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Red Glare | Liberty Street Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Liberty Street Brewing Company
Michigan, United States

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by nickadams2 on 10-30-2010

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Photo of DanCataline
4.75/5  rDev +40.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of ktlthrashers
4.25/5  rDev +25.4%

Photo of nickadams2
4.07/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Liberty Street Brewing Co. Plymouth MI.

A_Dark red/ amber. Thin frothy white head that quickly dissipates into a thin ring. Lots of thin gobby lacing.

S_Very malt forward. Touch of spice. Slightly fruity.

T_Malt,spice,grainy,and fruit. Apricots and cherries come to mind.Very flavorful with no heat. Faint taste of grassy hops.

M_Thin and watery. Goes down very easily.

D_Very. P{probably my favorite red.

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Photo of Morakaton
4/5  rDev +18%

Photo of leadahmer
4/5  rDev +18%

Photo of TrixieBean
4/5  rDev +18%

Photo of joe12pk
3.84/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of superspak
3.81/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce bottle into pint glass, bottled on 3/28/2016. Pours slightly hazy deep orange/copper color with a 1-2 finger dense and rocky off white head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Nice dense soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Fantastic appearance. Aromas of caramel, brown sugar, toasted biscuit, light nuttiness/roast, grapefruit, orange zest, light pepper/pine, herbal, grass, and floral/toasted earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity of dark/bready malt and citrus/earthy hop notes; with solid strength. Taste of big caramel, brown sugar, toasted biscuit, light nuttiness/roast, grapefruit, orange zest, light pepper, pine, herbal, grass, and floral/toasted earthiness. Moderate pine/grassy/spicy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of caramel, brown sugar, toasted biscuit, light nuttiness/roast, grapefruit, orange zest, pepper, pine, and floral/toasted earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/bready malt and citrus/earthy hop flavors; with a nice malt/bitterness balance; and minimal lingering hop astringency after the finish. Light-moderate dryness from bitterness, increasing through the glass. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, moderately creamy/grainy/sticky, and slightly resinous balanced mouthfeel that is nice. Zero warming alcohol as expected of 5.2%. Overall this is very good amber ale. All around good complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/bready malt and citrus/earthy hop flavors; very smooth and easy to drink. Just a bit too bitter and slightly astringent from the hops as you finish the glass; but very enjoyable for the style.

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Photo of BellsFan
3.71/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Fishwhisperer
3.69/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of chewy6935
3.68/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of brandongoblue24
3.68/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle, poured into a standard drinking glass (I didn't have anything else on hand).

L: A cloudy, orange/amber colored beer (as you'd expect). Thin, off-white head with a fair amount of lacing. Visibly carbonated. I added 3/4 of a point because the color was actually quite impressive.

S: Definitely a pleasant fruity smell to this one, with more malt than hops. Other than that though, it was very nondescript.

T: As has probably been said before me, the taste is by far the best part. The initial taste is a fine balance between hops and malts, which gives way to a fruity/chocolaty taste (sounds weird, I know...but it worked!). The finish is hoppy, but not overpoweringly so.

F: On the fuller side of light-bodied, and slightly dry. The carbonation is slightly prickly, but I honestly can't decide if it helped or detracted from the feel.

O: A very nice tasting amber with (what I consider to be) beautiful color. It's nothing fancy or unique, but it fits the genre well.

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Photo of SerialTicker
3.58/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Deep amber color. An off-white head. Decent lacing.

Smell: Not much to speak of here. It just smells like a beer. Piss poor description, but it does. Definitely dominated by malts, as you'd expect from an amber.

Taste/feel: Definitely the best part of Red Glare -- it reminds me of a Hefeweizen. That's what it really reminds me of, and I love that. It has a lot of banana in the flavor, and then there's some tasty malt in the finish. Very, very respectable beer. The feel is a bit above average, and it works well with this beer. The banana sweetness with the fizz makes this seem a lot like a Hefeweizen at first, but the finish is more reminiscent of an amber.

I like this one quite a bit. I'd gladly have it again .... especially if I happen to get it on tap at Liberty Street.

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3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

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3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of hackmann
3.44/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: dark amber with lighter amber highlights. A thin beige head and not much lacing.
Smell:The nose is grainy with a bit of caramel malt.
Taste: I like the sweet touch of caramel followed by slightly toasted grains and a hint of grassy hoppiness. A bit watery around the edges. It is tasty.
Mouthfeel: The overall mouthfeel is soft and maybe a bit thin.
Drinkability: An easy drinking ale. No problem knocking down this growler.

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Photo of dmorgan310
3.44/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JustLikeMyDad
3.43/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Drank from a bottle, poured a shots worth into a shot glass to get a look at the color.
Pours a nice deep orange/amber color, as the name implies. Thin foam head.
Smells... I couldn't get what I was smelling, it was an interesting smell, almost fruity.
Tastes... I couldn't really tell what I was tasting, it was fruity, yet, it was chocolaty like a porter, yet, it tasted like a mild ale.
Felt smooth, light in carbonation, and went down really smooth, very easy to drink.

I wasn't sure what I was tasting, it was interesting, but not a bad interesting.

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Photo of DMarlinJ
3.41/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of rjcoy06
3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of Robdrinx
3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of PhilMiller
3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of km02600
3.25/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of JMurphy41
3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of brentk56
3.2/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance: Arrives with a clear amber color; the modest head that squats on top leaves no lace

Smell: Caramel dominates, with a hint of resin

Taste: The caramel flavors provide a lot of sweetness, up front, with a resinous pine flavor arriving at mid-palate to provide some balance though the finish is overly sweet

Mouthfeel: Medium body with low carbonation

Overall: If you like sweeter ambers, this beer will fit the bill; as i like to have a bit more hop balance in the mix, this is not a good fit for my palate

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Red Glare from Liberty Street Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.39 out of 5 with 40 ratings
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