1. Extreme Beer Fest. March 20 & 21, 2015 in Boston, Mass. Join us!
  2. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  3. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Red Wing Red Ale - Rohrbach Brewing Company (Brewpub)

Not Rated.
Red Wing Red AleRed Wing Red Ale

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.

28 Ratings
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 28
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 3.34
pDev: 11.08%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Rohrbach Brewing Company (Brewpub) visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  4.60% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
13 IBU, 18 SRM

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 06-25-2002)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50  | next › last »
Ratings: 28 | Reviews: 11 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by jmw4437:
Photo of jmw4437
3/5  rDev -10.2%

jmw4437, Jun 22, 2013
More User Reviews:
Photo of MazdaGunner
3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

MazdaGunner, Jul 29, 2014
Photo of Sammy
3.4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Reddish tinge, malted, some carmel, some hops with somewhat bitter finish. Slightly better than average beer. I could have a couple pints but glad I saved room. Proably good with bar food. Sampling with John, Murtyman, and Jim McDermott the brewmaster.

Sammy, Aug 31, 2005
Photo of aranheaney
2.65/5  rDev -20.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Had in a 22 oz. draft at Red Lobster on Jefferson Road:

A-Decent, ruby, little or no head

S-average, nothing too outstanding, smells lagerish

T-uh oh, nothing really very good here, it seems almost flat with little going on

M-again, maybe the keg was old, bad whatever, but not good

O-hoping for better, especially given the other options, but actually sent this back and got it comped by the manager...

aranheaney, Jul 02, 2012
Photo of SweetBooze73
2.9/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This is a very difficult beer for me to review because I feel I have had it at least 8 different ways. By far the most inconsistant offering from my beloved Rohrbachs (maybe with the exception of rushed batches of scotch ale to meet demand). Not a bad beer but generally over rated by a lot of drinkers you talk to at the bar and at red wings games. I have had 4.0 red wing red and I have had 2.0 red wing red so give it a try and maybe even come back for a second one to see how it pans out.

SweetBooze73, Jun 23, 2006
Photo of hockeypuck
3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

hockeypuck, Jun 23, 2013
Photo of GreesyFizeek
3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

GreesyFizeek, Jun 07, 2013
Photo of tclapper
4/5  rDev +19.8%

tclapper, Nov 17, 2011
Photo of GratefulNole
2.75/5  rDev -17.7%

GratefulNole, Oct 10, 2012
Photo of MTNboy
3.1/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance- A little bit red but thought it was more of a brown color.

Smell- It has a sweet aroma that I can't quite explain what it is but it is sweet.

Taste- This is a beer that is not very bitter at all which can be good or bad I guess depending on how you like your beers. Overall there is not much flavor to this beer.

Mouthfeel- Light body the color may fool you.

Drinkability- Not bad. It is an average beer.

MTNboy, Aug 16, 2008
Photo of TonyY
3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

TonyY, Jul 06, 2013
Photo of LutherBrau
3.75/5  rDev +12.3%

LutherBrau, Sep 02, 2014
Photo of motleybrew
3.05/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This beer was a decent show, but I expected quite a lot more flavor -- be it hop or malt. At the stadium in Rochester, it was a great escape from the Genny and Budweiser, but packed less wallop than I would have expected from a proclaimed microbrew. I'd like to see this brewer do more to get into ballparks...but I'd like to see them also get up the %, malt and hop. as the only game in Rochester, it could do better, be damned with the bottom line for now.

they make text-book pretty beers...clear, even head. Nice colors/ shades. Open the extra bag of grain.

motleybrew, Jun 22, 2004
Photo of chefduff2
2.75/5  rDev -17.7%

chefduff2, Jan 05, 2013
Photo of VaporDome
3/5  rDev -10.2%

VaporDome, Jun 22, 2013
Photo of WesWes
3.63/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The beer pours a dark amber red color with a 1/2" offwhite head that slowly fades to lacing. The aroma is good. It has a dry, caramel malt scent with just a hint of hops in the nose. The taste is decent. It has a bone dry crystal malt flavor that's crisp and easy drinking with a bit of hops in the finish. The mouthfeel is fine. It is a low/medium bodied beer with adequate carbonation. This is an above average red ale. I like the caramel malt character, but it way too dry for me. The yeast attenuation must be near 100%.

WesWes, Nov 07, 2008
Photo of
3.8/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This beer seems to have a lot of fluctuation from growler to growler. Sampled 3 growlers and each had a little different character. All growlers produced above average red ales.

Appearance: A tinge of characteristic red, not as deep as other of the category

Smell: Slightly earthy, the sweet malts rise to greet ones nose while the hops pull through for a bitter nuance

Taste: All growlers, while slightly varied in carbonation and character, gave fine drinking beer. A very smooth beer with a clean after taste.

Mouth feel: Thick bodied for a red ale.

Drinkability: An overall fine red ale that has won my heart

, Sep 07, 2010
Photo of John
3.9/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Named and brewed for the local AAA baseball team, the Rochester Red Wings (Orioles affiliate). It's available at home games at Frontier Field and also can be had at the brewpub. A solid red ale, though the catagory can be rather uninspiring, this one's as good as they come. Well balanced and finishes with a surprising hop bite. Perfect brew for a ball game.

John, Jun 25, 2002
Photo of Lethargy99
3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

Lethargy99, Jul 11, 2013
Photo of garfscores
3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

garfscores, May 22, 2013
Photo of sketchyhoodie
3/5  rDev -10.2%

sketchyhoodie, Jun 16, 2013
Photo of DmanGTR
3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

DmanGTR, Jan 29, 2013
Photo of GennyCreamAle
4/5  rDev +19.8%

GennyCreamAle, Jun 19, 2012
Photo of BA_Berto
3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

BA_Berto, Sep 23, 2014
Photo of StrangerTides
3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

StrangerTides, Sep 14, 2013
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50  | next › last »
Red Wing Red Ale from Rohrbach Brewing Company (Brewpub)
78 out of 100 based on 28 ratings.