Laughing Skull Amber Ale - Red Brick Brewing Company
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4.38/5 rDev +29.6%
Laughing Skull has a medium, fluffy, off-white head, nice lacing rings, and a hazy, amber appearance, with lots of white and gray chunks floating throughout. The aroma is of sweet, brown bread, and the taste is of the same, with an initially strong hop bitterness, which subsides. Sugar and a touch of citrus can be picked up as well. Mouthfeel is light and watery (lager-like, really), and Laughing Skull finishes crisp, clean, refreshing, dry, and highly drinkable. Overall, this is an excellent beer. Check it out, y’all!
11-10-2012 15:29:21 | More by RonaldTheriot
4.33/5 rDev +28.1%
I noticed this clever bottle as I walked through Total and Wine and more in Kennesaw. The sign outside of the Vortex?? I must investigate!
Poured into a standard pint glass. Color is light red, mostly orange. Very clear. Not a lot of carbonation, but I got a decent amount of frothy head. It dissolved after a few minutes, leaving a thing slab of head on the surface. Good lacing.
Smell is bready with indistinct hops.
Taste is very good. Bready malts with some mild sweetness, dry bitter finish. Very nice.
This is a really excellent brew. Easy to throw back, but also great for slowly enjoying. I'm glad this will be available year round. This will make an excellent beer for grilling out!
01-17-2010 03:54:18 | More by Deus1138
4.25/5 rDev +25.7%
Pours a beautiful clear amber with a thick, yellowish, light tan head that sticks around - very appealing for any beer, and superior to nearly all amber ales. Aroma is crisp and malty with fruity and hoppy underpinnings. Pleasing flavor is mainly malty and has hints of fruit - mainly apple - and hops, with just a touch of bitterness. Texture is quite fizzy and lively. This is one of the best amber ales I’ve ever had. I have downed this before, but didn’t realize how good it is - maybe because previously I’ve had it only from a bottle.
05-29-2011 01:55:08 | More by Cyberkedi
4.13/5 rDev +22.2%
Tasted at the brewery on 7/15
A - Pours an amber color with medium thickness head, some lacing
S - Yeast, malts, citrus, and a sugary note
T - Caramel malts with masked hoppiness
M - smooth, medium bodied
D - Easy to drink!
A really delicious and sweet amber ale. One of my favorites from Red Brick.
07-21-2011 15:07:38 | More by Lillie1128
4.1/5 rDev +21.3%
Reviewed on 8-24-10
Reviewed cold from a bottle to a glass
A - Poured a nice two fingers of foam, lots of carbonation present tan/copper colored, pretty good head retention with a nice layer of foam around the glass
S - Malts and caramel, slight hop aroma with orange peel
T/M - Medium to a lighter bodied brew, smooth taste at finish. Well blended malts and caramel with orange sweetness. Slight hop bitterness at finish
D - Very tasty brew, not overly powering. Nice clean amber ale, a must try if your into ambers. I would like to have this brew again, got this one from Shango42. Big thanks for this one. I recommend this brew
08-29-2010 03:59:57 | More by FreshmanPour77
4.05/5 rDev +19.8%
Big thanks to G311 for leaving me one of these after his recent trip to Tampa, if it wasn't gifted to me, I'm not sure I'd ever have bought it. I have seen this beer so many times, but always assumed it too plebian for my tastes. I was wrong; it is quite nice, and just about spot-on for what I call easy-drinking. It pours a surprisingly turbid copper-amber hue, and is capped with some dense ecru head and a good deal of lace. Both the flavor and aroma are prevalently malty, although I would say this is not a malt-bomb by any stretch. It is, however, quite malty, tending towards biscuity, earthy and toffeeish notes. The hop contribution is good in terms of balancing the maltiness, but does not seem to lend any specifically discernible character. The feel is lighter-than-medium, and the brew has serious tooth... Overall, I am very happy with this beer, and will revisit often.
10-05-2011 16:31:38 | More by ktrillionaire
4/5 rDev +18.3%
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.
07-04-2014 23:00:05 | More by NeroFiddled
4/5 rDev +18.3%
Son of a gun, Ding beat me to it.
This beer pours a slightly orange gold color with excellent clarity. Head is average - just a bit under two fingers thick and basically white. Decent retention and lacing.
Aroma and taste are both pretty mild and easy drinking. Sweet malts at the forefront with a tame bitterness like unsweetened tea (but no where near the intensity of, say, an English Brown). Mouthfeel is smooth with appropriate carbonation - it's there, but doesn't dominate or distract. Drinkability is superb. Very crisp and refreshing. This didn't taste boozy at all, but there's no ABV label on the beer. If it's not too high, then this is a perfect session beer. There's nothing mind blowing here - it's simply a very well made and enjoyable beer.
EDIT: Spoke with brewer. The ABV is 5.7
01-03-2010 21:31:27 | More by Mavajo
Laughing Skull Amber Ale from Red Brick Brewing Company
77 out of 100 based on 333 ratings.