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Colonial Red | John Harvard's Brewery & Ale House

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Brewed by:
John Harvard's Brewery & Ale House
Massachusetts, United States

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Rotating

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Added by plaid75 on 07-11-2007

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Reviews: 3 | Ratings: 6
Photo of LilBeerDoctor
3.48/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Reviewed on 7/17/08. On tap. Pours a dark amber with a small head. Aroma of sweet malt, flowery hops. Flavor of roasted malt, also oddly enough some cheddar Goldfish crackers. An odd-flavored beer but it was pretty drinkable and refreshing.
7/4/7/3/13 (3.4/5)

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Photo of BBM
3.66/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured a dark, rich ruby color with a solid tan head atop. Since it was a cask, the head retention was fantastic. Aroma was not overly strong or noticeable. Slightly bready.

This is a very well-balanced red ale, and has quite a rich and smooth feeling to it. Much thicker than you'd expect from this genre, but welcomed nonetheless. Bready malts, and a very slight grassy hop profile make this one interesting enough to go back to. One thing I've noticed is JH pretty much has red beers down pat.

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Photo of plaid75
3.44/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured a deep amber hue with a finger and a half creamy tan head. There was very good retention and good lacing.

The smell was rather subdued and featured a light caramel malt.

The taste consisted of a solid sweet caramel malt with some fruity elements. A decent hop presence dried the beer toward the finish.

The mouthfeel was a bit on the thin side, though aided by the cask serving.

Overall a servicable red ale.

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Colonial Red from John Harvard's Brewery & Ale House
3.49 out of 5 based on 6 ratings.
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