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Rustic Horizon Red Ale - Twisted Manzanita Ales

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79
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34 Ratings
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Ratings: 34
Reviews: 14
rAvg: 3.35
pDev: 13.73%
Wants: 0
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Twisted Manzanita Ales visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  6.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: womencantsail on 09-13-2010)
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3.73/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The new Manzanita Brewing Company on July 15, 2012. Draft into pint glass. Mahogany, reddish brown color. About one finger of head when I got it. Plenty of white, pillowy, bubbly lacing. Good retention, but not so much on the sides.

Smelled toffee, caramel, nutty, roasty and toast.

Tasted pretty close to the smell, toffee, caramel and nutty. Very smooth.

Medium body. Creamy texture. Average-to-below average carbonation. Smooth, abrupt finish.

Good beer overall. Very smooth.

Photo of mactrail
3.6/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

In the bomber it's called Rustic Horizon Red and claims 6% abv.

Beautiful color in the glass, more red than brown. Decent head and pleasing carbonation in the mouth. Good body with malt and some roasted flavors. Taste of sweet bread, hints of vanilla and creamy flavors. Nice hop balance without lingering bitterness.

Very quaffable and makes a nice mouthful. Warming flavors but not too heavy.

Photo of HalfFull
3.53/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap in a pint glass, this Red pours a deep and clear amber/red in color. A thin off white cap sits atop and can be brought back up with a good spin.

Deep caramel infused hops on the nose, yet not too sweet. Nice depth with some alcohol noted though the ABV was unknown, though I'm guessing around 7%? Bit of a roasted character to the malts.

Flavor is equally pleasant and rich and nicely balanced between some ruddy caramel and some subtle earthy hop notes. Somewhat dry in flavor yet clean and with a full feel and decent carbonation.

Photo of womencantsail
3.53/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On-tap at Manzanita Brewing Company

A: The pour is a sort of dark amber color, maybe a bit on the brown side, with a small tan head.

S: A very nutty and toasty aroma that certainly leans toward the malty school of thought on red ales. Toffee and caramel notes help to solidify that classification.

T: The flavor is pretty much what you expect based on the nose. Lots of toffee and caramel without very much in the way of hop flavor or bitterness. Some toasted malt flavor at least provides a bit of contrast.

M: The body is medium and so is the carbonation.

D: I prefer the hops to shine through on reds, but you can't always have it your way. Nothing too exciting, but easy enough to drink.

Photo of FosterJM
3.53/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

1112th Review on BA
Draft to stemmed tulip

@The Lions Share San Diego, CA

App- A very dark red amber with a very puffy 2 finger off white/tan head. A good amount of cling and lace on this one.

Smell- A very interesting mix to me. It's very similar to an amber with that sweetness and malt notes but like its a red/tan with a stout note behind it.

Taste- A nice bit of strong malts with a citrus juiciness and again that flavor profile lends itself to a stout flavor with roasted and cream filling out the layers

Mouth- A solid creamy medium body with a soft medium carbonation. A little bit of residual roasted notes.

Drink- Overall, not something I would come back to. I am moving away from Red Ales. Just not sold on that profile. This was above average but nothing to shake a stick at.

Photo of srandycarter
3.53/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Brown with a reddish hue, fairly clear, light near white head, some spotty cling lace.

S - Light maltiness and hops stand out. Almost a little smokiness.

T - Caramel, along with some bittering hops. Simple but pleasant.

M - Medium body, good carb, good balance.

D - Very easy to drink.

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.53/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Steam Haus Gastropub in Corona, CA.

Pours a clear copper with a foamy bone head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Small streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of toasted malt, caramel, and tea aromas. Taste is much the same with malt and caramel flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a low level of carbonation with an almost flat and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer that smells better than it tastes in my opinion.

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3.23/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Not bad. Let the bottle warm a bit out of the cooler. Poured aggressively and got a very nice, large, foamy, frothy, fluffy, light tan head lasts quite a while and some lace. Color is a slightly hazy red amber with plenty of bubble trails. Aroma is malt, hop, caramel, spice. Flavor is like aroma, fairly muted, but marked by slightly toasted malt sweetness, carbonic tang and the hop bitterness. Body and carbonation are decent. Finish is like flavor, had a very brief metallic note and a bit of alcohol warmth.

Photo of Fatehunter
3.18/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured a thin head on a clear, deep amber colored body.
The aroma has a strong caramel smell with a lemon note in the background.
The taste starts with caramel sweet and abruptly moves to a sharp lemon bitter flavor. It's on the sweet side overall.
The texture is crisp with soft edges and moderate carbonation.
It's not that great or interesting.

Photo of kdub87
3.15/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Poured from a bomber into my duvel tulip.

A: Poured aggressively leaving a small one finger head. After a minute the only thing that remains i fragments of the head that rim the lining of the glass. Appears almost a very dark cherry with hardly any light passing through.

S: Sweet Malts come through strongest. The hops can be found but almost seem tied down by the sweetness.

T: Sweet caramel like Malts are first thing to hit followed by a subtle hop bitterness. Bread and caramel linger along with a bitter dry finish.

M: Good carbonation makes this beer somewhat enjoyable. Carbonation makes for a real smooth finish. Hops add in a nice level of dryness. Thin bodied and closes up with a watery bitter finish.

D: This is a decent beer. I prefer the more hop forward red/ambers. The Malts make it a tad to sweet than what I like. I'm glad I got to try it. Wouldn't seek this one out.

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Rustic Horizon Red Ale from Twisted Manzanita Ales
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