Windvane | Bad Weather Brewing Company

WindvaneWindvane
BA SCORE
66.7%
Liked This Beer
3.83 w/ 114 ratings
WindvaneWindvane
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Bad Weather Brewing Company
Minnesota, United States
badweatherbrewery.com

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by maximum12 on 04-06-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#14,145
Reviews:
25
Ratings:
114
Liked:
76
Avg:
3.83/5
pDev:
10.18%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
25
Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 114 |  Reviews: 25
Photo of NodakEric
4.01/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of PMarcy78
3.17/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of ssimpson89
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Solid Amber,but the labeling is misleading. It says Red IPA on the can. I was expecting a hoppy red ale, but it's not that. Please call it what it is.

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Photo of tylerstravis
4.16/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of zenwatts
3.77/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SlightlyGrey
3.84/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of moundbz
4.25/5  rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of NilocRellim
3.78/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Clear caramel colour. Caramel malt nose, citrus and earthy hops. Nice grapefruit bitter pitiless to it. Lots of caramel and bready malts, earthy hops mid through finish, and overall light bodied and smooth.

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Photo of Whiskeydeez
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
3.34/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.25

100% opaque reddish tea colored with an off-white head of 2 fingers.

Some boozy licorice going on here, along with piney citrus, copper malts, and fig.

A little too stale and hoppy for my tastes, but comes out with some raisin notes, followed by citrus pith, pine, red grapefruit, bread crusts, metal.

Feel is kind of sticky but dry and scratchy throughout. Like a bad cough.

Overall, another beer I'll maybe not finish and not buy again. It's okay, but nothing noteworthy.

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Photo of qcbrewer
3.77/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of shivtim
3.12/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of bigpoppa67
4.09/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bsp77
4.19/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Aroma is mostly caramel and citrus. The taste is more complex, with citrus and pine hop notes over a semi-sweet malt backbone of caramel and roasted notes. The finish is bitter and dry. Carbonation and body are both right down the middle. Very good hoppy Red.

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Photo of ta_hagen
4.6/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of iRun2Beer
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Marvicsin
4.06/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of NickSMpls
3.62/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of elliott1184
2.93/5  rDev -23.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Kark
4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of VashonGuy
3.87/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

every brewery seems to make an amber, especially the new guys. its a style that usually appeals to the novices and the craft connoisseurs alike, so its usually on the beer list. the style generally doesnt do a whole lot for me, but this is an awesome one. i love that it still has all that rich red malt flavor, but is so dry in the finish that its almost like a different beer altogether than what i am used to. no lingering sweetness at all here, just a really zippy hoppy push and then its gone. almost like an irish red in the base, the grain is less caramelized and more earthy, but it still has the brown sugar and fresh baked elements i look for. its hop profile is pretty cool though, grapefruit splashy and christmas come to mind, but its not abrasive and ends up being a real easy drinking pint with a ton of carbonation and an almost mouthwatering thirst for more arising after each sip. i was really impressed with the overall quality of this one, and of the beers i had from these guys in general. not very often i contemplate ordering a second amber beer, so props to this one!

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Photo of Siduriman
3.56/5  rDev -7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Not sure if my bottle was over-carbonated or something, but it had quite the pop when I opened it and a ridiculous amount of head. Poured from bottle to Pint Glass.

A: Head is about two inches thick, and it is very, very, thick. As in, it hasn't moved for like a minute after I poured the beer, and I couldn't fit the whole beer in the glass. Leaves tiny little dots of lacing. Color is a dark mahogany.

S: A bit of hops, a medium level of roasted malty sweetness.

T: Very much like the smell, but a little heavier on the malty quality, and with a light bitterness.

F: I definitely feel like this was over-carbonated. It is very bubbly in the mouth.

O: This is one of my first red ales, I tried it due to it being a local brew. Not something I'd seek out, but it's not bad. Could have been a bad beer, too, if the carbonation was more on point I could see myself having a few of these in the Fall.

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Photo of MaddDogg84
4.4/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of km02600
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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Windvane from Bad Weather Brewing Company
Beer rating: 66.7% out of 100 with 114 ratings
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