Rose City Red - Alameda Brewhouse

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14 Ratings
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Ratings: 14
Reviews: 6
rAvg: 3.7
pDev: 6.76%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Alameda Brewhouse visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  6.40% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: UCLABrewN84 on 05-09-2013

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Ratings: 14 | Reviews: 6
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Photo of biboergosum
3.46/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

22oz bottle, nice ode to their native burg.

This beer pours a slightly hazy, dark red-brick amber colour, with one meager finger of weakly foamy, and mostly just bubbly beige head, which leaves some swollen rain cloud ceiling lace around the glass as it rather slowly abates.

It smells of somewhat tart generic apples, biscuity caramel malt, a touch of nougaty toffee, soft neutered citrus rind, an edgy pine needle acridity, and minor hints of cold, steely alcohol. The taste is bready, doughy, and certainly sweet caramel malt, meekly edgy pine resin, overripe orange and red Texas grapefruit, bittersweet treacle, a suggestion of unfinished yeast, and a kind of knockin' on yer backdoor booziness.

The carbonation is pretty low-key in its hit and miss frothy support, the body a so-so medium weight, and sort of clammy and pithy in its attempt at smoothness. It finishes off-dry, of course, but with a growing metallic flintiness that has me entertaining thoughts of scraping my tongue.

Yeah, something just ain't right with this one here, and it can't be the malt - there's oodles of that. The hops may leave a lot to be desired, for a left coast brewery, what with their limping, old feeling, but it's not them. So it must be the yeast, and the not quite close to integrated 'elevated' ABV. A boring, by the book assessment, I know, but I can only work with what I got.

Photo of Fatehunter
3.6/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours two fingers of head on a cloudy dark red colored body.
The aroma is rich malt, a little lemon, caramel and flowers.
The taste is mild lemon bitterness at first that is quickly balanced out by the big malt bill. Kind of barnyardish overall.
The texture is crisp with moderate carbonation.
It's a good, bold red ale.

Photo of CookstLiquor
3.77/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 650ml bottle. Pours a brownish amber with a beige head. The nose offers a lot of sweet honey and caramel malt notes with just a hint of citrusy hops in the background. The taste is earthy, chocolatey and roasty with a dry and bitter finish. It's medium bodied and hearty.

Photo of LampertLand
3.77/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Alameda Brewing 'Rose City Red' Ale @ 6.4% , served from a 650 ml bottle purchased for $7

A-pour is a clear pale amber from the bottle to a dark amber in the glass with a good size off white head that is leaving a spotty lace along the stein

S-big bold malt's , piney hops

T-not smooth , kinda bitter from start to finish

MF-good carbonation , medium bodied

Ov-ok beer , just a tad to bitter for me

prost LampertLand

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.55/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to GRG1313 for sharing this one at his tasting.

Pours a hazy copper with a foamy bone head that settles to a small cap on top of the beer. Foamy swaths of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, caramel, and citrus zest aromas. Taste is much the same with citrus zest flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer with some solid aromas and flavors.

Photo of canucklehead
3.62/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

weird, beer was bottled almost 11 months ago yet almost no reviews. This is a very well preserved beer for the age as it shows a strong malt backbone and a rounded flavour. Yes the hops have moved to background but still a very nice beer as red/amber beers often work as malt showcases. Loved to have tasted it fresh but still a nice beer/

Rose City Red from Alameda Brewhouse
84 out of 100 based on 14 ratings.