Rouge | Fort Garry Brewing Company Ltd.

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Brewed by:
Fort Garry Brewing Company Ltd.
Manitoba, Canada

Style: American Amber / Red Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by andrenaline on 07-01-2010

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Ratings: 9 |  Reviews: 3
Reviews by Litrecola:
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3/5  rDev -9.4%

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Photo of biboergosum
3.15/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

341ml bottle, part of the Fort Garry mixed pack.

This beer pours a clear, medium red-brick amber hue, with two fingers of puffy, loosely foamy, and fizzy beige head, which leaves little beyond a few random specks of streaky lace around the glass as it quickly settles.

It smells of bready, semi-sweet caramel malt, slightly tart generic dark orchard fruit, a hint of bubblegum (the yeast?), and very subtle earthy, weedy hops. The taste is grainy, somewhat bready malt, an echo of the caramel that once was, a dry, flinty metallic edge, some mild, plain stone pit fruitiness, and soft, murmuring earthy, musty hops.

The carbonation is moderate, yet a bit tugging at times, the body medium-light in weight, and a wee bit too edgy to proclaim decidedly smooth. It finishes trending dry, the malt gone grainy, and the maudlin hops standing as they were.

Much more in line with what I expect (unfortunately) from Canadian red ales - some caramel, some unbecoming hops, and an unpleasant edginess, here in the metallic form. Shades of Rickard's Red, is what I mostly get with this one.

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Photo of DamageCase76
2.75/5  rDev -16.9%

Photo of CrazyMike
3.71/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Dark, amber brown apperance with small head that quickly disappears leaving some lacing. Smell consists of caramel, honey and bread. Nothing very strong though.

Sweet, caramel taste with a hint of brown sugar and floral hops. Picked up some bread, malt, honey and toffee as well. Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Aftertaste is a lingering malty and brown sugar taste.

Overall, this is a very sweet, but flavorful beer. Worth a try if you come across it at a store, a little to sweet though to drink all night.

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Photo of andrenaline
3.2/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A - Pours a copper brown with a red hue, thin layer of large bubbly head which dissipates quickly leaving no lacing. Lots of visible carbonation in the glass.

S - Slight sweet scent of caramel and bready malts. Not overly strong with respect to scents, though I didn't have much in terms of expectations.

T - Bready malts with a slight hop flavour. Sweet caramel and toffee flavours are noticeable on the after-taste.

M - Pretty light, a little too carbonated though for my liking though.

D - An average red ale, nothing overly memorable, but by no means terrible. Would've liked a little more sweet malts on this one.

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Photo of Bunman3
3/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Well...this looks thin, smells metallic and tastes like a watered down Rickard's Red. Definitely not a great effort from FGB.

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Photo of kjyost
3.25/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of KStark
3.46/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of 4ster
3.46/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Rouge from Fort Garry Brewing Company Ltd.
3.31 out of 5 based on 9 ratings.
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