Leaf Peeper Red Ale | Atlantic Brewing Company / Mainely Meat BBQ

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Atlantic Brewing Company / Mainely Meat BBQ
Maine, United States

Style: English Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Leaf Peeper Red Ale is a 5% ABV, English style red ale that uses German noble hops (Saaz) to create a smooth session beer with a mild sweetness on the finish. In addition to the pale and Caramunich malts, we put in 10% crystal malt to achieve a ruby red color that is reminiscent of Maine fall foliage.

Added by MrHurmateeowish on 10-09-2009

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Reviews: 7 | Ratings: 25
Reviews by CHADMC3:
Photo of CHADMC3
3.79/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Pours a dark amber body with reddish copper hues beneath the lively tan head which dissolves quickly but leaves a constant lacing around the glass.

This really is a decent English pale. The expected Munich and pale malt are present with the more subtle hops to compliment. It's almost Oktoberfest meets a pale ale.

The flavor holds even more true to the style with a touch of faintly sweet malt, biscuit, lit earth hops and toast.very much English pale with the sweetness increasing as it warms.

Medium in body reaching the full side towards the finish with generous carbonation.

This is really a nice example of the style which seems to turn out exactly the way it should. As long as the consumer does not expect an APA there is no reason not to enjoy this.

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Photo of tigg924
3.25/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Had on tap at Mainely Meat at the brewery

Appearance: moderate carbonation, minimal head, clear, copper in color

Smell: caramel and toasted malt

Taste: caramel and toasted malt, and pale malt

Mouthfeel: medium-light body, moderate carbonation, sweet

Overall: An OK English pale ale. Not knowing the style at the time, I would have guessed marzen. Not bad, but not overly distinguishable either.

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Photo of Cavanaghty
3/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance: Dark red with a thin beige head. No lacing on the glass.

Smell: Heavy malts and some hops.

Mouthfeel/Taste: Smooth medium bodied. Heavy malt flavors with some hops and pine notes. Barely maybe too.

Overall: Not a bad beer. Glad I tried it.

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Photo of Sinnian
3.5/5  rDev -3%

Photo of Newbeergeek1
3.65/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I am sitting here at Mainly Meat BarBCue (nicely joined at the hip with the brewery) scarfing down this very pleasant seasonal draft. I live in the area and have not had this before. Certainly worth drinking and I would buy again in a bottle form. Some lacing, nice smell, wicked good look, and it feels good going down

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Photo of DJoe
3.16/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of CheckMate
3.88/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bomber bought at Ron's Market in Farmington, ME split with MrHurmateeowish. pours a clear golden amber with a half inch of off white head. scents of biscuity and tinge of an earty quality to it. tastes of biscuit, tinge of citrus, and earthiness. light carbonation with a clean finish. light and refreshing.


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Photo of nebula1999
4/5  rDev +10.8%

Photo of ububru
3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of mormon
3/5  rDev -16.9%

Photo of potownbill
3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of jlindros
3.61/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Best by 3/08/16

Pours a decent fluffy foamy 1/2 finger head that fades at a med pace, decent lacing notes, mostly clear cranberry red color.

NOse big crystal malts, toasty reddish malts, caramel, candy, plenty of red toasty malts, little sweet smelling, with herbal spicy hops as well.

Taste brings herbal earthy hops, a little vegetal herbal hop character, mild to fair bitterness, very U.K. style herbal hops. Then sweet malts, candy caramel, little biscuity, toasty reddish malts, sweet and a little syrupy. Pretty simple. Finish drier, lingering herbal earthy vegetal hops, more crystal malts, caramel biscuit lingering too.

Mouth is med bod, mild syrupy like, lots of small bubble carbonation.

Overall eh, OK but not really my style, lots of herbal earthy U.K. hops, blended with big crystal malts, so basically delivers what it wanted to, but not really my style of beer, also very simple and a bit boring.

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Photo of Stephenkdunphe
4.7/5  rDev +30.2%

Photo of psdriscoll
2.75/5  rDev -23.8%

Photo of zekeman17
3.09/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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

Photo of csrbv
3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of Mini4x
3.5/5  rDev -3%

Photo of 22Blue
3.73/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of aldabears1
5/5  rDev +38.5%

Photo of MrHurmateeowish
4.03/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 5

22oz bomber purchased at Ron's Market in Farmington, Maine. Pours a yellow-amber crystal-clear body with a thin film of off-white head that dissipates quickly. Biscuity and caramel malt, with some herbal earthy hops to balance. Caramel bready malt with a light dose of herbal grassy hops and just a tinge of cooked corn. Light bodied with moderate carbonation makes this an extremely drinkable pils. A little light and simple on the flavor, but that makes this an easy-drinking tasty fall brew that stands out from the pumpkin beers and Oktoberfests that usually characterize this season's beer scene.

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Photo of meehandennis
3.5/5  rDev -3%

Photo of rderedin
2.5/5  rDev -30.7%

Photo of GFD400
3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of mmmbeerNY
3.98/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Leaf Peeper Red Ale from Atlantic Brewing Company / Mainely Meat BBQ
3.61 out of 5 based on 25 ratings.
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