Scarlet Ale | Southend Brewery & Smokehouse

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Brewed by:
Southend Brewery & Smokehouse
South Carolina, United States

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by Gavage on 09-10-2003

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Reviews: 6 | Ratings: 8
Reviews by drperm:
Photo of drperm
2.88/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

It looks pretty in the glass. However, it's not quite well-balanced enough for me -- way too heavy on the sweet side of the ledger, almost cloyingly so -- and for an Amber/Red Ale, I just can't find that appropriate. Not bad, but not one to get again unless the other taps are dry.

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Photo of mikesgroove
3.3/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This was one of the last ones I tried this evening and its apparently a red ale. Decent color here as the dark amber sets off nicely with a small white head. Lots of malt in here as you would expect as the feep bready notes take over everything. Earthy and almost chewy as I take a sip, it was a little bit too much on the malt, but still a decent effort as there was nothing really terrible about it. Just needs to be cleaned up as everything seems to blend together.

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Photo of Antc2382
1.94/5  rDev -35.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Photo of smcolw
3.82/5  rDev +26.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

No head and only a couple spots of lace. The beer has a cherry color and is nearly clear.

The nose and taste tips to the malt side--some nuttiness nearly no hop (except in the swallow and aftertaste, but even there, it is muted.) The body is spot on with a below average carbonation, which makes it seem very smooth.

Overall, an easy beer to quaff, but it won't bring home any medals.

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Photo of Gavage
3.73/5  rDev +23.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The Scarlet Ale was described as an amber ale by the bartender.

Appearance: it was a dark copper color with a decent head that slowly receeded during the session.

Smell: faint maltiness.

Taste: there was a good balance of malts and hops, and it was not overly bitter.

Mouthfeel: the malt lasted on the tongue after swallowing, and a dryness quickly followed. The carbonation was perfect.

Drinkability: this is an acceptable ale in which you can easily throw back a few after a day of walking the streets in Charleston.

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Photo of champ103
2.96/5  rDev -2%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a dark red color. At first a one finger white head forms, but recedes in an instant. No lace to speak of.
S: Not aromatic at all. Maybe some sweet caramel malt and cereal. A slight hint of diacetyl.
T: Again, not much is here. Though it is enjoyable. Sweet caramel with light grain flavors. No off flavors.
M/D: A light body that is thin and watery. Easy enough to drink. I can see quaffing a few on a hot day.

Nothing special, but enjoyable. I can't say I would recommend this, but it will not offend anybody.

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Photo of gonzo46and2
2.06/5  rDev -31.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Of the 8 samples I had. I actually drank all of this beer so it wasn't the worst. Still extremely watery body and bland. It had a weak hoppy bitterness on the finish but no commitment to flavor. Boring. At the end of my samples I asked what they had available in the bottle, hoping for a Sam Adams or really anything drinkable and all they had was bud and bud light. Grrr!!!

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Photo of nicole309
3.25/5  rDev +7.6%

Scarlet Ale from Southend Brewery & Smokehouse
3.02 out of 5 based on 8 ratings.
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