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Ruddy Red | Flour City Brewing Co.

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Brewed by:
Flour City Brewing Co.
New York, United States

Style: Irish Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by Sammy on 08-05-2004

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Reviews: 3 | Ratings: 3
Reviews by longpondbeerman:
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3.22/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Red, yes. Ruddy, not really. This is light, tart and crisp. The mouthfeel is rather thin; there is a balance of malts and floral in the aroma, but very little bite. The taste follows suit: a sweet start but not much in the middle or at the finish--maybe a touch of hoppiness. A passable, but certainly not outstanding, brew. Yes; a starter beer. But finish with something else (like their 44 magnum).

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3.38/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Balanced though malty, with suffiient hoppiness to keep it popular. perhaps multiple malts. Average around, nothing exceptional but finishable.
I could as easily classified an amber, but given its
maltiness and not exceptionally amber appearance, I think it better classified as I have.

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Photo of wailingwench
3.13/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Eye Candy: Beautiful transparent garnet red. A little thin on the head. Lacing quickly vanished. No carbonation visable.

The Nose Knows: Crisp and clean. More lager-like, but I must take into consideration that Ruddy is a dry red. Minimal sweetness balanced out with a touch of hops.

Tongueland: Thin, but this is a starter beer for Blue and Bud drinkers. Minimal malts up front that gives way to a dry hopped pale ale feeling, without the pale ale.

Bender: Ruddy is billed as a starter beer. I understand their idea, give them something that isn't "yellow and fizzy."

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Ruddy Red from Flour City Brewing Co.
3.24 out of 5 based on 3 ratings.
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