Rod Bender
3 Daughters Brewing

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Style:
Red Ale - American Amber / Red
Ranked #1,027
ABV:
5.9%
Score:
79
Ranked #46,379
Avg:
3.41 | pDev: 12.32%
Reviews:
15
Ratings:
62
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3 Daughters Brewing
 
Florida, United States
Avail:
Year-round
Wants
  2
Gots
  28
SCORE
79
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spectru from Florida

3.23/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Out of the can, only one, on the beach. Can't judge the appearance or aroma. The first sip has a surprising sweetish undertone. Mouthfeel is smooth, lightly carbonated. Not bad but unremarkable. If I had had more I'd have drunk more but I wouldn't go out of my way for it.

That was the first time I'd had that beer. After spending the day at the beach, we went to a restaurant and I had the same beer on draft. I enjoyed it less. It had kind of a sour aftertaste. I didn't much care for it.

Jun 26, 2018
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Franziskaner from Missouri

3.53/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Amber hued with a fingernail of beige around the rim and three quarters of the top. The aroma is of caramel. I'm tasting lots of carmelized crackery malt. The mouth is lightly syrupy.

Jun 24, 2018
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WunderLlama from Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Can poure into tasting glass

Clear red liquid, thin white foam ring

Sweet malty aroma

Malt, caramel taste, slightly sweet

Low sudsing

Nice beer

Mar 22, 2018
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SFC21 from Florida

4.03/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Very pleasantly surprised at how good of an amber ale this is. Great, caramel biscuity malt is the star here. Light sweetness and a light, bubbly body make this a great session beer.

Jul 21, 2017
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jjamadorphd from Florida

3.84/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

My first offering form 3 Daughters and I was impressed...

Maybe it's nepotism talking, but my son, home during the Fourth of July weekend and day pick this up for me for my birthday. At first I wrinkled my nose to it, but after taking a few swigs, I was happily surprised. A very nice reddish tinged beer with good head and some lacing fills the glass and empties out. The smell was slightly sweet, slightly malty and light on the nose. Mouthfeel was lightly carbonated to go with its overall light-bodied weight in the mouth. The taste was a blend of what I noted in my nose, sweet, malty and very sessionable (even at 6%). I have a sixer to go through - minus the ones he's trying, so I'm looking to enjoy a few more.

Jul 04, 2017
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BEERchitect from Kentucky

3.55/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

So, not everyday in Florida is fun in the sun. Sometimes a cooler, somber, or more cloudy day comes along- one than makes you yearn for a darker, richer beer flavor. Or maybe you just want a more savory beer to go along with a cheeseburger. Regardless, the 3 Daughters team has this beer for that occasion too.

Deep and dark in amber, its hazy cast leaves an impression of bronze on the eye. Its scent is bold with toffee, toast and with hints of chocolate and raisin. To taste, its the toffee and toast that lace the tongue with sweet and savory maltiness.

Embarking upon the middle palate, the sweet maltiness hinges on sugary quality as its sweetness lingers long and labored. Chocolate, nuttiness, toastiness, toffee and coffee all shed a malty light on the tongue while its hops are light, broad and woodsy- taking a faint edge off of the sweetness and aiding with drinkability.

Its sweet and robust finish is deep and savory. Trailing peanut skins, bread crust, coffee ground and cocoa leave a slight acidity and mild tannin dryness of the tongue, but not enough to offset the lingering sweetness that trails into the throat like cola and popcorn.

Oct 21, 2016
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Radome from Florida

3.14/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Tasted from a 12 oz can into a rounded pint glass.

L - Very dark copper color with lots of red/orange hues. Crystal clear. Little head on initial our and quickly goes to no head at all.

S - Great malt aromas of bread, crystal malts and lightly roasted grains. No hops aromas obvious, but there may be an earthy note mixed with the roasted grains in the finish.

T - Malt flavors of toasted bread along with slightly acrid roasted grains. Earthy hops in the finish. No yeast characteristics present in the flavors.

F - Body fairly thin. Very low carbonation. Low hops bitterness, with some bitterness addition from the roasted malt.

O - Overall, an OK beer, but not great. THin body, low carbonation and lack of head detract from clean, malty flavors.

Oct 14, 2016
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WoodBrew from Ohio

3.68/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I bought a can of the Rod Bender whilst in Fort Lauderdale to take on a cruise. It poured a murky amber with thin/zero white head that little lace. The scent was a light caramel. The taste was sweet caramel malt with slight bitter finish. The mouthfeel was medium in body with good carbonation. Overall it was decent.

Apr 01, 2016
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andrewjraab from Michigan

3.13/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A. Pours a murky and muddy brown with zero head retention.

S. Caramel and malts, nutty, chocolate, bread dough.

T. Malt forward, caramel, coffee. Lacks balance and touch - overly sweet with an over powering bread dough presence.

O. Meh at best. I'm glad I got a single and not a sixer.


Notes: purchased at ABC Lake Mary while on vacation.

Feb 14, 2016
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jkrich from Florida

3.53/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a freshness dated can: murky, reddish-brown with an off-white head. Per the bottom of the can, this amber is 6 months old.

Somewhat muted caramel malt but little else.

This has a nice rounded caramel, malt-accented flavor with a good complement of hops to keep it quaffable. The flavor is not very complex and there is a very faint stale aftertaste that I attribute to the ale's age. There is a hint of molasses as well.

The body was a little too thin and the mouthfeel was short-lived.

As I always like trying ambers, I will seek out a fresher six-pack next time.

Jan 23, 2016
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tfsimpkins from Florida

3.85/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 1 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Rusty brown color. Very murky. Bread and hops on the nose. Thick middle. slightly chewy. Nice hop character. resiny bready finish. I dig the taste. Color could use work.

Nov 08, 2015
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tempest from New York

3.55/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I'd call it an old school American red, it's big of bread crust and caramel malts with just enough hops to balance the residual sugars. It's clean and easy drinking, but nothing new.

Oct 23, 2015
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IckyT2012 from Florida

3.58/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I think this is the inaugural can release because I've never seen it before. Everything else I've tasted from them has been crap. But this is mediocre, which is a significant improvement by comparison. Definitely drinkable and would still take it over a macro lager or light.

Sep 25, 2015
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Kurmaraja from California

2.43/5  rDev -28.7%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Not a good beer. Really no better than an average home brew. Murky - this is consistent across their beers .... They look like pond water. Dull orange red. Nose of caramel and not much else. No hops, no malty goodness. Flavor is more of the same with a slight buttery note. Feels soft and heavy.

Sep 16, 2015
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PatrickBeebe from Florida

4/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Drank warm and straight out of the can almost immediately after purchasing this. Seemed a little over-carbonated, but that was most likely due to the temperature of the product. Not very bitter, but has a great, caramel like malt sweetness. Cant wait to try again after it has been chilled for a bit.

Aug 04, 2015
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Beer rating: 79 out of 100 with 62 ratings