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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

101 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 101
Reviews: 56
rAvg: 3.49
pDev: 14.61%
Wants: 1
Gots: 4 | 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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Reviews by carlborch:
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carlborch

Michigan

3.58/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a brilliant, copper-brown. 2 inch head forms with rougher texture (larger bubbles) than expected. The off-white-to-tan head settles quickly to a 1/4 inch leaving some Belgian lace behind. The nose has notes of bread and malt without any evident hop. Hints of dried fruit (raisins?) and caraway reminiscent of Irish soda bread. Medium-to-light body. Sweet. Singular malt notes on the palate. Highly drinkable and thirst quenching. Straight forward. Modest carbonation.

Serving type: can

10-22-2012 17:16:58 | More by carlborch
More User Reviews:
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whatsleftofyou

Michigan

3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

07-15-2014 21:55:02 | More by whatsleftofyou
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Cheaptrix

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

07-10-2014 03:36:11 | More by Cheaptrix
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beergorrilla

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

07-10-2014 00:48:33 | More by beergorrilla
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jbierling

Michigan

3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

06-21-2014 21:21:52 | More by jbierling
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dcisco44

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

05-25-2014 03:16:04 | More by dcisco44
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Riik3

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

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

Illinois

3.71/5  rDev +6.3%
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 +0.3%

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

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

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

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

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

Minnesota

2.03/5  rDev -41.8%
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 -6.9%

01-23-2014 03:19:24 | More by cmwilliq
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Zonian1

Ohio

3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

01-20-2014 04:27:31 | More by Zonian1
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kraticus41

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

11-17-2013 20:54:17 | More by kraticus41
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DMarlinJ

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

11-03-2013 13:45:11 | More by DMarlinJ
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rusty3335

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

09-17-2013 00:46:09 | More by rusty3335
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MisterFuzz

Tennessee

4/5  rDev +14.6%

09-04-2013 01:55:03 | More by MisterFuzz
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Michigan

3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

08-31-2013 23:07:42 | More by tommy5
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FlyingHellfish

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

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Michigan

4/5  rDev +14.6%

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olafphysics

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

08-09-2013 01:36:39 | More by olafphysics
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radiofish

Michigan

3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

07-09-2013 21:53:37 | More by radiofish
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wtkphoto

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

07-06-2013 19:35:26 | More by wtkphoto
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Jedi8625

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +21.8%

06-08-2013 21:06:31 | More by Jedi8625
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Red Jacket Amber Ale from Keweenaw Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 101 ratings.