Reprise Centennial Red | 4 Hands Brewing Co.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
4 Hands Brewing Co.
Missouri, United States
4handsbrewery.com

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
The Centennial hop is the centerpiece of our American Red Ale. Reprise pushes the limits of a single hop with an amazing bouquet and stunning bitterness all the way through. The citrus character provides an experience you will want to repeat. Reprise is crimson in color with aromas of citrus fruit and biscuit malt.

Added by JoEBoBpr on 12-21-2011

BEER STATS
Ratings:
260
Reviews:
40
Avg:
3.69
pDev:
10.84%
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
35
For Trade:
0
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Photo of Reneejane
2/5  rDev -45.8%

Just not that good. From a bottle brewed less than three months ago. Red color. Enormous beige head. Massively over carbonated. Malt is thin with inappropriate roasted flavors and nothing else. Hops are bitter, no essential oils no complexity. Not enough dry hop aroma. British scented yeast. There are a million and one reds I'd suggest instead. It isn't infected, oxidized or skunked, but I'm going to toss it, and cook with the remaining two bottles.

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2.5/5  rDev -32.2%

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2.5/5  rDev -32.2%

Photo of djrn2
2.5/5  rDev -32.2%

Highly infected.

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2.5/5  rDev -32.2%

Photo of bnes09
2.56/5  rDev -30.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.5

Orange-amber color. I had only poured about 3-4 ounces into my 12 ounce glass when the foam quickly rose to the brim of the glass. The head remained as bubble-bath, root beer float-like suds for several minutes after the pour, preventing me from consuming the beverage. Left dish detergent like lacing all over the glass.

Aroma of brown sugar, roasted almonds, with pine and dish soap.

Malt flavor hints at wheat toast. Touch of brown sugar sweetness. Then the hops take over with an aggressive and pungent laundry detergent flavor. Finishes with a rough, off-balances bitterness that never really leaves.

Medium bodied. Ample carbonation.

Purchased this beer from the closeout section of my local liquor store at $3.99. No freshness date on the bottle. To be fair, it was probably several months expired. Nonetheless, it was not a pleasant experience and I would not revisit it if it were free. Time to go pour the remaining 18 ounces down the drain.

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Photo of NeroFiddled
2.59/5  rDev -29.8%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

4 Hands Reprise Centennial Red Ale
22 oz. long-neck brown "bomber" bottle; no apparent freshness dating
$5.99 @ Whole Foods, Plymouth Meeting, PA

4 Hands has let me down with the first beer I've tried from them. Looking at the bottle I noticed that the liquid level was way up in the neck of the bottle, about an inch below the cap. As it was cold and had not been jostled about I didn't think much of it though. Upon opening it the gushing began. I quickly got it into the kitchen sink where it spewed out quite a bit of it's contents. I was able to carefully pour a few ounces at a time, but for the most part it just foamed up. It was only after 10 minutes or more that I was able to get an almost full pint.

Holding it to the light I found it quite cloudy. I happened to have a Paulaner HefeWeizen sitting nearby and viewed them side-by-side. The 4Hands was by far more cloudy, meaning more yeast, which was later confirmed by the taste. That tenacious carbonation continued, and if I tilted the glass the stream of tiny bubbles racing forth resembled that of a Bavarian Hefe Weizen.

The flavor revealed a caramelish malt, a solid bitterness, and some piney-citrusy hops although their complexity was quite diminished by the solid presence of yeast.

Perhaps I just got a bad bottle. Perhaps it was the last one off of the line and a whole lot of yeast was carried over. In the past that might have been considered as OK, or perhaps even "charming" in the spirit of the microbrew movement, but it's not acceptable by today's standards. There's too much competition between small breweries, and only those that produce the best beers and practice the strictest quality assurance will thrive. If a brewery can't produce a bottle of beer that tastes as they've intended it to, then they probably should not bottle their beer. In the past I would have given them another try, but this time I'll put that money towards another brewery I haven't tried, or one that's tried and true.

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Photo of dertyd
2.69/5  rDev -27.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

decent red ale earthy nice bitterness but nothing extraordinary

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2.75/5  rDev -25.5%

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2.75/5  rDev -25.5%

Photo of SpAiReArGsEonNE
2.96/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of jmccullough108
3/5  rDev -18.7%

Photo of AndyEdgar
3/5  rDev -18.7%

Photo of smartassboiler
3/5  rDev -18.7%

Photo of redleg411
3/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of chasmandocharles
3/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of DragonMomma
3.04/5  rDev -17.6%

Photo of Beefytits4
3.05/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of NateMac13
3.08/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of skaboom420
3.12/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of lemmy187
3.21/5  rDev -13%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

All bitter, no balance. Thin mouthfeel.

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Photo of Seabass1964
3.22/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of Schlafly33
3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

Photo of DerekQXQX
3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

Photo of kwa357
3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

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Reprise Centennial Red from 4 Hands Brewing Co.
3.69 out of 5 based on 260 ratings.
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