Mermaid's Red Ale - Coronado Brewing Company
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Reviews by jlindros:
3.55/5 rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Had a few of these thanks to Cali traders sending me them to try. Now they randomly started showing up in MA, so I get to try this one at least, and a couple others I think.
Pours a tan colored fizzy 1 finger head that fades fairly quickly due to the big bubbled fizzy nature of it, touch of lacing left there, mostly clear slight hazed reddish color, little iced tea brown color to it.
Nose brings sweet reddish malts, little toasty reddish malts, amber malts, bit of caramel and candy like, even a touch nutty almost, juicy malt, with a very faint citrusy earthy hop note.
Taste comes on richer than I though, plenty of toasty brown malt flavors, reddish malts as well, little candy like with toasty flavors, nutty, plenty of caramel and hint of toffee even, a bit of a juicy malt flavor and hint creamy like. Hops come in on the back end and fairly light, mild bitterness with an herbal like hop note, not the best bittering hop as it seems to clash a bit with the sweeter malt style. Finish is dry but a bit sticky, more candy malt flavors, caramel, toffee, brownish malts, with a little herbal tea note on the hops.
Mouth is med to a bit bigger bod, lighter carb though.
Overall eh, not a great beer, the malt profile borders between a brown and red ale with some sweet notes, not bad actually, but then the herbal hop note seems to clash with it, and lighter carbonation, slight syrupy nature, don't play well with the amber style of it. That being said it's not a bad beer at all, just not great.
Serving type: bottle
03-08-2014 23:39:11 | More by jlindros
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Mermaid's Red Ale from Coronado Brewing Company
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