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

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

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105 Ratings
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Ratings: 105
Reviews: 19
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: 10.46%
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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chippo33

Vermont

2/5  rDev -46.4%

11-04-2012 08:17:19 | More by chippo33
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SampleinaJar


3/5  rDev -19.6%

02-25-2012 01:48:51 | More by SampleinaJar
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steph1974

Connecticut

3/5  rDev -19.6%

02-22-2014 03:20:08 | More by steph1974
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rtucker06

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -19.6%

01-31-2012 21:57:59 | More by rtucker06
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greenmonstah

New Hampshire

3/5  rDev -19.6%

02-05-2012 01:38:03 | More by greenmonstah
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rudzud

Massachusetts

3.1/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

On tap at the Black Back in Waterbury, VT. poured into a Hill Farmstead stemmed snifter.

A - Poured a hazy amber red with a one finger creamy head that fades to leave a slight blanket andnice side lacing.

S - Aromas of sweet malts and light sugars. Some slight bitter hops on the end. Rather average of a beer.

T - Taste is nice sweet malts and hop bitterness at the end. The hops are more light pine than citrus but more bitter than anything else.

M - Mouthfeel is nice. Carbonation is average for the style but a bit too bitter on the finish.

O - Overall I felt this was an average beer. Shocked by the mediocrity of this beer.

Serving type: on-tap

02-18-2012 18:44:54 | More by rudzud
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Thorpe429

Illinois

3.13/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Big thanks to Steve for sending this bottle my way. Served in a SAVOR wine glass.

Pours a dark reddish-copper color with a thin off-white head and a bit of lacing. The nose carries some amber and brown malt. Overall, quite malty for an amber. Some piney and resinous hops come along, plus a bit of citrus. Flavor loses those hops, and is a bit earthy and malty all at once. Not too much sweetness; more generic malt flavor. Medium body with moderate bitterness through the finish. A bit disappointing for a Lawson's brew.

Serving type: bottle

01-30-2012 01:36:02 | More by Thorpe429
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bccrosley

Connecticut

3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

11-11-2013 22:03:31 | More by bccrosley
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iatethecloudsfor

Vermont

3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

11-10-2013 04:56:11 | More by iatethecloudsfor
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drabmuh

Maryland

3.25/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Thanks Thorpe, served in a tulip. Beer is brown / dark red, hazy, off white tan head small bubbles, some lacing moderate carbonation.

Aroma is sweet and metallic.

Beer is sweet and metallic, minimal bitterness some hops, odd finish, not a fan. I expected more from this place but this beer is a complete miss.

Serving type: bottle

02-01-2012 05:09:12 | More by drabmuh
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Gushue3

Massachusetts

3.3/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The cap came off a little easier than I expected. Poured into Alchemist pint glass.

A 1+ finger sticky white head hangs around and leaves lots of lacing as the head slowly recedes. Body is a brown/amber murky color

S Sweet bready malts, and some light caramel notes. Some earthy green hops in there as well

T Caramel malty taste upfront but lacking some sweetness. Bitterness comes out in the middle, slightly piney hops but much like the malt, the taste is muted

M Body is on the lighter side of medium and carbonation is moderate. Stuff is pretty easy to drink and assume would go down very easily on a hot day.

O The flavor and scent felt muted and almost watered down. Finding some Lawson's is always a treat but this one didn't stand out to me.

Serving type: bottle

02-19-2012 23:48:44 | More by Gushue3
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Hojaminbag

Colorado

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.

Serving type: on-tap

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

District of Columbia

3.45/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

22 oz bottle shared by Mr. Thorpe.

Pours a muddled dark amber brown with a moderate off white head and some light lacing. Aroma is intensely malty with some light citrus hops. Bland malt body with very light hops and some grassy notes in the finish. Medium, chewy body with moderate carbonation. Welp, it's almost Nugget Nectar time of the year I guess...

Serving type: bottle

02-07-2012 00:28:19 | More by yourefragile
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Jimmys

Pennsylvania

3.45/5  rDev -7.5%
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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stereosforgeeks

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

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

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

02-28-2012 16:11:03 | More by hoppymcgee
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RAKeeler

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

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

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

02-02-2014 00:34:09 | More by HopsHopenstein
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nh2032

New York

3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

09-14-2013 00:22:24 | More by nh2032
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sideshowe

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

03-07-2012 13:31:51 | More by sideshowe
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thebigredone

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

10-13-2013 22:17:25 | More by thebigredone
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VTBeerTrade

Vermont

3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

10-03-2013 17:53:10 | More by VTBeerTrade
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sbrock22

Rhode Island

3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

07-31-2014 20:10:28 | More by sbrock22
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josephwa

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

10-17-2013 21:11:05 | More by josephwa
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orangesol

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

05-17-2012 05:23:19 | More by orangesol
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Steve's Back Yard Red Ale from Lawson's Finest Liquids
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