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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
77
okay

320 Ratings
THE BROS
80
good

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Ratings: 320
Reviews: 93
rAvg: 3.37
pDev: 16.91%
Wants: 7
Gots: 28 | FT: 1
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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 12-30-2009)
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Lawl3ss

Texas

2.45/5  rDev -27.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Lightly chilled 12 oz. bottle into a shaker pint. No visible bottling date.

Look- Light Amber, almost a blonde. Hazy. Two fingers of dense foam that falls over a few minutes, nice lacing.

Smell- Strong toasted bread with an almost acrid feel. Weird, not really sure how to describe it.... burnt olive oil?

Taste- Similar to the nose, almost-ashy biscuit. Moderately bitter, vaguely tangerinelike. Lingering grassy flavor. Not much going on.

Mouthfeel- Moderate carbonation, medium-light body. Drinks and feels like mineral water.

Overall- Not terrible, but I'm glad I only got the one. Too much bittering without substance and not much flavor to be found anywhere.

Serving type: bottle

11-11-2012 05:39:39 | More by Lawl3ss
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Red Brick Laughing Skull Amber Ale
12 oz. brown bottle, code date is illegible
$2 @ Whole Foods, Tampa, FL

Appearance: Very deep amber/caramel colored body. Hazy. The frothy off-white head holds quite well, and leaves walls of rolling craggy lace surrounding the glass.

Smell: Distinctly caramelish and toasty. Bready sweet. Some hops come through behind the malt.

Taste: Richly malty backed by a good smear of spicy, floral, and grassy hops. The malt is caramelish, toasty, bready, and slightly chocolatey. It's almost like a candy bar. Surprisingly, although it does falls towards the sweeter end of things, it's balanced by just enough hop bitterness and flavor that it never really becomes 'sweet'. Drying, lightly malty lingering finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied with a dextrinous edge. Creamy and smooth with a moderate, fine-bubbled carbonation.

Overall: A surprisingly well-balanced amber ale in what is now a sea of over-hopped ambers from the U.S.. Very pleasant. Really enjoyable. Easily accessible to the uninitiated, yet satisfying for even the biggest beer geek.

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Laughing Skull Amber Ale from Red Brick Brewing Company
77 out of 100 based on 320 ratings.