrownAleMale

Wisconsin

4.15/5  rDev +42.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle poured into a Horny Goat pint glass.

Appearance- Ruby red in color with very small bubbly carbonation that creates a large cloudy head.

Smell- Lots of grape with some fresh bread.

Taste- A light malt that flows right to the back of the tongue where it is smashed over the head with a grape like sour hop bomb. Not over powering though. Like a parent (the hop) grabbing the child's (malt) hand and leading it down your esophagus.

Mouthfeel- Like a flat pop with a good taste. So drinkable. The tiny bubbles coat the throat and goes down easy.

Overall- I think the hop and malt balance is perfect and I don't understand the ubber low rating.

Serving type: bottle

09-03-2012 04:57:39 | More by BrownAleMale
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mattafett

Iowa

2.5/5  rDev -14.1%

08-09-2012 01:07:49 | More by mattafett
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nheinzie57

Illinois

3/5  rDev +3.1%

06-27-2012 14:45:44 | More by nheinzie57
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illini4x4


2.5/5  rDev -14.1%

05-29-2012 04:25:04 | More by illini4x4
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A60sburnout

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +28.9%

05-27-2012 09:40:11 | More by A60sburnout
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TimRasmussen

Wisconsin

5/5  rDev +71.8%

05-17-2012 20:18:47 | More by TimRasmussen
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WhatAlesMe

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev +28.9%

03-24-2012 01:17:35 | More by WhatAlesMe
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scaliasux

Wisconsin

1.6/5  rDev -45%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

Appearance - Medium-dark, reddish brown. Quite hazy. Medium tall tan head that quickly fades.

Smell - Moderately strong light malt. Not catching any hops.

Taste - Quite sweet and pretty light for style. A hint of smoke and caramel, but for some reason it tastes artificial. Any hops are not apparent to me.

Mouthfeel - Light.

Overall - Not really to style and, more important, not very good tasting. Like some of Minhas' other beers this beer is cloying. I think the excessive sweetness probably hurts other facets of the beer's taste.

Serving type: bottle

03-22-2012 02:56:59 | More by scaliasux
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WastingFreetime

Wisconsin

2.23/5  rDev -23.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Reviewed from session notes.

Pours out a darker coppery color with another instance of a lazy collar of froth instead of a head, same as all the other Berghoffs so far. All I can smell on this one is the world's tiniest amount of toffee malt, thinner than an anorexic ghost. Flavor is a sludgey mash of murky malts with the same sickly medicinal aftertaste I had in an earlier Minhas brew. Body is somewhat thin and watery...
Looks like this one lives 'down' to all the bad hype surrounding it. I'm avoiding it in the future if it ever crosses my path again.

Serving type: bottle

01-24-2012 06:09:49 | More by WastingFreetime
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headspace

Illinois

2.5/5  rDev -14.1%

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scootercrabb

Illinois

2/5  rDev -31.3%

12-13-2011 00:29:53 | More by scootercrabb
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jenray

Texas

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11-28-2011 04:32:40 | More by jenray
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Rock River Red Ale from Minhas Craft Brewery
71 out of 100 based on 45 ratings.