Red Rack Ale | Woodstock Inn Brewery

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Red Rack AleRed Rack Ale

Brewed by:
Woodstock Inn Brewery
New Hampshire, United States

Style: Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Amber in color with slight caramel sweetness. Medium hop bitterness. Malty up front with a nice hop/ malt balance.

23.3 IBU

Added by UnionMade on 07-07-2002

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look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

a: Clear dark amber with an inch thick white head of small dense bubbles which receded to thin surface foam and spotty lacing.

s: Mild fruit cup. Later, caramel malt dominates.

t: Caramel malt with more than a little hop balance and light fruit undertones.

m: Light to moderate.

o: A good ESB, a bit more fruit notes and overall bitterness than I would prefer but the basic malt flavor is fine and becomes more prominent as it warms.

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Beer of the month club. Pours a pretty red color with small quickly receding head. Sweet fruit aroma with lots of malt and a bit of a buttery tone. Flavor is malty sweet up front, followed by buttery floral taste, and ends with some bitter hops, though these are pretty toned down. A little metallic flavor takes away from things. Easy drinking with plenty of carbonation. Ok beer, but nothing I would seek out.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

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Red Rack Ale from Woodstock Inn Brewery
Beer rating: 3.4 out of 5 with 199 ratings
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