#'s Ale - Red Brick Brewing Company
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Reviews by thethrone:
4.08/5 rDev +10.3%
A - Pours a golden copper with a couple fingers worth of snow white head. Dissipates quickly, leaves some spotty lacing.
S - A nice malty, yeasty aroma with a hint of spice.
T - Good flavor, starts with the sweet malts, and follows quickly with some hop bitterness.
M - Meduim bodied and well carbonated, with a crisp finish.
D - Overall, a very enjoyable brew. I could easily see myself drinking this one for a session.
11-06-2008 04:12:50 | More by thethrone
More User Reviews:
3.58/5 rDev -3.2%
This bottle was at least nine months old at the time of the review.
Pours dark yellow with little to no white head. There is hardly any aroma, with some malt being present. The flavor is different than expected, with lots of caramel malt and possibly even some chocolate. There is some hop presence, but it has probably faded over time. Medium mouthfeel and lower carbonation. Even though this is an old beer, I still really enjoyed it even though it is probably not as the brewer intended.
01-11-2010 20:26:05 | More by Mora2000
3.95/5 rDev +6.8%
Got this on-tap at Atlanta Brewing Company.
Pours a light copper color with a one-finger white head. Slightly cloudy. The head dissipates into a thin layer of bubbles on top. Lacing sticks around for a bit, but disappears pretty quickly.
Smells very malty. Bready, with some hop fragrance in there.
Tastes pretty good. The malt taste is the biggest, and there aren't many hop flavors - the bitter ending is the most prevalent. Pretty solid.
Mouthfeel is OK. It's got a good thickness, but the carbonation is a bit too much. If the carbonation was a little less it would be a lot smoother.
Drinkability is good. Nothing stands out, so it's not spectacular, but it's certainly not bad.
Overall this is a solid beer, but there are no overly redeeming qualities. A good session beer.
08-21-2008 01:40:32 | More by glid02
4.3/5 rDev +16.2%
Several of us tried this ale and while the label claims to be Bronze Medal winner in some event they call the World Beer Cup it very good but not quite up to the label.
The nose starts out classically flowery for a bitter and it remains there through out the glass. The head is huge and leaves a nice lace.
It's a pale cloudy goldish brew and a bit carbonated for a bitter.
The mouth is about average for a bitter and the finish retains the flowery ale like quality with a nice dryness.
10-11-2009 21:56:57 | More by DarrellK
3.6/5 rDev -2.7%
(Served in a nonic)
A- This beer pours a crystal clear body of orange with strands of tiny bubbles supporting a huge head that is rocky and last and last.
S- The slightly sweet slightly musty aroma of raw grain is followed by a full green hop bitterness in the finish. There is a faint orange quality that comes through when the beer is pretty warm.
T- The softer malt flavors are similar to the aroma with some more biscuit malt flavors coming out. The malt bill start to take on more fruity esters and pale malt flavor as it opens up. The finish has a big pungency to the hop bite and that pungent bite lingers after each sip.
M- This beer has a medium-light mouthfeel with a full fizz prick on the tongue.
D- This beer has a dry raw grain flavor that is a bit to dry and everything is dominated by the big hop bitterness.
03-17-2010 15:03:40 | More by rhoadsrage
3.55/5 rDev -4.1%
bottle into mug
a- It looks standard, a nice copper like brownish orange. Carbonation is good and the head is humble, white with little retension.
s- A more mellow bitter smell then some other bitters.
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t- Hits up front with a bursting hoppy flavor. Carbonates nicely into a kind of buttery shortbread like finish.
m- fine and beer like.
d- pretty good, a little different within its style. not the best in its group either. would drink again happily.
07-27-2009 02:24:51 | More by Thur123
4.13/5 rDev +11.6%
12oz bottle into mug
Even with a delicate pour a big frothy head emerges, and has pretty good retention. Crysal clear light amber hue with a lot of rising carbonation. After a while, the head settles to a thick pillowy cap.
Faint malt aromas with a little bit of fruity esters. The hops are faint as well, but balance the malts well.
The flavor is mostly toasty malts, not much hop flavor to speak of, but the hops do lend a little bit of bitterness and spiciness to go along with the peppy carbonation. The finish is very clean, mostly the grains lingering. In the middle there is some light estery fruit flavor, same as in the aroma.
This is a pretty good session ale. It's certainly not an American Pale Ale, as it's currently labeled. I think it's more like an English Bitter. Recommended.
12-01-2007 22:42:28 | More by BeerSox
4.1/5 rDev +10.8%
Now this one I really did not know what I was going to get. It said that it was an excellent session beer on the bottle, but that is a loaded statement for sure. I really do not remember where, or even when I picked this bottle up, I am guessing on my last trip to Atlanta back in December but who knows. Anyway, it has been sitting and waiting for me to get to it, so I decided to clear it out last night to see what was going on. A nice twelve-ounce bottle served straight out of the fridge and poured in a Sweetwater pint glass.
