Red Ale - Abita Brewing Co.
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2.78/5 rDev -18%
Served in a Walter Payton shaker pint glass.
What can I say? This stuff pours a clear pale bronze topped by a finger of dirty off-white foam. You know it's a bad omen when a red ale doesn't even look all that close to red... The nose comprises lightly minty pine, sweet caramel, and a touch of earthy greens in the back. The taste brings in more of the same, but everything pretty much dies near the middle of the palate, leaving a vague earthiness cold and lonely for the duration and a my tongue confused and abandoned. This is kinda sad. The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a fluid feel. Overall, a mediocre, limp little red ale. 'Nuff said.
10-25-2012 00:59:27 | More by TMoney2591
3.35/5 rDev -1.2%
Into a pint glass. Lots of head, foamy. Light, clear copper colored body.
It has a strong malty hay smell, some bread dough too.
Bigger malt bill in the taste, milder bitterness. Lends a little sweetness at first and then dried out by the hops in the latter half.
Medium body with low carbonation.
Nothing fancy but good and easy drinking.
10-20-2012 01:25:20 | More by Fatehunter
3.15/5 rDev -7.1%
Poured into a Sam Adams glass for review. Appears gold in color with amber hues. Nice long lasting foamy white head. Good carbonation. Smells a little one dimensional with caramel malts overpowering all else. I don't really get the hops except for some subdued spiciness. Tastes much like the aroma with the malty caramel notes taking stage. Feels nice and even balanced with some bitterness at the tail end. A decent beer, but nothing really stands out. A good one for someone new to the craft world.
06-20-2012 23:33:02 | More by jwhancher
Red Ale from Abita Brewing Co.
78 out of 100 based on 114 ratings.