Eureka Red | Eureka Brewing Co.

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Brewed by:
Eureka Brewing Co.
Pennsylvania, United States

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Year-round

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Added by kbub6f on 03-11-2003

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 8 |  Reviews: 8
Reviews by TXHops:
Photo of TXHops
2.52/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Not all that red--more light orange, really. Then again, most reds aren't... This one had a slight head and a pleasant, toasty, roasted malt aroma. The body was velvety smooth and highly carbonated. The slightly sweet flavor became sour instantly after swallowing (some hops, any hops, would have helped that problem). Pitiful beer, but not nasty--just sad...

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More User Reviews:
Photo of AtrumAnimus
3.47/5  rDev +24.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This beer pours a definate bright amber with an orangish tint. The off white heaed is weak and short lived leaving some lacing on the glass. The nose is decent spicy malt and hops - fairly pleasant. The taste is strong bitter hops with a pleasant spiced note that floats on a mild malt flavor. Overall a satisfying and pleasant beer. Not a great beer - but definately enjoyable.

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Photo of Zorro
3.03/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a clear red colored beer with a decent tan head.

Smell is sweet with a fair aroma of fuggles hops with the characteristic "Tobacco" aroma the give. Fair aroma of tea to this beer.

Taste is semi dry with the flavor of English Ale plus a bit of extra tannins in it. Slightly fruity yeast flavors are present. I would personally say this is more ESB than amber ale.

Mouthfeel is good.

Quite a nice easy to drink ale that is worth its low price. Mild dry English tasting ale at a low price. The Trader Joe's store brand of Von's supermarket.

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Photo of kosmoraios
3.1/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

This beer poured a transparent orange-copper color into my pilsener glass, with a thin, watery white head that disappeared quickly. The smell is of a bit of roasted malts and hops, with some citrus character and a tinge of spice. The taste is not bad, but is a bit watery. The hops are thin, but evident, though the malt flavor is not nearly as deep as promised in the odor. There is a bit of berry-like sweetness to it. A few levels of complexity, as the ale warms. For a cheap american beer, it is not bad at all, and good on a hot day. Not my favorite style, though. Mouthfeel is a bit thin, but is redeemed by the spicyness and carbonation that floods the mouth. Very drinkable, especially for one such as myself who is used to belgian dark ales and the like.

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Photo of TPoling
2.51/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Eureka Red poured coppery with what seemed like a promising, but not deep, creamy head, but it disappeared quickly.

The smell promised a big roasted malt character, but there was also a bit of sourness in the nose that portended trouble.

The taste was exactly as promised, fairly nice roast on the malt and a bad turn that left a sourness of unripened plum. Both characteristics dissipated quickly, leaving little memory behind on the tastebuds.

Caveat: I do not know how long the bottle had been on the shelf at the Austin, Texas, grocery where it was purchased. Also, the bottle said it was made by Eureka! Brewing Co., Cold Spring, Minnesota, instead of Pennsylvania as listed here.

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Photo of abcsofbeer
2.77/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This was a new one on me. It pours out a copper penny color that has ample carbonation. The head is thin and was only about a finger thick. It left no lace at all and disappeared very quickly.

The smell is a citrusy lemon, slightly hoppy with a hint of banana.

The taste is also fruity, citrusy with an aftertaste of grassiness and leafiness. I found this beer kind of bland on the first bottle, a little improved the second time around. Not a bad beer, but it is kind of tame for my ale tastes.

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Photo of kbub6f
2.8/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Bought locally (Randall's coolers), a day in my fridge, reviewed 45F-65F.

A very small, off-white head dies to spotty film. The beer is a slightly hazed copper, and there's some decent lacing.

The smell is caramel, a little hops, a little metal. The front is mostly dominated by toffee. A slightly sour taste intrudes on a mostly malty middle. There's some hoppy bitterness in the finish, with a little toffee and chocolate in the aftertaste. Not much grain to speak of. This one's not great, but it's definitely more drinkable (for me) than its sugary brother (PA).

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Photo of Morris729
2.11/5  rDev -24.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Pours a reddish amber color with a foamy white head that fades into a good amount of lace. Nose is sweet malts mixed with a bit of a sour aroma. Light to medium in body with a crisp mouthfeel. Taste is unusual. As with the aroma, it starts off with sweet toasted malts and a bit of caramel but then a sour green apple flavor takes over. This is not a beer I plan on drinking again anytime soon.

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Eureka Red from Eureka Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 2.79 out of 5 with 8 ratings