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Red Jacket Amber Ale - Keweenaw Brewing Company

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Red Jacket Amber AleRed Jacket Amber Ale

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BA SCORE
80
good

111 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 111
Reviews: 56
rAvg: 3.5
pDev: 15.43%
Wants: 1
Gots: 7 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Keweenaw Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  5.10% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: tempest on 05-24-2006)
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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Bright orange with excellent carbonation and nice white lacing.

Smell: Sweet citrus and caramel. Faint bitter pine in the finish.

Taste/Mouthfeel: Bitter orange with a caramel finish. Excellent balance but a tad generic. Slick mouthfeel full of hop oil.

Overall: A decent amber.

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look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1.75

12 oz. can (which calls this an "Oktoberfest-style ale; not really sure how that works, but I'll still drink it) poured into a shaker pint. Clean copper body with a solid finger of frothy white head. Decent retention and good lacing.

Aroma is very malt-forward. Caramel, toffee, biscuit, and doughy. Interesting berry aroma as well. This almost smells like one of those fruit flavored cereals from my youth; I'm not sure if that's a good or bad thing.

Slight spicy/earthy hoppiness, but mostly this thing is just sweet. As in extraordinarily cloyingly sweet. Caramel, biscuit, and that strange artificial berry flavor are all combining in a very concerted effort in making this downright unpleasant. Dry, burnt finish seals the deal.

Good carbonation, but a sticky, grainy mouthfeel.

Overall I am very glad this was a freebie from a distributor. One of the worst craft beers I've tried. Avoid.

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Red Jacket Amber Ale from Keweenaw Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 111 ratings.