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Matt's Red - Cumberland Brews

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Matt's Red
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Ratings: 33
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 3.7
pDev: 11.08%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Cumberland Brews visit their website
Kentucky, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: GuinnessSmurf on 04-28-2004

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Ratings: 33 | Reviews: 13
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3.48/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Reminds me of red kool-aid in the aftertaste.

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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

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3/5  rDev -18.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

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2.75/5  rDev -25.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +28.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

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4/5  rDev +8.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

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4.15/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served on tap in a standard pint glass. This beer has a beautiful red color and is fairly clear with a smallish head in an off white color. The head was made up of mostly fine bubbles that lasted for a few minutes.

The aroma of this brew is very biscuity, a little toasty with nice malt and a little vegetal characteristic. Very nice smell overall.

The taste is somewhat zesty almost like there is a hint of lime in there somewhere. A bit of cereal and bread - probably an oat or even bordering on a pumpernickel.

This beer is smooth with a slightly creamy finish that makes it go down easy. A nice red with a few unusual twists but very good all in all.

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3.78/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a dark, ruddy amber with a tight, lingering beige head.

S: Aromas of heavy cream, vanilla bean, caramel, toffee, and brown butter are present on the nose. I'm surprised there isn't a noticeable hop scent, as I normally expect one of American amber/red ales.

T: Notes of dark bread, vanilla bean, coffee, toffee, heavy cream, bitter chocolate, caramel, brown butter, and earthy, leathery hops wash across the palate. The finish is malty and rich with notes of cream, vanilla, coffee, toffee, and brown butter very apparent.

M: Medium-to-full in body, dryish, and firm. Carbonation is fairly crisp and active. Very filling.

O: This is a very solid, filling ale, but calling it an American amber/red ale is more than a bit of a stretch, as this displays traits that most beer drinkers will more readily associate with Irish red ales. That being said, this malty ale compares favorably to such old standbys as Smithwick's and O'Hara's. Very basic, but also very approachable, I would have no problem recommending this to the craft curious. Try it with a good burger or steak.

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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

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3.46/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On tap in a Pint

A- Deep dark amber with a one finger head, rather clear.
S- not a very strong smell, reminds me of a nut brown, Earthy tones and malt but nothing really pops out.
T- A good example of an american red, Smooth malts and some hops to balance it out. A grainy nutty taste that's pretty common in reds. This is a good tasting beer but its flavors are all too simple.
M- Very easy to drink and refreshing, an average texture and carbonation.
O- This is a good drinking beer for just about anybody but it plays it a bit too safe in my opinion.

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3.53/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A sturdy and moderate American Red that doesn't push toward hops nor malts, instead strives for balance and drinkability.

The beer pours a rusty red color with a medium haze, solid albeit terse head character of lightly tanned foam, and a sliver of lace from time to time.

Balanced aromas of medium caramel, light bread crust, sun kissed barley, and the light toffee richness of malted milk and pecans. The offset of hops deliver a grassy, tea-like scent with some citrusy undertones but all keep each other in check.

Flavors do much the same with the malty richness of medium kilned grains giving the bread crust, medium caramel, and nutty taste while the offset of grapefruit, light pine resin, and grasses give a balance in taste while they develop into bitterness going into finish where the malt taste fades and the hops provide a crisp and nealry clean finish.

Again, moderate with mouthfeel, the beer's initial creaminess retains its weight far after the carbonation subsides, for a semi-dry finish and an aftertaste that claims a medium malty-sweet attenuation.

A good beer that's designed to appeal to the craft beer drinker but also not to offend those who are just comming to the party. In doing so, the beer is timid and confused. The recipe formulation and choicest of ingredients may be suspect.

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Matt's Red from Cumberland Brews
84 out of 100 based on 33 ratings.