Single Engine Red - Denali Brewing Company / Twister Creek Restaurant
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3.46/5 rDev -5.7%
Pours a rather attractive coppery auburn color in the German pilsner lager glass. The foam is fair to start, but dwindles down after some sipping. Spritzy and sharp on the tongue. Interesting smell of cocktail bitters and cola.
Quite malty with a big dose of caramel. This is quite winey, with a tart and tannic taste. The next flavor is bitterish, dirty and leafy hops. I don't know how people taste this as "mildly hopped." It seems rather bitter to me, though without much redeeming aromatic flavors.
Not one of my favorite Red Ales. It seems to hit that style, though, with the caramel and dank sensations fighting. From the 12 oz can purchased at Special Brews in Lynnwood, Washington.
04-16-2014 05:18:47 | More by mactrail
3.26/5 rDev -11.2%
Sent to Oklahoma straight from Wasilla, AK.
Poured into an Anchor pint glass this brew is a red-amber with a very fizzy short lived white thin head. Something about this aroma reminds me of some the cheaper adjunct lagers about the grocery store, but there is a sweet nutty caramel malt with apple juice sort of thing going on there. Flavors are pretty subdued and lackluster as well. It's a stretch, but I detect some apple, pear, and sweet bready malt capped by a light wave of spicy hops. Medium to lighter body and pleasantly crisp and dry. Not a terrible beer, but not a memorable one either.
01-04-2014 00:19:56 | More by DelMontiac
3.65/5 rDev -0.5%
Poured from 12oz can into a pint glass.
Appearance: darkish amber-orange hue; this could almost qualify as a nut brown ale in color. Body is haze-free with a pretty strong effervescence and a finger of pillowy tan foam with good retention. Pretty attractive!
Smell: nutty, bready and a little biscuity with a bit of sweetness underneath. Again, we could be looking at a nut brown here. It's nice, though.
Taste: sweetish with a lot of bready and biscuity character. Hops are earthy with a fairly high bitterness. Not bad for the style, but a little too biscuity for my taste.
Mouthfeel: medium body with a good level of carbonation and a pretty decent creaminess.
Overall: this is a good beer for the style and, while it doesn't suit my palate exactly, is pretty drinkable. Definitely worth a try.
01-02-2014 23:45:47 | More by flagmantho
3.49/5 rDev -4.9%
Appearance is a brown red color with a one finger head.
Aroma is yeasty and malty but in a good way.
Flavor is bready, malty and watery but also somehow in a good way.
Not complex or balanced by any means but I could probably drink 20 of these and enjoy myself on a hot summer day.
Reminds me of a sophisticated bug light.
Mouthfeel is nicely carbonated. No bitterness or lingering flavors here.
Strange beer but I'm glad I got a chance to try it.
12-19-2013 23:14:15 | More by zookerman182
3.75/5 rDev +2.2%
Poured into a Seattle Beer Week pint glass. Pours a nice medium red amber with a healthy two finger white head that dissipates to a thick film and light lacing. . Aroma of light apple and stone fruits, mild brady malt. Flavor follows with dominant, somewhat estery light fruit and mild biscuit malt, finishes with a light hop bitterness that is slightly astringent. Light to medium bodied. Flavor is somewhat mild, but a pleasant combination of fruit juice and sweet malt. A bit thin and could use some more malt presence. Mildly hopped. Tame for a red ale, but pleasant and refreshing. Glad I tried it, but lean towards more robustly malted and hopped red ales.
07-08-2013 03:05:05 | More by LiquidAmber
3.89/5 rDev +6%
Appearance is tawny brown with a small white head.
Smell is caramel malt, lightly sweet, a hint of herbal hops.
Taste is nice, clean amber. Gold caramel without being to sweet.
Mouthfeel is on the lighter side, just a touch sticky.
Drinkability is pretty solid. The herbal hops trend towards grass compost (faintly), but nevertheless it's solid.
06-02-2013 00:58:07 | More by ccrida
Single Engine Red from Denali Brewing Company / Twister Creek Restaurant
83 out of 100 based on 29 ratings.