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Rainbow Red Ale - Trout River Brewing Company

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Rainbow Red AleRainbow Red Ale

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BA SCORE
73
okay

152 Ratings
THE BROS
76
okay

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Ratings: 152
Reviews: 80
rAvg: 3.16
pDev: 18.04%
Wants: 0
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Trout River Brewing Company visit their website
Vermont, United States

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

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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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steve99

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev +10.8%

04-14-2014 01:06:45 | More by steve99
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Phigg1102

New York

3.25/5  rDev +2.8%

07-14-2014 02:47:54 | More by Phigg1102
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bobv

Vermont

3.25/5  rDev +2.8%

07-09-2014 23:35:58 | More by bobv
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illpass78

Maine

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.

Serving type: bottle

06-28-2014 23:08:51 | More by illpass78
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ZEB89

Pennsylvania

2.75/5  rDev -13%

06-01-2014 16:40:19 | More by ZEB89
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DerekMorgan

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -5.1%

05-16-2014 21:14:53 | More by DerekMorgan
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TeddyStriker

New York

3.75/5  rDev +18.7%

05-11-2014 01:23:40 | More by TeddyStriker
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patrick802

Vermont

2/5  rDev -36.7%

05-04-2014 19:49:09 | More by patrick802
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tpauer

New Hampshire

3.25/5  rDev +2.8%

04-11-2014 03:06:24 | More by tpauer
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TomMcNichols

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +18.7%

04-09-2014 17:53:15 | More by TomMcNichols
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Zack_B

Florida

3.5/5  rDev +10.8%

04-06-2014 03:02:11 | More by Zack_B
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Ctruskey

New York

3.25/5  rDev +2.8%

04-05-2014 22:09:24 | More by Ctruskey
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joeland

Vermont

2.75/5  rDev -13%

03-25-2014 11:51:47 | More by joeland
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j0hnc2468

New York

3.25/5  rDev +2.8%

03-21-2014 01:26:02 | More by j0hnc2468
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Fettpopps

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev +10.8%

03-16-2014 14:54:03 | More by Fettpopps
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JMS1512

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev +10.8%

03-08-2014 20:44:57 | More by JMS1512
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Ewhite2121

Vermont

3.25/5  rDev +2.8%

03-03-2014 01:38:22 | More by Ewhite2121
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Griffith

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev +10.8%

02-26-2014 15:32:55 | More by Griffith
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Noelito76

New York

2.25/5  rDev -28.8%

02-22-2014 15:56:22 | More by Noelito76
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rorjets

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev +10.8%

01-25-2014 19:21:53 | More by rorjets
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HRamz3

Pitcairn

3.5/5  rDev +10.8%

12-19-2013 14:40:25 | More by HRamz3
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WMEugene

Virginia

2.96/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

12 oz. bottle that a friend brought back for me from Vermont.

A - Pours a slightly murky and slightly bubbly dark amber color with little to no head.

S - Sweet and nutty caramel malts. Don't pick up much in terms of hops or any other complexities.

T - Slight caramel-centric amber ale. Picked up a little hoppiness, but the malty side definitely dominates. This is tastes pretty much as expected for the style - nothing offensive, but nothing really standing out either.

M - Ok carbonation levels and finish. A little on the thin side.

All in all, this is a mild, average amber ale. There's nothing negative or offensive but nothing to make me search it out either.

Serving type: bottle

11-16-2013 00:35:33 | More by WMEugene
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Doug_Skipper

Vermont

3.5/5  rDev +10.8%

10-12-2013 00:42:42 | More by Doug_Skipper
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Beermaine

Maine

3.5/5  rDev +10.8%

10-03-2013 00:55:06 | More by Beermaine
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Brianedonovan

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev +10.8%

09-01-2013 06:06:04 | More by Brianedonovan
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Rainbow Red Ale from Trout River Brewing Company
73 out of 100 based on 152 ratings.