Roller Dam Red Ale | Great River Brewery

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Roller Dam Red AleRoller Dam Red Ale

Brewed by:
Great River Brewery
Iowa, United States

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

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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

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3.81/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Translucent caramel color. Thick, cream colored head with excellent retention and moderate lacing.

Sweet aroma of candied sugar, grains, and ginger spice.

Flavor is malty and sweet with a buttered biscuit character. Subtle caramel. Mild leafy, earthy hop tones. Descent balance. Tart finish.

Medium bodied with a grainy texture. Dry in the finish.

Solid red ale. Good balance and descent flavor. Easy to drink also.

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3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

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3.28/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Serving type: 16-ounce can. No freshness date.

Appearance: Poured into an imperial pint glass. The color is light red/copper; it looks like grenadine colored 7-Up. Two fingers of eggshell-colored head dissipated quickly to leave a spotted lacing and ring around the edge.

Smell: Sweet and malty. Caramel, toffee, floral hops, and perhaps strawberry jam or syrup.

Taste: Mirrors the aroma. Sweet caramel, toffee, floral hops, and strawberry syrup.

Drinkability: I do not have much experience with Irish red ales, so I cannot comment on how the beer fits the style. Overall, though, it is too sweet for my taste. It is far from my favorite Great River beer.

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3/5  rDev -15.7%

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3.08/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Appearance: Lives up to its name. It is a copperish red. A little cloudy. About 1/2 inch of cream colored foam. Almost no lacing at all.
Smell: There's some bread, a biscuit aroma. Don't smell much else.
Taste: Hops are on the back end and are not a strong part of the taste. There's a very slight bitterness. The most pronounced is a malted grain taste.
Mouthfeel: Lighter mouthfeel. Effervescent and tingly.
Drinkability: Very drinkable. Would go well with roasted corn, salsa, spaghetti with a tomato sauce. Might even be very good to put into a tomato sauce.

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3.83/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

tallboy can poured into sam adams pint glass.

Appearance: medium amber bodied beer with easily 2 finger of head. Nice lacing on the side of the glass.

Smell: Nice malty red with a touch of grassy and floral hops. Malts smell of caramel and bready.

Taste: Malt forward Irish red. Nice caramel sweetness, fresh bread, and a hint of brown sugar. The malts are also a little fruity too. A touch of grassy hops in the finish offer just the right amount of a mild bitterness to help balance out the sweet malt profile.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied beer with moderate carbonation. Easy drinking Irish Red.

Overall: Another solid beer from Great River! Riminds me of Fat tire, but I prefer the Roller Dam Red. Its worth you time! Convience of a can and priced great at 7.99 a 4pk of tall boys.

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Roller Dam Red Ale from Great River Brewery
Beer rating: 3.56 out of 5 with 117 ratings