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Red Banshee - The Fort Collins Brewery

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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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3.25/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of laxer8811
2.5/5  rDev -24.5%

Photo of cjgator3
3.65/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle

A- Pours a dark reddish brown color with an off-white head with good retention and lacing.

S- The aroma is nice and malty with a lot of sweet caramel notes. A very nice malty aroma.

T- The taste is very malty like the aroma with malt, caramel and some hops in the finish creating a mild-medium bitterness.

M- The mouthfeel is medium bodied with a good amount of carbonation.

O- Overall, not a bad brew with a good amount of malt and just enough hops to balance it out. 

Photo of robertaddis
3.25/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of Jude
3.25/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of kylehay2004
3.88/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: single finger off white head on a deep amber body with some mahogany hues.

S: wet caramel malt with a musty sweetness and light hops.

T: caramel malts up front of mild sweetness fade to herbal and earthy hops with a smokey and slight sharp, peppery note.

M: medium body and moderate carbonation.

Overall: Flavor is fairly complex for the style. Its nicely bold as oppose to watery as is usually the case with this genre.

Photo of DerwinWentworth
3.75/5  rDev +13.3%

Photo of RonaldTheriot
3.38/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Fort Collins Red Banshee has a thick, creamy, beige head and a hazy, reddish-brown appearance, with some lacing left behind. The aroma is of sweet, caramel, brown bread and a little hop sting. Taste is very similar, and one gets some mild hop bitterness and even, unfortunately, some rotten flavor. Mouthfeel is slick and medium, and Fort Collins Red Banshee finishes semi-dry and relatively easy drinking. Overall, this is a pretty good beer.

RJT

Photo of TampaHefeMan
3/5  rDev -9.4%

Photo of BenSnowden
3.75/5  rDev +13.3%

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.55/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

a nice take on an american red ale. pours quite dark, the color of maple leaves in autumn, with a small tan head resting on top. smells like a fall beer too, mildly spicy, robust red malts, with a touch of smoke to it. flavor is rich and caramely, with notes of dried fruit and a decent hopping at the finish. feel is excellent, more body than a lot of reds out there, almost full bodied. average to bright carbonation keeps the flavors moving. overall a very nice red ale from fort collins, whose beers have been hit or miss with me so far.

Photo of akttr
3/5  rDev -9.4%

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1.5/5  rDev -54.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +13.3%

Photo of korguy123
3.55/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bottle into pint. No date.

A- Crystal clear dark ruby pour with brown highlights. Finger width sticky off white head. Lacing is excellent.

S- Sweet cookies, brown sugar and a touch of coffee.

T- Digestive cookies, sweet malts, brown sugar and a light floral hop.

M- Almost medium bodied, creamy with a touch of carbonation.

O- This is a very easy drinking no frills amber ale. Clean, simple and just an all round good beer.

Photo of buckyp
3.25/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of dgeebs07
3.5/5  rDev +5.7%

Photo of rramsey
3/5  rDev -9.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +13.3%

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3/5  rDev -9.4%

Photo of JuicesFlowing
2.88/5  rDev -13%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Poured into a standard pint glass. The beer is a rich, deep mahogany color. An off-white sea-foamy head sits on top and dissipates to a film. Thick sticky lacing paints the glass at first but eventually thins out. The beer smells both of sweet caramel and bitter hops. The taste is awkward. It is overpowered by bright, grapefruit rind hops, blended with a sweet caramel taste. The final taste is that of cough syrup. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with a sharp finish.

Overall, I'm really disappointed with this. I like Fort Collins Brewery, but not this beer. The sweetness and hops don't mix well. It tastes like medicine.

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3.5/5  rDev +5.7%

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3.5/5  rDev +5.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +13.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -1.8%

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