Rudolph's Red | Rivertowne Brewing

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Rivertowne Brewing
Pennsylvania, United States
myrivertowne.com

Style: American Amber / Red Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.10%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
This bold, Imperial Red will light up your nose and let you enjoy a season of reindeer games. The hint of cinnamon in the finish will add another spike to your antlers.

Added by Seamacm on 01-17-2014

BEER STATS
Ratings:
30
Reviews:
6
Avg:
3.76
pDev:
13.3%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
9
For Trade:
0
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Photo of jagada
3.28/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of q33jeff
3.08/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

**
01/18/2017
Can to Snifter.

LOOK: Color is amber/orange. Translucent. White head, sticks around awhile.
AROMA: Stale hops come first, but later are some spicy notes, cinnamon, sage. A little cherry as well.
TASTE: Ash, dry hops, apple, allspice, fruitcake. Cherry comes late again. Alcohol kick hits late as well.
FEEL: Decent carbonation. Thin body.

Not bad. Better than I would have thought.

**

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Photo of rjd722
3.97/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mvanaskie13
3.71/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a custom shaped glass: color is amber, a little hazy/dense looking, strong carbonation, light tan head that presents 1/4 inch thick after pour and dissipates to a ring, no lacing.

Smell is light spice (ginger, cinnamon) and then backed by some malt, caramel, biscuit.

Taste is similar with a spicy punch at first, backed by moderate malt character, more toffee/bready like flavors noted. Flavor leans on the edge of a gingerbread cookie, but the malt and spice hide the ABV well.

Mouthfeel is a little sweet, not cloying, then the lingering quality is a bit sharp/dry.

Overall an interesting beer - simple spice profile, deeper taste with hidden abv, and sharper mouthfeel.

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Photo of ejimhof
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GameOfBeers
4.19/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of calcnerd
4.25/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Griggsy
4/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of madelfonatree
4.1/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Enjoyed January 6, 2016 from a 2015 can in a snifter.

Look - Murky red with a brown tint. Head is lighter tan and settles to a ring. Blotchy lacing.

Smell - Ginger. Cinnamon. Brown sugar.

Taste - Gingerbread. Brown sugar. Caramel.

Feel - Smooth. Carbonation is not overpowering. Sweetness sticks to the tongue.

Overall - Gingerbread brown sugar. Lighter at 8.1% compared to Mad Elf and Pimp My Sleigh with a lot of flavor.

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Photo of salamiwagon
3.71/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of norinco
4.24/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TheRamie
3.6/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of gregcordle
3.4/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of MrJuengling
3.71/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of muchos
4.09/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Smells of sweet malt, peanut brittle, butterscotch, a touch of fruitiness (bananas perhaps).
More fruit in the taste, berries, dates, melon, banana. Pungent sweetness with just slight bitterness. Cinnamon aftertaste. 8.1% abv is nonexistent in the taste.
Overall above average malt forward beer. I took a chance on a good deal for a case, and I don't regret it.

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Photo of j0hnc2468
3.85/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of alcohline_trip
3.33/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of woodychandler
3.8/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Another CAN for The CANQuest (TM), courtesy of the good people of The Friendly Greek Bottle Shop! It is my go-to for singles, whether CANs or bottles and they are always good to me. I missed drinking this over the holidays, but the picture approval process has really sped up! That's my pic, BTW.

From the CAN: "This bold, [sic] Imperial Red will light up your nose and let you enjoy a season of reindeer games The hint of cinnamon in the finish will add another spike to your antlers. Cheers and thanks, [undersigned] Andrew S. Maxwell Brew Master".

Misplaced comma notwithstanding, I was ready to initiate the Crack! The inverted Glug produced two-plus fingers of dense, light-tan head with good retention. Magnificent lacing lined the glass as it slowly fell. Color was a beautiful Coppery-Brown (SRM = > 17, < 22) with NE-quality clarity. In other news, I have not heard back from Val Midwest, so the birthday party on 28 Feb 2015 in Lincoln, NE may not happen. Nose had a malty sweetness tinged with spice. Mmmm. This kind of reminds me of an ale that I bought at La Bodega in Anchorage, AK when my Couchsurfing hostess worked there. It was a big bottle that was on sale for inventory close-out and we took it home and I showed her how to make a double-boiler in order to heat it. It was like a mulled ale and I would bet that it would work on this beer, also. I may try it, if I CAN find another CAN! Mouthfeel was medium. Taste was slightly fruity, like mixed berries, with a light spiciness and a definite malt presence. It was right on the edge of being too malty for my taste. Finish was actually semi-dry, with the spices now really kicking in. I am so going to try this heated!

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Photo of lupercmda
3.58/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of greg4579
4.01/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of JayKay412
3.25/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of tdm168
3.6/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of whatname
3.68/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of djrn2
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of WVbeergeek
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

Pours like clear amber light khaki tan head with fine speckled lacing. Aroma has a creamy cinnamon note similar to the end of the bowl of Cinnamon toast crunch, pronounced caramel malt notes as well. Flavor Not overly sweet, goes down easy with each sip...more caramel and a clean creamy cinnamon spiced sweetness in each sip. Mouthfeel is smooth, no heat definitely can't detect 8.1% abv at all no burn, each sip rolls along easy accessible carbonation levels creamy finish really adds to the enjoyment. Overall I will revisit this beer I would picture the lighter spice profile making this a viable option this holiday season for a case purchase, but recognize the alcohol content.

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