Fountain City Irish Red | 75th Street Brewery

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Brewed by:
75th Street Brewery
Missouri, United States

Style: Irish Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.72%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by GuinnessSmurf on 04-22-2005

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Reviews: 5 | Ratings: 11
Reviews by zeff80:
Photo of zeff80
3.55/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - Poured a clear, burgundy color with a small, off-white head of bubbly foam. It had nice retention and left some sudsy trails of foam on the glass.

S - It smelled earthy, grassy and of sweet maltiness.

T - Biscuity malt sweetness leads off followed by caramel and a grassy/earthy bitterness. The bite is mild but adds balance.

M - It was crisp, sharp and smooth. A light to medium bodied ale with a dry, clean finish.

O - This is a nice Irish Red ale. Easy drinking and sessionable, it makes a nice spring seasonal.

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Photo of tjthresh
3.74/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 3.5

Served on draft at the brewpub. The aroma features tons of malt. There are notes of sweet caramel, english toffee, and a pinch of burnt or roast character in the distance. There is also some fruity yeast character. There is a slight bitterness in the finish. It rolls over the tongue very nicely. Worth the time.

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Photo of beernewbie285
2.69/5  rDev -24.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Light malt smell. Tastes watered down. Cloudy brown/ red in color. Huge let down

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Photo of JeremyAnderberg
3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of GuinnessSmurf
3.63/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Appearance: The color is appropriately red - that red/golden color that makes your tongue water. The head fell quickly.

Smell: The smell is pretty fresh - almost odorless. I tried to get a feel for it, but it seemed evasive. Might have been the bar setting.

Taste: The taste is surprisingly refreshing. There is a really nice mix going on in here: some of the sweeter hops are working in combination with fermented apples, pears and grapes.

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Photo of MrMcGibblets
3.65/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

this was a pretty decent red. dark ruby brown in color with some very fine particulates forming a dense dark core in the middle and top of the liquid. tan head. got some caramel, molasses, and roasty notes in the nose. tasted pretty good with a moderate sweetness balanced by the underlying hops and roasty flavors. medium in body and carbonation, pretty well-balanced. would like a bit more hops but overall very nice.

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Photo of Boto
3.46/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Draught @ Brewpub: This one poured a hazy, dark amber color. There was a good sized frothy off-white head on it. It left lots of lacing. The nose is a bit mild. Some sweet caramel notes as well as a touch of floral hops. The taste is OK. Caramel malt with just a bit of sweetness. Maybe a touch of roastiness in the background. Barely dry finish. Nothing special, but very easy to drink.

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Photo of Twal
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of MarkyMOD
3.65/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of psweendogg
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of scratch69
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

Fountain City Irish Red from 75th Street Brewery
3.55 out of 5 based on 11 ratings.
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