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Frankenmuth Red Sky Ale - Frankenmuth Brewery

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66 Ratings

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Ratings: 66
Reviews: 18
rAvg: 3.4
pDev: 16.47%
Wants: 0
Gots: 3 | 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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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
Photo of Trent
4/5  rDev +17.6%

Trent, May 09, 2013
Photo of tmm313
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
Photo of jameyp
3/5  rDev -11.8%

jameyp, Mar 03, 2013
Photo of Bubba569
3.75/5  rDev +10.3%

Bubba569, Mar 02, 2013
Photo of JohnnieNepal
3.75/5  rDev +10.3%

JohnnieNepal, Feb 22, 2013
Photo of Dyerseve
3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

Dyerseve, Feb 10, 2013
Photo of NeoZaZ
3/5  rDev -11.8%

NeoZaZ, Jan 28, 2013
Photo of djwhit24
3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

djwhit24, Dec 31, 2012
Photo of AlMarzo
3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

AlMarzo, Dec 12, 2012
Photo of rjvanston
3.75/5  rDev +10.3%

rjvanston, Nov 19, 2012
Photo of DruC4
3.75/5  rDev +10.3%

DruC4, Nov 13, 2012
Photo of dswion
4/5  rDev +17.6%

dswion, Oct 26, 2012
Photo of Gtg642
3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

Gtg642, Oct 20, 2012
Photo of BDIMike
2.55/5  rDev -25%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Pours a completely clear dark red ale. There is very little carbonation and only the thinnest layer of a white head is created and goes away immediately.
Smell has a lot of dark malts to it. A sweet malt smell with some dark fruits, like prunes and raisins, a little plum.
Taste doesn't have a ton going on. Dark fruits and a strong plum taste. Not much beyond that.
Mouthfeel does not have a ton going on. Very thin with no feel.
Drinkability is okay on this thing. It is easy drinking, but not much to the taste, so not sure you would want to drink much of this beer.

BDIMike, Oct 17, 2012
Photo of t0rin0
3.75/5  rDev +10.3%

t0rin0, Oct 01, 2012
Photo of B967ierhunter177
3.23/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

This beer pours a bold, clear copper with no head or lasting lace. The aroma is caramel with some hints of wood and grass. The flavor leads off with caramel and nuts followed by bread crust and a mild hop bitterness. It's mouthfeel is light-medium, drier than most Irish reds. Frankenmuth Red Sky Ale is a decent beer, recommended.

B967ierhunter177, Sep 08, 2012
Photo of RblWthACoz
3.68/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

RblWthACoz, Aug 25, 2012
Photo of Mattitude13
5/5  rDev +47.1%

Mattitude13, Aug 05, 2012
Photo of MacStinson
3/5  rDev -11.8%

MacStinson, Jul 15, 2012
Photo of DMarlinJ
3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

DMarlinJ, Jun 20, 2012
Photo of Extrajoker00
3/5  rDev -11.8%

Extrajoker00, May 30, 2012
Photo of JohnK17
3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

JohnK17, May 15, 2012
Photo of freshtojeff
3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

freshtojeff, Apr 13, 2012
Frankenmuth Red Sky Ale from Frankenmuth Brewery
79 out of 100 based on 66 ratings.