Elector Imperial Red Ale | New Albanian Brewing Company - Pizzeria and Public House

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Elector Imperial Red AleElector Imperial Red Ale
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Elector Imperial Red AleElector Imperial Red Ale

Brewed by:
New Albanian Brewing Company - Pizzeria and Public House
Indiana, United States

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by Viking on 01-31-2003

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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

a: served in a plastic hotel cup, the beer is a hazy, deep nut amber in color, sporting a thick khaki head with great retention - props to plastic

s: rich malt syrup nose, lots of dark caramelization, heavy toffee, nutty grain sugar, earthy pine tea hops, fruit esters, almost a sweet raw wort aroma at times

m: carbonation brushes with life smoothly across the tongue, weighty medium-full body

t: body loaded with rich, heavily caramelized malts that bring flavors of sweet, nutty grain and thick, raw malt wort, heavy hop flavors come in about halfway - long-steeped, earthy pine tea flavors dominate, pungent and acidic, sugars continue through but dial back a bit as a moderate bittering balances things out a touch,

o: rich and unrefined, lots of pure caramelized grain character, a nice beer that does well as the rustic type, though scores lower as a result, drinks fine

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look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Reviewed from notes. Poured from bomber into a Cigar City pint glass.

A: Pours a clear, deep reddish amber, with a one-finger off-white head, and moderate visible carbonation.

S: Toasted caramel, some pine bitterness, with vanilla and citrus in the background.

T: Follows the nose. Big bready malts with some spiciness. There isn't a particularly hoppy flavor here but there is some hop bitterness in the hang. Overall though, the taste seems thin and not overly pleasing.

M: Light bodied for an imperial-anything, moderate carbonation sensation, alcohol very well-hidden.

O: I bought this on a whim - a new brewery to this area, and it does have a pretty cool label. That said, I'm not impressed with the beer. It was drinkable, but I won't buy another one.

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look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Bottle from Deloch's in Indiana, 650ml into a tulip.

Unfiltered brown with some redder/ruby hues. Modest retention and thick lace. Nose has berries, a big red ale malt (heavily caramelized), toffee, light citrusk and spicy hops (although perhaps a bit faded). Taste has and earthy, caramel backbone. Moderate sweetness, toffee, citrus and some general hop bitterness. Malt is quite forward, and quite a nice profile displayed at that. Medium full feel, moderate bitterness. A decent red ale, with nice malt character but the hop flavours aren't as forward as I would've desired - still not a bad beer by any stretch.

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Elector Imperial Red Ale from New Albanian Brewing Company - Pizzeria and Public House
Beer rating: 3.58 out of 5 with 125 ratings
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