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Laughing Skull Amber Ale - Red Brick Brewing Company

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Laughing Skull Amber AleLaughing Skull Amber Ale

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BA SCORE
78
okay

390 Ratings
THE BROS
80
good

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Ratings: 390
Reviews: 104
rAvg: 3.4
pDev: 16.76%
Wants: 13
Gots: 60 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Red Brick Brewing Company visit their website
Georgia, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  5.70% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 12-30-2009

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Ratings: 390 | Reviews: 104
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3.52/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.12/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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4.24/5  rDev +24.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Excellent tasting beer. Wish I could find more in my area (TN).

Photo of DMACH
3.59/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of maxson924
3.41/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of tjcapture
3.17/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of bwbetts
3.37/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jkrich
3.54/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from an undated bottle: almost ruby red and slightly hazy with a sustained off-white, foamy head that receded slowly leaving some nice lacing.

Faintly fruity aroma with some sweet malt accents.

The flavor profile was much better than I expected given the reviews. Roast flavor with hints of caramel with a refreshing fruity aftertaste. There is a nice hop presence that keeps the ale interesting and nuanced.

Not the best amber I have experienced but worth seeking out.

Photo of MrBeige
3.25/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of citruscane
3.65/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of spedprof
3.75/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SirBrandonofMaltANDHops
3.83/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Similar to a light stout with tobacco & chocolate.

Photo of DrChadly
3.41/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of trippnwo
3.49/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of wrecknut
2.77/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of tone77
3.74/5  rDev +10%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has a brown/amber color with a 1/2inch head. Smell is of caramel malts. Taste has hops up front, caramel malts at the finish, balanced and smooth. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a solid beer.

Photo of HiWire
3.5/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of KMitch
3.5/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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2.75/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of DoubleJ
3.53/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

The Laughing Skull looks more like the hypnotic skull to me. But it's what's inside that matters. Coming out of a 12 ounce bottle, on to the beer:

The beer is dark amber colored with a somewhat, albeit short white head. A thin creamy layer rests on top the beer, which leaves its mark around the glass. It's earthy, fruity smelling beer, with a raw bite of toffee crisp. Pleasant overall.

Laughing Skull goes down the maltier side of the amber ale scale. Sips of caramel enter first. A modest hoppy aspect The beer also has raw malt tones, husk, earth, and a zap of grassiness. The beer finishes clean with a lingering caramel aftertaste. It's medium bodied, gently carbonated, and easy to drink.

Fat Tire of the South? That's not a bad thing to be.

Photo of DarkerTheBetter
3.2/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to Beth and Kime for hauling this back from Atlanta!

This one pours a crystal clear copper color that glows a little red when held to the light. The head is an off white that sank to a thin film of head.

Smells of bread dough and apple juice with a distant hop dryness that blends this together into something acceptable.

Karen thinks this tastes like black tea... and she's totally right! There's a touch of grainy dryness, a thin astringent hop, and a zest of grapefruit to round this off. But yeah, she's right, it's totally black tea. I'm kinda diggin' this just for that.

Feels a little dense and sticks in my mouth just a bit. The carbonation is quite thin considering.

Not so bad, but strange for the style. Dig black tea? Go for it.

Photo of rudabegga9
3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of Kopps
2.5/5  rDev -26.5%

12 oz bottle; no date.
Beer of the month offering; a birthday gift.

A: Poured almost not head flattening very quickly; clear darker red color.

S: Weak malt aroma with no hops notes.

T: Malt flavors that linger; a bit sweet; typical middle of the road American Red Ale.

M: Lite body and lower carbonation.

Overall: An OK beer that will fill in, in a pinch.

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3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

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Laughing Skull Amber Ale from Red Brick Brewing Company
78 out of 100 based on 390 ratings.