Laughing Skull Amber Ale - Red Brick Brewing Company
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Reviews by zebco:
2.88/5 rDev -14.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Obviously, it fits the amber profile of an amber ale. Pretty clear. A white head, semi-thin.
I do catch some of the salty, briny aromas that the pamphlet suggests. Not sure I find it overly appealing.
Quite malty. Lightly sweet but also hints of spice. Toasty, bready, salty flavor is the main show. Hops are minimal and bitteress lingers around the medium level. I wish this beer toned down more of the toasty and saltiness and had more of a sweeter backbone. Medium-light carbonation.
Overall, I wasn't too huge of a fan. I just didn't enjoy the flavor profile. But I am glad I have one bottle left. Everyone deserves a second chance right?
Serving type: bottle
07-20-2010 01:37:18 | More by zebco
More User Reviews:
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 322 ratings.