Red Jacket Amber Ale | Keweenaw Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Keweenaw Brewing Company
Michigan, United States
keweenawbrewing.com

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.10%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by tempest on 05-24-2006

BEER STATS
Ratings:
135
Reviews:
62
Avg:
3.45
pDev:
15.07%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
18
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 135 |  Reviews: 62
Photo of Viperman1316
3.34/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Tripel_Threat
3.63/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from can to pint glass. Hazy amber liquid with a fingernail width of white foam. No lacing gets left behind. Bills itself as an "Octoberfest style ale" and it shows. Caramel, biscuit, and toffee show up, as well as grassy, herbal, and fruity notes as well. Probably not going to seek this one out again, but wouldn't turn it down if offered.

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Photo of blissfulNemo
3.49/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jcoleMA66
2.97/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of HoistinBrews
3.23/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of ssimpson89
3.5/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TinyRicks
3.42/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Semi cloudy - amber maple syrup color with a decent off white head that lasts quite awhile. There's some VERY slight lacing and the smell is almost non-existent. I noticed that the flavor has hints of apple and a light after taste of hops. Over this is a pretty good beer!

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Photo of joe12pk
3.64/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - Murky amber with a head that dissolves quickly. Spotty lacing.

S - Caramel, lots of maple, and a touch of molasses.

T - A bit on the sweet maple side with caramel and maybe some slight citrus. Some hops but I would recommend that they use 25% more on the next batch.

O - If you like a sweet maple brew, this is for you. I won't be getting this again this year but will check it out in 2017.

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Photo of Mplsbrew
3.14/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of stevoj
2.34/5  rDev -32.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Flight at brewery. As mentioned earlier, difficult to tell from their brown ale. All had bland malt flavors, almost no aroma, watery consistency. Forgettable lot of beers.

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Photo of Navalartichoke
3.72/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Kerrie
3/5  rDev -13%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of aussiebeer
3.25/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of amalburg
3.21/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of entenduintransit
2.31/5  rDev -33%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2.25

Flat and bland. Looks great though, for what it's worth.

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Photo of LXIXME
3.03/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of thebigredone
3.39/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of JDoHo
2.6/5  rDev -24.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Pours with no head whatsoever. Undistinguished flavor with forgettable characteristics.

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Photo of pat61
3.9/5  rDev +13%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

L: Pours brilliant reddish amber under a 1” cream colored foam cap.
S: Fruit and malt on the nose.
T: Light caramel to toffee, light fruit, faint cola.
F: medium body and carbonation.
O: Slightly bland but drinkable.

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Photo of stadmo1
3.28/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of szmnnl99
3.25/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of UPBrewer92
3.5/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of superspak
3.63/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12 ounce can into pint glass, canned on 10/28/2014. Pours slightly hazy deep orange/copper color with a 2 finger dense and rocky off white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Spotty foamy lacing clings on the glass. Aromas caramel, toast, toffee, biscuit, brown sugar, light nuttiness, light orange zest, herbal, grass, and herbal/toasted earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity of dark/bready malts and earthy hop notes; with solid strength. Taste of caramel, toast, toffee, biscuit, brown sugar, light nuttiness, light orange zest, herbal, grass, and herbal/toasted earthiness. Slight earthy herbal bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of caramel, toast, toffee, biscuit, brown sugar, light nuttiness, light orange zest, and herbal/toasted earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Good robustness and complexity of dark/bready malts and earthy hop flavor; with a solid malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying sweetness after the finish. Light-medium carbonation and medium bodied; with a very smooth and moderately creamy/bready mouthfeel that is good. Alcohol is well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish as expected of 5.1%. Overall this is a nice malty amber ale style. All around good robustness, complexity, and balance of dark/bready malts and earthy hop flavors; and very smooth to drink. A nicely enjoyable offering.

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Photo of tomahite
3.48/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jiggidy
3/5  rDev -13%

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Red Jacket Amber Ale from Keweenaw Brewing Company
3.45 out of 5 based on 135 ratings.
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