Red Banshee - The Fort Collins Brewery
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4.26/5 rDev +29.5%
This is a very nice looking beer. Dark red / purple clear with 1 finger head and great retention
Smells nice too. Malty, sweet mostly but very nice. I really like the flavor profile on this one. Very nice malty sweet and bready upfront with a slight hop crisp finish. Very well balanced beer. Perhaps could be a tad thicker and sweeter in flavor but overall its pleasant overall. A very nice sessionable beer with flavor and highly recommend. Nothing mind blowing but if its at a pub, I'd be happy to order one.
02-28-2014 01:28:04 | More by bubseymour
4/5 rDev +21.6%
12 oz. bottle with a very angry and sour redhead on the label; no freshness date. The ale poured a very deep burgundy with brown highlights, much like a dark glass of tea. The foamy beige head slowly receded leaving some decent lacing.
Upon opening the bottle, a strong malty and syrupy aroma came forth. When poured into a glass there was an additional spicy note.
The first sip was decidedly sweet and malty with nice toffee notes and caramel. As the ale warms there is a noticeable sharp and spicy hop bite that gives this ale some balance.
The mouthfeel was rather thick and a little chewy with a medium body and low carbonation.
The malt and domestic hop compete on the palate.
This is a rather complex amber style ale that pushs the amber hue a little too far. The ale is best enjoyed when sipping, though it is quite quaffable. The website for this brewery states this ale replaced the Retro Red ale.
08-13-2011 22:48:07 | More by jkrich
4/5 rDev +21.6%
Brewed with crystal and wheat malts, Willamette and Tettnang hops. 5.3% ABV, 34 IBU. Purchased as part of a mixed 12 pack for $14.99. Pours out to a clear dark ruby, forming a modest soft dark yellow head with good retention and lacing. Mild to mod carbonation, ~2.3. Nice aroma of fresh grain husk and a floral soft hop nose with suggestions of biscuit, dark bread crust and tea. Mouthfeel is smooth and soft with a medium-light body. The taste is a recap of the aroma...nice husky grains, biscuit, more of an earthy malt bitterness which is mild but well-balanced. Leather and a touch of dry roast in the finish. Nicely balanced and well done with no appreciable off-flavors or aromas.
Probably the best of the bunch in this sampler pack. This is one I would buy again.
06-21-2012 22:57:53 | More by Mitchster
Red Banshee from The Fort Collins Brewery
76 out of 100 based on 289 ratings.