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Red Banshee - The Fort Collins Brewery

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Red Banshee
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329 Ratings
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Ratings: 329
Reviews: 85
rAvg: 3.31
pDev: 15.41%
Wants: 2
Gots: 22 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
The Fort Collins Brewery visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  5.30% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: jmkratt on 02-12-2011

Formerly called Retro Red.
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Photo of fishstick_pete
4.42/5  rDev +33.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Delicious, to keep it short...

Photo of Todd
3.04/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Bright, dark amber with a big, off-white, creamy, foam head. Woody, toasty, and grainy in the nose. Medium-bodied and smooth, but a bit on the flat side. Flavor is malty upfront and moderately sweet with a dry, graininess, breadcrusts, muted toasty and toffee notes, grape, and suggestions of leather and spice. Low bitterness, but just enough to push back on the malt. The linger is hard to shake. It's very dry and grainy/dirty.

The best part about this beer is its appearance, but the rest is lacking. It could use a bit more carbonation, and a maltier and sweeter profile.

Photo of edificio5
3/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of GregoriousMaximus34
3.97/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of leprechaunandfatman
3.52/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BCrider
3.43/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of EvanWilliams
3.75/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jeffreysan
3.3/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

12 oz bottle, poured into a pint glass

Appearance: Pours a beautiful, completely opaque, deep, dark, mahogany color with a quarter of a finger of white-colored head that quickly dissolved away into a thin lacing of foam that partially covered the top of the beer.

Aroma: Not much in the aroma department at all. I get faint aromas of bready, toasted malt, and a touch of caramel and black pepper, but not much else, and very faint notes at that.

Taste: What the beer lacks in aroma, it more than makes up for in flavor. There are strong notes of bready, toasted malt up front, followed by some caramel and brown sugar-like sweetness, black pepper, heather, a touch of rye, clover and finished with some floral, piney, slightly bitter hops.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied and very smooth, as there is very little carbonation. With an ABV of 5.3%, there is no alcohol on the palate.

Overall: This is another good beer from Colorado, and one of the few I’ve liked from the Fort Collins Brewery. There’s lots of bready, toasted malt which is balanced nicely with some hops and sweetness.

Photo of ChrisMon02
3.71/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jaswilson2
3/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of BlackhammerOhio
3/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of SanRaphael
3.41/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Caskaway
3.46/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ruckus232
3.5/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Blumstein
3.16/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of jaemeno3
3.25/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of paulish
3.5/5  rDev +5.7%

Photo of Alpha309
3.5/5  rDev +5.7%

Photo of MilkManX
3/5  rDev -9.4%

Photo of jera1350
3.25/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of mcdsports
3.3/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of Summer92
3.56/5  rDev +7.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +28.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +13.3%

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4/5  rDev +20.8%

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Red Banshee from The Fort Collins Brewery
76 out of 100 based on 329 ratings.