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Knickerbocker Red - Blue Pants Brewery

Knickerbocker Red
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Ratings: 30
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 3.46
pDev: 11.85%

Brewed by:
Blue Pants Brewery visit their website
Alabama, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: t0rin0 on 11-18-2010)
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Photo of GPHarris


2.38/5  rDev -31.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

a - highly carbonated to the point where i was worried the beer was going to completely drain the bottle upon opening. settled down to a three-fingers thick, bubbly and billowy tan head into a snifter that left thick sheeting and lacing throughout do to the high carb no doubt. the body was a dark mahogany color.
s - very phenolic with some maltiness but not much hop aroma.
t - spicy and piney hops with a caramel backbone.
m - bubbly and lively do to the carbonation.
o - i was disappointed in this beer as BP has really improved since moving into their new space. i'll chalk it up to carbonation levels.

Serving type: bottle

01-02-2013 16:24:36 | More by GPHarris
Photo of gwalt


3.18/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

The appearance of this beer is nice. Dark ruby tint a nice hue. The head is between dark tan and faint brown. The pour I had almost seemed as though it had swirls of darker foam. The taste is definitely malty with notes of toffee and a slighty sweet roasts character. I really dIg the mouthfeel. Full bodied but not cloingly sweet. My only complaint is that at 7% abv I didn't expected the fusal alcohol bite I'm noticing. Overall a good beer I enjoy often.

Serving type: on-tap

09-14-2012 00:54:22 | More by gwalt
Photo of thegooddoctor_b

3.03/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a growler from Wine Rack, Huntsville. Kudos to GTodd for being a very helpful proprietor.

A:Dark brown, too opaque to see through, turns to a lighter brown near the bottom of the glass. No rising bubbles in liquid. Short, thick head, caramel colored.

S:Not much smell, subtle sweet malt smell. No other discernible flavor.

T:Bitter and hoppy; sweet malt; long lasting aftertaste, a lot of hops and a little malt hangs in there for a while. Gets more caramel and creamy flavoring as it warms.

M:Thick, a bit creamy, leaves tongue dry.

O:Well built beer, maybe to much bitter hops aftertaste, especially for a red ale. Have a growler to finish, not sure yet if I would purchase again.

Serving type: growler

06-28-2012 02:11:23 | More by thegooddoctor_b
Photo of gerite


4.4/5  rDev +27.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Over all I would rate this as a great beer but it could use a little more head and a little more carbonation. The appearance is a cloudy reddish brown that looked more like a brown ale than a red ale. There was a nice balanced complexed flavor of toasted malt with a slight hops taste. This beer would complement any meal or be equally good by itself. I would order this beer again just for the sheer enjoyment of drinking it. A very good beer from a small start-up brewery in Northern Alabama.

Serving type: on-tap

09-29-2011 23:53:34 | More by gerite
Photo of byrdman16


3.65/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Got this from the mellow mushroom in Auburn. It poured a cloudy brown. Nice cream colored head with moderate lacing. The smell was dominated by malts. Nice mouthfeel with a combination of sweet malts with a very slight hoppy finish. Decent beer from a young brewery. Also tried the corduroy rye ipa by B.P. which was different but very nice!

Serving type: on-tap

06-17-2011 03:55:28 | More by byrdman16
Photo of Chizoad


3.58/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Randomly on tap at a restaurant in Auburn. Very happy to see a local brewery represented so I gave it a go. Pleased I did, as it turned out to be an enjoyable beer.

Murky brown beer (poor lighting) with a pillow of tan foam. Great looking head on the beer, odd color of the beer itself. I'm used to red ales being way more red.

Decent smell dominated by malts including some subtle chocolate aromas.

Interesting flavor for a red ale. I guess I don't feel like it's a red ale, more like a brown ale. Still, good malts and a muted hop balance.

Creamy mouthfeel, good carbonation, and a hefty beer. You will be full after a pint of this. That said, another pint was a good thing.

I would say for a new brewery, this is a fine effort and way better than the average beer.

Serving type: on-tap

05-31-2011 04:35:57 | More by Chizoad
Photo of brianallen


3.4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Aroma: Knickerbocker Red presents with a sweet nose. There is a little woodiness in the nose as well.

Taste: The initial taste has a sweetness. The hops are very mellow, but they arrive late in the taste and hold on to the finish. The finish is a little alkaline, too.

Appearance: For an up-start brewery, I would say that the appearance is very nice. I expect it to improve as brewing techniques improve for them as I had my tasting at their release party.

Serving type: on-tap

01-24-2011 15:49:56 | More by brianallen
Photo of ncfranklin


3.55/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Notes from the launch event on Oct. 2nd, 2010 at The Nook.

A: Very murky brownish-red, somewhat a rust color. Slow rising bubbles. Small tan head.

S: Very feint pine hops, notes of caramel, and a bit biscuity.

T: Balanced. Hops and malt are evenly woven. Not complex, as the flavor remains fairly constant throughout. Finish is slightly sweet caramel.

M: Medium bodied, but quite filling.

D: The balance to this makes it easy down. Not a brew with an overly dominant flavor. I'd personally prefer a little more aggressive hop. Could use some tweaking from this new brewery.

Serving type: on-tap

12-01-2010 19:41:54 | More by ncfranklin
Knickerbocker Red from Blue Pants Brewery
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