Marble Red Ale | Marble Brewery

BA SCORE
90
outstanding
237 Ratings
Marble Red AleMarble Red Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Marble Brewery
New Mexico, United States
marblebrewery.com

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by pokesbeerdude on 01-03-2010

BEER STATS
Ratings:
237
Reviews:
72
Avg:
4.08
pDev:
12.01%
 
 
Wants:
24
Gots:
49
For Trade:
3
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Ratings: 237 |  Reviews: 72
Photo of cb8282
4.3/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DefenCorps
4.09/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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.

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Photo of Karibourgeois
4.1/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of shelby415
4.13/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Edie
1/5  rDev -75.5%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Photo of MikeWard
3.87/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

120z bottle into a pint glass. bottled 7/26/16, so about 2 1/2 months old. part of a haul courtesy of Brian & josh.

very deep amber/red body, slightly cloudy. small off white head, with some lacing.

nothing on the nose. nothing good, nothing bad. neutral.

strong tingly slightly sour bitterness. strong malt foundation.

mouth between medium and full. slightly bitter on the finish.

overall, a pretty decent amber ale from a very good brewery.

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Photo of Spaceman_Jer
3.83/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of coldshowers
4.49/5  rDev +10%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of J_T_Arlington
3.88/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Tastes of Pine, not super-bitter, but bitter enough bite, like a somewhat weak IPA. Faint nuttiness, and faint sweetness. Tea-like properties, somewhat drying to the mouth. Something fruity, but can't quite place it--perhaps pineapple?

Looks dark, reddish brown, faint brown head.

Smells faintly bitter and earthy.

As dorisfunkasaurus rightly said, this is really a RED IPA. Not my personal favorite as far reds or IPAs go, but definitely a cut-above. Probably good for parties, no-doubt good for and try and a change.

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Photo of GRG1313
3/5  rDev -26.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of BucannonXC5
3.84/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Type: 12-oz. bottle
Glass: Clear 8-oz. tumbler glass
From: Trader Joe’s in (Uptown) Albuquerque, N.M.
Price: $1.42
Purchased: May 6, 2016
Consumed: May 6, 2016
Misc.: Born on April 9, 2016 at 12:49 p.m. MT

Looking forward to this one after seeing the overall rating on Beer Advocate about two minutes before writing this. Bought this basically because it’s Marble and I haven’t tried this one yet. Nice to not always have IPAs.

Poured an auburn, clear color with two fingers of frothy, khaki head. Rather serene setting underneath the head. Very good lacing. Excellent retention. (Sight - 4.25)

Very nice on the smell, getting a great mix of malts and hops. Specifically getting caramel, toasted malts, buttery malts (but not overwhelming which I hate), Mosaic, spicy, dry Chinook, rye, iced tea, spoiled vegetables and light garbage. (Smell - 4.00)

Taste wasn’t quite as good as the nose, but decent. Getting toasted malts, buttery caramel malts, dry rye hops, Mosaic, spicy Chinook, sweetened iced tea, spoiled green beans, hints of tropical notes, mainly passion fruit, bitter pine and some woody Nugget. (Taste - 3.75)

Medium body. Creamy texture. Average carbonation. Abrupt, toasty finish. (Feel - 3.75)

This one had its moments, but couldn’t pull the trigger on higher ratings. Might have underrated the smell a tad. Decent beer though. (Overall - 3.75)

3.84 | 86 | B+

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Photo of 50StateBeerTour
4.13/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Dogleg
3.69/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ONovoMexicano
4.21/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Been a while since I've visited this gem.

Biscuity and caramel-heavy like an ESB but it has a floral, resinous hop kick on the finish that distinguishes it. Pretty full-bodied with a prickly carnonation, that satisfes and makes each sip instantly require another.

It's a good brew and one I really shouldn't neglect.

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Photo of jvillefan
4.21/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of drepreciado
4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Waltismo
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Chickenshack
4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mflamar
4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Bieniek30
4.34/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SimcoeKid
3.87/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MonkeyBread
4.14/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of NolaHopHead
3.96/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle. Pours very hazy red amber with finger off white head, decent retention, good lacing. Aroma is mild, sweet malt and a touch of tropical fruit. The taste is really balanced nicely. Caramel malt backbone, but not sweet, there are plenty hops. The hop flavor is a mix of citrus peel, pine and dank earthiness which linger just the right amount. Medium soft mouthfeel. Really enjoyed this hop-forward red ale, wanted another.

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Photo of Mayhewbc
4.55/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of OKbrew89
3.99/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured into a pint glass. Reddish amber color with a two finger head that recedes slowly and leaves lacing halfway down the glass. Aroma of roasted malts, caramel, and floral hops. Taste is a slightly fruity start with a caramel and malt backboned body and a good presence of hops throughout the drink. The hops don't leave a bitter aftertaste, and the beer is well hopped. Medium body with medium carbonation and just a little oiliness from the hops.
This is a beautiful amber that has a balanced malt body and a distinguished but not bitter hop profile. It didn't settle as a hop forward or malt forward, finding a very good place between. Very drinkable and easy to like.

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Marble Red Ale from Marble Brewery
4.08 out of 5 based on 237 ratings.
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