Thunderbolt Red Ale | Main Street Brewery / Turoni's Pizza

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3.85/5
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20 Ratings
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Main Street Brewery / Turoni's Pizza
Indiana, United States
turonis.com

Style: Altbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Rotating

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Added by karst on 03-26-2005

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#21,535
Reviews:
7
Ratings:
20
pDev:
12.21%
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Ratings: 20 |  Reviews: 7
Reviews by craft_shannie:
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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of RickS95
3.53/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Has a clear pour with a reddish-orange color.

Almost no smell. Might have been some malty notes hiding somewhere (given the taste), but nothing stuck out.

The flavor is all malt, giving off plenty of sweetness. It's not obscene, but very sweet.

Almost creamy mouthfeel with a slight hop note.

Very easy to drink.

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Photo of PhillyStyle
3.63/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On-tap, served in a 12oz pint glass, at the Forget Me Not Inn location:

The beer appeared a nice clear red with a nice creamy white head that was well retained. It had a light, sweet malt aroma, with a stronger malty flavor. The beer had medium to light body to it, creamy and easy to drink. Overall, Turoni's beers are solid, not overly complex, yet usually not simple and this beer is a fine example of their work.

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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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3.94/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of iRun2Beer
3.17/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of beuen13
3.97/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Sweetmambyjamby
3.33/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A-Reddish copper color. Nice white head. Very clear, and a nice lacing is left throughout.

S- Sweet malts, earthy hops.

T- Very smooth and earthy hop flavor. A flavor similar to nuts maybe. A nice sweet caramel backbone.

M- It's a little syrupy to me. But not terribly bad.

O- It's decent. A better offering from them

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Photo of karst
4.3/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thunderbolt Red Ale is a "German Style" with medium mouthfeel with a mellow malt tast with excellent balance of German hops. A definate choice for a session as would the Blue Eyed Moose IPA or Uptown Rye Brown Ale.


From the tap of Turoni's Forget Me Not Inn: Weinbach & Lloyd Expressway, Evansville,In. Thanks to the guys at The Winetree for putting me on to this neat little brewpub and the local craft beer.

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Photo of Noooddle
3.29/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of JamesS
3.68/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a nice deep red with some nice head and decent lacing. Subdued, but slighlty sweet and malty, aroma, with a slight raisin scent. Nice deep malty flavor, if not very much else. It goes down quite smooth, if slightly thick. While my least favorite at Turonis, it was still good.

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4.8/5  rDev +24.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of Chaney
3.76/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I had this on tap at the Turoni's on Main Street.

A: It poured a dark, dark red color with maybe a tinge of translucence, but nothing to write home about. Darker in the middle than around the edges, and the head was almost non-existent.

S: not much... maybe a puff of yeast and a bit of birthday cake icing.

T: The taste was sort of blah, but still enjoyable nonetheless. I did get some candy sugar, and this was much more towards the malt side than the hoppy one. Sweet, but not too.

M: low carbonation, with a gooey candy sugar-esque consistency, and no lacing whatsoever.

O: It was what it was and nothing more: a solid red that appeals to the masses.

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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

Photo of Sosh
4.1/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Absolutley fantastic for the style, exactly what a Red Ale should be. It tasted a lot like Arrogant Bastard, but just not as intense. That's not an insult, but just the truth, and in many cases probably a good thing. If I didn't have to drive so far after stopping at Turoni's, I would've checked out the other beers they had, considering how great this one was.

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5/5  rDev +29.9%

Photo of tykechandler
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thunderbolt Red Ale from Main Street Brewery / Turoni's Pizza
Beer rating: 3.85 out of 5 with 20 ratings