Spin Cycle Red Ale - No-Li Brewhouse
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Reviews by Zraly:
3.68/5 rDev +0.5%
This brew was purchased as a 22 ouncer. The bottle is your standard brown with a blue, green and pink-toned label with what is most likey Mt. Spokane as the backdrop for the label. Northern Lights Brewery assert that they use English, German, and American brewing methods to create "a hybrid beer of undeniably satisfying character."
The head didn't stay around long enough...but fret not (and the bubbles that did stay were big and beautiful). The left-over lace danced gracefully down the side of my glass. The color of this rich brew pours a deep amber with tones of brown in it. A real treat to look at.
As a whole, this is a very tasty, assertive beer. The initial notes hitting the nose are floral in nature. The flavor carries this onto the tongue, enveloped with a strong, caramel-malt gradation. It ends superbly clean with the exception of a faint hint of an odd "antiseptic" nuance. It very well may be a type of hop (flavor) I am not accustomed to. I also taste a trace of a yeasty hot biscuit-n-butter flavor. Pretty interesting dimensions in a lone beer.
I would have rated this beer much higher except for the odd, little flavor that emerges prior to the finish. That is the only critical point to be made about this ale. Because I wish to support the smaller brewers of the Great NW, and because I think this beer could grow on me...I'm going to buy it again.
11-30-2002 21:55:12 | More by Zraly
More User Reviews:
3.56/5 rDev -2.7%
My first try of this eastern Washington brewery.Pours into an imperial nonic a rch clear amber with a billowing creamy light beige head atop that left one full ring of lace as it settled into a creamy mass.Aromas were very light with come caramel and dough notes,not much hop presence except for faint leafiness.A really creamy feel to the beer,low carbonation and it gldes down easily.Toffee and biscuit malts dominate the flavors,although sweet not to sweet,my problem is that there really isn't a real hop presence with again just a light leafiness in the finish.The look and feel are top notch,aroma and taste are average.
05-14-2013 21:19:48 | More by oberon
3.08/5 rDev -15.8%
22 oz bottle. Pours slightly hazy ruby amber with a small off white head that quickly goes to a thin dusting that leaves a little lacing.
The aroma is sweet bready caramel malts with a little fruit and hops.
The flavor is sweet, nutty toffee and caramel malts with a medium bitter finish that balances it. The mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with low carbonation.
Overall, this is one of the better ESBs I've had which is not usually a style I care for.
02-10-2013 07:13:36 | More by Beaver13
4.24/5 rDev +15.8%
2/22/2013, on draft at Pioneer Square Saloon, Seattle. Served cold - warmed it up with my hands
Aroma - malt dominated, hops below my threshold
Appearance - clear, deep amber with some red
Taste - very flavorful, malt dominated with some dark malt included, some bitterness at the finish
Mouthfeel - Medium body, low-moderate carbonation
Overall. Quite enjoyable, full of flavor. Definitely something I will buy in a 22 oz. bottle, though I'll let it set outside the fridge for 15 minutes to let it warm up.
03-12-2013 02:11:21 | More by Berndt
3.79/5 rDev +3.6%
Thanks to jtd1969 for opening this bottle
A - orangish amber with a soft, off white head
S - very faint aroma; hints of caramel
T - caramel, mildly bitter, faint citrus
M - medium bodied, well carbonated
This is a rather simple though quaffable beer. It has a nice, subtle flavor that keeps you interested but also doesn't make you over think. This is definitely a nice, lighter offering that is worth trying.
05-07-2013 00:02:23 | More by tdm168
3.93/5 rDev +7.4%
Poured from the bottle into a nonic pint glass. 2012 GABF gold medal winner in the category Extra Special Bitter.
A real nice beautiful crystal clear dark chestnut brown, with orange hued edges for the body is on the pour. A light tan head forms creamy at first, four fingers deep, then keeping a real nice crown with some soapy retention. Light mixes of sized bubbled carbonation come up, some cola sized, most of them smaller. A real nice beautiful looking beer, best part about it.
Nose is a mild sense of dry malt, light toffee, and a sense of char. Slight tannic nut quality also more like a brown ale. Subtle but good.
Palate fills nicely with some good depth even with a very light body. Toasty malts and light sensing malts. Most of the taste hits in the back end on the palate in the swallow. Not much herbal or fruity estery character to this interestingly enough. Tannic dry not character comes through like a classic brown ale.
Drinks incredibly easy, and very enjoyable. A real good balance to this beer, very impressed with No-Li's line up so far.
10-31-2012 22:16:55 | More by smakawhat
2.58/5 rDev -29.5%
Part of our shipment from Liquid Gratitude. Beer poured very foamy and was cloudy. A very slight hop aroma with some malt. Flavor was initially malty followed by some hop citrus flavors. Finished bitter. Low carbonation, flat mouthfeel. An OK beer, however I probably wouldn't buy it again.
06-09-2009 05:03:18 | More by brewercraig
Spin Cycle Red Ale from No-Li Brewhouse
83 out of 100 based on 100 ratings.