Extra Red | Ritual Brewing Co.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Ritual Brewing Co.
California, United States
ritualbrewing.com

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by UCLABrewN84 on 10-04-2012

BEER STATS
Ratings:
51
Reviews:
3
Avg:
3.69
pDev:
13.28%
 
 
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0
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18
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From a growler...

Foamy off-white head forms, several fingers deep, forms with moderately vigorous poor. Lacing sticks to glass.

The extra red's "extra," presumably, comes from it's slightly elevated ABV (note: I think the proper ABV is 6.5%--I seem to recall it from the chalkboard at taproom and untappd entry concurs, but not certain enough to just change it...). It drinks like a less potent beer. It's very clear; deep copper, but at edges when tilted takes on a color similar to a marzen--a little bit lighter than I would have expected.

Nose has malt sweetness, light caramel, toasty, and floral/spicy hops that follow in the quaff. A little bit of fruit. **Update: Poured another glass out of the growler next day, and it the nose was bright with 3C-type citrus/pine aroma. Very pleasing. Not sure why I didn't pick this up the first go-round.

There is definite malt body and sweetness, medium-light, finishing somewhat sweet. It balances with floral, spicy hop. Carbonation is soft and bitterness asserts its presence but somewhat meekly.

Overall an easy-drinking beer with round, smooth flavors. The bitterness is restrained, but not to the point where it seems like a flaw.

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Extra Red from Ritual Brewing Co.
3.69 out of 5 based on 51 ratings.
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