Saint Gleason Imperial Red Ale
Abita Brewing Co.

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American Imperial Red Ale
Ranked #73
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Ranked #25,557
3.83 | pDev: 10.18%
Abita Brewing Co.
Louisiana, United States
Very Good
Reviews: 5 | Ratings: 18
Photo of drpimento
3.48/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Served al a good temperature, a fine, creamy, light tan with copper highlights head that soon settles out and lots of lace. Color is a clear, orange, red copper with a slow tiny bubble trail. Aroma is malt, toffee, caramel, hop, and fairly mild. Flavor's much like nose, not a lot going on, though what is there is nicely balanced. Body is good but carbonation is a tad flat. Finish is like flavor, fairly short and drinkable with only a bare hint of the alcohol.

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Photo of DrinkSlurm
3.88/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Lagers in Metarie, LA. Poured into pint glass.
More brown than abmer pour, with a bit of haze. One finger of head gone quick, ok lacing left behind. Not much aroma here...some slight sweet malts and hops but nothing crazy here. Taste is really nice. Candied fruit/raison like flavors, mixed with some maltys and hops and a very boozey finish. Not sure of the abv but it tastes above 6.
Overall, nice brew. Hard to say its an amber but its tastey.

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Photo of kylehay2004
4.03/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: half finger head with tons of lacing on a hazy amber with slight golden body.

S: lots of candy, syrup, molasses and caramel.

T: Pretty malty up front with a tame mild dark fruit and caramel finish.

M: medium body and moderate carbonation.

Overall: pretty thick likely due to the maltiness. Very smooth and drinkable. I would like to see more hops.

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Photo of MrHassellYaHurd
3.99/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a pint glass a translucent copper with a creamy off-white head with long lasting lacing. Looks ok, but not as nice as I would expect.

There is a prominent aroma of earthy yeast notes and a slight sense of spiciness. There are savory hops in there, as well, but not terribly pronounced.

The hops are front and center here. There are delightful lightly-roasted malts and an overall sweetness. The carbonation gives a carbonic acid tickle to the tongue. Medium bodied.

Sorry so curt, I'm on a phone.

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Photo of EgadBananas
3.63/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Pours light amber, clear with a light tan finger of head. Nutty toasted malt aroma, with hints of citrus. Taste has q decent bitterness up front, citrus and q caramel malt sweetness and a pine finish. clean finish, upper light body with a subtle creaminess.

Great cause, average beer.

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Saint Gleason Imperial Red Ale from Abita Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 87 out of 100 with 18 ratings