Laughing Skull Amber Ale - Red Brick Brewing Company
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Reviews by phideltashaggy:
3.03/5 rDev -10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
Bought this at a bar while at a concert. From tap into (shudder) a plastic cup, so take this review with a grain of salt.
Brew looked interesting, a vaguely red, transluscent brew. Off white head that didn't stay long (again, probably because of the cup)
Boring nose. Not a lot to it, but it didn't smell bad. There was a little bit of a bready smell, but it was super faint.
It tasted similar to the smell. There was a crisp, slightly sweet, malty taste on the tongue, then a bit of a dry finish. Not bad, but a little underwhelming.
Nothing too noteworthy about the feel, nothing to complain about or praise.
This is a drinkable beer, all things considered. I could see me sessioning this brew, if the price was right.
Altogether, it's a decent beer. I wouldn't choose it over most craft beers, but it's definetly a little more fun than your standard domestic lagers.
Serving type: on-tap
10-11-2010 03:27:22 | More by phideltashaggy
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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.