Red Banshee Red Alt Ale | The Fort Collins Brewery

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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

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
107
Ratings:
408
pDev:
15.27%
Bros Score:
3.04
 
 
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Ratings: 408 |  Reviews: 107
Photo of rodbeermunch
3.03/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Love the artwork on these six packs. Pours red, good clarity, pretty color, thin head. Aroma was void.

Taste, you get some of those peaty red malts, a little bit of probably chinook and cascade hopping. Mouthfeel more of the same. Solidly average says I.

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Photo of Parmesan
3.18/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Look: Red color, a little cloudy but mostly opaque. Pours with very little head.

Smell: Bready malt and caramel, little bit of hop and some alcohol flavor.

Taste: Bready malt, some caramel and some what herbal bitterness that doesn't mesh with the rest of the beer.

Feel: Medium carbonation, pretty easy drinking beer, fairly light mouthfeel.

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Photo of stakem
3.04/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

Standard 12oz bottle pours s clear burnt amber color with a dark khaki head. Some patchy lace sticks to the glass.

This smells fruity almost perfume-like with alcohol and raisons. A slight herbal touch is also present.

The taste is herbal with mild fruity aspect and cardboard-like dusty grain flavor that lingers with some caramel/toffee.

This is medium in body and modestly carbonated. I appreciate my friend gifting me with a bottle of this - its ok but it tastes dated and I likely would not purchase it.

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Photo of foghornleghorn22
3.56/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Ksmoove27
3.47/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Look - dark amber - little head that dissipates quickly; mild to no lacing

Smell - I get a slight caramel, malt, but not a strong aroma out of the bottle.

Taste - follows the nose with a little more punch...but not much more...doesn't even have the character of a mass brew like Yuengling

Feel - very drinkable, with mild carbonation and medium body

Overall - Very average beer. I'd drink it if it was there, but wouldn't go looking for it again.

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Photo of chicagoish
3.36/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of outoffocus
3.4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Blazer22
3.43/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of akolb
4.13/5  rDev +23.7%
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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Photo of jpuetz
3.5/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of repl1ca
3.96/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Merticois
3.93/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Appearance - A nice white 1.5 inch head which stayed there for a minute or two. The color is a pretty dark coppery amber.

Scent - Floral notes, a nice sweet caramel scent. A faint hint of herbs.

Taste - Up front a strong amount of caramel sweetness and floral note. This gives way to a finish of medium hops and a nice crisp citrus flavor.

Mouthfeel - Medium thick body, with a confusing finish, simultaneously dry and yet there is a sticky residue left over in the mouth. Nice carbonation and a crisp bite from the hops.

Overall - This is a pretty interesting beer. It's got a sweet caramel malt and herbal floral flavors and the finish is very hoppy and reminds me of an IPA. It's pretty tasty and if it wasn't for the mouth-feel, I'd probably rate it a bit higher. Overall, not a bad brew, I would drink this again.

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Photo of neillbelgium
4.87/5  rDev +45.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Ike_Potter
3.18/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of McAfee85
2.71/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of 10Crumra
3.2/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of StevenMilligan
3.79/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Photo of sohearn
4/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Smooth easy drinking pool beer.

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Photo of trickynicky
3.18/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of aussiebeer
3.98/5  rDev +19.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Ltrader
4.79/5  rDev +43.4%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Flavorful beer. Not overly hoppy

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Photo of Tone
3.33/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear, dark copper color. 2/3 inch head of an off-white color. Great retention and decent lacing. Smells of sweet malt, slight citrus hops, slight piney hops, hint of pale malt, caramel malt, hint of alcohol, hint of toffee, and a hint of cherry. Fits the style of an American Amber / Red Ale. Mouth feel is sharp and clean, with an average carbonation level. There is also an unusual dryness. Tastes of sweet malt, cherry, caramel malt, hint of hops, and a hint of alcohol. Overall, decent appearance, good aroma, body is oddly cherry flavored, and the dry feel is unwelcome.

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Photo of Jumbo_James
4.15/5  rDev +24.3%
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 Chucker17
3.43/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of carteravebrew
2.9/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Red Banshee Red Alt Ale from The Fort Collins Brewery
Beer rating: 3.34 out of 5 with 408 ratings