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Olde Richmond Batch No. 9 Red Ale | Olde Richmond Beer Company

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Olde Richmond Batch No. 9 Red AleOlde Richmond Batch No. 9 Red Ale

Brewed by:
Olde Richmond Beer Company
Virginia, United States

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Bierman9 on 04-01-2007

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Photo of argock
3.91/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 22oz brown bomber into a clear pint glass. No freshness date. Purchased at Harris Teeter (Charlottesville, VA) for $3.49.

A: Murky red-brown with soild 1-2 finger foamy, fine-bubbled head which initially coats the glass like a nitro-pour and leave substantial.

S: Caramel and toffee malt aromas and an herbal, pine hoppiness -- overall kind of soft

T: Malt is most prominent with buttery toffee-caramel and toasted grain with a mmild nuttiness. Hops are a nice contrast with herbal, pine, and light citrus. Aftertaste is cardboardy and grassy. A pleasant surprise.

M: The fine carbonation lends a very creamy mouthfeel to the firmly medium body.

D: A fine brew from Olde Richmond -- creamy and easy-drinking with a classic caramel malty sweetness but upgraded with a nice citrusy, pine hops addition. Excellent beer.

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Photo of Seanibus
3.62/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours coppery red and clear, with a slight head and a few streamers of carbonation. The aroma is sweet and honeylike, with a nice whiff of floral hops. The flavor is a bit spicy, almost like a rye, with a bit of sweetish malt and some flowery hops. There's a bit of caramel and toffee and an odd bitterness on the finish, though not unpleasant. The mouthfeel is fairly slick and insubstantial.

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Photo of Proteus93
3.6/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: Deep, murky red... a sheet of lacing holds on as the glass goes down, leaving behind some draping.

S: Warm malts, something of a sweet scent that I can't place my finger on... like when brown sugar is blended with a spice that is not otherwise sweet or warm. A pleasant aroma, nonetheless.

T + M: No carbonation, surprising given the head retention (which lasts FOREVER as it goes to show). Soft caramalts, just the slightest note of hoppiness on the finish, with a little bit of an alcohol hint. Seems to be a rather old bottle. Not too shabby.

D: Not too bad at all. I'd look forward to giving it another shot, and perhaps seeing if a re-review is in order.

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Photo of oelergud
3.86/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Clear dark copper body with some carbonation. Off-white creamy head with a center of small-medium bubbles. Great retention and lace.
Smell is full of hops and harsh grain, fresh grass and stone.
Balanced sweet malts and fairly harsh hops. Vegetable flavor and a long grainy hop aftertaste.
Mouthfeel is rough and full, little coating and a very hoppy finish.
Very drinkable but not at all what I understand a red ale to be.


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Photo of CrellMoset
3.4/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Tasting on 06/25 w/ fellow BAer Proteus93. Poured into a tasting glass from a bomber.

Appearance: Clear, amber, bronze, with a fierce head. Solid retention.

Aroma: Caramel malt, very bready, and some course, oily-smelling, flowery hops are fairly prominent. Nice.

Taste: Malty, very sweet, slightly roasted, lots of grassy, vegetal hops. Some tart sourness around the edges.

Mouthfeel: Very uneven, despite the medium body and good carbonation levels and profile.

Drinkability: If you like red ales, this is a solid example. Low alcohol, not too sweet or cloying for the style, and lots of good hop flavors keep it interesting.

Not my style - I find amber ales generally too sweet for me - but this one was decent, drinkable, and loyal to the style guidelines. Shame it got forced off the market.

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Photo of Traquairlover
3.52/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

22-oz bomber poured into pint glasses.

A = Clear reddish amber, off white head formed but almost immediately dissipated, medium lacing.

S = Sour smells of hops like old moist flowers, followed by yeasty bread scents of the malt and yeast. Smells like sourdough bread before it has been baked.

T = Surprisingly tastes of sweet roasted malt flavors given the sour scents, there is a very nice level of bitterness here, it is clearly hopped, but there is a good balance of flavors. Biggest complaint is that the finish seems incomplete.

M = Medium bodied, great carbonation level, fills mouth but not overly so, good mouthcoating.

D = I liked this beer and would recommend it to anyone looking for a standard red ale.

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Photo of Bierman9
3.46/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

From a 22oz bomber; painted label with some local history; no freshness info noted.

A clear, chestnut-hued liquid flows into the glass, producing a 1/2" beige, creamy head which ebbs to a thin layer. A touch of frothiness lingers around the rim, leaving a bit of lacing behind. Nose is extremely mild, bordering on hard to find. What does emanate is lightly malty, with suggestions of caramel. Body is a solid medium, with a decent, carbo-free smoothness on the tongue.

Flavor leads off with some soft malt sweetness, with a bit of toast and intimations of toffee. This doesn't last too long before some flowery hop action comes into play. Lightly bitter, with some dryness in the finish. Neither hop nor malt component is overly robust, making this a bier that has a balanced lightness to the flavors. A somewhat flavorful bier, one you wouldn't dump out, but not something to go seeking for. Thanks to Artied2 for the bottle.


overall: 3.55
appearance: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | mouthfeel: 4 | drinkability: 3.5


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Photo of Beerbuddha
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Beer came to me courtesy of my cousin in VA. It poured a golden-copper color with a thick, fluffy off-white head which lasted almost the entire beer. There was minimal lacing. The smell was a bit lacking. It had a sweet smell and that was about it. The taste was a strong mineral(tin) taste with hints of sweet malts. The mouthfeel was medium body with mild carbonation. The overall drinkability was okay. The mineral taste was too much for me and I don't enjoy that taste in my beers. It eventually disappeared after a while though. Could have been from the traveling though.

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Photo of MuenchenerKindl
3.7/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 22 oz bottle to a pint glass, the liquid id a clear reddish color with good carbonation. The head is ok almost 2 fingers white and leaves some lace.

The smell is not too notable, some light citrus over bready malt.

The taste is good for the style, a sweet malty taste with some fruit notes, and a nice hoppy finish.

The mouthfeel is ok. medium body, and good carbonation is good for the style.

The drinkability is ok if this is you style I would try it. Other wise there is not much out of the ordinary. MK

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Photo of Braudog
3.2/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

From the bomber, this poured with a reddish amber hue and a very macro-looking airy white head. The aroma is citric, but in an odd earthy way. The flavors are bit odd as well ... the first hit is a sweet citrusy thing, but then it’s followed with a bit of a bready malt, and then finishes with an almost coffee bitterness. It’s an odd mix, but somehow it comes across pretty well. (#2768, 4/1/2007)

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Olde Richmond Batch No. 9 Red Ale from Olde Richmond Beer Company
Beer rating: 3.58 out of 5 with 10 ratings
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