Rainbow Red Ale - Trout River Brewing Company
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2.9/5 rDev -8.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
12 oz. bottle poured into a tulip.
Appearance: Pours a dark, murky amber with a very minimal head that is gone almost immediately. No lacing to speak of.
Smell: Smells of caramel, candy, raisins, dark fruits, soy sauce, and sweet malts.
Taste: This beer has a weird flavor that isn't totally to my liking. It sort of tastes like a a Charleston Chew melted into a not-too-good beer. Also lots of those raisin and soy sauce notes. It gets slightly more appealing as it warms, but it's a little bit too sweet overall, with accents on the wrong notes.
Mouthfeel: It's kind of chewy and reasonably dense for the style.
Overall: This kind of feels like a rough draft of a beer or a home brew effort. The taste is inconsistent and there are some unappealing flavor accents that are a little too strong. I want to like this, because it's from a cool part of Vermont that I've always wanted to visit and has a cool bottle design, but it's just not there. I'll try other stuff from this brewery in the future in the hopes that they iron out some of the kinks.
Serving type: bottle
06-28-2014 23:08:51 | More by illpass78
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
73 out of 100 based on 152 ratings.