Laughing Skull Amber Ale - Red Brick Brewing Company
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Reviews by ummswimmin:
3.34/5 rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
I poured the Laughing Skull into a tulip style glass. The initial pour left a couple fingers of foam. This dies down into a light scum with a decent halo. The lacing is very light with this beer. The coloring is spot-on. The description of "Amber" is very appropriate for coloring.
The nose on this one is decently malty. I pick up minimal grassy hop presence. The smell on this one does not really jump out at you.
Laughing Skull has some funk on the first sip. On the back-end you get some nuttiness from the malt and more of the grassiness. I also get some metallic feel on this one.
Serving type: bottle
01-14-2013 19:13:55 | More by ummswimmin
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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 313 ratings.