Belgian Red Ale | Kind Beers Brewing

Belgian Red AleBelgian Red Ale
BA SCORE
3.47/5
35 Ratings
Belgian Red AleBelgian Red Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Kind Beers Brewing
North Carolina, United States
kindbeers.com

Style: Belgian Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by mikesgroove on 04-11-2010

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
22
Ratings:
35
pDev:
15.27%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
1
Trade:
0
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Photo of oberon
3.75/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I really liked the Kind pale ale when made by Thomas Creek Iam guseeing its the same recipe,I liked this beer although now considered a Kind beer made in Charlotte.Poured into a tulip glass a clear rich amber with a a fluffy 1 and a 1/2 finger white head that settled very slowly.Fruit and more fruit is the major profile of the nose,honestly one of the more fruity tinged aromas I have ever come across,very gummy and juicy.Flavors lack much complexity but the fruit is really predominant along with toasty caramel,any hop that comes thru is leafy and faint.Not a bad beer,not phenolic and very fruity,a bit one sided but its not bad.

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Photo of goblue3509
3.21/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a copperish amber color with a nice reddish hue. There is a nice three finger head which gives way to a nice skim but little to no lacing. The aroma is of sweet malt and dark fruits but its faint. The taste is of caramel malt and sweet malt for the backbone. There is also a nice dark fruit taste raisins and plums with a hint of grapes. The mothfeel is moderate to heavy carbonation with a crisp bite to it. Overall its an easy drinking beer. The taste is nice and balanced but not as big as I hoped for. You could easily make this a session beer.

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Photo of zeff80
3.97/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Poured out a copper color with red highlights. It had a small, white head of foam. It was short-lived and left little to no lace.

S - It smelled of dark fruits and sweetness. It had a strong malt aroma.

T - Good dark fruit taste - plum, raisin and fig. It had sweet malty backbone, too.

M - It was crisp, sharp and smooth. A medium bodied beer with a dry finish.

D - This is a nice Belgian-style dark ale. Looks were not impressive but it delivered a geniune flavor.

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Photo of cdizinno
3.88/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a tulip glass from a brown bottle with a red label. Simple with no information on the beer or brewer except a web site(that has even less info), other than it is 'brewed by' or 'contract brewed' by Thomas Creek.

A: Deep reddish amber. Slightly cloudy with a decent off-white head that fades quickly.

S: Nice typical Belgian style scents of maltiness and spices. Some mild floral, citrusy smells also.

T&M: Nice tangy fruit flavor that quickly fades to a mild hop bitterness. Undertones of spices follow throughout. Light bodied.

This is actually much better than I anticipated after reading the few reviews and little information that is available on this start up brewery. Everything is very good. The only complaint is the thin character of the ale, too watery.

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Photo of Walken
3.3/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Kind Beers:Belgian Style Red Ale (Best By 09/16/10) (Tasted 06/17/10)
12 oz. bottle, poured into a cervoise goblet.
[Brewed by Thomas Creek. Greenville, SC]

Appearance: Dark amber colored ale with moderate haze, solid looking inch-high head of meringue and medium sized bubbles, eggshell white. Good retention, good lacing.
Odor: Musty and bready grain aromas, hints of apricot and floral hops on the nose.
Consistency: Full, malty palate, yet still a light bodied beer, not sure how I feel about this, but it is interesting. Some fruity acidity in the mix as well. Big fizzy carbonation keeps things light in the finish.
Taste: Fruity, ever-so-slight yeasty spice, faint pale chocolate malt flavors running from toasted bread to dark chocolate waaaay in the background. Finish is dry, with a bit of toast and fruit left on the tongue.

Solid, somewhere in between Belgian Pale Ale, English Brown and American Amber, but not so easy to lump in with any one of the three. Truth be told, I like where this is going, but I feel like none of the elements really stick out enough, the flavor profile is muddled.

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Photo of avalon07
3.17/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A: Poured from a bottle to a tulip glass. Had an orange-red color and a clear consistency. There was a thin amount of foamy head that quickly dissipated. Almost no lacing.

S: A sweet smell of fruit (apples, apricots), spices, and malt.

T: Tasted of spices, malt, yeast, apples, apricots. A bit on the thin side in the finish. Not consistent enough.

M: A good amount of carbonation with a slick finish. Medium-bodied.

D: Not the worst beer ever, but simply average.

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Photo of mikesgroove
3/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A new one for me I was very interested in giving hem a try. At the same time I kept me expectations tempered for sure. The pour was ok, nothing spectacular by any means, more of an offf amber color with a small fleating head of off white that left little in the way of side glass lacing. Light aroma of caramel, musky malts and a load of grain. No fruit notes at all, and the overall was quite bland. Flavor followed suit almost exactly. Bland grains, hints of musky malts, light touch of herbal hops and a smooth, nearly non existant finish. Easy to drink but the overall lack of flavor was the nail for me, as I dont think I would be going bck. Not horrible, just uninteresting.

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Photo of farrago
2.86/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Frothy finger's head of cream white color, mostly lager bubbles and dissipates with ease, minimal stickiness to the lacing. Totally clear amber red color with zinc, metallic orange influence, slight drop in hue at the rims, few, if any, bubbles visible. The nose offers clove spice, wheat and grains, not quite rye, peach and apricot fruit, meadowy florality, not especially pungent but the elements which are present work hard. Medium-bodied, the carbonation sufficiently active to help it take up more palate space than it would otherwise. Tinny, metallic ring to it, mineral water and damp earth. Caramel and chocolate accents evanescent, in-and-out quality to the apricot, apple, pear fruit flavors. Clove and ginger, at times notes of baked ham. Contracts through the finish, like it was squeezed. As with its original sibling Pale Ale it's not horribly flawed just freaking boring. (Contract brewed by Thomas Creek Brewery)

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Photo of PhillipJFry
3.7/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Pours a brownish red with a small head that receded rather quickly.
S - Floral aromas blend with hops and mild spices
T- Mild hop flavors along with various fruits and spices combine to create a layered yet still mediocre impression. While a decent beer, it doesn't evoke many of the familiar aspects of Belgian Reds. I was expecting more sour tones throughout the beer, and while some are present it's not exactly up to par in this respect.
M - A lighter beer from the start, I feel like the minimal carbonation ends up undermining several of its best aspects.
D- As a light, yet still complex beer this offering is refreshing yet nuanced. The perfect amount of hop flavorings remain after each sip.

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Photo of atsprings
3.85/5  rDev +11%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Many thanks to jhamilton84 for the hook up! 12oz bottle into a DFH Signature glass pours a crisp dark red with a decent eggshell head that diminished to a thin layer and left slight lacing on the glass. Aroma is sweet fruits, Earthy hops and mild spice. The taste is a nice balance of sweet malts, mild hops, fruits and just a hint of spice. The beer is on the light side of medium with mild carbonation and a hint of dryness. This is an enjoyable beer, I certainly look forward to more beers from Kind.

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Belgian Red Ale from Kind Beers Brewing
Beer rating: 3.47 out of 5 with 35 ratings
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