Laughing Skull Amber Ale - Red Brick Brewing Company
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Reviews by olimpia84:
3.68/5 rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
Poured the 12oz bottle into a Pint glass.
A: rich dark amber color with a small head that went away pretty quickly. Some lacing present.
S: a balanced sweet malty aroma with tones of sugar and fruits. Hoppy presence is felt as well.
T: malts with sweet tones that end with a bitter hoppy presence.
M: very drinkable ale, a bit on the watery side but good still. Light to medium body, light to medium carbonation.
O: a solid choice for its style, this will probably suit better for those looking for lighter and more drinkable options.
Serving type: bottle
09-30-2011 19:23:52 | More by olimpia84
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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 318 ratings.