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Aviator Red - Flying Bison Brewing Company

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Ratings: 129
Reviews: 79
rAvg: 3.7
pDev: 11.89%
Wants: 3
Gots: 8 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Flying Bison Brewing Company visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
Irish Red Ale |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: shirfan on 03-24-2003

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Ratings: 129 | Reviews: 79
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3.96/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Aviator Red poured a deep ruby to brown with a spirited head that laced down the pint glass. The aroma of Aviator Red is predominantly caramel sweet malt with a touch of spice. The taste of Aviator Red was as expected from an Irish style red ale with malt shining through. Where I think Aviator Red excels is the blend of other flavors surrounding the malt character, including Kent Golding hops. The mouthfeel of Aviator Red is light and the carbonation level is on target.

Aviator Red is certainly malt-centric, but I found Aviator Red to be not as malty as other Irish red ales. I feel there is a unique balance achieved by Aviator Red: malt dominance is balanced exceptionally well with hop modesty.

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3.58/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.91/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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3.44/5  rDev -7%

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3/5  rDev -18.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

Tending more to the malty side than hoppy side, with mild notes of sweet chocolaty malt. Poured from a bottle, which yielded hardly any head no lacing at all. Entirely drinkable beer, but nothing remarkable at all about it.

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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

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2/5  rDev -45.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +28.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

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4/5  rDev +8.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

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3/5  rDev -18.9%

Photo of CloudStrife
3.69/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle poured into a snifter.

A: Pours a deep ruby brown with a mild off white head. Dissipates in a minute or so, doesnt leave much lacing.

S: Chocolate malts come to mind when I smell this beer. Nice roasty quality to it. Dark fruits also come into play.

T: This beer comes across as a malt forward, roasty red ale. Hops take a back seat as the malt dominates the profile. A pretty sweet beer. Touch of a metallic taste.

M: Medium body with a fairly creamy mouthfeel. Finish is clean enough to keep this sessionable.

Overall not a bad beer. Lots of good malt flavor going on. Give it a go if your into red ales.

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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

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3/5  rDev -18.9%

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Aviator Red from Flying Bison Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 129 ratings.