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Mermaid's Red Ale - Coronado Brewing Company

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81
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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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4/5  rDev +12.4%

Photo of Murrhey
3.75/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured on-tap at Taco Asylum in Costa Mesa, CA. Reviewed from notes.

A- Two finger thick creamy head. Dark auburn color. Sticky, foamy lacing.

S- Medium bodied malts and deep smoky tones.

T- Opens creamy and fresh, closes hoppy and bitter.

M-Creamy and heavy feel. Lots of carbonation.

O- Nice beer. Happy with it.

Photo of UltimateLivewire
3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

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4/5  rDev +12.4%

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4/5  rDev +12.4%

Photo of OleJohnnieAle
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.

Photo of likeemdark
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of Merkur
3.41/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Had on tap at Yard House in San Diego.

Beer pours a nice, rich ruby color with about a finger and half or so of white, foamy head. The head lingers throughout.

The beer smells a bit like raisins.

The beer tastes initially very sweet of raisins and figs, followed by a good amount of a hoppy finish.

Slightly thin mouthfeel.

Overall a solid red ale.

Photo of dprophet
4/5  rDev +12.4%

Photo of JosiahS
3.61/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

glass: nonic

Ruby, brown appearance with a thin bubbly head. Hints of cocoa, lavender, grape, date on the nose. The taste is, light floral hops, brown sugar, cocoa, date, grape, plastic. Finishes with a decent bitterness. Body is light-medium with medium carbonation. Very drinkable. Decent red but tastes too much like an ESB.

Photo of PintOHops
3.58/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Glass - Nonic

A - Cloudy amber colored brew with a sticky looking 2-finger head. Head retention seems to be very good, and I got some nice lacing on my glass.

S - It smells very ESB like to me. Upfront I get lots of fig, plum, and raisin. I also pick up a bit of floral and lemon citrus hop characteristics. Toffee, caramel and brown sugar qualities underneath.

T - Hmm, tastes a little like an ESB as well. I get lots of plum and fig upfront. Rind like hop flavors quickly follow, and it finishes very dry with more plum and lots of brown sugar. Bitterness is moderate for a Red Ale and it lingers a bit.

M - Medium-full bodied with a smooth and chewy feel. Lite-moderate crispness. I actually like the feel of this beer.

O - Well I like the beer but I think it's a little too sweet for me, and it also comes off like an ESB more than a Red Ale. I also didn't like the finishing flavors of the beer too much, it's kind of mineral like to me and un balanced. I'll pass on this one next time, but it's worth a try I'd say.

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4/5  rDev +12.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

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5/5  rDev +40.4%

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4/5  rDev +12.4%

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4/5  rDev +12.4%

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4/5  rDev +12.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +19.4%

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4/5  rDev +12.4%

Photo of ZenAgnostic
4/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle poured into a wine glass. No date.

Appearance - Hazy medium amber body. Tan-yellow one-finger billowy head with great stick and decent to good retention.

Smell - Slight hay hop. Light and refreshing. Honey sweetness.

Taste - Moderate honey sweetness. Slight spiciness. Mild to moderate hop presence.

Mouthfeel - Medium bodied. Slight chewiness which is partially washed away by slight solvent character.

Overall Drinkability - Great session. Pretty decent tasting beer.

Photo of drpimento
4.58/5  rDev +28.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Wow, this is now for me, top tier beer! Maybe the best red ale I've ever had. Poured with a huge, foamy, frothy, fluffy, billowy, light tan head that lasts a long time and great lacing. Color is a clear copper red with lots of small bubble trails. Aroma is malt, caramel, toffee, roast, hint of fruit. Flavor's like nose, but with all of those qualities much more bold and the roasty/dry character adding that perfect quaffing attribute, that for me, is dynamite. Perefct carbonic tang to enter into the mix for a supremely drinkable beer. Excellent body and carbonation. Finish is like flavor and of average length, but leaving the desire for another swallow (not sip). Sure wish I had easy access to this.

Photo of chickenflea
3.93/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Brown red color. Thin tan head with good lacing and retention. Aroma was very malty with some brown sugar and raisin, also a hint of nuttiness. Flavor leans to the sweet side with some traces of toffee, a bit of tea, some nectarine fruity sweetness. Mouthfeel is full and fresh. A good red. The second beer from this brewery. Both respectable. I will try more.

Photo of spdyfire83
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.

Photo of Nerudamann
3.73/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass.

Look - red/coppery in color, maybe a little dark and murky, with about two fingers' worth of frothy light khaki-colored foam that dissipates somewhat slowly.

Smell - fairly hoppy, but at the same time with a pretty strong bite of barley.

Taste and Mouthfeel - hops are pretty prevalent, but the taste is masked by a sweetness to where I'm not able to tell that it's Cascade hops being used. I do feel a little bit of the chocolaty feel in the middle and toward the finish, where there's a little more bitterness felt again from the hops. Texture is pretty well-balanced, leaning just slightly more toward the watery side.

Overall - pretty interesting brew...both good-tasting and interesting to think about.

Photo of SolipsismalCat
3.63/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a pint glass.

A: Slightly hazy amber with two-finger, white head that diminished in a few minutes. Nice lacing.

S: Fruity. Caramel malt. Slightly toasted aroma.

T: Moderate sweetness and a subtle hop bitterness. More spice than bitter though. Sort of toasted malt flavor. Pretty good.

M: Light to medium bodied. Sort of oily, creamy. Not watery. Refreshing. Nice carbonation.

O: A very drinkable red ale that looks nice and is not too bitter. I like the spice.

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