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Manheim Red | JoBoy's Brew Pub

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JoBoy's Brew Pub
Pennsylvania, United States

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Our flagship beer, is amber to red in color with a medium body, slight caramel sweetness, and a balance more towards malt than hops. This beer is a true crowd-pleaser and keeps you coming back for more.

23 IBU

Added by Deuane on 04-02-2010

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Ratings: 11 |  Reviews: 5
Reviews by Chopman50:
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3/5  rDev -16%

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Photo of akorsak
3.56/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

JoBoy's amber ale, served on-tap at the brewpub.

A: The ale has a dark amber color, not so dark that you'd confuse it with the porter but dark enough. A white head, contrasting with the darkness, sits contentedly.

S: The aroma is nondescript, rarely showing off the darker caramel malts that lurk beneath. Even the amber's hoppiness is muted.

T: The taste really works for this beer, plenty of malts and a firm hoppiness, assertive even. The caramel malts share the stage with darker chocolate malts, deepening the amber's flavor. As the first wave of malts slide away, the hops take their place with a citrusy strength. Both flavors, malts stronger than hops, are present in the finish.

M: The prevailing malt body smoothes things out, making the flavors sit nicely together. There are, though, enough hops to keep me interested.

D: An approachable amber, a nice choice before transitioning to the IPA.

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Photo of woodychandler
3.67/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Transcribed from notes:

Would The Baron be proud? A finger of light-tan head upon arrival that was gone as I drank my way through the sampler (served in schooner glasses, BTW). Color was a deep reddish-amber with NE-quality clarity. Nose had a slight fruitiness to go with the caramel maltiness mentioned on the cheat sheet. Mouthfeel was medium with a red raspberry flavor on the tongue. Interesting. It reminded me of some of the early reds/ambers with the current trend towards more hops. Finish had a slight malty sweetness, but it was not overwhelming.

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Photo of Steinberger
3.75/5  rDev +5%

Photo of Deuane
3.38/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A-Golden kissed amber with a thin off-white head that left spotty lace.

S-Light caramel sweetness and a touch of earthy hops.

T-A touch more hop pop on the palate, especially with some warming. A malt forward brew with caramel malt in the forefront but it never becomes too sweet. Earthy, with a hint of citrus zing, hops in the background adding support.

M-Medium-light bodied with light lingering flavours.

D-Decent enough. Nothing crazy for sure but has enough body and flavour to hold it's own alongside my pulled pork BBQ sandwich. An easy drinker that could act as a gateway beer for the BMC crowd.

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Photo of jagada
3.5/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of GeoffreyM
3.5/5  rDev -2%

Photo of PA-Michigander
3.25/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Slatetank
3.58/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

I had this on two occasions at the brewpub in Manheim - first was a sample and this was a full pint served on tap. I am told the abv is 5.5% from the owner.

A - The color is dark copper w/ subtle chill hazed appearance and 2 fingers of light beige w/ an ultra-fine bead

S - The aroma has subtle red fruit scent w/ mild diacetyl and hints of pine from the hops. There is a subtle yeast note w/ light berry odor

M - The feel has subtle balanced bitterness and moderately high carbonation on first sip w/ a light sweetness and gentle toasted texture from malt w/ subtle ringwood yeast tang from mid point on w/ a semi-dry finish

T - The flavor has mild malt sweetness w/ fruity yeast flavor and light accent of caramel w/ slight creamy note w/ a buttery taste accenting the malt. The mild bite of spice from the hop in the tail end serves to balance only -no real hop flavor other than slight herbal tinges. The taste has a layered fruit and creamy malt w/ mild caramel interplay and finish seems toasty.

D - I found this to be a drinkable beer, pretty standard and decently constructed, but not one I really want more than a pint of to be honest. I do think it goes with with barbecue which is the establishments prime focus, so I give it a good score in the drinkability dept.

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Photo of Tucquan
3.59/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Had this on 2010-06-04 at the brew pub (from tasting notes)

A - Slightly hazy ruby red with a one-finger tan head

S - Mild bread and even milder caramel

T - Medium roasted malt, caramel, candy sugar, mild bitterness (I'll guess ~20 IBU) and a little sweet/sour aftertaste. Very good.

M - Medium body, mild carbonation, a little oily, which I liked.

D - Easy drinkin' brew

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Photo of RyanByorick
4.5/5  rDev +26.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Manheim Red from JoBoy's Brew Pub
Beer rating: 3.57 out of 5 with 11 ratings
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