Carnie Fire - COAST Brewing Company
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Reviews by GossageBrewery:
3.9/5 rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Served this Red Ale on tap at the brewery, in a pint glass. Poured a hazy amber color, produced a nice off white head, excellent retention and it left a good amount of lacing on the glass. The aroma consisted of malted grain, caramel and piney hops. Medium in body, the foundation of this ale was toasted grain, caramel, and an unexpected pleasant piney hop finish. A higher hop profile then most red ales, this brew makes for a great session ale.
Serving type: on-tap
10-05-2012 16:06:19 | More by GossageBrewery
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3.8/5 rDev -8.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
BOD 1/28/14. Pours a slightly cloudy amber with a nice dark ruby accent giving an orange/red appearance. Tremendous head with a thick lacing that lasts. Nice nose of citrus hops - grapefruit, mango, orange - with a touch of peach over a nice caramel sweetness. Medium bodied with a smooth texture. Slightly above normal carbonation level. Unfortunately, the taste is not as good as the nose. It is a citrus pine mix over a predominate bitterness of the same. The malt is there, but has more of an over toasted biscuit character that lacks the sweetness of the nose. The finish is smooth and leaves an aftertaste of tart grapefruit rind bitterness. In short, good but not great.
Serving type: bottle
03-07-2014 21:07:14 | More by tillmac62
4.66/5 rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
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Pours hazy orange almost red with a big cream colored head. Clumps of lacing all the way down the glass.
Aroma is bursting with fresh citrus hop aroma. Grapefruit, lemon and tangerine along with some pine resin as well. Toffee and freshly baked bread form the malt backbone.
Flavor is more of the same and wonderfully balanced. Those bright citrus qualities show up at the front before rounding into a chewy bready toffee. Finishes earthy and piney with a distinct bitterness.
Medium bodied with a little stickiness to it. Lowish carbonation amplifies that, although the hop onslaught prevents it from ever approaching sweet.
Fantastic red ale and one of the best I've had. Reminds me quite a bit of fresh Nugget Nectar or Zoe. Would love to do a side by side with all those as I think this may come out on top.
Serving type: growler
02-11-2013 20:54:14 | More by jmarsh123
4.18/5 rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Friend brought down a growler filled this morning.
A: Medium amber color with an orangish hue. Slightly cloudy. Off-white solid head.
S: Great hoppy presence with a mild sweetness. Clean, pronounced.
T/M: Light, slightly spicy hops. Light caramel sweetness up front of a red ale. Turns to more of an amber ale with hint of prune flavor.
O: Full of flavor while having a light body. Easy drinking. Highly impressed with drinkability and flavors.
Serving type: growler
02-11-2013 13:31:27 | More by One2Remeber
Carnie Fire from COAST Brewing Company
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