American Red Ale - Rock Art Brewery
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Reviews by BeerPhan86:
4.1/5 rDev +19.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4
Attempt 3/4 at this variety pack that has so far not impressed me.
A - Dark ruby amber in color, looks like a brown ale even. One finger tan head that quickly dissipates.
S - Earthy hops and caramel malts. Some hazelnut and chocolate perhaps, reminds me of the Rogue Hazelnut Brown Nectar alot! Finally a regular Rock Art with some smell to it (and hopefully flavor).
T - Mmm, I really like this. It almost makes up for the past two (IPA and Golden). Reminds me right away of a red ale I had at the Bobcat Cafe in Bristol. Earthy hops, a bit of chocolate and toffee, very bready. Has another finishing taste that I am having trouble describing but both of these reds had it. Just a great Vermont red ale taste, you'll know what I mean when you taste it. Almost a sweet, butterscotch, nutty, "woody" element to it is the best way I can describe the finish.
M - Medium with light carbonation, seems a little flat.
D - Very tasty and low abv. More flavor than the other two from the mix pack I have had and yet lower abv.
Overall, a really good red ale and probably the best brew of the mix pack so far. I like it. It seems they do not want to brew a typical version of any style they attempt, and while this may not be the perfect red ale, it is a great beer nonetheless.
Serving type: bottle
10-02-2009 03:07:40 | More by BeerPhan86
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3.36/5 rDev -1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
A: A deeper amber color. Very, very clear. Minimal head but pretty decent lacing.
S: Malts dominate the nose. Bready, caramel, and toast are adjectives that all come to mind.
T: Once again the malts are the forefront of the beer. I feel like the focus is more on the bready/toasty characteristics , which personally I like, and they avoided that generic overdone gummy caramel character that far to many ambers have. That being said there's a bit of caramel but its not overdone.No real hops to be found which is somewhat of a let done but it still does a good job focusing on the malt. Perhaps a touch of fruity esters. Bitterness is appropriate.
M: Fairly low carbonation which is nice and makes it easy drinking. The body medium.
O: A good beer. It would have been much nicer with some decent hop profile, even the typical cascade would have been nice. None the less a good transition beer and its pretty easy to drink a few.
Serving type: bottle
04-17-2014 21:22:24 | More by Haydn-Juby
American Red Ale from Rock Art Brewery
78 out of 100 based on 166 ratings.