Red Glare | Liberty Street Brewing Company

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Red GlareRed Glare

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 km02600
3.25/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of joe12pk
3.84/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of superspak
3.81/5  rDev +9.2%
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 dmorgan310
3.44/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DanCataline
4.75/5  rDev +36.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of MikeZ9654
2.9/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Just ok

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Photo of Jack74
3.18/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of brandongoblue24
3.68/5  rDev +5.4%
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 JustLikeMyDad
3.43/5  rDev -1.7%
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 BellsFan
3.71/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DMarlinJ
3.41/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Zaphog
2.81/5  rDev -19.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of chewy6935
3.68/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Jaysmittyland
3.2/5  rDev -8.3%

Photo of TrixieBean
4/5  rDev +14.6%

Photo of Hrodebert
3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of gmfessen
3/5  rDev -14%

Photo of DavidRandall
3/5  rDev -14%

Photo of PhilMiller
3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of ktlthrashers
4.25/5  rDev +21.8%

Photo of TurboBrew
2.5/5  rDev -28.4%

Photo of leadahmer
4/5  rDev +14.6%

Photo of JMurphy41
3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of Morakaton
4/5  rDev +14.6%

Photo of marcb105
3/5  rDev -14%

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Red Glare from Liberty Street Brewing Company
3.49 out of 5 based on 38 ratings.
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