Great Lakes Rally Drum Red Ale - Great Lakes Brewing Co.
No picture uploaded.
Have one? Upload it now.
Ratings: 103 | Reviews: 16 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by 57md:
4.13/5 rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Appearance is a reddish-copper with a thin layer of head, most of which dissipated rather quickly leaving only a few traces of lace on the glass. Hops are upfront in the nose, but there is also something sweet discernible as well.
A little bit creamy and a little bit malty. However, the hop forward flavors are dominant over the previous mentioned qualities.
This offering has a relatively light body, which makes it very drinkable on a spring day that feels more like its the middle of summer.
Serving type: on-tap
05-11-2013 05:35:59 | More by 57md
More User Reviews:
4.01/5 rDev +6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
At one time extremely limited and brewery only, there are now a few bars in Toledo that have this beer on tap.
Red it is, deep and ruddy with a bright ruby hue though on the dark side of the color, just shy of brown. The head is a compact half-finger tall and keeps together pretty well. Eventually what remains is a thinnish layer of foam that is able to drop down some pretty good patching.
The aroma isn't as strong as I expect at first, nor as strong as the flavor. It comes out with time, though, matching the flavor hand-in-hand.
That is to say, this beer is very nicely hopped without going overboard, being a strongly hoppy beer for the style without overwhelming the malts completely. Aside from floral and moderately piney notes, along with a somewhat prefumey variety in there too, there's a nice, even caramel sweetness. Otherwise, it's strongly earthy and has a bite to it that gives the impression of rye.
The body is medium with quite a bit of bite to it in terms of crispness countered by a lesser but substantial enough smoothness. It has a very slightly leafy feel to it toward the end of the sip, which ever so slightly loses the activity on the palate just into the finish.
Serving type: on-tap
05-07-2014 14:20:15 | More by Brenden
Great Lakes Rally Drum Red Ale from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 103 ratings.