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
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4/5  rDev -2%

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4/5  rDev -2%

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3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of ISmith87
3.79/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A - 4 - Really hazy amber red beer, nice thick film of white bubbles, nice lacing
S - 3.75 - citrus, grapefruit, orange zest, pine, sweet caramel malt.
T - 3.75 - citrus, grapefruit, orange zest, pine, sweet caramel malt. Pretty standard red ale. Little less citrusy than I want for an American Red Ale.
M - 4.00 - light medium mouthfeel, alc covered, aftertaste is citrusy/bitter hops
O = 3.75 - Good red ipa. I usually like these to be a bit more citrusy as opposed to just earthy bitterness. Like a fresh G'knight from Oskar Blues.

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Photo of hophead505
5/5  rDev +22.5%

Photo of DeaconD
4.18/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.75/5  rDev +16.4%

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5/5  rDev +22.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of TommyLiam
4.45/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle. Couldn't find a bottle-on or enjoy by date. Label is incredibly uninformative, something this brewery seems to have problems with.

A -- Standard pour delivers a finger and a half of light khaki head which dissipated within a couple minutes. Trace, free-floating carbonation. Color is a rich burgundy red, truly beautiful. Lacing clumps and is substantial.

S -- Sweet bready malts dominate the nose. Dark candy fruits. Hints of fleshy tropical, non-citrus fruit around the edges. An impressively sweet and accessible nose.

T -- The malt delivers upfront with sweet biscuit, molasses bread, and black cherry. Initial impressions are of some heat. The mid palate contains the very restrained hop flavors of acidic orange and faint pine. The aftertaste is powerful, lingering, and reminds me of a cranberry malt muffin. The beer is slightly hot for only 6.5%.

M -- The body of the beer is heavy and round. Carbonation is low but not under representative of the style and is active enough to keep the palate alive. All in all the beer carries the sweet malts flavors very well without becoming too heavy or syrupy.

O -- A very impressive red ale. Unusually the hop characters of the beer are largely confined to the mid palate while the malt owns the rest of the beer. Also, dark fruit character like this is usually limited to much heavier styles. The mouthfeel is simply spot on for the style; it's equally easy to heartily swallow or sip and contemplate. The obvious knock is the unusual amount of alcohol heat present but this expression of the style clocks in around 1% or so higher than most.

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4.27/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Crisp, clean amber ale with an amber-colored body and pinky width off white head. Body is translucent, and you can tell it is a refined, well-made beer. You get a nice scent of the hops while pouring and it invites on the nose into the glass. Full flavored and hoppy with a body that doesn't get in the way or overpower the hops. Best amber ale I've had since Nugget Nectar. One of the best versions of this style for sure.

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3/5  rDev -26.5%

Photo of spoony
4.13/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

From a 355 ml bottle (undated) into a tulip.

A-An aggressive pour produces about one and one-half finger of light khaki head that drops to a cap after a minute then to a collar. Lacing is thick and sticky. The brew is brownish-purpleish in color and mostly clear.

S-The smell is loaded with juicy hops that provide an almost cranberry flavor, along with lightly-spiced citrus notes. The malts are pretty mild and consist of sweet, slightly caramel flavors.

T-The taste is also very hoppy with juicy citrus flavors being dominant. There is a little bit of pine-flavored bitterness, too, especially on the finish. The malts are pretty well hidden, but do provide a little bit of roasted flavor and some sweet caramel.

M-The feel is lighter and a bit thin. The carbonation is moderate...not creamy, not quite crisp.

O-This is a great, hop-forward red ale. If you want a malty Fat Tire style brew, look elsewhere, but if you are in the mood for some hops, but not quite in the mood for an IPA, this is a great choice. The feel is a bit light for my preference, but the looks, smell, and flavor are spot on.

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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

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