Roller Dam Red Ale | Great River Brewery

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Great River Brewery
Iowa, United States
greatriverbrewery.com

Style: Irish Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.30%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Delicious, malty ale with a hint of caramel and a peppery hop finish.

Added by dpnelson1978 on 07-24-2010

BEER STATS
Ratings:
116
Reviews:
40
Avg:
3.65
pDev:
12.05%
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
17
For Trade:
0
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Photo of ATVIowa
3.27/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Jcarriglio
3.4/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Suds
3.69/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

From a tall can, this beer is a clear brownish amber in color with a slim head. The aroma is malty, with an underlying malt note. The flavor is of a throwback amber...balanced, flavorful, and rich. Well made, drinkable, and worthwhile.

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Photo of zeff80
3.54/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of crow
3.98/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of craigbelly
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bpkrippner
3.6/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of scruffwhor
3.14/5  rDev -14%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of MiamiWeiss
3.46/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Tanner_O
3.74/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of PhillyStyle
3.37/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jpuetz
3/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of invalid665
3/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of mtvolkens
3.68/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Not a bad brew. Some of the other beers put out by this brewery just missed the mark completely, but I would pick this up if I was in town again. Nice and light, but with a malty sweetness. I've noticed their beers tend to be light on the palate, never feeling heavy by any means, and that makes for more refreshing brews, but less interesting.

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3.29/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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

Photo of Raskolnikov
4.1/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of clausr
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of hooverhawkeye
4/5  rDev +9.6%

Photo of Jill_kellum
4/5  rDev +9.6%

Photo of UrbHawkEye
4.04/5  rDev +10.7%

Photo of alostplot
3.92/5  rDev +7.4%

Photo of zestar
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of EdFed
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

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Roller Dam Red Ale from Great River Brewery
3.65 out of 5 based on 116 ratings.
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