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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

313 Ratings
THE BROS
80
good

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Ratings: 313
Reviews: 93
rAvg: 3.37
pDev: 16.91%
Wants: 6
Gots: 27 | 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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Chaney

District of Columbia

3.05/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I had this on tap at the Yard House in Palm Beach.

A: First of all, I can tell already that this is not really an amber: Poured an apricot color, mildly hazy, and with a 1-2 finger solid white head.

S: Smelled of clean linen/fresh cotton, with a mild citrus component that wasn't very potent overall.

T: It had sort of a thin body and the quality of the citrus was somewhat stale and cardboard-like. This was definitely more of a pale ale as opposed to an amber.

M: Not too sweet, but still kinda sugary, with lots of lacing and a hint of bitterness on the end. One word: stale.

O: I've had worse, but I've definitely had better. Next!

Serving type: on-tap

01-20-2012 21:00:29 | More by Chaney
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mbacon3227

Alabama

3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

01-19-2012 01:56:33 | More by mbacon3227
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TMoney2591

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served in a stemless globe.

Thanks to hannydawg for sharing this bottle!

Let's pack in another amber tonight, eh? It pours a mostly clear amber (damn, what a shock there) topped by a finger of dirty white foam. The nose comprises toffee, dark greens, bitter orange rind, and pine needles. The taste holds notes of orange zest, light caramel, light wheat, and very light lemon zest. The body is a rather light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a dry-ish finish. Overall, a nice little amber, nothing special, but something I could easily enjoy again.

Serving type: bottle

01-12-2012 05:00:30 | More by TMoney2591
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RandyBoBandy

Florida

4/5  rDev +18.7%

01-06-2012 02:00:42 | More by RandyBoBandy
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animal69

Louisiana

3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

01-01-2012 01:46:14 | More by animal69
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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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Slikpitt

Georgia

3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

12-24-2011 18:48:54 | More by Slikpitt
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dowen44

Georgia

4/5  rDev +18.7%

12-21-2011 02:17:07 | More by dowen44
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boudreaux

Alabama

4/5  rDev +18.7%

12-15-2011 00:57:25 | More by boudreaux
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cbg79

Alabama

4/5  rDev +18.7%

12-07-2011 20:29:05 | More by cbg79
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jophish17

Georgia

2/5  rDev -40.7%

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

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +18.7%

12-03-2011 05:25:23 | More by TheRougeBastard
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Finatic

Florida

4/5  rDev +18.7%

11-24-2011 10:21:35 | More by Finatic
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Merkur

Tennessee

4/5  rDev +18.7%

11-22-2011 03:51:54 | More by Merkur
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ColSanders123

Georgia

4/5  rDev +18.7%

11-15-2011 16:26:43 | More by ColSanders123
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jmhart

Georgia

4/5  rDev +18.7%

11-14-2011 22:20:09 | More by jmhart
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UncleJimbo

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +18.7%

11-14-2011 21:02:26 | More by UncleJimbo
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chinchill

South Carolina

3.65/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

On tap at the brewery.

Crystal clear orange, amber, with a small near white head.

Nice medium toasted malt aroma.
Some citrus hops appear upon tasting.
Medium body with good carbonation.

A tasty beer that could serve as a good introduction to craft brews.

Serving type: on-tap

10-21-2011 23:08:29 | More by chinchill
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StayWounded

North Carolina

2.78/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: Fairly standard for this style, slightly darker end of amber, some head that dissipated quickly.

S: Some sweetness, could smell the yeast and a maltiness that wasn't super strong.

T: Key components seemed to be there, but didn't taste like a whole lot. Not a bad beer, just not what I was entirely expecting. I can see drinking this for a session. Sort of a very mellow standard ale taste if that makes sense.

M: No surprises here.

O: Good, not great beer. Picked it up on sale at a local beer merchant for $5 a six pack, so no complaints.

Serving type: bottle

10-08-2011 14:56:30 | More by StayWounded
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ktrillionaire

Florida

4.05/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

10-05-2011 16:31:38 | More by ktrillionaire
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olimpia84

Florida

3.68/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured the 12oz bottle into a Pint glass.

A: rich dark amber color with a small head that went away pretty quickly. Some lacing present.

S: a balanced sweet malty aroma with tones of sugar and fruits. Hoppy presence is felt as well.

T: malts with sweet tones that end with a bitter hoppy presence.

M: very drinkable ale, a bit on the watery side but good still. Light to medium body, light to medium carbonation.

O: a solid choice for its style, this will probably suit better for those looking for lighter and more drinkable options.

Serving type: bottle

09-30-2011 19:23:52 | More by olimpia84
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AgentMunky

California

3.93/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a pilsner glass.

A: A whole bunch (a full hand) of creamy head. Startlingly long retention. After minutes, it's as huge as ever. Cloudy-clear with tons of bubbles. Sticky lace.

S: Creamy and fruity. A bit biscuity dry?

T: Much better than I was expecting from the label and ratings. Yeasty-spicy fruit, clean and crisp with a touch of hops and a dry malt endtaste. Only the aftertaste has any drawback. It's light and somehow unpleasantly bitter. Fortunately this lasts only briefly and a mundane beeriness takes over. Maybe not huge on flavour, but what's here is good.

M: Sturdy, smooth, and quenching.

O: A pretty good amber ale. Not exceptional, but easy-drinking and pleasant. If I think it's boring, maybe that means it would appeal to lots of people. Not recommended, but I wouldn't every snub one.

Serving type: bottle

08-15-2011 21:26:35 | More by AgentMunky
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eggodoom

Tennessee

3.9/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured it into a pint glass. Poured a beautiful amber red color with wisps of carbonation and a small amount of head. Has a sweet caramel malt flavor that falls awy to a slight dry hop taste. Left some great lacing as I continued to sip. You can smell the caramel malts. This beer is a good amber ale and drinks nicely.

Serving type: bottle

08-15-2011 03:13:03 | More by eggodoom
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EgadBananas

Louisiana

3.63/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Medium orange colored pour, with a light white head. Laces quite well.

Some caramel malts aroma, but more citrus sweetness than maltiness.

Caramel malts, and those citrus notes and light bitterness.

Light, but creamy. Nice for an amber.

Not bad at all in the end.

Serving type: bottle

08-13-2011 06:33:38 | More by EgadBananas
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richkrull

Wisconsin

3.15/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured a darker amber color with a decent beige head on it.

Smell is very sweet and malty.

Taste is just ok. Nothing all that impressive. Sweet malt throughout with a bit of a dry finish.

Mouthfeel is light. Goes down easy.

Overall a pretty average amber. I probably won't look for this one again.

Serving type: bottle

08-03-2011 02:24:37 | More by richkrull
Laughing Skull Amber Ale from Red Brick Brewing Company
77 out of 100 based on 313 ratings.