Marble Red Ale
Marble Brewery

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Marble Brewery
New Mexico, United States
Red Ale - American Amber / Red
Ranked #14
Ranked #10,877
4 | pDev: 12.75%
Apr 28, 2022
Jan 03, 2010
Very Good
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Notes: None
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4.19/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by REVZEB from Illinois

Clear amber body with khaki ring and yet thick lacing. Smells of crystal malt with a hint of caramel, toast, and faint earth. Taste has more caramel malt definition, toast, dry earth, some earthy and piney hops finish gently. Malts lead in the feel too, well rounded and full without being weighty, dries out through the sip. Enjoyed this with a burrito in the desert

Apr 28, 2022
More User Ratings:
3.5 by jeschaefer from Texas on Dec 06, 2021
4 by paulish from New York on May 01, 2021
3.58 by Phoodcritic from Michigan on Mar 08, 2021
4.6 by GC2020 from New Hampshire on Jun 08, 2020
4.17 by kbrown from Ohio on Jul 19, 2019
3.85 by Nunya from Ohio on Jul 07, 2019
4 by Kolb from Montana on Apr 29, 2019
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3.21/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
by rodbeermunch from Nevada

Had this I believe as a guest tap at Three Rivers Brewery. The ol' step dad level beer. Red beer pours red, slightly darker than average. Off white head 1/2" deep.

Taste is typical of a red ale, you get that malty redness to it, decent amount of C hop bitterness and some tree like notes. Gripload of crystal malt all over this, if you don't like your 100ibu dipas loaded with crystal, I doubt you'll be a fan of it here, same type of flavor and mouth feel pitfalls going on here as there. Sticky, bitter, slightly harsh. The alcohol isn't all hot though, so that is nice.

Its not just all caramel though, its earthier and somehow, stickier than that. The overwhelming C hop bitterness, all bittering hops take on this can give a feel of dryness on the backend, but it is only by that virtue of the hefty bitterness with little hop flavor beyond the tree/grapefruit drone.

Apr 15, 2019
4.07 by ryan_sprayberry from Texas on Apr 15, 2019
3.95 by NodakEric from Minnesota on Mar 27, 2019
4 by zotzot from Vermont on Mar 24, 2019
4.25 by Bryan12345 from Texas on Dec 30, 2018
3.5 by Hayley_86 from Netherlands on Dec 16, 2018
3.79 by gmale9000 from New York on Dec 06, 2018
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3.34/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
by TheSixthRing from California

From tasting notes 11/01/18
Had on-tap at El Pinto in Albuquerque, New Mexico

Appearance - Served 12oz mug, coppery color broken layer of suds. Good lacing; broken webbing and spotting.

Smell - Aroma floral and malty with notes of toast and faint caramel.

Taste - Some citrus hops upfront but quickly turn floral. Solid toasty malt backbone w/ hints of caramel. Finish is strong with floral character and leaves some soapy flavor.

Mouthfeel - Medium bodied with fair, tingly carbonation. Slick, easy drinker before a mostly dry finish.

Overall - Decent red. I'm not too keen on the flavor profile but it drinks easy enough.

Nov 23, 2018
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2.83/5  rDev -29.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75
by Jugs_McGhee from Texas

Initial impression from a can:

Rather bitter for a red ale, especially on the finish. Finishes dry, scraping, and unrefreshing.



Loaded with too much crystal malt, rendering it too malty.


08/01/18 impression:

Sticky amber malt. Sweet crystal malt. Mild floral hop flavour.

More of a dry mouthfeel and a toastier malt backbone would help, as would more prominent hop notes.


Jul 13, 2018
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4.09/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Radcpa from Washington

Nice red appearance with off white head that disipates quickly. Taste is a slightly sweet malt with a prominent hoppy presence. This is more of a darker ipa than a red ale.

May 13, 2018
3.69 by Taphouse_Traveler from Florida on Mar 28, 2018
4.1 by SierraFlight from Virginia on Mar 03, 2018
4.43 by superwho24 from Arkansas on Mar 01, 2018
1.81 by Sexmortus from Arizona on Feb 19, 2018
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4.25/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by puck1225 from Texas

One of my favorite New Mexico beers. I have had it on tap and from a bottle and it is definitely better from tap, but great from a bottle as well. Nice mahogany color with nice beige head and lacing. Rich smell and taste, caramel, earthy, and malt. Very nice red ale. Great with New Mexican food - Christmas of course!

Jan 22, 2018
1.5 by 1971bernat from Virginia on Jan 02, 2018
3.24 by Dreynolds1808 from Texas on Dec 10, 2017
3.75 by nstygles from Pennsylvania on Nov 03, 2017
3.99 by cgrunin from Texas on Oct 09, 2017
4.1 by Jentex from Texas on Oct 09, 2017
4.17 by holder1422 from South Dakota on Oct 07, 2017
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4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Spikester from Oregon

Clear red with two fingers of bone color head that sticks around for about ten minutes and leave good lacing.
Smell is floral hops and caramel malt.
The taste is floral hop bitterness with a good amount of sweet caramel malts.
Mouthfeel is medium with good carbonation. The finish is balanced with a long lingering dry bitterness.
Overall a fine red IPA.

Oct 05, 2017
4.34 by Thomas_Wikman from Texas on Aug 23, 2017
4.42 by mmmbeer89 from New Mexico on Jul 31, 2017
3.79 by Radome from Florida on Jul 03, 2017
4.25 by GrantBrennan from Pennsylvania on Jun 24, 2017
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3.94/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by WoodBrew from Ohio

I tried this beer at the Agave Lounge in the El Dorado hotel located in the old part of Santa Fe. It poured a clear amber with thin white head that is leaving a spotty lace. The scent had hints of caramel malt. The taste was nicely balanced and easy to drink. The mouthfeel was medium in body with good carbonation. Overall it was a solid beer.

Jun 14, 2017
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3.54/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
by MinerBob from Oklahoma

Had this at Sammy C's in Gallup New Mexico while on vacation. Beer pours a red to Amber color with small white head. The smell is hops and it's definitely in the flavor especially the swallow. Overall an ok beer IPA lovers will like it.

Jun 04, 2017
3.84 by fryeguy52 from New Mexico on May 31, 2017
3.52 by kdivers from New Hampshire on May 29, 2017
4.3 by cb8282 from Michigan on Mar 10, 2017
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4.09/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by DefenCorps from Oregon

Can from ABV or Tin Bucket - I can't remember which.

A clear deep mahogany red with a dense, off-white head with excellent retention and lacing, this looks great! The nose is a great blend of candied grapefruit, pine, mild floral notes, a great toasty, caramel note with a touch of burnt sugar and toffee. The Vienna malt adds a firm, bready malt backbone to pair with the caramel notes. Quite excellent. The palate opens bitter with a blend of pine, grapefruit and some tropical notes followed by grapefruit and navel orange juice, a little bit of a floral/jasmine note and even some grapes. The mid-palate is creamy with caramel, toffee, dark honey, a little bit of earth, pairing very nicely with the bitterness. Mildly sweet and moderately bitter on the finish, this beer is creamy on the palate. Pine and grapefruit linger on the finish, fruity and refreshing. Quite excellent.

Feb 21, 2017
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