Red Brick Grape Ape - Red Brick Brewing Company
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Ratings: 2 | Reviews: 2
Reviews by ChainGangGuy:
4.2/5 rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Appearance: Pours out a very hazed, burnt orange body with a large, dense, tireless, white head.
Smell: Right from the get-go, the addition of rosemary is acutely evident. Lesser, obsequious notes of honey, light caramel candy, and tolerable tart wine.
Taste: Again, BOOM, rosemary, giving the beer a very audaciously herbaceous, savory, pine-like flavor. Surge of toasted sugar, honey, and caramel blitz the palate. Then, more of that bright rosemary character. Slight bitterness. Lurking amongst the rosemary and sweetness is the delicately tart wine barrel flavor, with a little bit of it remaining for the otherwise rosemary-coated finish.
Mouthfeel: Medium-plus body. Medium carbonation.
Drinkability: A bold, expressive brew that'll knock you over with flavor, so the drinkability was kept at a slow, steady pace. Still, it was a pleasant, interesting brew.
Serving type: on-tap
05-30-2010 20:24:09 | More by ChainGangGuy
More User Reviews:
4.1/5 rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
On-tap at the brewery. Listed there as the Jaison Saison however I was told it's the same beer as the Grape Ape. A saison dry-herbed with rosemary and aged in a pinot barrel.
Pours a hazy golden-copper color with a one-finger off-white head. The head recedes into a wispy layer on top leaving solid lacing.
Smells of light malts with large amounts of white grapes and smaller amounts of oak and rosemary.
Tastes similar to how it smells. Light malt flavors serve as a robust backbone and are joined by slightly musty hops and white grapes flavors. Midway through the sip the flavor profile dries out a bit as very mild amounts of oak join in. Right before a mildly bitter ending hints of rosemary make an appearance and linger on the palate for a bit.
Mouthfeel is good. It's got a nice thickness with moderate carbonation.
Drinkability is also good. I finished my glass without any problems and could have another.
Overall I thought this was a fairly interesting beer. I'm a fan of the addition of rosemary as long as it's not overpowering and it was nicely done here. Worth a shot.
Serving type: on-tap
05-26-2010 01:43:57 | More by glid02
Red Brick Grape Ape from Red Brick Brewing Company
- out of 100 based on 2 ratings.