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Laughing Skull Amber Ale - Red Brick Brewing Company

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Laughing Skull Amber AleLaughing Skull Amber Ale

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BA SCORE
77
okay

318 Ratings
THE BROS
80
good

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Ratings: 318
Reviews: 93
rAvg: 3.37
pDev: 16.91%
Wants: 7
Gots: 28 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Red Brick Brewing Company visit their website
Georgia, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  5.70% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 12-30-2009)
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mwar

Kentucky

1/5  rDev -70.3%

11-26-2012 23:29:44 | More by mwar
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NotJesus


1/5  rDev -70.3%

04-02-2012 23:49:09 | More by NotJesus
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TheFlea1

Mississippi

1.75/5  rDev -48.1%

06-01-2014 02:05:02 | More by TheFlea1
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corby112

Pennsylvania

1.83/5  rDev -45.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

12 oz. bottle received as an extra in a trade with GatorBeerNerd.

Pours a murky golden orange color with brown hues and dark golden orange hints when held to a light source. Two finger frothy, soapy white head that quickly fades into a lasting ring. Sporadic chunks of lacing left behind.

Slightly earthy aroma with hints of bready yeast, earthy hops, caramel malt, butter and toffee. Slightly toasty with a subtle funky presence. The earthy character is a bit much and it smells kind of like dirt/soil.

Fuller bodied than expected with some soft carbonation up front followed by a dry, bitter earthy hop flavor which is a bit stale. The malt backbone isn't as strong as I expected or hoped for. Slightly toasted caramel malt with subtle hint of rye, bready yeast, toffee and butter. Not very well balanced with an odd solvent alcohol astringency and an unpleasant metallic finish.

Serving type: bottle

05-09-2010 08:24:12 | More by corby112
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whitekiboko

South Carolina

2/5  rDev -40.7%

12-27-2011 01:16:39 | More by whitekiboko
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Damian74Shensky

South Carolina

2/5  rDev -40.7%

04-23-2014 21:54:41 | More by Damian74Shensky
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Will_The_Thrill

Georgia

2/5  rDev -40.7%

06-27-2014 01:26:34 | More by Will_The_Thrill
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Bigben0328

Georgia

2/5  rDev -40.7%

03-23-2012 17:36:14 | More by Bigben0328
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asicilianonj

North Carolina

2/5  rDev -40.7%

06-02-2012 16:25:11 | More by asicilianonj
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CMOrak

Florida

2/5  rDev -40.7%

01-03-2013 21:48:52 | More by CMOrak
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EdelweissDad

Georgia

2/5  rDev -40.7%

09-09-2013 00:50:44 | More by EdelweissDad
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jaswilson2

South Carolina

2/5  rDev -40.7%

05-20-2014 13:46:34 | More by jaswilson2
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dbrelsfo

Georgia

2/5  rDev -40.7%

08-09-2013 15:38:50 | More by dbrelsfo
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JHendu

Florida

2/5  rDev -40.7%

07-15-2014 22:01:48 | More by JHendu
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jophish17

Georgia

2/5  rDev -40.7%

12-04-2011 18:32:20 | More by jophish17
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semibaked

Kentucky

2.13/5  rDev -36.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Poured into my Chimay Goblet.

A - Pours a light amber color, doesn't look like there is much carbonation and very little head.

S - Not much going on here, a little hop and some sweetness.

T - Tastes like a combination of hops and soap, not a good combination.

M - Really light mouthfeel, definitely watery.

D - Ya try to avoid this, weird soapy tasting, watery mouthfeel and weak smelling, the only thing this has going for it is the cool looking label art, definitely a "gimmick" beer.

Serving type: bottle

05-28-2010 00:42:07 | More by semibaked
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JayS2629

Alabama

2.15/5  rDev -36.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

A- Translucent copper color with white head. No lacing.

S- Not impressive. Faint, metallic, spoiled. Grain and floral.

T- Metallic, watery, and earthy. Grass and flat crackers. No hops.

M- Smooth, thin and watery. Slight carbonation. Dry.

D- Boring. Won't buy it again. Bought a six pack. After one, I didn't want to bother opening another.

Serving type: bottle

11-10-2010 19:03:06 | More by JayS2629
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timwmccann


2.25/5  rDev -33.2%

01-16-2013 03:50:20 | More by timwmccann
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Vestlake

Alabama

2.25/5  rDev -33.2%

09-04-2013 02:31:43 | More by Vestlake
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cdizinno

South Carolina

2.33/5  rDev -30.9%
look: 4 | smell: 1 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2

Okay, I may have to re-review this due to the fact that I had a great DIPA prior. Poured into a pint glass from a bottle as pictured.

A: Nice copper-golden color. Clear with a fairly decent, fine white head that falls quickly to a thin film with moderate lacing.

S: Wow! Not so great. I'm almost afraid to taste due to the slightly spoiled spelling grain that is prominent on the nose. The smell isn't nearly as impressive as the looks. The beer has almost a metallic, spoiled earthy grain aroma. Some slight maltiness.

T&M: The taste is same as the nose. Slightly better due to the malty smoothness. Almost no hops. Slight citrus and lots of earthiness, not sure if it is hops or grains, but probably grains. Smooth mouthfeel, but the overall flavor is lacking tons. Fairly thin with only a solid malt backbone.

I only bought this because the rep was hanging out next to a stack of six packs, touting its quality and a 'free' pint glass that had a nice cool double print of their emblem. The beer is really as bad or worse than the 'special brews' that "Magic Hat" try to pawn off as 'original'. Very Scary. Not so sure that I'll be trying this again unless it is on-tap, fresh, and I can taste before putting down some coin.

Serving type: bottle

10-17-2010 21:54:46 | More by cdizinno
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Lawl3ss

Texas

2.45/5  rDev -27.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Lightly chilled 12 oz. bottle into a shaker pint. No visible bottling date.

Look- Light Amber, almost a blonde. Hazy. Two fingers of dense foam that falls over a few minutes, nice lacing.

Smell- Strong toasted bread with an almost acrid feel. Weird, not really sure how to describe it.... burnt olive oil?

Taste- Similar to the nose, almost-ashy biscuit. Moderately bitter, vaguely tangerinelike. Lingering grassy flavor. Not much going on.

Mouthfeel- Moderate carbonation, medium-light body. Drinks and feels like mineral water.

Overall- Not terrible, but I'm glad I only got the one. Too much bittering without substance and not much flavor to be found anywhere.

Serving type: bottle

11-11-2012 05:39:39 | More by Lawl3ss
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Keith_R

Georgia

2.5/5  rDev -25.8%

07-09-2013 03:45:17 | More by Keith_R
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LJWalker

Alabama

2.5/5  rDev -25.8%

02-07-2012 03:04:15 | More by LJWalker
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sendbeer

Georgia

2.5/5  rDev -25.8%

12-09-2012 19:43:06 | More by sendbeer
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Bcarson7287

California

2.5/5  rDev -25.8%

07-12-2013 19:23:45 | More by Bcarson7287
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Laughing Skull Amber Ale from Red Brick Brewing Company
77 out of 100 based on 318 ratings.