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Retro Red - The Fort Collins Brewery

Retro Red
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82
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210 Ratings
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Ratings: 210
Reviews: 183
rAvg: 3.6
pDev: 12.22%


Brewed by:
The Fort Collins Brewery visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  5.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Beaver13 on 11-24-2004)
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Fish113d

Pennsylvania

3.78/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a dark brouwn color with some ruby tints to the body. A billowy, spongy, bone-color head sits atop and then dissipates to a nice surface layer leaving some lacing on the glass.

Aroma is interesting. Brown malts with some brown sugar and maple syrup first hits my nose, while an underlying aroma of grassy hops or even what reminds me of celery! Nice.

Slightly toasted malts with some molasses flavors up front while some grassy hops finish up the swallow. A slightly chocolate flavor hits me on the aftertaste, which is nice. Not overly complex, but solid.

Very smooth, light-medium bodied. Carbonation is rather light allowing more flavor to show through.

Very drinkable, and actually probably my favorite of the sample case that I bought. Nice showing.

Serving type: bottle

02-02-2008 02:28:58 | More by Fish113d
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Retro Red from The Fort Collins Brewery
82 out of 100 based on 210 ratings.