A - As I started to pour this one into the glass, it became quickly obvious that it was going to be a voracious pour, so I quickly slowed it down, but even still, it took two times to get the full bottle into the glass. A huge head, almost immeasurable in size formed on the top and quickly spilled over down the sides of the glass. Very vigorous and lively pour here. The color was bright amber yellow, somewhat hazy and cloudy, but very light and bright. There was tons of carbonation visible throughout the entire glass, which really kept up throughout the entire session. Nice side glass presentation as well, and the head, never completely faded on this one.
S - The aroma was that of a classic blond ale, right away I picked up on this fact. Nice light yeast and fruity characters coming out right away. Some light smells of peaches, bananas, light cereal grains, and grasses were all picked up right away. Very bright aroma, here for sure. Really a nice tight profile and seemed to be very nice. A touch spicy in the back end I was starting to pick up, and some muted hop aromas, though nothing terribly extreme here. Overall again this was a classic blond ale aroma for sure.
T - The flavor was bright and right in your face the very first second you tasted it. Huge yeast and fruity flavors popped right on your tongue the second it hit your mouth. Lots of light cereal grains, light fruit, bananas, peach, a hint of lemon perhaps, all mingling in together and giving it a very light flavor. Hints of grass coming through now along with a slightly muted hop profile are really starting to make this one pop now. The finish was crisp, clean and quick, straight to the point. A nice sharp cutoff of light grassy hops gave way to a lingering flavor of light grain.
M - Super light bodied and very highly carbonated would be the best way to describe this one. The feel was extremely light, classic for a blond ale, and much lighter then even a pale ale would be. Huge carbonation profile really helped it go down effortlessly, with a smooth clean and crisp finish.
D - Overall this was a truly sessionable beer in every context of the word. Virtually no alcohol in it, a super light body, really great flavors and a very nice carbonation profile, meant you could literally drink this one for days without coming close to having too much.
Overall, I am not the biggest fan of the style, however, this may have slightly changed my mind. I could easily session this one for a good few hours before I got tired of it. I don't know that I would actively seek it out, but if it came my way again, I could not say I would be terribly disappointed.
02-28-2008 12:15:10 | More by mikesgroove
3.9/5 rDev +5.4%
Opaque golden/orange color with a nice head and ample lacing. Smell is pleasant, more yeasty or bready than I expected. Less hoopy than I expected. The taste belies the smell with plenty of flavor, mostly floral and mildly bitter. A delicious pale malty flavor makes this a balanced and very flavorful beer. Medium carbonation that goes down easy. A very well done bitter. "Hometown Beer's a Hit"
11-24-2010 22:36:33 | More by airheadmtrcycle
3.35/5 rDev -9.5%
On tap at Kickbacks in Jax. Short lasting white head gives way to straw golden ale with an aroma of...not hops? Not sure what the aroma is actually? I assume that it smells bitter but I'm used to bitterness in the form of hops and this one is a bit different. Sort of has the aftertaste of a Miller High Life. Obviously not my favorite style of beer, this one is not unpleasant, but probably not one that I would seek again.
10-12-2009 22:39:04 | More by KickbacksSteve
3.75/5 rDev +1.4%
Glassware - Shaker Pint
Appearance - Clear golden in color with no real head to speak of. There was a small white cap of a head after the pour that settled in to a thinner cap but I wouldn't call it a head. Some light lacing on the glass.
Nose - A little bit of green apple on top of some light biscuit malt. There really isn't too much more to it. I'm beginning to become disappointed.
Taste - Nice spicy, herbal hops with a very faint bitterness on the back of the tongue. The rest of the taste is about the same as the nose but it is covered nicely by the hop taste and bitterness and is really a background note that isn't all that offensive.
Mouthfeel - On the heavier side of a light body... or the lighter side of a medium body. Whatever.
Overall - I'm a little disappointed but I'm glad to have tried this. It doesn't taste bad and I will probably buy it again in the future to give another batch a shot.
02-06-2010 04:59:52 | More by mullenite
4/5 rDev +8.1%
Either mikey711 or jlindros hooked me up with this. I got all my beers mixed up, but thanks to whoever threw it in as an extra!
A - Poured a clear golden color with very nice, soapy three finger head. Slow dissipation with some very nice lacing down the side. Very nice, lighter looking beer.
S - Mostly malts with a little bit of hops. Not a whole lot on the nose.
T - Expected it to start sweeter, goes bitter, but finishes clean. Very pleasant, I really like this one. Nice grainy taste in the middle if you like that kind of thing.
M - Crisp and light, nicely carbonated. Leaves the mouth cleanly.
D - Highly drinkable, can do a lot of these and enjoy them.
09-16-2009 02:44:39 | More by AgentZero
3.55/5 rDev -4.1%
Sampling a cellar temp bottle poured into a snifter.
The cap gives a bit of a pop and I expect a gusher, but instead the beer, even poured gently gives an overwhelming fluffy orange peel white head of 4 cm and only half the bottle is poured. Not good.
The beer itself pours a very clear goldish amber hue with multiple streams of carbonation rising to the surface.
