American Red Ale - Rock Art Brewery
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Reviews by Gambrinus1184:
3.9/5 rDev +14%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured from a 12-ounce bottle into a Bud pint glass (yikes!).
A: Pours a medium-copper amber color with a two-finger head of white foam and a very nice clarity. The head leaves some decent lace and carbonation is fair.
S: Smells sweet, bready and malty with a hint of hop leaf oil.
T: Taste is sweet roasted caramel malt layered under richer cereal malts and grain. Just a nice, all-around malted brew with a slight but noticeable hop backbone to even out the sweet with a shade of bitterness.
M: Mouthfeel is medium bodied and very easy drinking.
D: A very good session ale and a nice pick for someone or some dish which requires a lighter drinking, complimentary ale without getting into stronger flavors or ABV, or a lighter blonde lager or ale which might lose out in flavor.
I can see why this brew is unofficially dubbed "Super Glide." Very easy drinking, satisfying to the general beer drinker, but not outstanding for the style. Very good malt profile, though, and possibly one of the best year-round brews from Rock Art.
Serving type: bottle
01-23-2009 05:18:10 | More by Gambrinus1184
More User Reviews:
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 168 ratings.