Runabout Red Ale
Sebago Brewing Company

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From:
Sebago Brewing Company
 
United States
Style:
American Amber / Red Ale
Ranked #353
ABV:
4.4%
Score:
80
Ranked #28,216
Avg:
3.49 | pDev: 12.03%
Reviews:
52
Ratings:
134
Status:
Active
Rated:
Sep 30, 2022
Added:
Aug 09, 2009
Wants:
  4
Gots:
  25
SCORE
80
Good
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Notes: Runabout Red Ale is a classic! Our Red Ale has a malty sweet taste that comes from 3 different types of caramel malt. It is a clean, well-balanced beer that started as seasonal ale that we only brewed from March until July. It was so popular with our regulars that we started brewing it year round in 2002. Our red ale is made with only two hop additions to the kettle as opposed to three in most of our other brews and the malt character shows this. Please enjoy our staff favorite!

37.4 IBU
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Rated: 4.08 by JohnhatesIPAs from New Hampshire

Sep 30, 2022
 
Rated: 3.75 by LAM01833 from Massachusetts

Jul 31, 2022
 
Rated: 3.25 by Elicoleman from Colorado

Sep 30, 2019
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Reviewed by akaizer from Virginia

3.29/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25
Had as a pour at the Portland location. Had a thin head that left a bit of lacy white foam on the sides of the glass. Color was rust-red with a moderate degree of opaqueness. Scent and taste were both malty up front with a bit of hop notes on either side. I found myself desiring the beer to have either more maltiness or more hoppiness in both taste and smell and found the end result was a beer that hewed too close to the middle of both flavor profiles to have either really jump out.
Aug 31, 2019
 
Rated: 3.59 by hopley from Massachusetts

Jul 24, 2019
 
Rated: 3.67 by O-Meg from New York

Jul 21, 2019
 
Rated: 3.78 by Arg914 from New York

Jul 21, 2019
 
Rated: 4.48 by fret13 from Ohio

May 27, 2019
 
Rated: 3.48 by S_McAteer_95 from Ireland

May 12, 2019
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Reviewed by vinicole from England

3.65/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Bottle. Clear amber with a thin head.
Sweet caramel malt and hops. Light leaf and grain.
Mild malt flavour. Leaning towards sweetness.
Medium body. Light carbonation.
A reasonably refined red ale.
May 03, 2019
 
Rated: 3.49 by KMcGrath from Massachusetts

Dec 04, 2018
 
Rated: 4.03 by Bitburger from Vermont

Jan 27, 2018
 
Rated: 3.92 by BenMorse from Maine

Jan 17, 2018
 
Rated: 4.23 by Babydave from New York

Jan 17, 2018
 
Rated: 3.52 by Jcbroome from Florida

Oct 24, 2017
 
Rated: 3.77 by hockeypuck from Maine

Aug 10, 2017
 
Rated: 3.05 by Nucleosynthesis from Massachusetts

Aug 05, 2017
 
Rated: 3.59 by notascoolasyou from New Hampshire

Apr 23, 2017
 
Rated: 3.53 by grahuba from Connecticut

Apr 13, 2017
 
Rated: 3.62 by brewnme from Maine

Apr 04, 2017
 
Rated: 3.25 by Dovers from Wisconsin

Dec 06, 2016
 
Rated: 3.74 by lupercmda from North Carolina

Sep 17, 2016
 
Rated: 3.53 by williahd from Maine

Aug 03, 2016
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Reviewed by mikeg67 from New Jersey

3.63/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
On tap at Sebago. Pours red with fluffy white head and nice lacing. Aroma is of some hops, caramel malt and red fruit. Body is medium and crisp. Earthy hops, caramel malt and ripe fruit nicely balanced on the pallet. Finish is long and earthy. Overall it is nice session brew.
Jul 25, 2016
 
Rated: 3.29 by scxcrunner from Massachusetts

Jul 24, 2016
 
Rated: 3.59 by wisegreensoul from Idaho

Jul 19, 2016
 
Rated: 3.75 by Mack from Canada (QC)

Jun 20, 2016
 
Rated: 3 by David19457 from New Jersey

May 19, 2016
 
Rated: 3.94 by MrMustard2012 from Rhode Island

May 03, 2016
 
Rated: 2.45 by Uzarnayme from Vermont

Apr 01, 2016
 
Rated: 3.52 by h4ger from Connecticut

Feb 20, 2016
 
Rated: 3.42 by TomMorris from Connecticut

Jan 13, 2016
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Reviewed by Hoppy_Time from Maine

4.79/5  rDev +37.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
I'm partial to Red's and this is probably my favorite.
Look: Pours a beautiful red brown with carbonation clinging to the glass and a moderate bubbly off white head
Smell: Slightly malty and sweet on a background of piney hops
Taste: Crystal and caramel malt prevails without becoming to sweet, a light hop bitterness balances and compliments the malts
Feel: Moderate carbonation, crisp and clean
Overall: A wonderful red, malt forward with a nice balance of hops, light crisp and refreshing. Love this beer chilled down on a summer day.
Jan 03, 2016
 
Rated: 4 by SpAiReArGsEonNE from New Jersey

Dec 16, 2015
 
Rated: 3.3 by BMaurais from Maine

Nov 27, 2015
 
Rated: 3.59 by Cgraham

Nov 14, 2015
 
Rated: 3.53 by DrStiffington from New Jersey

Nov 06, 2015
 
Rated: 3 by SocalKicks from California

Oct 29, 2015
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Reviewed by mothmanscott from Georgia

3.34/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25
Pours an opaque mid-deep amber producing 1.5 fingers of frothy, beige, shortlived head that leaves rings, streaks & motes of lace. Aroma is lightly malt forward brown bread, toast & thin caramel/toffee & faint floral hops. Taste is slightly more intense toasted, bready, caramel malt & hoppiness brought forth as some bitterness in the finish that lingers in the sweet aftertaste. Mouthfeel is light-medium bodied with moderate carbonation, thin but with a light coating creaminess, prickly on both the tongue & palate. I have tried this on three sperate occasions & each time the brew has been divergent in consistency. Head size, duration & lacing as well as aroma & taste seem variable over time from one purchase to another.
Oct 18, 2015
 
Rated: 3.41 by EdmundBlackadder from Ohio

Oct 16, 2015
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