Elector Imperial Red Ale - New Albanian Brewing Company - Pizzeria and Public House
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Reviews by Viking:
4.25/5 rDev +17.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Dark, hazy copper. Not much head, but faint lace remains throughout the 'live' of the imperial pint. Big, bad aroma of grapefruity and herbal hops. Though the hops take charge, there's also plenty of malt - caramel mostly - to add balance. Flavor is full of hops and rather bitter, but does not overpower the malt. It becomes rather well-balanced after the brew warms a bit (initially served a bit too cool for my tastes, especially after a properly served English cask ale). Medium bodied, smooth and oily mouthfeel. Finish is nice and oily, leaving a nice layer of hoppy goodness coating my palate. Aftertaste of grapefruity hops.
Serving type: on-tap
01-31-2003 18:24:57 | More by Viking
More User Reviews:
3.71/5 rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
A - Clear golden red beer with a short off white head and significant lacing.
S - Flat, muted nose, with a mild hop vegetal note.
T - Crackery malt, with a strong hop bitterness.
M - Clean, clear, crisp brew with significant bitter line that builds.
O - Simple, straightforward red ale. Nothing too complex, but pleasant and drinkable.
Serving type: bottle
06-10-2014 03:54:36 | More by Tsar_Riga
3.31/5 rDev -8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25
Appearance: Pours a hazy amber, with a thick, foamy head; nice persistence and quite a few strands of lace
Smell: Toffee overwhelms, with vanilla and herbal tones in the back; a hint of pine
Taste: Toffee and vanilla, up front, with apple and a husky, grainy bitterness building in the middle; subtle hints of pine blend with the sweeter tones to bring together the finish
Mouthfeel: Medium to full bodied with moderate carbonation
Overall: I am less than enthused about this beer; way too sweet for my palate and the mouthfeel is too thick, as well
Thanks, fredmugs, for the opportunity
Serving type: bottle
03-29-2014 20:52:58 | More by brentk56
Elector Imperial Red Ale from New Albanian Brewing Company - Pizzeria and Public House
82 out of 100 based on 98 ratings.