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Laughing Skull Amber Ale - Red Brick Brewing Company

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344 Ratings

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Ratings: 344
Reviews: 95
rAvg: 3.38
pDev: 17.16%
Wants: 8
Gots: 38 | 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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3.75/5  rDev +10.9%

Yjt2, Sep 18, 2012
Photo of D_Andrew
3/5  rDev -11.2%

D_Andrew, Sep 17, 2012
Photo of VelvetExtract
3.85/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A-Pours russet. Head is medium in stature. It dies off to a tan shadow. Body is murky. Hard to tell how murky in such lighting.

S-Pleasant balance. Hops are woven into the malts. Hops are a mixture of spicy and citrusy. Malts are rich and they complement the unique hoppiness.

T-The spicy and citrusy hops really take the cake. The maltiness reminds more of caramel glazed sweet buns. This is a pretty tasty brew. I really enjoyed the spiced citrus hops. They even turn a bit herbal in the finish. Yum.

M-Has a casky feel to it. Light bubbles. Creamy and moderately dry. Bitterness lingers on the tongue for quite a while.

O/D-Maybe the best of the weekend for me. Just a nice little Amber/Red that boasts its own individual flavor profile. Pretty good! One of the only beers I had on-tap that I would have happily had a second glass.

VelvetExtract, Sep 10, 2012
Photo of DioS
3/5  rDev -11.2%

DioS, Aug 28, 2012
Photo of 3leven
4/5  rDev +18.3%

3leven, Aug 18, 2012
Photo of Sobertso
3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

Sobertso, Aug 16, 2012
Photo of jadpsu
3.25/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a hazy amber with a near white head but thin head that has decent side glass lacing but not much head retention.
Some mlild roasty biscuity malts and a tinge of citrus hops. Combines some bready maltiness with some citrus hops . All and all a fairly decent balance for for this ale. Has a dry and slightly bitter bite that stays through the finish for an all around pleasant brew.
Purchased at Nicko's.

jadpsu, Aug 12, 2012
Photo of chefhatt
3/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

When I poured this beer out, it has a nice copper color body with a nice thcik white head that hung around for a while till it layed down to a thin lace. The smell of carmel notes, with some sweetness to it. The taste has a strong malt presense here. It is well balanced with the hops. The mouth feel is ok no after taste. this is your average amber/red ale, but it is worth tasting.

chefhatt, Aug 08, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +10.9%

SFC21, Aug 06, 2012
Photo of CitizenGrain
3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

CitizenGrain, Aug 05, 2012
Photo of tmm313
4/5  rDev +18.3%

tmm313, Jul 30, 2012
Photo of acevenom
3.48/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a pint glass. Pours pale clear copper with a tall, off-white head that sticks around during consumption. Plenty of bubbles can be seen rising from the bottom of the glass. Caramel malts dominate the aroma. It smells sweet. There is a nice malt backbone for this beer. Citrus and floral hop flavors provide balance. There is not a strong aftertaste. The body is light to medium with strong carbonation. The beer finishes clean and dry. The drinkability is high. This is a very good beer that hits the right notes.

acevenom, Jul 28, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +10.9%

RHIN0002, Jul 26, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

rolltide8425, Jul 24, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +10.9%

MudHobbit, Jul 15, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

Sicem99, Jul 08, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -3.8%

fatbatcat, Jul 07, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

wo87810, Jul 03, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -3.8%

Shakerman, Jun 23, 2012
Photo of tjsmith910
3/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Thin white 1/2 finger head with a honey-colored haze. The head remained through out the length it took me to finish this beer. descent lacing. Not an over whelming beer but a beer worth the taste . easy to drink and forget that you have this one in your hand. Does seem a bit lager ish to me as well as a bit heavy. ill have another though.

Overall, an average amber that I think I will keep around - just about everyone would enjoy a bottle.

tjsmith910, Jun 21, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -3.8%

TheResidentialOP, Jun 17, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +10.9%

dasunder, Jun 14, 2012
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3/5  rDev -11.2%

FLBEERGUY25, Jun 12, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +10.9%

carrollmel7, Jun 03, 2012
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2/5  rDev -40.8%

asicilianonj, Jun 02, 2012
Laughing Skull Amber Ale from Red Brick Brewing Company
77 out of 100 based on 344 ratings.