Red Rose Amber Ale - Baird Brewing Company / Fishmarket Taproom
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3.26/5 rDev -14.7%
This is a murky amber-brown beer with a very slight, quickly fading head. The aroma is fruity, sweet--overly sweet--malt. Fortunately, there's bitterness to cut the sweetness in the flavor, though no hops can be tasted at all. The malt is mostly caramel, rather heavy. Somewhat oxidized taste (the store I bought it at dates their bottles on arrival, and this is only a month old from then--maybe it sat elsewhere?). Not bad per se, but not interesting in any way.
07-30-2014 21:36:29 | More by allengarvin
2.9/5 rDev -24.1%
Bottle: a very solid dark brown 360mL bottle with a fancy label - looks like a piece of art.
Appearance: mid-dark golden brown/amber. A limited head with good retention but no lacing. There is some fine sediment floating at the bottom of the glass.
Aroma: not very much on the nose - some savoury notes and grain. Not overpowering, but not really very much there to be honest.
Taste: nut-driven with some bitterness. Not much in the way of complexity - a bit disappointing actually. Flavours fade slowly with a distinct lack of roundness.
Aftertaste: the hop bitterness remains for a time - not too complex in flavour though.
Mouth feel: light- to- medium in body with moderate carbonation, suits the style.
Overall: not a bad beer, in fact it's quite nice. I found it to be more of an IPA in feel rather than a Red Ale though, due to the higher hop content. The bigger turn-off for me was a case price exceeding AU$160 (2013). Not acceptable for a 'quite nice' beer.
06-01-2013 12:27:48 | More by SmashPants
3.85/5 rDev +0.8%
Pours amber with a quickly fading head.
Nose shows caramel, bready malt and some resinous hops. Nice malt character.
Malty flavours too. Bready malt and sweet syrupy notes. A fair bit of resinous earthy hops too, along with an assertive, well-balanced bitterness.
Carbonation could be a bit higher.
03-19-2013 01:48:27 | More by CrazyDavros
3.53/5 rDev -7.6%
Japan's own Barid Brewery devises a recipe that harks back, not only to Irish influences of their red ales, but back further to the English bitters. Though the American microbrewing trends dictate the simple balance of malt and hops, Barid's does a little more.
With it's deep golden, medium amber hue, it's obvious where Red Rose got its name. The slight presence of dark grain stains the beer with a mild redish glow. Medium haze both captures and diffuses the light, giving it a pleasant glow. Firm creamy foam character beings to take the shape of cask ales as the tepid carbonation casts long lasting, yet understated retention and lacing patters all the while.
Delicate aromas of malt, caramel, bread, and biscuit fill the nose with a firm, but not overly toasty scent. Complementing hop aromas give balance to the nose with a whiff of damp sod, fresh cut grass, and lightly floral character. Even the yeast get in on the action with supple fruity notes that are reminescent of marmalade and "Juicy Fruit" bubblegum.
And with the delicate balance of caramel malt and hops in taste, it's less toasty and more bready with underlying biscuit flavors that are overlaid with the broad and earthy bitterness of English hops. With the timid bread crust flavor, or citrus hop notes, the English ale influence is felt through and through. Where fruitiness isn't hop derived, the sweeter fruit flavors of oranges, apples, peaches, and pears come from yeast esters instead.
Medium bodied, the beer seems to take on a richer upstart, but with the creaminess of carbonation that's well embedded into the bready malt starches. But after the carbonation subsides and the malt character recedes, the beer finishes soft and dry. This carries the hop bitterness through to a short lived linger of woodish or minty taste.
If tasted blindly, I might have put this ale into a more English-oriented class. There's several small deviations from Irish red ales or American amber ales that puts this offering out of character; but Red Rose is a very pleasant and easy drinking ale that was a delight to have in the glass.
10-23-2012 16:50:38 | More by BEERchitect
4/5 rDev +4.7%
Pours a turbid red with a 1 inch foamy light tan head that settles to a light film on top of the beer. The taste is earthy, fruity, with a hint of floral flavors. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a somewhat crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer with some nice aromas and flavors but definitely unlike most other reds of a similar style. This was one in a sampler of 3 that Baird offers so consider that is this eval.
10-21-2012 10:04:19 | More by MarkLeberer
3.63/5 rDev -5%
A: Mildly cloudy dark reddish-tinted brown. Forms a sizable tan colored head that sticks around for a bit. Some light lacing. Visible carbonation.
S: A light, but pleasant blend of floral citrus hops and lots of caramel malt.
T: Mild to moderate maltiness. Caramel malts. Earthy, dirty, and with some mild malty dark fruits. Flavor is very quick and finishes with a yeasty quality to it.
M: Medium bodied, but feels light for the style. Carbonation is approaching heavy. Mild bitterness.
O: This beer is admittedly older than it should be, but I'm not able to say exactly how old (no dating). Overall, it's not a bad beer. Not a great one, but still slightly better than average for the style.
07-15-2012 23:25:56 | More by Florida9
3.93/5 rDev +2.9%
Pours a turbid and murky brown with a 2 inch foamy light tan head that settles to a thin film on top of the beer. Foamy swaths of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Chunks of sediment can be seen floating around in the beer after the pour. Smell is very malty with some fruity and floral aromas. Taste is very much the same with some earthy, fruity, and slightly floral flavors. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a somewhat crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer with some nice aromas and flavors but definitely unlike most other beers of the same style I have had in the past.
07-14-2012 06:25:21 | More by UCLABrewN84
Red Rose Amber Ale from Baird Brewing Company / Fishmarket Taproom
86 out of 100 based on 72 ratings.