Elector Imperial Red Ale - New Albanian Brewing Company - Pizzeria and Public House
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3.58/5 rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
a: served in a plastic hotel cup, the beer is a hazy, deep nut amber in color, sporting a thick khaki head with great retention - props to plastic
s: rich malt syrup nose, lots of dark caramelization, heavy toffee, nutty grain sugar, earthy pine tea hops, fruit esters, almost a sweet raw wort aroma at times
m: carbonation brushes with life smoothly across the tongue, weighty medium-full body
t: body loaded with rich, heavily caramelized malts that bring flavors of sweet, nutty grain and thick, raw malt wort, heavy hop flavors come in about halfway - long-steeped, earthy pine tea flavors dominate, pungent and acidic, sugars continue through but dial back a bit as a moderate bittering balances things out a touch,
o: rich and unrefined, lots of pure caramelized grain character, a nice beer that does well as the rustic type, though scores lower as a result, drinks fine
Serving type: bottle
04-04-2013 04:11:21 | More by blackie
3.19/5 rDev -12.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25
Reviewed from notes. Poured from bomber into a Cigar City pint glass.
A: Pours a clear, deep reddish amber, with a one-finger off-white head, and moderate visible carbonation.
S: Toasted caramel, some pine bitterness, with vanilla and citrus in the background.
T: Follows the nose. Big bready malts with some spiciness. There isn't a particularly hoppy flavor here but there is some hop bitterness in the hang. Overall though, the taste seems thin and not overly pleasing.
M: Light bodied for an imperial-anything, moderate carbonation sensation, alcohol very well-hidden.
O: I bought this on a whim - a new brewery to this area, and it does have a pretty cool label. That said, I'm not impressed with the beer. It was drinkable, but I won't buy another one.
Serving type: bottle
03-31-2013 18:41:41 | More by macrosmatic
Elector Imperial Red Ale from New Albanian Brewing Company - Pizzeria and Public House
82 out of 100 based on 88 ratings.