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Tommy's Red - Trinity Brewhouse

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BA SCORE
80
good

22 Ratings
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Ratings: 22
Reviews: 12
rAvg: 3.42
pDev: 14.91%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Trinity Brewhouse visit their website
Rhode Island, United States

Style | ABV
Vienna Lager |  3.40% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: waughbrew on 07-07-2004)
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2/5  rDev -41.5%

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Photo of mostpoetsdo
3.5/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Bright copper-red, off-white/rusty head, little lacing. The color is pretty vibrant.

S: A dance between sweet malt, grassy hops, and grain.

T: Surprisingly hop forward. Has a nice herbal quality to it, earthy hops, but not that sweet. There are too many malty Ambers out there, glad to see someone hit it with a nice dose of bitter hops.

M: Light to medium body, carbonation is more bubbly than I prefer, but brings attention to the hops.

O/D: It's a good lighter beer, but still packs a decent punch of flavor. I can imagine it going well with a meal.

mostpoetsdo, Aug 22, 2011
Photo of ShogoKawada
4.03/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

64oz growler into newport storm pint glass.

A- Red orange and mostly brown. Not a significant head, although the lacing is heavy.

S- Floral, citrus, and malty caramel notes.

T- Sweet malt and a bit of citrus. Some bready notes, then some orange peel. Mild bitterness.

M- Great body, lower than average cabonation- but that's prob. due to the growler fill.

O- Overall, this beer is very drinkable. Too easy going down, went great with some tacos. A great beer to drink a growler of. High score for sessionability.

ShogoKawada, Mar 21, 2011
Photo of smcolw
3.98/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Here is another highly hopped beer which pushes the style.

No head when brought to the table. This leaves no head on the glass. Light brown color and very cloudy.

The smell belies the taste; it comes across as malty.

There's nearly no malt to the tongue. The story is of nondescript bittering hop. Strong bitter aftertaste. Good body and carbonation.

smcolw, May 22, 2010
Photo of thekevlarkid
3.95/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Out of a pint glass at the brewery this beer was a hazy amber color. The head was one finger of off-white bubbles that retained as a thin collar and left mediocre lacing. The aroma was of toasted malt, caramel malt and another malty sweetness just like toasted marshmallows! The flavors were quite enjoyable and well balanced. Again I tasted toasted and caramel malt this time with the addition of citrus rind bitterness and notes of wood. Though more hoppy in execution than many Red Ales I enjoyed the addition. The mouthfeel was smooth and creamy, the body medium and the carbonation the same.

thekevlarkid, Jul 06, 2009
Photo of dsa7783
3.78/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

On-tap at the brewhouse in downtown Providence...
Pours an amber, light-red hue with slight carbonation and a minimal head that quickly receded...
Amber and grains aroma with slight caramel and a hint of vanilla...
Taste strongly complemented the smell... Essences of caramel, bread and butter, and slight biscuits are certainly detectable...
Mouthfeel seemed a bit too watered down, although the overall level of drinkability was quite good...
Not bad...

dsa7783, Sep 22, 2008
Photo of TheManiacalOne
3.98/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On-tap at Trinity Brewhouse in Providence, RI, poured into a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a reddish copper (just like the sign above the bar says), with a thin off-white head that fades fast and doesn’t leave much lace on the glass.

S: The smell is weak but contains tea, spice, caramelized malt and a little bit of hops.

T: The taste is exactly what you smell, tea, spice, caramelized malt and a little bit of hops, but with some breadiness to it.

M: Crisp & smooth, medium body, medium carbonation and a clean finish.

D: This one is tasty and easy to drink, well worth sticking with for the duration of the evening. Given the choice I’ll take the RI IPA every time, but this would usually be my second choice.

TheManiacalOne, Jul 29, 2006
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3.13/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

a - redish amber with no head. basically no lacing in my glass but my buddy had a ton of lacing. sort of odd.

s - honey, flowers, mild mild mild hops.

t - yeasts and sort of floral. not half bad!

m - light bodied with a fair finish

d - not their best but worth a try!

radshoesbro, Oct 16, 2005
Photo of PatandDavid
3.63/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This was a pleasant surprise, pleasant being the operative word. I think this would make a good session beer, as nothing to extreme hits your tastebuds, but over-all the drinking experience is nice. Clear amber when served, I noted that the aroma was very reminiscent of brown bread (the kind that comes in a can, and is sold in Maine), molasses-ey. Easy to drink, somewhat dry, the mouthfeel was medium - with some not-overwhelming hops in the finish (Tettnang was listed on the beer menu).

PatandDavid, Jul 02, 2005
Photo of francisweizen
3.15/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A deep reddish brew, with some nice fine bubbled carbonation and a decent head as well. Good lacing as well. Aromas are hoppier than most reds in this part of the country usually are. The taste is too malty though as the hops go awol. Mouthfeel and drinkability remain average. Not bad, but not too good either.

francisweizen, Apr 23, 2005
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2.93/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

The beer poured a deep amber with red tones. It had a foamy head that never quite went away. The aroma was earthy with hops tones in the background. The water threw the flavor in this beer off a bit. It was quite malty with a leathery hop feel at the finish. Also present were tones of wood and caramel. The mouthfeel had a slightly acidic tinge. It was full bodied with a very dry finish. The very dry finish was bit too mch for me and was a taste bud killer.

MuddyFeet, Apr 15, 2005
Photo of Gavage
3.93/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Copper / reddish in color with a nice 1" head. Nice lacing developed. The aroma was of some barely noticeable malt. The taste was pleasant as a mellow malty and caramel flavors are up front with some mild bitterness in the background.

The mouthfeel was smooth at the start with a dry finish. The malts linger on the tongue. Very low in alcohol (around 4%). Medium bodied. Definite session brew that can be enjoyed all day.

Gavage, Jul 15, 2004
Photo of waughbrew
3.3/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Very nice creamy lace on top of a hazy brownish-orange body. A whiff of roasted malts and spicy hops. A bit of sulfur is awesome here, as it is just detectable yet not annoying. Thin body, some sizzle on the tongue from the carbonation. Dark caramels and a hint of chocolate. Nice clean malty finish. Not a whole lot going on besides a good roasty caramel malt character. Overall it is pleasant but not memorable.

waughbrew, Jul 07, 2004
Tommy's Red from Trinity Brewhouse
80 out of 100 based on 22 ratings.