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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Blue Pants Brewery
Alabama, United States | website

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by richj1970 on 10-19-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Reviews:
2
Ratings:
12
Avg:
4.08
pDev:
18.63%
 
 
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Reviews: 2 | Ratings: 12
Photo of Radome
4.15/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22 oz bottle into a goblet.

A - Light to medium brown color with a significant red tinge. Slightly hazy. Head is off-white. It starts out as a thin but surface-covering layer that slowly fades to a thin, irregular sheet of almost microscopic bubbles with scattered large bubbles. Some lacing on the glass. A very good looking beer.

S - The dominant aroma is from the yeast, sharp and slightly sour like a traditional Belgian Red. There is definite oak in there, along with a definite sherry note. I'm transported to Belgium! Well done.

T - The flavors are of sweet graham cracker malt mixed with a sharp, tart aged character. Again, there is definite oak presence. No overt hops flavors, but there is enough bitterness to offset the sweet malt. Fairly dry finish.

M - Thin to medium body. Low carbonation; just a smoothness on the tongue, really. Alcohol burn melds with the hops bitterness.

O - This beer hits many of the right buttons for a Belgian Red. My only negative comment is that it is a bit one-dimensional with the sharpness of the fermentation character. Some subtlety and complexity would improve this beer. Nevertheless, as a long-time fan of this style, I was pleasantly surprised by this Alabama version.

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Photo of richj1970
4.02/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 22 oz bottle into tulip glass.

A: Pours a deep cloudy mahogany red with one to two finger off white head. Lots of nice sticky lacing.

S: Red wine mixed, fall spices, and Belgian yeast. Sour grapes.

T: The red wine influences here are prominent providing just a bit of tartness and fruity backbone. There is a nice underlying spice complexity which I assume comes from the barrel aging.

M: Medium body and nicely carbonated. Reminds me a bit of a glass of wine.

O: A nice change of pace. The base is a solid Belgian style ale, and the barrel aging adds a nice twist.

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Belgian Style Red from Blue Pants Brewery
4.08 out of 5 based on 12 ratings.
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