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

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BA SCORE
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107 Ratings
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Ratings: 107
Reviews: 19
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: 10.19%
Wants: 1
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
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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Reviews by Hojaminbag:
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3.45/5  rDev -7.5%
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.

Hojaminbag, Feb 10, 2012
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Steve's Back Yard Red Ale from Lawson's Finest Liquids
84 out of 100 based on 107 ratings.