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Steve's Back Yard Red Ale - Lawson's Finest Liquids

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104 Ratings
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Ratings: 104
Reviews: 19
rAvg: 3.74
pDev: 10.43%
Wants: 1
Gots: 3 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Lawson's Finest Liquids visit their website
Vermont, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: CliffBrake on 01-21-2012)
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Hojaminbag

Colorado

3.45/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Steve's Back Yard Red Ale has a body that a mix of dark brown and ruby, with a thick tan head that leaves adequate lacing.

The aroma has a dash of citrus from the hops, followed by a lot of malt.

Back Yard Red is definitely skewed toward the malty side of this style. The hops add just a touch of bitterness with citrus flavors that are barely discernible. The malt does all the heavy lifting, with a hint of toasted flavors, caramel and toffee. There is also a little bit of brown, nutty malt. A hint of generic fruit from the ale yeast lingers in the background.

Moderate body with big, almost creamy carbonation.

Back Yard red is a toasty, malty red ale that is solid but not spectacular.

Serving type: on-tap

02-10-2012 22:03:59 | More by Hojaminbag
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bobv

Vermont

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

07-09-2014 23:44:59 | More by bobv
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RAKeeler

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

06-11-2014 19:59:24 | More by RAKeeler
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RKing44

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

06-03-2014 15:32:58 | More by RKing44
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dcguitar

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +13.6%

06-03-2014 14:58:46 | More by dcguitar
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patrick802

Vermont

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

05-04-2014 16:37:14 | More by patrick802
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mmulebarn

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

05-03-2014 03:54:34 | More by mmulebarn
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rjp217

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

04-07-2014 21:32:18 | More by rjp217
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Norseman

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

03-24-2014 00:11:33 | More by Norseman
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StoutItOutLoud

Illinois

4/5  rDev +7%

03-23-2014 15:21:20 | More by StoutItOutLoud
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Jimmys

Pennsylvania

3.45/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

bomber into tulip.

A: a very hazed dark read body. head is bright white and bubbly. good retention and lacing.

S: hops malt and a whole lot of balance. caramel. pine. mild.

T: a sharp caramel sweet bite. certainly pretty bitter. an earthy bitterness. a little raw in the hop element. not entirely balanced as I find the caramel too sharp.

M: average carb on a medium body.

D: overall, not super impressed by this one. too much dark malt covers up some of this fresh hop flavor and aroma that cannot make it through. easy drinking, but not my favorite flavors.

Serving type: bottle

03-03-2014 01:47:39 | More by Jimmys
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bearmcnair

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +7%

03-01-2014 19:46:39 | More by bearmcnair
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steph1974

Connecticut

3/5  rDev -19.8%

02-22-2014 03:20:08 | More by steph1974
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stereosforgeeks

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

02-20-2014 01:58:43 | More by stereosforgeeks
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CB_Crowe

Vermont

4.25/5  rDev +13.6%

02-16-2014 03:10:35 | More by CB_Crowe
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woooobeer

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +13.6%

02-10-2014 21:42:34 | More by woooobeer
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OnryAndMean

Vermont

4/5  rDev +7%

02-08-2014 05:32:17 | More by OnryAndMean
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mani

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +7%

02-08-2014 00:31:56 | More by mani
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Rifugium

Pennsylvania

3.54/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

On tap at ProPig.

Slightly hazy amber pour, with a cap of thin white head; moderate retention and lacing. Sweet malty aroma, bready, light fruity esters and some herbal/floral hop notes. The taste reflected the nose, bready caramel malts, toasted grains, hops bouncing between herbal, fruity, and floral, but never really taking a firm hold. Mild drying bitterness in the finish. An honest and simple brew, but nothing really distinctive. Light-medium body, crisp mouthfeel, not bad overall.

Serving type: on-tap

02-07-2014 23:57:48 | More by Rifugium
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hillvt4me

Vermont

3.76/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A- red amber hue. Some minimal white head and lacing.

S- sweet bread, pine and malt notes.

T- Mild bitter pine, malt and wheat. Some additional complexity would be appreciated.

M- light to medium body and carbonation is moderate. Easy drinking.

O- decent for a red ale, but not one that I would go back to nor be disappointed by.

Serving type: on-tap

02-07-2014 20:34:24 | More by hillvt4me
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HopsHopenstein

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

02-02-2014 00:34:09 | More by HopsHopenstein
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jmmy3

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

01-18-2014 05:23:34 | More by jmmy3
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bootdown21

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

01-07-2014 15:49:08 | More by bootdown21
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BoldRulerVT

Vermont

4/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22 oz bomber into a large snifter.
Pours a deep dark hazy red with one finger of off white bubbly head.
Smells very hoppy, more than I was expecting for a red ale.
Taste is very balanced, some good hop bitterness, but matched very well with a toffee note from the solid malt backbone.
Finishes very clean, some bitterness that fades to a very clean mouth, you want more.
This is one of the most consistent across the board beers I've had in a while.

Serving type: bottle

12-28-2013 13:41:06 | More by BoldRulerVT
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MichaelAllenVT

Vermont

4/5  rDev +7%

12-17-2013 03:08:22 | More by MichaelAllenVT
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Steve's Back Yard Red Ale from Lawson's Finest Liquids
84 out of 100 based on 104 ratings.