Broken Red Ale | Broken Bow Brewery

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Broken Bow Brewery
New York, United States
brokenbowbrewery.com

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Our Red Ale has a malty, lightly sweetened personality that is smooth & easy on the palate. Subtle caramel aroma, topped with a cream-colored head, this beer is a Jack-of-All-Trades when it comes to food.



Added by bluehende on 12-27-2014

BEER STATS
Ratings:
18
Reviews:
8
Avg:
3.4
pDev:
14.71%
 
 
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0
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2
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Ratings: 18 |  Reviews: 8
Photo of tone77
3.38/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Poured from a 12 oz. can. Has an amber color with a 1 inch head. Smell is of dark fruits, some caramel. Taste is tart, balanced malts and hops, pine, hints of green apples. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall, not bad, but one is plenty for me.

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Photo of VoxRationis
3.54/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Decanted from a tap into a conical pint glass.
A: Dark copper with a quarter inch, persistent off-white head.
S: Little bouquet. Vegetable/mushroom, hot pepper, possibly sugar cane or caramel.
T: Caramel and bacon. Not a typical red ale vis a vis flavor; almost a rauchbier quality.
M: Light bodied, solidly carbonated.
O: A bit out of sync for a red ale. Not bad, just different.

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Photo of chrishiker1409
3.52/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

L: Amber with less than a finger of tan head.

S: Light on aroma. Pepper and a little caramel

T: Follows nose. Caramel and a little spice.

F: Medium to light body, moderately carbonated.

O: A decent Amber. My first beer from this brewery.

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Photo of wafers
2.06/5  rDev -39.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Photo of Gkruszewski
3.5/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of singletary
2.05/5  rDev -39.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of Act25
3.33/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

All Broken Bow beers are minerally (NY water) and slightly sour.
You must try this odd red ale - one of my fave styles done here the oddest way. Just above Yonkers.

A: Pours a dr. pepper cherry bronze color w dotty film and lace.

S: Smells of mostly sour, with caramel, cola, cherry, and dark fruits. Sweet and no hops.

T: follows smell but more tart, cidery, almost peppery on top of a caramel, grape and cherry base. Too odd for me, but fun. Good with peppery cayenne dark chocolate.

F: Thin, fizzy and continued on the border of cider, soda.

Overall - Weirdly enjoyable. Try 1

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Photo of manfromanotherplace
3.79/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pretty tart, bordering on the sour but not quite getting there, smells like old irish red lemonade, mouthfeel is nothing special, all in all I think this is a pretty good brew.

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Photo of dar482
3.26/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

The beer comes in a rich medium to deep amber color.

The aroma offer caramel, medium maltiness, almost no hops.

The flavor follows mild caramel, neutral, lightly toasted grains, biscuity malt, a bit of roasted quality offering a dry finish.

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Photo of EdgarGerik
3.18/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of Ale_Dog
3.43/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Solid beer. Rich malt. Great right out o the can

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Photo of paulish
3.5/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Brams
4.01/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of RancidAggro
3.49/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of steve419
3.85/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Allezchristina
3.3/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Better than average NE microbrew red ale. Slightly more balanced than the average American red ale but still not as smooth as an Irish or English red ale. Worth a try, maybe not worth a 6 pack unless you're in love with the style.

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Photo of Mikexw
3.14/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of JonAdams
3.27/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Pulled from tap at Broken Bow. Clear light caramel color. Netted lace remains on glass. Faint hint of berries. Very mild toasted maltiness. Clean finish. Would likely have again.

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Broken Red Ale from Broken Bow Brewery
3.4 out of 5 based on 18 ratings.
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