Baden Baden Red Ale Especial | Cervejaria Baden Baden

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BA SCORE
3.75/5
Very Good
45 Ratings
Baden Baden Red Ale EspecialBaden Baden Red Ale Especial
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Cervejaria Baden Baden
Brazil
cervejariabadenbaden.com.br

Style: English Barleywine

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by soper2000 on 12-14-2004

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#26,284
Reviews:
18
Ratings:
45
pDev:
14.67%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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4
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Ratings: 45 |  Reviews: 18
Photo of marcrech
4.15/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dandy14
3.78/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Monks
4.58/5  rDev +22.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of PlinyMeNow
3.52/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Baden Baden is no longer "craft" as it was bought out by Heineken and has since lowered its quality and raised prices to maximize distribution potential and profits. The majority of the malts used are not barley, but adjuncts.
That said, this one is by far the best BB beer I've tasted. It pours a clear dark amber with a high foamy head that dissipates fairly quickly. Like all BB beers, it looks a little fizzy and over-carbonated. It smells of caramel malts and some toasted malts, plum, fig, raisins, some grain. The taste includes the warm/dried fruits, caramel malt sweetness, some darker and more roasted malts, alcohol, and some bitter hops. The bitterness augments towards the finish but the finish itself is fairly short and balanced. Body is a sturdy medium, and carbonation is a bit too high as expected. The alcohol has a nice punch at 9.2%. Overall, pretty well done.

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Photo of marthauran
4.03/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of caiotosao
3.82/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Nice beer, strong roasty flavor and a little caramel smell.

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Photo of Humbaz
4.51/5  rDev +20.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of EdgarGerik
4.48/5  rDev +19.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of VitorDamasceno
3.76/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of vandeir_bochi
2.59/5  rDev -30.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Photo of jonis
2.95/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Nice red color, persistent head.
Too much bitterness.

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Photo of MaSaiani
3.03/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of wethorseblanket
3.75/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DanLowery
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of PedroNasser
3/5  rDev -20%

Photo of denisconrado
3/5  rDev -20%

Super-Wednesday tasting with another gift Kel dear, enjoying the late winter. Appearance: Red, translucent, creamy foam with average fugacity, helping to maintain temperature. Aroma: Fruity Malt. Taste: alcohol at the inlet and outlet, think BBGolden brings more flavor; this felt that the aroma of the flavor, at least lacks the metal.

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Photo of factoide
2.75/5  rDev -26.7%

It does not look and tast like a barleywine to me.

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Photo of Flavio_Gama
3.84/5  rDev +2.4%

Photo of CesarLopes
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of Etrusco
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of Tarso
4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

Photo of JaimeLondon
3.32/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

The apperance is of a really nice red, a bit of amber too. The foam is quite persistant.
Too much alcoholic and with a great bitterness.
Some berries in the flavour and aroma (strawberry, raspeberry and cherry), a bit of wine flavour too - quite interesting this beer. Unfortunately, the alcohol takes too much space in the aroma and taste.
I guess it would be better if I drink it with some red meat or don't drink as much as I did..

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Photo of FLima
3.9/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Amber reddish color with an off white head with medium retention and leaving laces.
Aroma of molasses, red fruits and wood.
Flavor of caramel, cherries, raspberries, earthy and citrus hops and oak. Dry and fruity aftertaste, red fruits are very present here.
Medium body with appropriate carbonation. Alcohol of 9.2% ABV is well hidden and harmonic after it starts to show up.
Likely the best Baden Baden. A Barley Wine with a good drinkability. Although a bit less complex than top average for the style, it is not shy and it compensates given the good deal of hops.
I have the impression that it improved from last time I had it (when I had found it with too much raw malt). Maybe I got use to the style. Anyway, it is definitely a great option to warm up the colder days.

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4/5  rDev +6.7%

Photo of RaphaelSC
4/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Amber dark red with a creamy head with low retention, making a lacing in the end.

S: Caramel and herbal citric hops making a good remarkable bouquet.

T: Follows the nose with a surprise bitterness in the begginning, that become more alcoholic and sweet after some time.

M: Warmth alcoholic with low carbonation and very sweet aftertaste.

O: A good beer, but maybe too heavy, with all that sweetness and alcohol, I would prefer a dry beer than this sugar sticky one, still I think this beer is really consistent and well made. A good beer but not to my taste.

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Baden Baden Red Ale Especial from Cervejaria Baden Baden
Beer rating: 3.75 out of 5 with 45 ratings