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

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107 Ratings
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Ratings: 107
Reviews: 19
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: 10.19%
Wants: 1
Gots: 3 | 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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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

djrn2, Mar 11, 2012
Photo of Thorpe429
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.

Thorpe429, Jan 30, 2012
Photo of Kegatron
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Kegatron, Nov 23, 2013
Photo of drabmuh
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.

drabmuh, Feb 01, 2012
Photo of oline73
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

oline73, Sep 14, 2013
Photo of Rifugium
3.54/5  rDev -5.1%
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.

Rifugium, Feb 07, 2014
Photo of mendvicdog
4/5  rDev +7.2%

mendvicdog, Sep 17, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

DrunkinYogi, Dec 08, 2013
Photo of yourefragile
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...

yourefragile, Feb 07, 2012
Photo of orangesol
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

orangesol, May 17, 2012
Photo of stakem
4/5  rDev +7.2%
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.

stakem, Dec 13, 2013
Photo of duceswild
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

duceswild, Sep 18, 2013
Photo of Huhzubendah
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

Huhzubendah, Mar 24, 2012
Photo of Kelp
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Kelp, Oct 15, 2013
Photo of PEIhop
4/5  rDev +7.2%

PEIhop, Mar 07, 2012
Photo of chippo33
2/5  rDev -46.4%

chippo33, Nov 04, 2012
Photo of ZEB89
4/5  rDev +7.2%

ZEB89, Nov 02, 2013
Photo of rudzud
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.

rudzud, Feb 18, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

millerbuffoon, May 11, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

stereosforgeeks, Feb 20, 2014
Photo of Hojaminbag
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
Photo of wedge
4.05/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

@ Prohibition Pig

Mostly clear deep chestnut color with a little creaminess on top that shrinks to a patchy ring. Moderately hoppy nose...sort of dark and piney with a bit of tea, nuts, and malt to balance. Nice, balanced hoppy flavor: zesty, juicy citrus, increasing pine needle bitterness, some caramel malt mixes well with the "darker" hop character. Medium bodied and solidly bitter. I like this more and more as I drink it...

wedge, Sep 20, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

duff247, Oct 01, 2013
Photo of mltobin
3.6/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served on-tap at The Three Penny in VT.

Appearance is dark red, one finger of off-white head to it. Its` nose has nuts, fruit, some pine, pretty nice aroma. For the taste, there is malts, earthy hops, a fair amount of sweetness. This is a good beer, with a taste which goes well with most foods. Mouthfeel is medium, crisp finish. A couple of these are easy to drink, and with a very reasonable abv. Nothing special, but a good beer nonetheless.

mltobin, Mar 08, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

hoppymcgee, Feb 28, 2012
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Steve's Back Yard Red Ale from Lawson's Finest Liquids
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