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Mermaid's Red Ale - Coronado Brewing Company

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Mermaid's Red AleMermaid's Red Ale

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BA SCORE
81
good

411 Ratings
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Ratings: 411
Reviews: 135
rAvg: 3.56
pDev: 12.36%
Wants: 6
Gots: 47 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Coronado Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  5.70% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: xlperro on 11-15-2003

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2.25/5  rDev -36.8%

Photo of IntriqKen
2.4/5  rDev -32.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Whoa...this was strange
Poured a nice milky reddish amber with a finger full of tan head that melts to a nice lacing.
Aroma is predominately bubblegum, followed by toasted malt.
Taste is....strange....sweet fruits....bready yeasts....and a very drying hops that is unidentifiable to me, but not pleasant.
Mouthfeel is creamy with carbonation and drying.
I won't finish this bomber so I can't rate very well on drinkability.

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2.5/5  rDev -29.8%

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2.51/5  rDev -29.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

I'm not much of an IPA person but this has a slight soft taste of it.

Photo of FosterJM
2.74/5  rDev -23%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

524th review on BA
Draft to plastic cup
@ Hilton Mission Valley SD

App- A lighter reddish brown with a two finger puffy head. Great cling even in a plastic cup.

Smell- Smells like a bigger American Adjunct. Not too fresh missing the hops & malts.

Taste- Very malty in taste but didnt have any carry from the aromatics. It was soft and almost spicy but still carried a bit too much adjunct for me.

Mouth- Medium bodied and medium carbonated. Left a bit of the malt flavor.

Drink- Damn, I have had high hopes for coronado. So far have been a bit let down. Won't come back to this one.

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2.75/5  rDev -22.8%

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2.75/5  rDev -22.8%

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2.75/5  rDev -22.8%

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2.76/5  rDev -22.5%

Photo of shand
2.8/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a Sam Adams perfect pint.

Pours a brown color with red tinges and a finger of head. Everything about this beer is uninspiring. The aroma is weak, with caramel malts and some citrus dominating. The taste has just a little bit of hoppiness and citrus, followed by alotta malt. The mouthfeel is thin, and the drinkability is alright. This is basically the harbringer of the average beer. There's nothing that stands out at all here.

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2.81/5  rDev -21.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

A: Looks like rootbeer with tomato juice added to it. Some bubble activity occurring at the bottom of the glass. Head is an inch tall, khaki color made up of medium sized bubbles.

S: Caramel, fresh dough, cantelope, red fruits and some soapiness. As it warms, a cooked vegetable aroma really takes shape.

T: Tastes a lot like it smells. Begins like raw dough with caramel swirled through it that just happened to have gotten spiked by some stray soap. What a bummer too, because soapy tastes in beer sucks. Moves towards a stewed veggie type thing reminiscent of carrots, yams and spinach. Finishes with raw almonds, more veggie malts and cloying cider like qualities around the sides of the tongue.

M: Medium body with a full mouthfeel…just a bit fuzzy.

D: This cooked vegetable aroma/taste is killing me. I’m going to finish this beer but its under duress.

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2.83/5  rDev -20.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Had on tap at the Fish Market in San Diego.

A: Pours a medium red amber with a medium off-white head, minimal lacing.

S: Nothing overpowering here. Some malt and sweetness from the caramel.

T: Very malts, but felt like this one was missing something, The malts lacked more sweetness or hops to back them up. Almost felt a skunky taste coming from this.

M: Medium-bodied, fairly smooth, has a creaminess to it, medium carbonation.

O: Was very underwhelmed with this. Tried many great beers on my trip to San Diego, this was not one of them though.

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2.86/5  rDev -19.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Very inviting deep reddish copper with a fluffy light tan head. Lots of malty richness. Reminds me a little like Killian's. Very mild hops in the background. All malt, all the time. No perceptable hops. Somewhat grainy with slightly cereal notes in the finish. Dry mouthfeel, with a long, dry finish. Interesting brew. Too dry throughout for me. No hops, but no sweet malt either. No need to hunt for this one.

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2.88/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

14th Review – from notes
On-tap into pint glass at House of Beer (Orlando, FL)

L: Dark maroon and 0.5 fingernail head.

S: Fruity and sweet with slight hint of malts. Nothing special here.

T: Over-bearing fig and plum taste somewhat balanced by slight bitterness. Not what I was expecting from this red ale; however, it was not bad either.

M: Rough up-front, yet balanced on the back-end. Quite weird, yet unpleasant at the same time.

O: As mentioned previously, not what I was expecting from this beer. Almost drank like a quad with a bit of funk – cannot say that I will seek out to return to this beer.

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2.95/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Bottle shared by RoyMunson. Pours a dark reddish brown in color. Smell is some hops and malt. Not too much to talk about in the taste. Just more of what was found in the nose. Nothing stands out as dominant or catching on the tongue. Decent, but nothing that draws you back in.

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Mermaid's Red Ale from Coronado Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 411 ratings.