Red Banshee Red Alt Ale | The Fort Collins Brewery

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Red Banshee Red Alt AleRed Banshee Red Alt Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
The Fort Collins Brewery
Colorado, United States
fortcollinsbrewery.com

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.30%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Formerly called Retro Red.

Added by jmkratt on 02-12-2011

BEER STATS
Ratings:
407
Reviews:
106
Avg:
3.42
pDev:
14.91%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
50
For Trade:
0
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5/5  rDev +46.2%

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5/5  rDev +46.2%

Photo of neillbelgium
4.87/5  rDev +42.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Ltrader
4.79/5  rDev +40.1%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Flavorful beer. Not overly hoppy

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4.75/5  rDev +38.9%

Photo of fishstick_pete
4.42/5  rDev +29.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Delicious, to keep it short...

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4.33/5  rDev +26.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of bubseymour
4.27/5  rDev +24.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This is a very nice looking beer. Dark red / purple clear with 1 finger head and great retention
Smells nice too. Malty, sweet mostly but very nice. I really like the flavor profile on this one. Very nice malty sweet and bready upfront with a slight hop crisp finish. Very well balanced beer. Perhaps could be a tad thicker and sweeter in flavor but overall its pleasant overall. A very nice sessionable beer with flavor and highly recommend. Nothing mind blowing but if its at a pub, I'd be happy to order one.

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4.25/5  rDev +24.3%

Photo of Jumbo_James
4.15/5  rDev +21.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A totally solid ale, I really enjoyed it. Extremely drinkable.

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Photo of akolb
4.13/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured out of a bottle into a pint, right here in Fort Collins
L: Light brown with a persistent ruddy head. Darker than expected.
A: Hops, bread, and a touch of yeast. A bright, inviting aroma.
T: Malty and slightly sweet at first with a strong bitter aftertaste.
F: Very smooth with low carbonation. The light body makes for easy drinking.
O: Far better than most Fort Collins brewery beers. The quintessential American amber/red ale: malty and smooth with a good amount of bitterness. A beer that reminds me of crisp fall days, and something I definately will seek out again.

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4.08/5  rDev +19.3%

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4/5  rDev +17%

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4/5  rDev +17%

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4/5  rDev +17%

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4/5  rDev +17%

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4/5  rDev +17%

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4/5  rDev +17%

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4/5  rDev +17%

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4/5  rDev +17%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Smooth easy drinking pool beer.

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4/5  rDev +17%

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4/5  rDev +17%

Photo of Wasatch
4/5  rDev +17%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz. Can

Pours a nice amber color, nice carbonation, with a pretty nice small off-white head, which leaves some sticky lacing behind. The nose is hoppy, malty, with some citrus. The taste is hoppy, malty, citrusy. Medium body, with a nice dry/bitter finish. Overall, a pretty tasty brew.

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4/5  rDev +17%

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4/5  rDev +17%

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Red Banshee Red Alt Ale from The Fort Collins Brewery
3.42 out of 5 based on 407 ratings.
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