Red Rambler Ale | Peace Tree Brewing Co.

Red Rambler AleRed Rambler Ale
BA SCORE
3.43/5
137 Ratings
Red Rambler AleRed Rambler Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Peace Tree Brewing Co.
Iowa, United States
peacetreebrewing.com

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.80%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
This ale is brewed with the finest quality pale, caramel, and lightly roasted malts. This complex combination of malts, contribute to the deep red color and malty flavor. This is balanced with the flavor, bitterness and aromas of three varieties of hops. The IBU’s are around 35. Top fermenting ale yeast is added to create this well rounded beer.

Added by daledeee on 05-21-2010

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#40,815
Reviews:
30
Ratings:
137
pDev:
16.62%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
24
Trade:
0
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1/5  rDev -70.8%

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1/5  rDev -70.8%

Photo of StoneTSR
1.72/5  rDev -49.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.5

APPEARANCE: The color is deep copper and the head fluffs up very quickly. The foam is very lively, it looks like it is churning as some very large bubbles pop and smaller ones rush I to fill the voids they create. The beer itself is also very lively with bubbles all over the edges of the glass. Despite all the churning and bubble popping in the head, it still has good retention.

SMELL: Not much there on the nose, but maybe a faint, grassy smell.

TASTE: This beer is bad. I don’t mean that this is a terrible brewer, but this particular beer is bad. It has been infected somehow and all I can taste is a big metallic flavor followed by an intense vinegar-like tart/sour taste.

MOUTHFEEL: Puckering.

OVERALL: Sadly, I cannot drink the rest of this. I did buy a few more bottles of Peace Tree when in Nebraska last week, however, so I’ll give them another shot.

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2.25/5  rDev -34.4%

Photo of alcstradamus
2.43/5  rDev -29.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Pours a deep copper color with a finger of head and spotty lacing. Aroma is musty caramel malt, sweaty feet, floral hops, and nuttiness.

The flavor starts with a sharp metallic maltiness and faded floral hops. Watery finish. Not terrible, but definitely nothing pleasant worth noting.

The body is medium and watery with low carbonation. This is just an extremely average to below average beer, skip it.

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2.5/5  rDev -27.1%

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2.5/5  rDev -27.1%

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2.5/5  rDev -27.1%

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2.5/5  rDev -27.1%

Photo of BeerFMAndy
2.6/5  rDev -24.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

12 oz bottle poured into an imperial pint.
5.8% ABV, "leave sediment in bottle, serve at 48°F"

A - Beautiful rusted copper in color, Red Rambler pours with great clarity, assuming you've followed the bottle's instructions, and a nice little ivory head. The short pile of foam sits around, dotting the pint in lace as it drops.

S - Earthy hops lead way into a raw vegital aroma that hints at floral hand soap before fading into a plain bread maltiness that, overall, doesn't create an inviting aroma. In fact, it's downright unpleasant and off.

T - A gentle kiss of caramel sweetness is quickly washed away by biscuity malt and a lingering grassy hop flavor that brings some of the aroma's floral hand soap characteristics to the surface. It certainly doesn't taste as bad as it smells, however.

M - Like the two other Peace Tree beers I've had before this, Red Rambler keeps that same undercarbonated, flat feel that's thin on the tongue. This one finishes with nice smoothness but that quickly changes to a more harsh, almost astringent bitterness that, for it's 35 IBUs, seems somewhat out of place.

O - Peace Tree Red Rambler smells a bit off-putting to be brutally honest, but it drinks a lot better; more maltiness, less off flavors. Either way, this Amber Ale isn't a beer I'd ever want to try again without some serious alterations but in all fairness, it could just be a bad bottle.

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2.73/5  rDev -20.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

12oz bottle into nonic

a: reddish copper, moderate carbonation, medium density foam with light sandy color

S: a bit fruity with a bit of a biscuity, lightly toasted malt nose,

T: a bit of a medicinal flavor turning into burn cocoa and biscuit malt, bitter tannic finish

M: moderate body, carbonation bite, quite dry

O: meh, it's a cute bottle but the odd first flavor and unremarkable nose makes it a one and done for me

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2.75/5  rDev -19.8%

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2.75/5  rDev -19.8%

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2.75/5  rDev -19.8%

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2.75/5  rDev -19.8%

Photo of BWood
2.94/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Below average Amber. Felt like it was missing something on every sip. No head produced on the pour. Received this in a trade as a extra. Thankful for it but I would not recommend this beer.

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Photo of birchstick
2.99/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A - pours, as it name implies, a red color with hues of brown. This is the most red red ale I have seen

S - smell is pretty faint, with caramel and grain malts

T - starts of with some grain and bready tasting malts. These fade to a little bit of a sweeter caramel malt. Finally a bit of spicy and grassy hops show up to balance out the malts. It is a nice transition from flavor to flavor, however it isn't the most exciting tasting beer I have tried. Good nonetheless.

M - medium bodied with relatively subdued carbonation which makes it rather smooth

D - this is an enjoyable brew. Nothing too memorable, but that's not to say this is a bad beer by any means. Would I order it again if I saw it? Probably. Will I otherwise seek it out again? Debatable.

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3/5  rDev -12.5%

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3/5  rDev -12.5%

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3/5  rDev -12.5%

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3/5  rDev -12.5%

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3/5  rDev -12.5%

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3/5  rDev -12.5%

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3/5  rDev -12.5%

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3/5  rDev -12.5%

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Red Rambler Ale from Peace Tree Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.43 out of 5 with 137 ratings
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