Red Wing Red Ale | Rohrbach Brewing Company (Brewpub)

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Red Wing Red AleRed Wing Red Ale

Brewed by:
Rohrbach Brewing Company (Brewpub)
New York, United States

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.60%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
13 IBU, 18 SRM

Added by BeerAdvocate on 06-25-2002

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Ratings: 33 |  Reviews: 12
Reviews by motleybrew:
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3.06/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This beer was a decent show, but I expected quite a lot more flavor -- be it hop or malt. At the stadium in Rochester, it was a great escape from the Genny and Budweiser, but packed less wallop than I would have expected from a proclaimed microbrew. I'd like to see this brewer do more to get into ballparks...but I'd like to see them also get up the %, malt and hop. as the only game in Rochester, it could do better, be damned with the bottom line for now.

they make text-book pretty beers...clear, even head. Nice colors/ shades. Open the extra bag of grain.

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Photo of MazdaGunner
3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of Sammy
3.36/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Reddish tinge, malted, some carmel, some hops with somewhat bitter finish. Slightly better than average beer. I could have a couple pints but glad I saved room. Proably good with bar food. Sampling with John, Murtyman, and Jim McDermott the brewmaster.

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Photo of aranheaney
2.68/5  rDev -21.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Had in a 22 oz. draft at Red Lobster on Jefferson Road:

A-Decent, ruby, little or no head

S-average, nothing too outstanding, smells lagerish

T-uh oh, nothing really very good here, it seems almost flat with little going on

M-again, maybe the keg was old, bad whatever, but not good

O-hoping for better, especially given the other options, but actually sent this back and got it comped by the manager...

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Photo of SweetBooze73
2.88/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This is a very difficult beer for me to review because I feel I have had it at least 8 different ways. By far the most inconsistant offering from my beloved Rohrbachs (maybe with the exception of rushed batches of scotch ale to meet demand). Not a bad beer but generally over rated by a lot of drinkers you talk to at the bar and at red wings games. I have had 4.0 red wing red and I have had 2.0 red wing red so give it a try and maybe even come back for a second one to see how it pans out.

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Photo of hockeypuck
3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of GreesyFizeek
3.85/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

On tap at Frontier Field during a Red Wings game. I'm gonna attempt to not let the wonderful conditions the beer was drank in affect my review of this one.

This one pours a rusted looking red color, with a wispy off-white head, and lots of lacing.

It smells like mildly bitter piney and leafy hops, toasted brown bread, and just a hint of caramel.

This is a very simple but underrated and tasty red ale. Having it at the game might ensure it's actually fresh, rather than from the undated and probably growlers you see at Wegmans. It's got a nicely toasty and slightly caramelly sweet malt backbone. It's not too heavy of a sweetness, which is good for a hot day at the game. There's a slight but firm hop bitterness on the finish, piney and leafy. It's not the most complex beer in the world, but it accomplishes exactly what it sets out to do.

This is pretty light bodied, with a very crisp mouthfeel.

This is definitely one of Rohrbach's best beers, reviews be damned.

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Photo of tclapper
4/5  rDev +17%

Photo of GratefulNole
2.75/5  rDev -19.6%

Photo of MTNboy
3.12/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance- A little bit red but thought it was more of a brown color.

Smell- It has a sweet aroma that I can't quite explain what it is but it is sweet.

Taste- This is a beer that is not very bitter at all which can be good or bad I guess depending on how you like your beers. Overall there is not much flavor to this beer.

Mouthfeel- Light body the color may fool you.

Drinkability- Not bad. It is an average beer.

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Photo of TonyY
3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of LutherBrau
3.75/5  rDev +9.6%

Photo of paulytasker
3.23/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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2.75/5  rDev -19.6%

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3/5  rDev -12.3%

Photo of WesWes
3.65/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The beer pours a dark amber red color with a 1/2" offwhite head that slowly fades to lacing. The aroma is good. It has a dry, caramel malt scent with just a hint of hops in the nose. The taste is decent. It has a bone dry crystal malt flavor that's crisp and easy drinking with a bit of hops in the finish. The mouthfeel is fine. It is a low/medium bodied beer with adequate carbonation. This is an above average red ale. I like the caramel malt character, but it way too dry for me. The yeast attenuation must be near 100%.

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3.77/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This beer seems to have a lot of fluctuation from growler to growler. Sampled 3 growlers and each had a little different character. All growlers produced above average red ales.

Appearance: A tinge of characteristic red, not as deep as other of the category

Smell: Slightly earthy, the sweet malts rise to greet ones nose while the hops pull through for a bitter nuance

Taste: All growlers, while slightly varied in carbonation and character, gave fine drinking beer. A very smooth beer with a clean after taste.

Mouth feel: Thick bodied for a red ale.

Drinkability: An overall fine red ale that has won my heart

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Photo of John
3.88/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Named and brewed for the local AAA baseball team, the Rochester Red Wings (Orioles affiliate). It's available at home games at Frontier Field and also can be had at the brewpub. A solid red ale, though the catagory can be rather uninspiring, this one's as good as they come. Well balanced and finishes with a surprising hop bite. Perfect brew for a ball game.

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Photo of Lethargy99
3.25/5  rDev -5%

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3.36/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of plowe70
3.93/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of garfscores
3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of sketchyhoodie
3/5  rDev -12.3%

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3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of GennyCreamAle
4/5  rDev +17%

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Red Wing Red Ale from Rohrbach Brewing Company (Brewpub)
Beer rating: 3.42 out of 5 with 33 ratings