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Frankenmuth Red Sky Ale - Frankenmuth Brewery

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62 Ratings

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Ratings: 62
Reviews: 18
rAvg: 3.4
pDev: 16.76%
Wants: 1
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
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)
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4/5  rDev +17.6%

mcjeff42, Sep 13, 2014
Photo of patre_tim
3.75/5  rDev +10.3%

A: Copper red, light haze, medium low carbonation, 3 fingers of light beige fluffy head.

S: Toasted malts, caramel, toffee, apples.

T: Caramel, toffee, apple skins. Light tannic tea quality as well.

M: Medium body, little carbonation.

O: Really well done. Picked this one up in Frankenmuth, MI, drank in New Hamburg, ON Aug 24th, 2014. Well done and to style. Went to the brewery in Frankenmuth, which is quite cool. The beer is fresh, to style, and worthy of drinking!

patre_tim, Aug 24, 2014
Photo of bwood06
2.75/5  rDev -19.1%

bwood06, Jul 26, 2014
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4/5  rDev +17.6%

cb8282, Jul 23, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +32.4%

Ajmski1988, Jul 19, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +25%

beerme626, Jun 16, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

Latarnik, May 30, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

lauries444, May 29, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +10.3%

mcgovern1010, May 19, 2014
Photo of BrewtalHonesty
3/5  rDev -11.8%

BrewtalHonesty, Apr 10, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +10.3%

Frobozz, Mar 15, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

Agentveba, Dec 06, 2013
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3/5  rDev -11.8%

michaelfcasey, Dec 01, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +39.7%

vader06, Oct 24, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

Eastside151, Jul 28, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

amishbooze, Jul 21, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

HardyA, Jul 10, 2013
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4/5  rDev +17.6%

salinasa, Jun 21, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +25%

Kerrie, Jun 10, 2013
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3/5  rDev -11.8%

ygtbsm94, Jun 08, 2013
Photo of JohnnyHopps
2.7/5  rDev -20.6%
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.

JohnnyHopps, Jun 08, 2013
Photo of tbdkev
2.88/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Beer pours rust to copper with a fair amount of lacing. The aroma hints at some sweet malt flavors, perhaps honey or molasses. Unfortunately, none of these flavors make an appearance. The initial taste is metallic, gradually fading to a faint but unpleasant bitterness that lingers. Mouthfeel is standard for an ale. Red Sky starts promising, but ultimately comes up short.

tbdkev, Jun 07, 2013
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4/5  rDev +17.6%

Trent, May 09, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

tmm313, Apr 10, 2013
Photo of Alextricity
3.29/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

12oz bottle poured into a Samuel Adams "Perfect Pint" glass.

Appearance: A crystal clear dark amber/brown color with about two fingers worth of a somewhat creamy and bubbly head. Lacing is actually really quite nice, considering the lack of much of a head.

Smell: When I first cracked the bottle open, I got a whiff of soy sauce. That smell at least faded away. Afterwards, I didn't get much else. A faint note of malt with a metallic smell as well. Very "blah".

Taste/feel: Quite muted, like the aroma. Pretty sweet with malts, and dark fruits or something like that. The biggest turn off for me here is what I seem to get in some beers -- a Diet Coke aftertaste. Not to say it tastes like Coke, but it has that artificial sweetener taste. Maybe some sort of fruit extract? I don't know. Not a very interesting beer, but quite drinkable... it would be much MORE drinkable if it weren't for that fake sugar taste. The feel on this beer is the best part about it... pretty lightly carbonated with a somewhat creamy feel.

Overall, it's just not that great of a beer. Bad by no means, but the beer would be much better if it had more of an aroma to it, and didn't have that odd, unnatural tasting aftertaste.

Alextricity, Mar 17, 2013
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Frankenmuth Red Sky Ale from Frankenmuth Brewery
78 out of 100 based on 62 ratings.