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Red Jacket Amber Ale - Keweenaw Brewing Company

Red Jacket Amber AleRed Jacket Amber Ale

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BA SCORE
80
good

96 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

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Ratings: 96
Reviews: 56
rAvg: 3.5
pDev: 14.86%


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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Reviews by buschbeer:
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buschbeer

Ohio

3.79/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12 ounce can
Served in a conical pint glass

A - This beer is as advertised, amber in color, with golden highlights. It is topped with an inch of off-white head. There is some suspended yeast as well.

S - I smell sweet caramel malt. It almost has a maple sweetness to it.

T - The taste has a sweet caramel taste to it along with some toffee. There are some faint hops but pretty sweet overall.

M - Medium

O - This is a pretty good beer. It is a little sweet, but it is a decent amber.

Serving type: can

04-27-2013 02:28:44 | More by buschbeer
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Riik3

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

03-28-2014 22:14:58 | More by Riik3
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tjsdomer2

Illinois

3.71/5  rDev +6%
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.

Serving type: can

03-24-2014 03:24:25 | More by tjsdomer2
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LeeW

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev 0%

03-04-2014 19:18:18 | More by LeeW
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Dustin_A_Stoutdrinker

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

02-21-2014 06:14:18 | More by Dustin_A_Stoutdrinker
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spikechiquet

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

02-04-2014 04:16:55 | More by spikechiquet
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Phocion

Minnesota

2.03/5  rDev -42%
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.

Serving type: can

01-25-2014 22:15:32 | More by Phocion
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cmwilliq

Missouri

3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

01-23-2014 03:19:24 | More by cmwilliq
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Ohio

3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

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Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

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Michigan

3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

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3.5/5  rDev 0%

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Tennessee

4/5  rDev +14.3%

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Michigan

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Michigan

3.5/5  rDev 0%

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Michigan

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Red Jacket Amber Ale from Keweenaw Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 96 ratings.