Frankenmuth Red Sky Ale - Frankenmuth Brewery
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Ratings: 60 | Reviews: 17 | Display Reviews Only:
4.25/5 rDev +25.4%
A: The appearance is good, with a russet color. The head doesn't last, but there is a nice lacing.
S: The first thing I smelled was bread alongside some spicy hops.
T: Grainy, bready flavor with caramel malts. There is definitely an apple-ish flavor in there.
M: Carbonated medium-well. A little too much, but not anything bad.
Overall: I really like this beer. It's nothing special, but it's a good beer for the style and perfect for sipping on while it's warm out.
06-12-2011 21:47:05 | More by HeavyMetalBrew
3.7/5 rDev +9.1%
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.
01-17-2011 21:58:23 | More by Lauthaha
3.68/5 rDev +8.6%
Even though I saw the ratings on this one before I did a write-up, I was still excited to try it out. The others I've had of Frankenmuth were impressive.
This seems mildly belgian to me, odd enough as it is to say. The amber ale tones are definitely there, but it's a little tight, in my opinion. I'd like it to be more open and slightly more vibrant. But it's still an alright ale to be drinkin'. Hmmm. I sound like a pirate. I be drinkin' this here ale. Arrrhhhh.
P.S. This is better when warm.
08-25-2012 18:06:38 | More by RblWthACoz
3.68/5 rDev +8.6%
This beer poured out as a nice deep red color with a cream colored head on top. The smell of the beer has some roasted malt aromas as well as some sweet caramel as well. The taste of the beer is much like the nose, the toasted malts and the caramel come through with a nice crisp hoppy finish. The mouthfeel of the beer was carbonated nicely with a decent body to it. Overall I found this one to be pretty good.
03-09-2012 04:17:15 | More by Knapp85
3.65/5 rDev +7.7%
Review from BeerAdvocate Magazine Issue #54 (July 2011):
Rusty red color, hazed over, though the topping of head is impressive. Hint of caramel in the nose with some maraschi- no cherry, toasted bread and a bit of yeast. Super smooth, medium bodied. Twang from the yeast fades quickly, and a toasted malt sweetness comes forth. Hops are modest but aim for balance. Fruity and yeasty in the middle. Maltiness stays clean and runs from sweet to toasted, to mildly biscuity. Malty finish lands semisweet. It is what it is—a malt bomb of sorts, and a damn good rendition of an Irish Red Ale at that.
12-15-2011 02:31:54 | More by BeerAdvocate
3.48/5 rDev +2.7%
Thanks to n8dietz for picking up an otherwise unobtainable beer for me from his trip to Michigan.
Copper colored amber with small bits of sediment in the bottom of my glass. Very quick head and no residual foam after a few sips. OK bubbling.
The aroma is tart yeasty fruit and toasted caramel and crystal malts. Pretty simple.
Tart yeast flaors from start too finish. Not overwhelming for the style, just a constant base flavor and mouthfeel that is well integrated with the malty flavors of this beer. Hints of caramel and biscuits abound in step with the tart backbone. The tartness lingers, but it sorta makes you want to take another sip.
Interesting Amber ale that is a Summer session ale in my book. Especially if you palate enjoys teh more tart side of the taste spectrum.
07-24-2011 17:31:14 | More by scruffwhor
3.45/5 rDev +1.8%
A- An ever so slightly hazy red liquid with some orange highlights. The head is thin and splotchy.
S- Apples, smoke, grain, and toasted wheat bread.
T- Apples, smoke caramel, grain, and toast. Right on target for a simple red ale.
M- A nice body with a solid amount of carbonation that is right where it should be.
D- A very solid take on the style, although it is not very memorable. Drinks nicely.
02-04-2011 04:42:57 | More by david131
Frankenmuth Red Sky Ale from Frankenmuth Brewery
78 out of 100 based on 60 ratings.