Red Dawn Amber Wheat - Carson's Brewery

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Red Dawn Amber WheatRed Dawn Amber Wheat

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52 Ratings
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Ratings: 52
Reviews: 9
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 12.63%
Wants: 1
Gots: 12 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Carson's Brewery visit their website
Indiana, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: RblWthACoz on 10-21-2013

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Ratings: 52 | Reviews: 9
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Photo of secondtooth
3.77/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a rich, nearly-opaque caramel-amber, with a fairly large head of fine bone foam. Lovely lattice-style lace.

Nose is a malty caramel and toffee. Very nice, and exemplary for the style.

Taste is tangy and toasty malts, with a touch of light citrus hops that comes in at the finish. A perfectly palatable, enjoyable, and drinkable amber ale. Solid and worthy!

Photo of JLaw55
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A different take on a wheat beer. Not sure how exactly I feel about this one. Nothing really stand out about this one.

Would not seek out and probably will not purchase again.

3.87/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Both ambers and wheat ales often come off a bit underwhelming, lets see how this one pans out.

Pours to a deep ruby amber in tone. Head is an off white quick fading foam that struggles to achieve an inch in height. Nose comes with soft woodsy malt as well as a candied sweetness that is also noticeable. There is even a bit of cola on the smell. Taste is surprisingly bold with a rich malt backbone. The balanced sweetness of this brew twirls with the smoothness of the wheat. This is a very very drinkable brew. I could easily drink this one all day and not miss a beat.

Photo of TMoney2591
2.53/5  rDev -33.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.25

Served in a Lagunitas mason jar.

Here's hoping for the original, rather than the remake... This stuff pours a partly cloudy amber-copper topped by a finger of off-white foam. The nose comprises light dried maple syrup, light toasted rye bread, caramel, grass, light candied orange peel, and a hint of resin in the background. The taste does indeed lead with the caramel and bread, but this pairing is immediately undercut by strange, resinous fruit peels, bitterness abounding and clashing with the dry sweetness already present. Wow, this just plain doesn't work at all. The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a fluid feel. Overall, this was a pretty good-sounding idea, but the execution clashes on the tongue to the point that I hope never to have another drop touch mine again.

Photo of homebrew311
3.52/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a slightly cloudy amber with fluffy white head, nice lacing and decent retention. Nose is malt forward with heavy caramel and wheat character. Light hops with some earthy and herbal qualities. Taste is smooth and light on flavor. Mild bitterness at the end, plenty of toasty malt character. Mouthfeel is light and moderately carbonated. Overall , pretty mild, no off flavors but nothing that stands out.

Photo of BlackhammerOhio
3/5  rDev -21.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Red Dawn Amber Wheat by Carson's Brewery

Photo of barczar
3.87/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a fairly clear amber with a small lingering cream head.

Aroma is sweet caramel malt and toasted breadcrust, along with floral and earthy hops, grapefruit, and fruity specialty malt notes. Wheat is subtle, in comparison.

Flavor reveals a slightly sweet, toasted, nutty, caramel malt backbone throughout, with fruity malt tones adding complexity. Fairly rich malt profile. Muted grapefruit is a subtle contrast. The finish is earthy and lightly bitter. A metallic note surfaces late.

Wheat provides a nice fullness in body, but is overshadowed by the malt. Very drinkable brew.

Photo of derekgw123
2.64/5  rDev -30.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

I like wheat beers. This one is just that. Nothing more, nothing less.

Photo of Caskaway
4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

The best amber I've had in a long time. Not my favorite style, so it was a pleasant surprise. The wheat overcomes the bitterness, resulting in a crisp and unexpectedly full-bodied brew. Decent lacing, good finish. Thumbs up.

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Red Dawn Amber Wheat from Carson's Brewery
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