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Frankenmuth Red Sky Ale - Frankenmuth Brewery

Frankenmuth Red Sky AleFrankenmuth Red Sky Ale

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BA SCORE
77
okay

54 Ratings
THE BROS
83
good

(view ratings)
Ratings: 54
Reviews: 18
rAvg: 3.34
pDev: 16.47%


Brewed by:
Frankenmuth Brewery visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
Irish Red Ale |  5.25% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Beaver13 on 07-12-2010)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 54 | Reviews: 18 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by Lauthaha:
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Lauthaha

Michigan

3.7/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a beer glass. Part of a sampler pack from Frankenmuth Brewery.

Appearance: Beer pours a medium-amber color with a low level of carbonation visible through the glass. Head diminishes to a thin layer on the surface of the glass leaving minimal lacing as it recedes.

Smell: Sourly bitter. A bright caramel malt nose with some pungent citrus and/or bitter hop tones involved. Almost a tea-like quality to it. Smells a lot like a Marzen. It took a minute to grow on me, I initially was unpleased with the scent.

Taste: Just before the beer hits my tongue, I sense a very citrus-fruit-like presence. The hops are played up in this one, it seems, and there are some interesting spices at work here...most likely nutmeg and/or coriander. Lots of flavor.

Mouthfeel: Beer is bready, very fizzy on the tongue. After a moment, it become very light on the palate. Rinses nearly clean, leaving a tingling on the tongue and just a touch of bitterness.

Drinkability: It's okay that there were three of these in the sampler pack...I will drink them.

Not a bad brew. On another day, I might have given this a better score...but as I said, not a bad brew.

Serving type: bottle

01-17-2011 21:58:23 | More by Lauthaha
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look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

This is the second time I have had this beer, and I was equally disappointed. Thankfully, I was not the one that brought this to the bottle share. The beer poured a dark red color with a very slight aroma that could best be described as metallic. The taste is also faint. Though there are some sweet malts present with a hint of bitterness, the taste does not create a strong impression. In the aftertaste, on senses the malts becoming somewhat sour but nondescript. In my personal notes, I wrote the word "boring" from the first time I sampled this beer. I would say that adjective still applies.

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Frankenmuth Red Sky Ale from Frankenmuth Brewery
77 out of 100 based on 54 ratings.