Red Banshee - The Fort Collins Brewery
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2.4/5 rDev -27.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5
Served on tap at Fort Collins Brewery:
A- Dark red color with a nice healthy head
S- Malt smell, with a nice hop character to it
T- Nice hoppiness up front, but the beer is extremely grainy, so it loses all of its flavor
M- A bit watery, but the carbonation build makes up for it a bit
O- Not a fan of this beer at all, just seems like no effort was put into it
Serving type: on-tap
08-14-2011 05:28:54 | More by MrDonQuixote
2.5/5 rDev -24%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5
Nice clear orange hue with amber highlights and 2 fingers of still white head. Very subtle nose, perfumey with a little bit of caramel.
Nice but simple. On the lighter side of being medium bodied with prickly carbonation. Some sweet caramel honey flavors balanced by an herbal floral hop. But all the flavors are very subtle and light. Easy drinking, would definitely be a better beer if it was priced along the lines of full sail session stuff but for an $11 dollar six pack i was really expecting a lot more than an approachable amber ale.
This isn't a bad beer, but it's not a good one.
Serving type: bottle
12-21-2012 02:08:14 | More by jtierney89
2.51/5 rDev -23.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2
Appearance was actually the best thing about this brew. It poured a nice dark ruby color with an off white head that dissipated but left a lot of lacing.
Aroma was strong in spices followed by malty sweetness and some biscuit notes. Still, the spice dominated.
Taste is where this brew goes far off the mark. Better beers exhibit a sense of balance. This beer doesn't. The spice nearly overwhelms everything else. I thought that it might get better as it warmed but the spice simply got more intense. I got some malty sweetness trying to cut through the spice but it was pure sweetness rather than a deeper toffee type of sweetness and it was a bad combination.
Mouthfeel: Someone else described the finish as cough syrup. I was looking for a good descriptor and this fits very nicely.
Overall: I rarely dump a beer. Hell, my neighbor handed me a Coors Light recently and I managed to get it down. I only got about a third of the way though this one before it went down the sink. It just didn't have any balance or complexity at all and the overly spicy character doesn't work.
Serving type: bottle
05-19-2013 03:43:40 | More by HerdNo1
Red Banshee from The Fort Collins Brewery
76 out of 100 based on 281 ratings.