Laughing Skull Amber Ale - Red Brick Brewing Company
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Reviews by Nerudamann:
3/5 rDev -11%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
Poured from a bottle into a pint glass. Had some trouble pouring this one as the head was super intense..took three tries after waiting for about 5 minutes after each pour to let the foam go down.
Look - somewhat murky, copper color.
Smell - fairly hoppy and with a slight citrus and sappy like quality.
Taste - Again hoppy and very bitter through all of the stages, a little bit of a lingering bitter aftertaste. Texture is fairly well-balanced but a little on the creamy side.
Drinkability - not terribly impressed, but there may have been a problem with this bottle due to the weird foam.
Serving type: bottle
12-21-2010 03:15:55 | More by Nerudamann
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4/5 rDev +18.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
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.
Serving type: bottle
07-04-2014 23:00:05 | More by NeroFiddled
Laughing Skull Amber Ale from Red Brick Brewing Company
77 out of 100 based on 319 ratings.