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Rainbow Red Ale - Trout River Brewing Company

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Rainbow Red AleRainbow Red Ale

Educational use only; do not reuse.

156 Ratings

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Ratings: 156
Reviews: 80
rAvg: 3.16
pDev: 17.72%
Wants: 0
Gots: 11 | 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:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 07-21-2002

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.
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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.

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Rainbow Red Ale from Trout River Brewing Company
73 out of 100 based on 156 ratings.