Rainbow Red Ale - Trout River Brewing Company
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Reviews by BuckSpin:
2.2/5 rDev -30.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2
Presentation: 12oz bottle in a Shaker pint
Poured very lively, energetic with an audible crackle. Nose is semi-sour, kinda tart with a quasi Granny Smith apple sweetness. It is very pretty to look at - a fat 2 finger's of sculpted, soft, merinque-esque ivory foam with strong retention, sticky and lacing in curtains, all astride a hazy, slightly cloudy apricot hued body with a steady amount of bubbles snaking their way up through. Some noticeable sediment is on the bottom - how ironic for a beer named after a river.
Smooth, semi-sweet, even, faint dryness with a soft, damp, muted crunchiness, but I swear these guys must be in touch with the guys from Kennebec in Maine because both of their beers have this sour, tart quality that, ironically, reminds me of a Saison with some funk! However, a good Saison is very complex. This...is not. Aside from the sour quality there is not real noticeable taste qualities aside from some overwhelmed, faintly caramelized malts and some odd hoppiness. If you like funk you would probably like this.
It finishes clean and with a surprisingly semi-sweet quality that lightly paints the mouth, leaving no real aftertaste of note...thank goodness.
I'm sorry, but this was just not enjoyable. It wasn't undrinkable, but I won't be looking to get anymore of this brewery's beers outside of the ones I have and cannot recommend this. There is a lot of good to great to amazing beer brewed in New England - this is not one of them. Try if you are curious.
Serving type: bottle
11-16-2007 01:47:45 | More by BuckSpin
More User Reviews:
2.96/5 rDev -6.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3
12 oz. bottle that a friend brought back for me from Vermont.
A - Pours a slightly murky and slightly bubbly dark amber color with little to no head.
S - Sweet and nutty caramel malts. Don't pick up much in terms of hops or any other complexities.
T - Slight caramel-centric amber ale. Picked up a little hoppiness, but the malty side definitely dominates. This is tastes pretty much as expected for the style - nothing offensive, but nothing really standing out either.
M - Ok carbonation levels and finish. A little on the thin side.
All in all, this is a mild, average amber ale. There's nothing negative or offensive but nothing to make me search it out either.
Serving type: bottle
11-16-2013 00:35:33 | More by WMEugene
Rainbow Red Ale from Trout River Brewing Company
74 out of 100 based on 137 ratings.