Red Dawn - Funky Buddha Brewery
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Ratings: 46 | Reviews: 10 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by jwjon1:
4.13/5 rDev +14.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Easily the most malty red ale I've ever had... more malt presence than most english barleywines, even. Yet lowish alcohol content. Ridiculous! Based on the first review, I wonder if this is the same beer as there is no floral hop presence whatsoever in the beer I drank, nor anything resembling a tea of any sort.
Dark in color (maroon-like), certainly darker than most reds on the market. Decent white head. You'll notice the high malt bill as soon as you raise the glass to your lips. I thought I detected a bit of coffee in the nose as well, but that just more roasted malts. There's a lot going on in the taste as well, with the central backbone being sweet malts. But not cloyingly sweet as some malt bombs can be, there is a good roast balance going on which explains the darker color.
Overall quite enjoyable, and a nice counterpart to some of the hop bombs on the guest tap list. Also blended well with hop gun to create a nice american red.
Serving type: on-tap
04-22-2012 13:48:24 | More by jwjon1
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3.88/5 rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Shared by preismj, big thanks Matt! Pours a deep clear copper with tan head. Nose is initially pretty hoppy for style with notes of erthy and pine bitterness. Then comes a big time malt presence with heavy caramel, toffee, and a hint of roast. Taste is a touch hoppy up front and develops into a nice malt bomb. Plenty of caramel, bread crust, and toffee on the palate with a dry bready finish. Mouthfeel is moderate with appropriate carbonation. A nice Irish Red!
Serving type: growler
12-28-2013 02:10:08 | More by homebrew311
3.55/5 rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
Notes from 7/2012
Slightly hazy deep amber, a bit more intense red than a typical amber. Quite fruity in the aroma and taste. Only a slight hop tinge on the front end of the taste, but malt quickly takes over. Some caramel malt present. Pretty tasty, but nothing too special. But I seem to only like hoppier ambers.
Serving type: on-tap
08-16-2013 01:30:05 | More by warnerry
Red Dawn from Funky Buddha Brewery
82 out of 100 based on 46 ratings.