1901 Red Ale | Bold City Brewery

very good
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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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3.25/5  rDev -17.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

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4/5  rDev +2%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

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4/5  rDev +2%

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2.25/5  rDev -42.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

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3.45/5  rDev -12%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Another thanks out to moose3285, this bottle showed up as an extra in a pile of boxes that showed up recently. 22 oz. bomber split with my wife as the kids are dying their hair with blue Kool-Aid...yeah.

Pour is more black than red, very little color leaking through even on the edges, I had to double-check the style. Nose also dances to a different beat: big roast notes. Re-re-checking style.

1901 Red Ale is a beer that's admirably color-blind, & thus bumping into things as it wanders around. Roast again leads the agenda, somewhat up-front & strong on the finish, leaning into straight-up coffee grounds. Mild sweetness, hop bite right at the end. And that's it. It's strength is the drinking ease, as more than half of my half has already gone missing.

Drinks & looks more like a porter than a red, there's just not much to this beer. The roast is nice, but it's also very lonely. Pretty good beer.

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4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

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4/5  rDev +2%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

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3/5  rDev -23.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

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4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a slightly hazy very dark brown with one finger thick light brown head, settling slowly to a quarter inch, with several rings of lace down the glass. Smell: upfront it's coffee, roasty, mild toasted nuts and cocoa, earth in the back. Taste: toasted dark bread, brown sugar, nutty and earthy. On the ligher end of medium bodied, lightly creamy feel, drying out into a powdery finish. Pretty nice, stout-light-ish.

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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

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4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: The coffee colored liquid is capped by an inch of khaki foam that leaves large patches of lace

Smell: Roasty, with smoky black bread tones

Taste: The roast and smoke dominate, up front, with the black bread, caramel, nuts and coffee flavors building through the middle; earthy hops arrive in the back, though the roast and smoke return to their dominance in the finish

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation

Overall: A real style-bender - it has a hint of the caramel flavor one would expect from an amber, but there are elements of a brown ale and a smoked beer, too

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3.65/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours dark brown with small head. Smells like roasted coffee with a bit of nuts. Flavor follows with some up front coffee, a little light fruit, some nuttiness. Mouthfeel is on the light side, with low to medium body. Pretty much just like a light, nice porter. Not sure why it is called a red ale, but hey it’s pretty good.

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4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

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4/5  rDev +2%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

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2.75/5  rDev -29.8%

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1901 Red Ale from Bold City Brewery
3.92 out of 5 based on 64 ratings.
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