Red Ale | Bube's Brewery

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Brewed by:
Bube's Brewery
Pennsylvania, United States

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Year-round

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Added by NeroFiddled on 10-06-2004

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Ratings: 12 |  Reviews: 10
Reviews by WOLFGANG:
3/5  rDev -7.4%

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Photo of akorsak
3.28/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Served on-tap at the Brewery in Mt. Joy, PA.

A: The ale is a copper red color with a small ring of white head.

S: The ale has a toffee-biscuit malt aroma but no hops.

T: The flavor is primarily malts, almost like an irish red, with biscuity, stronger flavored malts. The flavor does not last long and there is not much of a hop presence.

M: The malts are decent, giving the ale a chewier body.

D: I had two pints and overall found the ale to lack a strong flavor, coming across as an inoffensive ale. Worth a look, especially because Bube's never seems to have more than one beer on tap at any one time.

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Photo of Phatz
3.46/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Served on-tap at the Brewery. ABV listed on the board at 5.3%

I think this drinks more like an Irish red ale than an American Amber. I will inquire with the brewer to find out what they were going for here but it is definitely along the lines of Smithwicks and O’Hara’s Irish Red.

Appearance: Served very red in color. Almost ruby cherry with creamy off-white tan head and heavy sheets of lasing the plastered the walls of my glass. A very attractive beer no doubt.

Smell: The aroma is reserved but does showcase a bit of the amber malt grain candy hint of caramel that is typical in an Irish Red.

Taste: This is a malty red ale with a hint of caramel and smokiness and it has this one flavor that I tend to describe as sweet wet cardboard though it is not as bad as it sounds. There is a hint of hops in the finish that are washed over by the dryness and then it fades and then tries to linger but … no, it dies off a little short.

Mouthfeel: This medium body beer is very smooth and again quite like Smithwicks with the carbonation and dryness.

Drinkability: Simple and quaffable for times when that is what matters.

Hope this is helpful.

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Photo of woodychandler
3.07/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

This came with a foamy, light-tan head. The color was a cherry-red with NE-quality clarity. The nose was sugary sweet. The mouthfeel was somewhat thin with a definite malty presence on the tongue. A very smooth beer, to be sure. The finish had a very malty resonance. Good for the style, bad for The Woodman.

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Photo of Gavage
2.96/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Appearance: arrived in a pint glass looking partially dead. Dark red in color with no head, only a surface bubble or two. No visible carbonation.

Smell: some caramel and ripe red fruits are detectable.

Taste: tons of caramel, some mild fruitiness, and a hint of bitterness. Slightly off-balanced, as this is leaning heavily towards malts.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied. Smooth at the start and finish. Relatively clean aftertaste as only a hint of malt lingers after swallowing.

Drinkability: not worth trying. Red ales are usually the decent selection amongst some bad brewpub beers, but sadly this was the worst of the three I tried. Stick with the stout.

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Photo of abcramer
3.25/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of WesWes
3.28/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

The beer pours a dark amber/red color with a 1/2" offwhite head that slowly fades to lacing. The aroma is decent. It has a pale and roasted malt scent along with a light hop aroma. It's somewhat dry with most of the color coming from a special roast malt. The taste is average. I has a watery feel with a light caramel/roasted malt flavor. The mouthfeel is average also. It is a low bodied beer with low carbonation. The beers here are hard to judge due to the lack of CO2. This is a problem that needs to be addressed SOON!!

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Photo of daveGsus
3.83/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I did not know what to expect from this one. I was pleasantly surprised. had a thick white head that took about a minute to disappear.nice red-orange color. smell was not overwhelming. slightly hoppy, not to acidic. I could drink a few pints of this. for sure.

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Photo of tgbljb
3.51/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Served as crystal clear red beverage with average head. Head slowly fel to a thin ring. Smell is fruity and sweet and only average. Taste is also on the sweet side but a bit of hop begins to show through. Finishes with a nice combination of sweetness and light bitterness. A pleasant enough beer that was easy drinking.

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Photo of Fish113d
3/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3

Served in a pint glass from a tap.

Pours a reddish amber color (duh!) with an off-white 1/4" creamy dense head; very sticky on the surface and sustainance is good.

Very mild aroma. Maybe some slight toffee notes but mostly bitter hops and MAYBE some alcohol esthers (sp.). Nothing exciting at all.

Very sweet toffee up front on the sip along with some berry flavor maybe. No hops really hit, but it does become slightly bitter toward the swallow. Again, nothing very exciting.

Very smooth feel. Carbonation is minute for the style and nicely balanced.

Not a favorite of mine, and I'm suprised it's one of Bube's flagship brews. They serve much nicer beer than this one. However, it's worth a try.

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Photo of HugoGrim
2.58/5  rDev -20.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Served on tap at Bube's Brewery in Mt. Joy.

Excellent foamy, bubbly head. Looks like a pancake cooking in the pan, with small bubbles popping. Dark red body and some quite substantial lace.

Nothing in the nose. Nothing.

Flavor is smokey and rustic. As seems the trend with Bube's beers though the flavor is watered down, and not impressive.

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Photo of crashoveride
3.63/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I enjoyed this beer with lunch yesterday and found the beer went well with the house special sandwich, the pinnuchi sandwich. The beer poured a very orange/red color and had a very small tan head. The first taste had a slight hop, then a little malty taste. The after taste was a little bland to me but overall a very drinkable beer. I am not a fan of amber beers but I did enjoy it very much. Cheers to Bube!

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Red Ale from Bube's Brewery
Beer rating: 3.24 out of 5 with 12 ratings