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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

345 Ratings
THE BROS
80
good

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Ratings: 345
Reviews: 95
rAvg: 3.38
pDev: 17.46%
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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Photo of asicilianonj
2/5  rDev -40.8%

asicilianonj, Jun 02, 2012
Photo of bradcochran1234
3/5  rDev -11.2%

bradcochran1234, May 23, 2012
Photo of KnoxBrew1
2.68/5  rDev -20.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A- Dark copper color with minimal head and decent lacing

S- Metallic with hint of lemon and floral hops with a slight spoiled aroma

T- Metallic with a taste of lemon and malt sweetness that lingers in a good way for a while before the metal seeps in at the finish, slight hops at the end but still a little too metallic for my taste.

M- medium body, watery with a dry finish

D-Easy to drink

A decent beer but not one I would buy again. The middle malt balances nicely but only for a quick spell, finishes with way too much metallic overtones.

Serving type: bottle

KnoxBrew1, May 20, 2012
Photo of jonathaniler
3/5  rDev -11.2%

jonathaniler, May 20, 2012
Photo of joshpuck
3.38/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Mild taste making it very drinkable but not different than a lot of beers out there. It has a sort of earthy-malty aftertaste and low carbonation.
Cool looking bottle though!

Also it's 5.3% not 5.7% as listed on site, maybe it has changed recently.

joshpuck, May 18, 2012
Photo of kylehay2004
3.6/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: single finger head with little retention on a clear amber golden body.

S: mostly sweet caramel malts.

T: slightly earthy with caramel malt sweetness.

M:lighter side of medium body and moderate carbonation.

Overall: simple but drinkable. Few qualities to deprecate it from others in the genre.

kylehay2004, May 18, 2012
Photo of Duff27
3.2/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Local extra from sommersb, thanks Brian!

A- Close to a half inch white head on a sediment filled light amber body. Head retention lasted well into the session and lacing aplenty throughout.

S- Not getting a lot from the nose, perhaps a slight citrus.

T- Taste follows the nose, or lack thereof. Hops are there albeit faint, adds the citrus element. Good malt backbone.

M- Medium to medium-thin bodied, good carbonation.

D/O- Very drinkable, only if because there isn't a lot going on with it. No off-flavors, just very mellow in the taste profile.Grew on me over time. Could drink about 8 of these at a summer cookout no problem.

Duff27, Apr 30, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +10.9%

Tumble, Apr 29, 2012
Photo of KDawg
3.48/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

poured into a pint glass on tap. Pours a medium amber color with a small head

nice aromas of malts and some hops. While on the simple side, it is nice with solid depth

Medium bodied with a decent and smooth feel. A bit lacking on the mid with some flavors of malts and blood oranges

A nice brew. Very drinkable and pretty straight forward

KDawg, Apr 24, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -3.8%

FriedGold2112, Apr 24, 2012
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4/5  rDev +18.3%

JeleReviews, Apr 18, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +40.5%

Cjameson50, Apr 15, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -3.8%

BeerHownd, Apr 10, 2012
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3/5  rDev -11.2%

zmbi_drift, Apr 06, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +25.7%

robertaddis, Apr 04, 2012
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3/5  rDev -11.2%

lcdawg, Apr 03, 2012
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1/5  rDev -70.4%

NotJesus, Apr 03, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -3.8%

KrisAyers, Apr 01, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +10.9%

AlCzerik, Mar 29, 2012
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2/5  rDev -40.8%

Bigben0328, Mar 23, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -3.8%

TGamble, Mar 21, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

harrylee773, Mar 19, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

UltimateLivewire, Mar 12, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

OldTime, Mar 08, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

BeerMeBrah, Mar 04, 2012
Laughing Skull Amber Ale from Red Brick Brewing Company
77 out of 100 based on 345 ratings.