Fore River Brewing Co.

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Irish Red Ale
Ranked #85
Ranked #30,942
3.72 | pDev: 8.6%
Fore River Brewing Co.
Maine, United States
Notes: This Irish Red is brewed with a combination of traditional English base & roasted malts. Its subtle hop flavors compliment the sweetness of this beer making for a very enjoyable ale.
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3.65/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

From the 16 oz. can dated 05/03/2019. Sampled in a dimpled mug on May 21, 2019.

It pours a mahogany amber with maroon or ruby red hues when held to the light. A moderate and lasting tan head.

Ah yes, I get those typical red ale toffee sweetness and bread butter characters with a low to no hop profile. Maybe the vaguest of fruit.

Medium and smooth mouthfeel.

Big and bold toffee malt sweetness in the flavor and a kind of mossy character. It evolves into a moderately dry bitter finale. I liked it.

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Photo of Cavanaghty
3/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance: Reddish brown with a thick beige head.

Smell: Malts with citrus.

Mouthfeel/ Taste: Smooth medium bodied. Taste of Malts with a bitter pine after taste.

Overall: Not a bad red, personally I am just not a huge fan of reds, but I am glad I tried it.

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Photo of deltatauhobbit
3.96/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

32oz growler filled 7/9

Pours a deep amber copper color, large sized foamy head, fades at a decent rate, no lacing on the glass as it fades.

Smell has a rich toffee and caramel aroma, mostly sweet without much of a hop presences on the nose.

Taste is similar to the smell with huge caramel toffee sweetness, almost buttery at times, not much of a hop balance except for the mildest of bitter in the aftertaste, soft yet ample carbonation creates a very creamy mouthfeel.

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Photo of illpass78
4.02/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12 oz. in a nonic, on draft, at EVO in Portland.

Appearance: Pours a somewhat opaque dark ruby with a one-finger eggshell head. Lots of lacing.

Aroma: Caramel, malt, toast, some grass.

Taste: Good stuff. Roasted malts and a little touch of sweetness. Reminds me a bit of Smithwicks, or maybe Belhaven. Faint smoke, too.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied. Has body but isn't heavy.

Overall: Good entry from Fore River. Good companion to a nice meal.

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Beer rating: 83 out of 100 with 15 ratings