Laughing Skull Amber Ale - Red Brick Brewing Company
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Reviews by Fieldzy27:
3.15/5 rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4
Appearance-I gave it a little bit of a lofty poor to get it to display a little more head and lace which worked out really well. Pours on the more orange side of amber with a very fluffy white head. As the head deflates it leaves some pretty sticky scattered spiderweb like lace. The bubbles that make the head up are mostly tiny and though it started out a bit rocky it has thinned down to pretty fizzled but still about a 1/8th of an inch of head still staying strong after a minute or two.Honestly I think this is on the better looking side as far as amber ales go.
Smell-The nose is a bit on the weaker side but not non-existant. Some mild hop aromas along with a little bit of sweetness. Cant pick out any stand out scents per say but no off-putting or funny smells.
Taste-First taste is a mild bite of hops. A little on the above average side for an amber ale and quite welcomed as this style can sometimes be fairly lacking in the hops department. It's then carried by a small amount of sweetness and rounds with with a short bitter finish. Im looking for the roastedness that the website claims but cant detect it really, could just be my pallet I suppose. Good tasting but nothing really jumps off the page here.
Mouthfeel-The body of the beer is light borderline on the thin side but the carbonation(also light) keeps it from falling flat. There is a mild amount of creaminess going on that really aides drinkability.
Overall- All and all this is good beer, not excellent beer, but good beer. It has flavor and looks great, plus the drinkability is really high. If they turned up the aroma three fold and the flavor and the mouthfeel it would be great beer. But hey, that may not be what they were going for. Once again the label art is really cool and i'm sure that aides this beer in sales very well.
Serving type: bottle
02-03-2011 04:01:26 | More by Fieldzy27
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3.68/5 rDev +8.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
A-Light brown color with a slight haze and an off white head that faded and leave a spotted lace
S-roasted malt with a bready aroma that has a citrus like aroma also
T-light roast and light hop taste that stays with you the whole way
M-medium carbonation and medium body
O-this was better than I expected. The look and the smell had my worried but the taste was very refreshing, smooth and crisp
Serving type: bottle
03-10-2014 02:10:09 | More by a0lbudman
Laughing Skull Amber Ale from Red Brick Brewing Company
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