Irish Red Ale | Santa Fe Brewing Company

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Irish Red AleIrish Red Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Santa Fe Brewing Company
New Mexico, United States
santafebrewing.com

Style: Irish Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by LXIXME on 06-01-2012

BEER STATS
Ratings:
47
Reviews:
15
Avg:
3.68
pDev:
10.05%
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
5
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 47 |  Reviews: 15
Photo of Whiskeydeez
2.5/5  rDev -32.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Mikecap
2.96/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

A: Pours a deep reddish brown with a short whitish head, some noticeable lacing.

S: Mostly sweet malt, some caramel and toffee, not really a ton going on here.

T: Malty with very little hoppy character...some caramel, a bit of spice, but otherwise not a ton.

M: Light to medium bodied and clean with low carbonation and bitterness.

O: Meh, I don't drink the style often so I'm not the best judge but I didn't particularly care for this. Overly malty to me and doesn't really do much for me.

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Photo of kvgomps
3/5  rDev -18.5%

Photo of MickeyMonk
3/5  rDev -18.5%

Photo of miggs3030
3/5  rDev -18.5%

Photo of mactrail
3.08/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Nice foam-up in the tall Witbier glass. Certainly on the red side of brown. Spritzy on the tongue.

Seems really heavy with the earthy taste. Kind of dank for the modest hoppiness. Light bodied. Not a hint of malty sweetness, though it's not really tart. Just dry. There is a flash of roasted malt in between the dirt and darkness. Aftertaste of bitter nut shells.

A nice mouthful of suds, but the flavor is bitter water with some dried mushrooms. I'll call it average for the style, but don't ask me to drink it. From the 12 oz can bought at the Grapevine in Denver.

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Photo of Basoos1
3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

Photo of animal69
3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

Photo of jklecko2
3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

Photo of EF4
3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

Photo of Tsrohnek
3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

Photo of aphamer
3.28/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of bwbetts
3.36/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of rwilde
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of EgadBananas
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Photo of craigmj7
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Photo of zeff80
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Photo of kjkinsey
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of nzerbe
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Photo of jordanmckell
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Photo of Texasfan549
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Photo of afsdan
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Photo of markgugs
3.56/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of OKbrew89
3.65/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours reddish brown with a solid head that fades slowly and leaves lacing a quarter-way down the glass. Smells of roasted malts and light caramel come from the head. Tastes consists of dominant malts with a light spice and caramel note before a barely hopped finish. Taste is slightly sweet upfront but balanced for the style. Medium body with medium carbonation that is just a little bit creamy. Good red that isn't spectacular but definitely solid.

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Photo of chugalug06
3.66/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Loose tan fluffy head pours on top of a blood red brew, great clarity, but spotty lacing.

Very malty with slight citrus, but nothing major. Almost has a coffee twang..

Very light, dry, and sessionable. Nice medium carbonation with no bitterness and syrup-y aftertaste. Very enjoyable. Deep caramel flavors bury most other flavors.

Slight mess of a brew with no commanding flavors, but another solid offering from SFBC. Keep em' coming!

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Irish Red Ale from Santa Fe Brewing Company
3.68 out of 5 based on 47 ratings.
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