Red Jacket Amber Ale - Keweenaw Brewing Company
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3.71/5 rDev +6.3%
Appearance: Bright orange with excellent carbonation and nice white lacing.
Smell: Sweet citrus and caramel. Faint bitter pine in the finish.
Taste/Mouthfeel: Bitter orange with a caramel finish. Excellent balance but a tad generic. Slick mouthfeel full of hop oil.
Overall: A decent amber.
03-24-2014 03:24:25 | More by tjsdomer2
2.03/5 rDev -41.8%
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.
01-25-2014 22:15:32 | More by Phocion
Red Jacket Amber Ale from Keweenaw Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 102 ratings.