Red Jacket Amber Ale - Keweenaw Brewing Company
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2.03/5 rDev -41.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1.75
12 oz. can (which calls this an "Oktoberfest-style ale; not really sure how that works, but I'll still drink it) poured into a shaker pint. Clean copper body with a solid finger of frothy white head. Decent retention and good lacing.
Aroma is very malt-forward. Caramel, toffee, biscuit, and doughy. Interesting berry aroma as well. This almost smells like one of those fruit flavored cereals from my youth; I'm not sure if that's a good or bad thing.
Slight spicy/earthy hoppiness, but mostly this thing is just sweet. As in extraordinarily cloyingly sweet. Caramel, biscuit, and that strange artificial berry flavor are all combining in a very concerted effort in making this downright unpleasant. Dry, burnt finish seals the deal.
Good carbonation, but a sticky, grainy mouthfeel.
Overall I am very glad this was a freebie from a distributor. One of the worst craft beers I've tried. Avoid.
Serving type: can
01-25-2014 22:15:32 | More by Phocion
3.79/5 rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
12 ounce can
Served in a conical pint glass
A - This beer is as advertised, amber in color, with golden highlights. It is topped with an inch of off-white head. There is some suspended yeast as well.
S - I smell sweet caramel malt. It almost has a maple sweetness to it.
T - The taste has a sweet caramel taste to it along with some toffee. There are some faint hops but pretty sweet overall.
M - Medium
O - This is a pretty good beer. It is a little sweet, but it is a decent amber.
Serving type: can
04-27-2013 02:28:44 | More by buschbeer
Red Jacket Amber Ale from Keweenaw Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 94 ratings.