1901 Red Ale | Bold City Brewery

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1901 Red Ale1901 Red Ale

Brewed by:
Bold City Brewery
Florida, United States

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by cjgator3 on 12-24-2008

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Photo of wesbrownyeah
3.83/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

1901 Red Ale. This beer should be classified as a Porter due to the color and flavor in my opinion.

A- Pours a dark almost black amber fluid with half inch tan head that leaves decent tan lacing on the glass.

S- Scents of toasted malts, chocolate, carmel and sweet barley dominate. Light bitter hops are on the nose but barely.

T-M- Taste is big with expresso and coffee upfront. This then followed by a great bite of chocolate and carmel malts leaving the mouth wanting more. Mouthfeel is smooth and creamy with little to deter you from continueing the beer on and on.

D- This was my favorite offering from Bold City Brewing and I will get a growler next time I stop by.

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Photo of iemailjack
3.5/5  rDev -10%

Photo of glid02
4.22/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On-tap at the brewery.

Pours an amber-brown color with a one-finger light tan head. The head recedes into a wispy layer on top leaving decent lacing.

Smells of smooth toasted malts with hints of roastiness and milk chocolate. Also present are lighter hints of caramel malts. This isn't the quintessential amber aroma but I like it.

Tastes similar to how it smells. Mildly toasted and caramel malt flavors up front segue into darker roasted malt flavors midway through the sip. Midway through the sip the flavors smooth out a bit with hints of earthy hops. These flavors carry through to a mildly bitter ending.

Mouthfeel is good. It's got a nice thickness with moderate carbonation.

Drinkability is very good. I finished my glass without a problem and could easily have another.

Overall this was bordering on a brown ale, although whatever it's called it's tasty. Worth a shot.

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Photo of dsauter
3.5/5  rDev -10%

Photo of Beer21
2.5/5  rDev -35.7%

Photo of cliff1066
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of barongearmu
4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

Photo of StevenMilligan
3.3/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of tnoose904
3.5/5  rDev -10%

Photo of cistercian12
3.5/5  rDev -10%

Photo of olmane
4/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of JDW4195
4.24/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of genogirl
4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of HiPpYcHoP
4/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of MissHopstress
4.59/5  rDev +18%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A- Pitch black. Black as midnight. No light escapes. Zero lace.

S - Sunday morning Coffee aroma. The most pleasant aroma that can wake the dead after a night out of binge drinking on bud light.

T- Perfect roasted malt coffee blend. Minimal hops. It's easy on the tongue and welcomes an invigorating day. A hint of smoke meshes beautifully with the coffee undertones. Definitely a winner and one that I will revisit on a day that I need the comfort of a good beer to start my day.

M- a burst of adequately defined carbonation that quenches a dry mouth. Again, easy on the taste buds. Not a velvet smoothe but smooth none the less.

D- highly recommend. If you want a dark beer with a hint of coffee that is smooth and easy on the palate. This is the beer for you.

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Photo of DoctorZombies
3.03/5  rDev -22.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Brown pour (16 oz draft) with thin beige head; roasted malt balance with lite hop bitterness;medium lite mouthfeel; dry, lite hop middle; as liquid warms more sweet malt; finish is dry dull and fuzzy.

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Photo of mntlover
3.94/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a dark brown almost black , some brownish red hues when held to the light. thumb sized tan head falls quick little lace.

Aroma is light roasted malts, light coffee notes maybe some black patent malts, light nuttiness. Not really red ale but good.

Taste is like the nose light roasted malt notes,, some coffee notes, lightly chalky but smooth and dry finish. Some lingering roasted almost peat notes in the finish with touch of herbal hops to balance. Guess this is what happens to a Red Ale when it catches fire since it is in remembrance of the great fire in 1901.

Mouthfeel is lighter side of medium smooth carbonation.

Overall not sure what to do with this beer, its not really an Red Ale more like a Schwarzbier or a lighter porter. But overall its not a bad beer, smooth easy drinking good flavors and light enough to enjoy in the Florida heat maybe when a darker beer would be too much.

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Photo of twizzbeatz
3/5  rDev -22.9%

Photo of jmmochowski
4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of CMsquared
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of max85
4.38/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Sfroyo
4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of basili1250
4/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of gatorlove
3.77/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A pretty interesting beer. This really is not an amber ale. There are strong roasted notes and coffee notes as well as a smoked character. I recommend trying this one.

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Photo of Gator_Nation
4.4/5  rDev +13.1%

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1901 Red Ale from Bold City Brewery
Beer rating: 3.89 out of 5 with 66 ratings