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Rainbow Red Ale - Trout River Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
74
okay

156 Ratings
THE BROS
77
okay

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Ratings: 156
Reviews: 80
rAvg: 3.16
pDev: 17.72%
Wants: 0
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Trout River Brewing Company
Vermont, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

Rainbow Red Ale: our flagship brew. A well-balanced, easy drinking American-style red ale with fruity esters, nutty malt flavors, and a soft, clean finish.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 07-21-2002)
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3.64/5  rDev +15.2%

Bouch48, Oct 12, 2014
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3/5  rDev -5.1%

Eric1Mess, Aug 31, 2014
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3/5  rDev -5.1%

rpbisaillon, Aug 16, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev +2.8%

MacQ32, Jul 30, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev +2.8%

Phigg1102, Jul 14, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev +2.8%

bobv, Jul 10, 2014
Photo of illpass78
2.9/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12 oz. bottle poured into a tulip.

Appearance: Pours a dark, murky amber with a very minimal head that is gone almost immediately. No lacing to speak of.

Smell: Smells of caramel, candy, raisins, dark fruits, soy sauce, and sweet malts.

Taste: This beer has a weird flavor that isn't totally to my liking. It sort of tastes like a a Charleston Chew melted into a not-too-good beer. Also lots of those raisin and soy sauce notes. It gets slightly more appealing as it warms, but it's a little bit too sweet overall, with accents on the wrong notes.

Mouthfeel: It's kind of chewy and reasonably dense for the style.

Overall: This kind of feels like a rough draft of a beer or a home brew effort. The taste is inconsistent and there are some unappealing flavor accents that are a little too strong. I want to like this, because it's from a cool part of Vermont that I've always wanted to visit and has a cool bottle design, but it's just not there. I'll try other stuff from this brewery in the future in the hopes that they iron out some of the kinks.

illpass78, Jun 29, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -13%

ZEB89, Jun 01, 2014
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3/5  rDev -5.1%

DerekMorgan, May 16, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +18.7%

TeddyStriker, May 11, 2014
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2/5  rDev -36.7%

patrick802, May 04, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +10.8%

steve99, Apr 14, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev +2.8%

tpauer, Apr 11, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +18.7%

TomMcNichols, Apr 09, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -13%

joeland, Mar 25, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev +2.8%

Ewhite2121, Mar 03, 2014
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Griffith, Feb 26, 2014
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2.25/5  rDev -28.8%

Noelito76, Feb 22, 2014
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rorjets, Jan 25, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +10.8%

HRamz3, Dec 19, 2013
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Rainbow Red Ale from Trout River Brewing Company
74 out of 100 based on 156 ratings.