Red Banshee Red Alt Ale | The Fort Collins Brewery

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Red Banshee Red Alt AleRed Banshee Red Alt Ale

Brewed by:
The Fort Collins Brewery
Colorado, United States

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

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5/5  rDev +46.6%

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3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

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3.73/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A-Red? More like dark brown. Was not expecting the body to be so damn dark. Dark khaki head really hangs around. Head is frothy and reliable. Good lacing too. ONly moderate light penetration. I am interested.

S-This really comes off as more of a Brown Ale. It even has some Porter elements to it. Roasted coffee and cocoa powder. Toasted dark bread and some respectable citrusy hops. A dark Red Ale. Impressed and surprised by both the nose and the look.

T-Maybe there is a touch of smokiness here, maybe I am completely wrong. Chocolate milk powder, toasted bread and burnt caramel. It all goes together quite well. Coffee and other underlying sweetness. Light grapefruit hoppiness on the rear end.

M-Feels fuller than the ABV it holds. Bubbles are pleasant and noticeable. A bit dry, with subdued bitterness. Drinkable.

O/D-Here I was expecting to like their IPA better. Nope, this was much more unique and just better. A cool take on a very broad style. One of the best brews I had during the weekend.

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3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

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4/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Brewed with crystal and wheat malts, Willamette and Tettnang hops. 5.3% ABV, 34 IBU. Purchased as part of a mixed 12 pack for $14.99. Pours out to a clear dark ruby, forming a modest soft dark yellow head with good retention and lacing. Mild to mod carbonation, ~2.3. Nice aroma of fresh grain husk and a floral soft hop nose with suggestions of biscuit, dark bread crust and tea. Mouthfeel is smooth and soft with a medium-light body. The taste is a recap of the aroma...nice husky grains, biscuit, more of an earthy malt bitterness which is mild but well-balanced. Leather and a touch of dry roast in the finish. Nicely balanced and well done with no appreciable off-flavors or aromas.

Probably the best of the bunch in this sampler pack. This is one I would buy again.

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2.25/5  rDev -34%

Red Banshee Red Alt Ale from The Fort Collins Brewery
3.41 out of 5 based on 408 ratings.
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