Aroma is very mild with only hints of grain and a bit of floral hops.
First sip, now that the head has faded leaving sticky lattice clinging to the sides of the glass in clumps.
Average to light body with very fine and fizzy carb that tickles my palate.
Flavor is grainy malt and a bit of doughy yeast mixed in, overall fairly mild and finishes with a lite floral note that makes me imagine chewing on a flower petal. Not really bitter kind of sweet like honey.
No hint of ABV anywhere.
Not an overly complex beer and the carbonation takes away from enjoying the flavor and hurts the drinkability a tad, but otherwise a decent easy drinking summer beer.
02-22-2009 04:51:02 | More by sulldaddy
3.63/5 rDev -1.9%
I had this on tap at TAP in Atlanta. Served in a standard pint, the beer is gold/bronze with a huge fluffy off-white head with clingy lacing.
The nose is of bready malts and light caramel nose. Some floral based hops.
Taste is mildly bitter with grains, toasted bagel and some light brown sugar. Turns earthy late.
Mouth is slightly thin but the carbonation is perfect. Easy drinker that went well with the tasty food at TAP.
11-19-2009 18:23:14 | More by Redrover
3.9/5 rDev +5.4%
It's nice to see a well made English Pale that is highly drinkable and non-offensive to anyone.
A medium golden, light copper color beer pours with a froathy off-white head that lasts the session and laces very well. A mild dry-hopped haze shows through the light.
Spicy and earthy hops shine through a well-attenuated caramel scent. Graham crackers and light apples and pears give a light estery aroma. Not overly complex or attention-getting, just nice and simple.
Flavors pick up with the crisp caramel, biscuity taste but low on sweetness. Attenuated well to allow the hop flavor of pine, spice, and light floral notes to gain precedence. A bit minerally, which accentuates a grain husk flavor- perhaps this hurts the finish a bit.
Medium mouthfeel is quickly fleeting into a dry, spicy finish with a hint of mint and alcohol. The beer acheives great attenuation and largely avoids thinning, graininess, and heat.
A highly drinkable beer, done the right way. This beer is effortless and a joy to drink. Thanks Ding.
03-30-2010 01:34:47 | More by BEERchitect
3.25/5 rDev -12.2%
Pours with a head of fluffy white foam. The body is clear. The foam settlesd leaving a decent lace.
A light aroma of malt with hops and fruity pear. Sweet malty taste Some hoppyness in the malt. Finishes ok. A little to much carbonation for my palate, but it is drinkable. Not to impressed with this offering from this brewer .
12-01-2010 02:20:02 | More by britzdog
4.1/5 rDev +10.8%
A - Nice honey, good head leave slowly, sudsy lacing.
S - Sweet bready malt. I almost feel like I am eating it.
T - Much the same as the smell. Small but present hop finish.
M - Medium to full. Good carb, good mouth coating.
D - Nice, maybe a little too cloying for a session beer.
05-23-2008 06:26:26 | More by srandycarter
3.6/5 rDev -2.7%
12oz poured into pint glass
A: Pours golden orange, clear but not - ever so hazy, capped with a tight white foam head
S: Resin note, sweet malt
T: Piney hops, very full flavor, touch of light malt and grass
M: Light bodied, tongue stimulating, refreshing
04-30-2010 20:13:31 | More by Petrislav
3.53/5 rDev -4.6%
Thanks goes out to Jhill for this one.
Pours a hazy golden yellow color, nice carbonation, nice one-finger creamy off-white head, with some nice sticky lacing left behind. The nose is malty, slight hop, slight tangyness. The taste is malty, bitter, slightly hoppy, slight tangyness. Medium body. Drinkable, not a bad brew at that.
03-07-2009 02:02:14 | More by Wasatch
4.08/5 rDev +10.3%
On tap at the brewpub, where it is described as an American style bitter (and it has several award plaques on the wall from being entered as a Special Bitter)
Appearance: Arrives with a clear golden color and a frothy egg white head that leaves loads of splashy lace
Smell: Very low in the aromatics department; undestinctive malt and hops smells
Taste: Bready malt with grainy bitterness developing by mid-palate; balanced but bitter flavor after the swallow
Mouthfeel: Medium body, slightly creamy, with moderate carbonation
Drinkability: Very nice session ale with a bitter but balanced flavor profile
12-11-2008 02:35:07 | More by brentk56
3.9/5 rDev +5.4%
I had this earlier in the spring when it was fresher and picked some up sine it was fairly well reviewed and because it seems like their beers may have improved a bit since they moved. This is a pretty solid beer. Nothing exciting, but reasonably well made and serviceable for what it is. Pours amber with a thin head that sticks around as a cap and leaves some simple lacing. Slightly grainy aromas, and quite yeasty. The taste is a bit coppery, very maltty, chewy, and meaty with a light bitterness. The mouthfeel is almost Alt-like, with a firrm dry chewiness. Quite drinkable and worth picking up to try when you see it around.
06-09-2008 16:59:37 | More by Georgiabeer
#'s Ale from Red Brick Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 40 ratings.