Derailleur Ale | Moab Brewery

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Brewed by:
Moab Brewery
Utah, United States

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Change gears for a smooth downhill ride! This well-balanced ale has six types of malt and four hearty hop additions. The end result - a deep amber color with a rich and complex profile.

Added by beernut7 on 08-29-2002

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Ratings: 33 |  Reviews: 13
Reviews by tigg924:
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3.8/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: copper in color, small head, clear, moderate carbonation

Smell: toasted malt chocolate, and a bit of piney hops

Taste: touch of piney hops in the beginning and end with a bit of chocolate and toasted malt in the middle, and caramel throughout.

Mouthfeel: smooth, semi-bitter, medium-heavy body, moderate carbonation.

Drinkability: Very different from other beers I have had. I did not expect that much of a chocolate taste from an amber. I would have this again, but two max in a session. A very good and suprising beer.

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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

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4/5  rDev +7.2%

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4.1/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Burnt amber colored with a large rise of bone-colored head. Retention is moderate, and it laces well.
Toasty, nutty nose, with backings of bitter chocolate, burnt whole grain toast, subtle dark fruits, and bitter floral hops with pinpricks of pine.
It hits the mouth with hazelnuttiness and a forceful toasted breadiness. Some caramel and plum notes fill in the gaps with a light sweetness. Cocoa and almonds, and mild coffee notes resume it in an earthier, drier direction. Hops are herbal and moderately bitter, with some evergreen moments.
Light bodied (as 4% beers nearly always are), with a moderate CO2. This has enough depth to appear somewhat larger than it is, but remains endless drinkable. This was my favorite of Moab Brewery's offerings.

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Photo of blackie
3.91/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

a: deep amber-brown in color, topped with a cream colored head, great retention and heavy residue laces the pint glass

s: toasty body with some light fruity caramel underneath, toasted whole grain bread, nice earthy hop aroma

m: light to medium in body with a smooth, moderate level of carbonation

t: toasted malt lightly sweetened with caramelized grain, whole grain bread crust, glimpses of dark roast, big earthy hop flavor with a moderate bitterness that dries the finish, toast and nutshell linger, good stuff

d: a nice beer that makes the best of the 4%, good for a few

standard pint at the brewpub

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Photo of Gusler
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

It appears this beer is now called "Park City Tie Die Red"?

The color a transpicuous burnished copper color, the head is modest but short lived with the color a pleasant tan and the residual lace a fine coating to conceal the glass. The nose is dominated by the malts, but the hops do peak through with the start sweet malt, top is middling in its feel to the palate. Finish is stingingly acidic with the hops mild and understated, dry long lasting aftertaste, and a quite drinkable beer and would make a good session beer.

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Photo of RyanK252
3.78/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

On tap at Moab Brewery

A: Pours reddish brown with a frothy khaki head that settles to a firm layer and laces beautifully.

S: Toasty, bready, floral, faint citrus, a hint of fruity/berry kinda notes, and a touch of toffee sweetness.

T: Toasty bready malt, floral, citrus, orange zest, pine, a hint of berries, and just a touch of toffee sweetness.

M: Light to medium body, moderate carbonation, crisp.

O: Takes a little getting used to that 4% is the law in these parts. That being said, this holds its own as an amber.

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Photo of Arborescence
3.67/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Dark copper/amber. Pours a very light head.

Aroma: Mild, malty and nutty.

Taste: A bit watery, but with a nice malty character. Fairly complex, but very light.

Mouthfeel: Light bodied, smooth.

Overall: Utah law is the reason for this beer being so weak. This might be great at 6-7% ABV.

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Photo of OrestesMethuon
3.67/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Very balanced, very smooth, very clean, mild (but not Mild) ale. Touch of grainy bite, very soft alpha acids, a touch of thymey herbaceousness. Lots of lacing, nice mellow stickiness; extremely clean finish. Very refreshing ruby-orange amber—only lacking a bit in depth and complexity.

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Photo of Lelampp
3.87/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4/5  rDev +7.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

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3/5  rDev -19.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

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4/5  rDev +7.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of hoegaardenhero
3.73/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

glad to stop by this brewpub as a good break from wandering in the national park desert

a: amber/brown with very faint bubble movement and a circle of white foams and a couple of wisps . fine lace

s: ripe fruits. plummy tartness. blackberries. very faint overall.

t: very toasty. nutty. plain. molasses. nice roasted finish. a good blend.

m: light carb. medium body.

d: a great amred and one of the best beers in utah.

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Photo of Wasatch
4/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours a clear dark ruby color, nice carbonation, small head, nice lacing afterwards.

S - Scents of sweet malts, roasted nuts, and caramel.

T - The taste is malty/nutty with a slight caramel undertone.

M - Medium body.

D - Drinkable. Glad to see this at the Bayou on tap. Very tasty beer.

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Photo of mflamar
3.33/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of beernut7
4.18/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This is my favorite at the brewery and one of my favorites in the state of Utah. There deep dark red color and a very light malt aroma which is deceiving because the flavor is huge. The lightly roasted strong caramel malt flavors are supported nicely by a light hop presence. Very tasty and easy drinking.

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3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

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3.76/5  rDev +0.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

Photo of tavernjef
4/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap at the brewpub: Darkened ruby copper tinted color, finger high head of dark ivory foam sits a top nicely, lacing adequately etched in sheets. Aroma is moslty malts with some caramel and slight roast tones and darker breads. Notes of grassy hops and herbal spice. Taste is a good amount of malty goodness, finely roasted, whole grain bread, caramel drizzled, buttery, and nutty with just a mild hop spice and bite nearer the finish. Finish lingers with a dried out caramel roasty twinge. Feel is about medium bodied, well carbonated, creamy, wholesome with malt laden thickness. A pretty good offering compared to the others at Moab Brewing. One to come back to for sure.

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Photo of tbone1384
4/5  rDev +7.2%

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Derailleur Ale from Moab Brewery
Beer rating: 3.73 out of 5 with 33 ratings