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

Steve's Back Yard Red AleSteve's Back Yard Red Ale

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98 Ratings
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Ratings: 98
Reviews: 19
rAvg: 3.74
pDev: 10.43%


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 Rheaume17:
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Rheaume17

Vermont

4.16/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a Lawson's tulip.

Appearance- Poured a very dark red, black cherry color. A nice 1/2 inch of frothy off-white head.

Smell - The smell is balanced between the hops and malts. Smells of toffee and caramel for the malt. A nice dose of earthy hops.

Taste- Very good. One of the better red ales that I have had. Very earthy hop flavors, pine, with subtle hints of the toffee and caramel. I can also taste notes of roasted nuts. The aftertaste even had a hint of tropical fruits, especially pineapple.

Mouthfeel- Balanced carbonation. Easy to drink. Has a nice bitter snap that is left in the mouth.

Overall - A very good red ale offering from Lawson's. I still prefer Lagunita's Mongo Red Ale, but nonetheless, a great beer.

Serving type: bottle

10-09-2013 23:35:17 | More by Rheaume17
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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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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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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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Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

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BoldRulerVermont

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 BoldRulerVermont
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MichaelAllenVT

Vermont

4/5  rDev +7%

12-17-2013 03:08:22 | More by MichaelAllenVT
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stakem

Pennsylvania

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

Bomber poured into a matching Lawson's snifter. The brew appears an amber color with an off-white cap composed of big bubbles. A swirl revives a yellowish tan cap. Some spotty lace sticks to the glass.

The aroma is fruity to floral with hops with a slight tingle of fruity alcohol as well. It gets herbal and slightly dank as it warms up. This is surprisngly hoppy in the nose but very enjoyable.

The taste is fruity and floral with some herbal to dank hop bitterness. A light caramel and toffee to bready grain sweetness rests underneath. Overall a strong and enjoyable balance of flavors.

This is a medium bodied brew with a modest amount of carbonation. A pleasantly hoppy red that borders on being more "red ipa" than what you might expect. Very enjoyable.

Serving type: bottle

12-13-2013 15:36:42 | More by stakem
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DrunkinYogi

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

12-08-2013 14:41:57 | More by DrunkinYogi
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msondel

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +20.3%

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jaasen64

Massachusetts

4.09/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

22oz bottle picked up at the Lawson's Farmers market release and consumed a few days after. Reviewed from notes.

A- Pours a dark brownish red with a foamy off-white head that leaves thick layered lacing. Very nice appearance for the style.

S- A little bit malty with a nice balanced earthy hop presence, some pine, and a hint of citrus in the background.

T- Citrus hops, pine, subtle juicy tropical fruits, balanced malts, and finishes with a bit more pine.

M- Juicy, decent carbonation, just a hint of bitterness, fairly easy drinking.

O- I'm not overly a huge fan of red ales, but this is definitely a very nice hoppy offering of the style. While I've never had the old recipe, this definitely seems to be an improvement and is better then the ratings would suggest. Don't expect to be blown away as with some of Lawson's IPAs, but this is definitely worth trying.

Serving type: bottle

11-27-2013 15:33:09 | More by jaasen64
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wizmasta

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +7%

11-25-2013 22:53:59 | More by wizmasta
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Heavy-G

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +13.6%

11-25-2013 20:38:09 | More by Heavy-G
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Steve's Back Yard Red Ale from Lawson's Finest Liquids
84 out of 100 based on 98 ratings.