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Frankenmuth Red Sky Ale - Frankenmuth Brewery

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BA SCORE
78
okay

59 Ratings
THE BROS
83
good

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Ratings: 59
Reviews: 17
rAvg: 3.4
pDev: 16.76%
Wants: 1
Gots: 1 | 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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Ratings: 59 | Reviews: 17 | Display Reviews Only:
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Dyerseve

Michigan

3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

02-10-2013 17:20:28 | More by Dyerseve
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NeoZaZ

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -11.8%

01-28-2013 02:30:27 | More by NeoZaZ
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djwhit24

Michigan

3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

12-31-2012 04:01:23 | More by djwhit24
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AlMarzo

Michigan

3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

12-12-2012 02:01:26 | More by AlMarzo
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rjvanston

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +10.3%

11-19-2012 23:37:29 | More by rjvanston
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DruC4

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev +10.3%

11-13-2012 07:38:20 | More by DruC4
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dswion

Michigan

4/5  rDev +17.6%

10-26-2012 14:53:24 | More by dswion
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Gtg642

Michigan

3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

10-20-2012 02:47:20 | More by Gtg642
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BDIMike

Ohio

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.

Serving type: bottle

10-17-2012 00:42:10 | More by BDIMike
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t0rin0

California

3.75/5  rDev +10.3%

10-01-2012 00:24:24 | More by t0rin0
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B967ierhunter177

Pennsylvania

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.

Serving type: bottle

09-08-2012 02:09:57 | More by B967ierhunter177
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RblWthACoz

Pennsylvania

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.

Serving type: bottle

08-25-2012 18:06:38 | More by RblWthACoz
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Mattitude13

Florida

5/5  rDev +47.1%

08-05-2012 02:47:58 | More by Mattitude13
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MacStinson

Michigan

3/5  rDev -11.8%

07-15-2012 11:29:18 | More by MacStinson
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DMarlinJ

Michigan

3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

06-20-2012 00:57:51 | More by DMarlinJ
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Extrajoker00

Ohio

3/5  rDev -11.8%

05-30-2012 03:05:59 | More by Extrajoker00
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JohnK17

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

05-15-2012 22:25:38 | More by JohnK17
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freshtojeff

North Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

04-13-2012 17:48:24 | More by freshtojeff
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iemailjack

Florida

3/5  rDev -11.8%

04-07-2012 00:57:30 | More by iemailjack
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bluHatter

Michigan

2.83/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: Nice rich apple cider red with a giant foamy head that quickly recedes, leaving behind only minimal lacing.

S: Spicy hops and crisp apple malts. There's an old sharpness to it.

T: Sharp tart and sour apples, light maltiness

M: Nice foamy carbonation that really gives it good texture and helps to bring out the flavor more. Fairly well rounded medium body.

O: A distinctly tart irish ale that's a welcome change of pace from the average.

Serving type: bottle

03-29-2012 03:09:18 | More by bluHatter
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SpartanHistory2013

Michigan

2/5  rDev -41.2%

03-18-2012 22:59:03 | More by SpartanHistory2013
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dmorley21

Michigan

2.75/5  rDev -19.1%

03-18-2012 21:39:37 | More by dmorley21
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Knapp85

Pennsylvania

3.68/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

03-09-2012 04:17:15 | More by Knapp85
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BeerAdvocate

Massachusetts

3.65/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

12-15-2011 02:31:54 | More by BeerAdvocate
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jz989

Michigan

3/5  rDev -11.8%

12-02-2011 16:17:15 | More by jz989
Frankenmuth Red Sky Ale from Frankenmuth Brewery
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