The Libertine | Fulton Beer

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180 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Fulton Beer
Minnesota, United States
fultonbeer.com

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by feloniousmonk on 11-22-2010

BEER STATS
Ratings:
180
Reviews:
25
Avg:
3.89
pDev:
11.57%
 
 
Wants:
7
Gots:
26
For Trade:
1
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3.69/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of zeff80
3.9/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Mikemcgrath4
4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.88/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of EdFed
4.04/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of mikerieder
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GRG1313
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of KnappStout
2.14/5  rDev -45%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2

Photo of mervmurry
3.92/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of cbcrunch
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of vette2006c5r
2.58/5  rDev -33.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2.75

The Libertine pours a hazy cloudy red color with no head. Very sweet aroma, much like cherry cool-aid. Taste is cherry and earthy. A bit hard to swallow. Very flat, not feel. Overall, no.

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3.93/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.04/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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3.41/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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3.8/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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5/5  rDev +28.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of jwc215
3.44/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Pours reddish amber with a thin head that becomes a wisp. Minimal lacing.

The smell is of lightly roasted caramel with a touch of pine.

The taste is of caramel and alcohol. Some red apple mixes in. A touch of pine and a hint of roast balances some of the sweetness, though it remains mainly sweet (and boozy). Sweet finish.

It is medium-to-full bodied. A bit sticky. Could use an extra bubble or so...

A sweet malty brew. I liked the second half less than the first. It becomes rather flat a bit too quickly, and it is sweet without much complexity in my opinion. Overall, it's decent enough for a malty, boozy brew. But, to me, it lacks much in the way of character. It's okay, but not really a fan.

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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Farral
3.83/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of futiledevices
4.31/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of nuebs
3.1/5  rDev -20.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of TEdubbaD
3.73/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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3.79/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of StonedTrippin
4.25/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

for me, this is the new benchmark of american red ale. this is all its been dreamed of being, and all it can really be, everyone who ever made one has probably strived for this, and those seeking to make one next would do well to have a long deep drink of this bad boy. on tap at the public kitchen in minneapolis, in the downstairs area, which is worth checking out. beautiful beer in the globe, brick red with some density, and a nice khaki head slowly accumulating from the lazy bubbles. not sure if the bottles people drank in the reviews below were flat, but no issues at all from the tap. it smells and tastes a little more like a red than like an ipa, but there is a whole lot of hops in this. the hops are moderately bitter, with a pungent orange, almost floor cleaner aromatic. the malts are big and chewy, a little english in their toffee complexion, but sturdy earthy and sweet at the right time. tons of body, but broken up sufficiently by the carbonation, this drinks a lot easier than it should at this abv, you cant taste the booze hardly at all. this is a style where, a lot of times, i think they all taste the same. finally the mold is broken, and balance is achieved in a new way. its really quite a profound beverage, one of my favorites from my trip. highly serviceable as an after dinner sipper, but i would wake up with this too...

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3.9/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

dracula would like this beer. stanley kubrick would put this beer in an elevator. you should stop when you see this beer. it's, you know, like really red and stuff.

really red. not any head to speak of, and no lacing. just red beer.

smell is cherries, alcohol, and maybe a little banana.

taste is cherry coke. forget those guys above; max headroom would go nuts for this one. seriously, i get cherries, maybe watermelon jolly rancher, and just a hint of hops at the end. really sweet.

this one is viscous and the alcohol is the dominant taste at the end.

i could drink a couple of these, but at the same time, it's not growing on me. too much cherry and candy sweetness for me.

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The Libertine from Fulton Beer
3.89 out of 5 based on 180 ratings.
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