Red Marker Ale | AleWerks Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
AleWerks Brewing Company
Virginia, United States
alewerks.com

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Riverwarrior on 05-12-2008

BEER STATS
Ratings:
145
Reviews:
58
Avg:
3.24
pDev:
14.81%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
18
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0
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Ratings: 145 |  Reviews: 58
Photo of northstar23
3.75/5  rDev +15.7%

Photo of chinchill
2.59/5  rDev -20.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

12 oz bottle (no date but purchased 2 days ago) served in a snifter.
An unusual amount of ressure released by uncapping. Pours dark and murky red-brown in color, hazy and with an over-sized, creamy tan head that has excellent retention and leaves the glass well coated with lacing.
Aroma: infected?
Flavor: better than the nose and drinkable, but still poor.
Feel: soft and smooth with high carbonation.

O: possible infected, making 2 out of 3 (all different beers) for me from this brewer. Should re-visit but the lack of quality control discourages that.

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Photo of ShepardCommander
4/5  rDev +23.5%

Photo of ahbaggins
4/5  rDev +23.5%

Photo of RollCast
3/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of tard24
3.75/5  rDev +15.7%

Photo of JandJMD
3/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of Hanselpb
3.5/5  rDev +8%

Photo of TaylorK
4/5  rDev +23.5%

Photo of farrago
3.56/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

An aggressive pour yields a little around two fingers of off white foam, mostly larger bubbles and it dissolves down to the surface swiftly to leave a spotty covering across the surface, about average stick to the lacing, thin streaks here and there. Reddish brown liquid, more of a metallic orange at the glass bottom and rims, clear and easy to see through, few visible bubbles. The nose offers malt, mocha, hard caramel, scones and pie crust, boozy vanillin notes, mix of red cherry to apricot fruit, turns to mixed unprocessed grains after awhile, lacks some in the length department. Medium-bodied, likewise on the stern side in the mouth not clenched per se but not flowing openly. Dry in texture even without much carbonation and prickle, stunts the flavors a bit. Cocoa, cola, smidge of black licorice to go with the pie crust, challah bread, and pastry dough. Has a mineral water component as well. There’s no real flaws here it is simply hard to warm to, doesn’t offer depth or richness in any one area. Drinkable but you’d likely lose interest halfway through the second bottle.

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Photo of HattedClassic
2.25/5  rDev -30.6%

Photo of WaterCzar
3.75/5  rDev +15.7%

Photo of dugly2ugly
3.5/5  rDev +8%

Photo of Kmlund
2.5/5  rDev -22.8%

Photo of BMart
3/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of ygtbsm94
2.5/5  rDev -22.8%

Photo of AngusOg
3/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of Jeffreysan
3.47/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle poured into a pint glass

Appearance: Pours a murky dark brown with reddish highlights with a quarter of a finger of off-white colored head that quickly dissolved into a wispy lacing of foam that entirely covered the top of the beer. The foam leaves a nice lacing of halos on the sides of the glass as the beer is drunk.

Aroma: Lots of malt and bready aromas. Some dried stone fruit, like raisins or prunes or figs. Some candied sugar too.

Taste: Nice balance of malt and bread and the fruitiness of raisins, prunes or figs, followed by some nice hops to round everything. Sort of reminded me of Fig Newtons, but in a very good way!

Mouthfeel: Medium-full, with a good chewiness to the beer as well and some good carbonation to tickle the taste buds. With an ABV of only 5%, there hardly any alcohol present on the palate.

Overall: This is a very good amber that has a very good balance between the malt and the hops. I liked it very much!

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Photo of StoutSeth
2/5  rDev -38.3%

Photo of VBWharfRat
3.88/5  rDev +19.8%

Photo of imbibehour
3.64/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from the bottle into a nonic pint glass.

Faint two finger tan head, simple pimple right off the pour. Some good staying power, but she is tiny. Body is a very deep red, crystal clear, but blood and dark with barely a hint of dark mahogany brown to it which makes it hard to see through. Settles to a thin cap and collared ring with even pinhead bubbles.

Nose is filled with lots whipped chocolate sensations. Good sense of sweet powdered spices, dry clove, lots of nutmeg. A very nice aroma almost winter warmer sensing.

Very mellow hop forward but not a booming presence on the palate. Hints of large grapefruit oil on the palate. Clean finish with oil character and coating. Slightly wet, without a chewy or malty depth and presence, some caramel to this would really hit the spot. Interesting the hops seem to star but they are not aggressive, which is fine with me. Slight hints of herbality and tea with the grapefruit also.

An interesting subdued hoppy amber, but with a nice fruit presence. Kind of dig it.

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Photo of brendaniel
3/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of Mattyb79
3.5/5  rDev +8%

Photo of Molson2000
3.5/5  rDev +8%

Photo of gleemonger
3.75/5  rDev +15.7%

Red Marker Ale from AleWerks Brewing Company
3.24 out of 5 based on 145 ratings.
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