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9303 German Red Ale - Ellicottville Brewing Co.

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9303 German Red Ale
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82
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10 Ratings
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Ratings: 10
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 3.55
pDev: 12.11%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Ellicottville Brewing Co. visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
Altbier |  5.80% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 02-15-2005)
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Ratings: 10 | Reviews: 8 | Display Reviews Only:
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johnso98

New York

3.33/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A New York State beer that's very similar to Saranac Pale Ale. This beer has more if a subtle sweet malty taste to it. Fans of Saranac would not be disappointed, but fans of EBC might be expecting a bit more. I know I expected more based on the name and the red appearance. Still a fairly full flavor. A bitter hop taste with a slight citrus feel. Depends on your preference.

Serving type: growler

10-09-2012 21:38:01 | More by johnso98
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ItsBeer4Me

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -15.5%

01-03-2012 01:10:07 | More by ItsBeer4Me
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rxthree

Kentucky

4/5  rDev +12.7%

12-29-2011 02:12:29 | More by rxthree
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dogfishandi

New York

3.7/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

had this one on tap the last visit to EBC. i wasnt expecting much from this beer as it was almost the last one that i havent tried yet. just because it did not seem all to appealing to me. but boy was i surprised, i really enjoyed this one. the color was a very nice deep red color. the red was definately noticable. it had a little bit of head that faded to a nice ring of foam quickly. not much lacing to speak of. the smell was a real nice hoppy bittersweet aroma. quite nice. the taste was actually pretty hoppy. it said on the menu it was only 20 IBU, but it tasted like much more. i believe they used amarillo in this one. it had some nice sweet tasting malts as well, maybe even a little citrus. fairly light body too it and maybe just a tad too much carbonation, but still very nice. i would recommend this one over several others at the brewery. it is definately worth seeking out, although i dont think they bottle this one, i could be wrong about that cause it is definately one of there everyday beers.

Serving type: on-tap

02-07-2009 06:51:35 | More by dogfishandi
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MTNboy

Germany

2.95/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Appearance- The body is a deep red hued but I would say for the most part it is amber. The body is not bad but there is no real head or lace.

Smell- Very nice roasted aroma.

Taste- It has an average hop bitterness that is just a little more present than the malt which is somewhat wood like.

Mouthfeel- Sticky but at the same point a little thin.

Drinkability- It wasn't bad but it is not my favorite from this brewer.

Serving type: on-tap

08-15-2008 12:25:10 | More by MTNboy
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1ststep

New York

4.25/5  rDev +19.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

nice ruby redish color with lively, Thick off white head. Some Aroma of American Hops. Body Medium, sticks on your toungue not your lips. Slight flavor of citrus, maybee from hops? Overall a pretty decent beer, a bit reminicent of a ruby colored american pale ale.

Serving type: on-tap

02-13-2008 23:19:23 | More by 1ststep
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oberon

North Carolina

3.9/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had on tap today in Ellicottville,poured a mdeium to deep amber with a thinner but well retained slight off white head.Toasty aromas with a touch of caramel malt maybe a touch of honey,I like the flavors going on here starts out very toasty a slightly sweet mainly caramel with that hint of honey,a very nice herbal sharpness hits thru in the finish making for a very well rounded and quaffing brew.I like EBC's take on an alt beer very well balanced and food friendly.

Serving type: on-tap

01-03-2007 01:51:02 | More by oberon
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Shiloh

Ontario (Canada)

3.83/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This brew was a very clear and dark red with a thin crown, light lace, ring and cling.
The carbonation is limited and the body full.
The nose is clear and crisp.
The taste is that of a light well balanced brew with a slight hop edge to end and linger.
This is a nice smooth and easy drinking ale.

Serving type: on-tap

03-02-2006 22:42:45 | More by Shiloh
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twelvsies

Maine

3.48/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This is a decent beer, but nothing special. Appears a light red color, tawny brown tints and a small tan head. Smell and taste are both lacking a bit. A decent toasty malt base is there with some sweet grainy flavors, but overall it's a bit bland. A nice subtle nutty flavor though. A tad watery in the mouthfeel. Not a bad beer by any means, but I was looking for something a little more robust.

Serving type: on-tap

08-26-2005 19:09:43 | More by twelvsies
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wailingwench

New Mexico

3.1/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Eye Candy: Dark amber with garnett red edges. Pretty in the sunlight. Off white head, good retention and lacing.

The Nose Knows: Clean and crisp. Nothing too complex, sweet malts dominate.

Tongueland: Sweet malt, touch of chocolate, honey, and caramel. No hops to be found. A tad too sweet, but this makes it very drinkable.

Bender Factor: Went down a little to smooth. Dangerously drinkable.

Serving type: on-tap

06-20-2005 16:32:59 | More by wailingwench
9303 German Red Ale from Ellicottville Brewing Co.
82 out of 100 based on 10 ratings.