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#'s Ale - Red Brick Brewing Company

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#'s Ale#'s Ale

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84
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40 Ratings
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Ratings: 40
Reviews: 34
rAvg: 3.7
pDev: 11.89%
Wants: 1
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Red Brick Brewing Company visit their website
Georgia, United States

Style | ABV
English Bitter |  ABV ?

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: SaCkErZ9 on 11-01-2007)
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Photo of cavedave
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

Thanks once again to mrandypandy for another Southern gem!

It pours a hazy gold with a one finger head of nearly white. The head relaxes to a skim, and finally just a few floating islets.

Not a strong smell, but quite tasty, very light pale malt and floral/bitter. Along the way to room temp. the yeasty aspects join the bouquet, and it gets even better.

Very full flavor, even for the style, nice, starting with some caramel, bread, and neutral sweet that hooks into some earthy bitter and rides to a clean, semi-juicy, semi-dry finish. Like a good English version there are a lot of underflavors in there, hard to pin down, but which add to the taste in a wonderful way. Tart aspects, and even some fruity aspects, appear as the beer warms, and the bitter of the finish becomes more pronounced.

Mouthfeel is where this beer falls down. It is tastefully low carb. but maybe a bit too low carb., it is viscous to give the hop aspects some stay power, but maybe just a bit too oily for the style. A very good beer could be even better here.

Drinkability is good, I could picture drinking a few of these.

Impression: Yet another fine beer I won't get again without a long road trip

Photo of nick76
2.48/5  rDev -33%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

The aroma is kind of dirty with a grapefruit like hop and cheap malt. The aroma is not all together that good but oddly not skunked. The appearance is golden with a nice head. The flavor is like cheap lager with a malt liquor like taste or maybe dish water and yeast. The palate is average for this style but the finish is astringent. Overall I have to say it is not good at all.

Photo of KickbacksSteve
3.35/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Photo of dpodratsky3
3.48/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle poured into pint glass

A: Almost clear, golden orange, nice big shaving cream head, foamy with good lace blotches

S: Sort of resiny, skunky hops, hints of a malt backbone, kind of strange aroma

T: Nice building hop bitterness that doesn't seem to stop, it builds but the flavor doesn't seem to develop the bitterness just increases, it doesn't help that no malt backs it up in the taste, leaves texture in the mouth afterward

M: Good, about what I would expect, has body but doesn't get in the way

D: If there was more balance it would be higher

Notes: I really like bitters. I especially like all the hop presence balanced out by the malt backbone usually. This one however doesn't really have a malt backbone in terms of flavor. I would definitely like to see some more malt and also more hop flavor instead of just the high bitterness.

Photo of mullenite
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 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.

Photo of LiquidBread219
3.1/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A= Straw yellow a little bit of head, that's about it.

S= Smells clean and crisp a little "earthy"

T= Is simillar to the nose very clean and crisp.

M= Right amount of Carbonation, light bodied

D= Really drinkable goes down smooth would be good on a hot summer day.

Photo of Thur123
3.55/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

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.

Photo of goatgoat
2.93/5  rDev -20.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

Thanks to UGADawgGuy for the opportunity.

Pours a hazy orange gold. A two finger white frothy head falls to a thick cap. Leaves moderate sheets of lace.
Aroma is predominately butter. There may be some light malts behind there, but not much. No noticeable hops.
Taste is light malts but with lots of butter. Light bitterness to the finish, but no specific hop character.
Light body and nice and creamy. Moderate carbonation.

While light diacetyl presence is allowed, BJCP, in my opinion it goes too far. Too far!

Photo of jmhart
4/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of DarrellK
4.3/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

Photo of airheadmtrcycle
3.9/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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"

Photo of kendellmarie
3/5  rDev -18.9%

Photo of thethrone
4.08/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Photo of Petrislav
3.6/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of britzdog
3.25/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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 .

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#'s Ale from Red Brick Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 40 ratings.