Red Ale | Mobjack Bay Brewing Company

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Mobjack Bay Brewing Company
Virginia, United States

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.40%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by stirgy on 08-20-2002

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 8 |  Reviews: 8
Reviews by Zraly:
Photo of Zraly
3.8/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A nice, tan head pours perfectly into my pint glass. Soft, orange-amber in color, clean smells of citrus and malt. Decent carbonation and lacing.

This is a solid amber ale that is light to medium bodied and finishes sweet and clean. Nothing about this brew is too dominate, thus making it a very user-friendly selection. The beer starts off buttery and malty, and ends with a sweet, citrusy flavor. The hops are seemingly appropriate for style. There is a somewhat tingley mouthfeel left from the carbonation and a slight bitterness lingering on the tongue. Has a somewhat crisp and soda-like fizz/snappiness.

Overall, this ale is very pleasant. One might be able to convert a swill drinker by introducing them to something like this. Accessibility is the key to educating someone.

I am having one after a healthy serving of "mock"loaf made with lentils and fresh veggies served along with fresh garlic and cheddar, skin-on smashed potatoes.

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Photo of Sammy
2.7/5  rDev -22.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Ok drinkable brew. Some malts, off sour taste and bitter aftertaste. A result of acid not offset from significant. Passable copper read colour and hop aroma. Strong carbonation as everything from Dominion. Medium mouthfeel. Thanks for sharing, Radek.

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Photo of marc77
4.12/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Light red in hue w/ a slight haze. Dense, thick and well retained head leaves Belgian lace. The aroma is comprised of medium caramel malt, citrusy hops and assertive raspberry fruity esters along w/ prominent biscuit sweetness. Unique in aroma-- the fruitiness is akin to red licorice. This beer exhibits a nice balance of caramel sweetness and moderate hop bitterness. Fruity esters coupled with the caramel malt and residual sweetness lend a flavor that resembles that of a fruit beer, in a good way. Hop flavor is overshadowed by the esters, but is noticeably citric. Lightly bodied, and perhaps a touch thin, like many "red ales" are. Finishes relatively clean, with biscuit notes quickly fading. Quite a unique and highly drinkable red ale... the fruitiness sets it apart from the norm. Another bottle would be appreciated.

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Photo of RBorsato
4.42/5  rDev +26.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Dark Golden with a low light beige head, decent carbonation, and little lace. Nice citrusy Cascade hop aroma when fresh but not overpowering. Excellent hop-malt balance with lots of citrusy Cascade hop character; toasty malts emerge with a bit of aging. Light bodied and refreshing session brew !

Drink Fresh !! Fell apart after less than 3 months... :-(

Per 6-pack carrier: 4 malts incl. Belgian Special B, Cascade hops

Bottled: 05/27/04
Tasted: 09/08/04

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Photo of Gavage
3.38/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured a deep dark copper color with a thin 1/2" head. No lacing developed and the carbonation levels seemed a bit low. The aroma was of weak caramel and malts. The flavor had a nice malt tones, with strong caramel, ripe fruit, bread, and light bitterness.

Mouthfeel was crisp at the start, and finished crisp with a short caramel aftertaste. This come across as a very basic red ale, decent drinkability but not overly exciting.

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Photo of beerguy101
3.32/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Medium amber red color, slightly cloudy. Medium white foamy head. Aroma is malty and sweet. A medium to light bodied amber. Malts are nutty and slightly sweet. Hops are slightly spicy, Well balanced, It’s a little thin tasting, but other than that, it’s a fairly standard tasting amber. Nothing really objectionable, but nothing to make it stand out from the crowd of ambers/reds out there. Mouthfeel is a touch thin. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly bitter

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Photo of pentathlete
2.81/5  rDev -19.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Thought I grabbed a pale ale and not the red ale...damn animals on the label all look the same. Poured it and knew I had made a mistake. This was a reddish brown highly carbonated liquid with a one inch light beige head. The yeast aroma was a tad high. Very bready. Flavors are yeasty and sweet, not much to distinguish it from another amber ale, though a few sips revealed some toasted malts. No real hops flavor to speak of. The mouthfeel was bubbly without any fullness. The finish wanted to be crisp, but fell short, winding up like damp wonder bread. I won't seek this out.

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Photo of fattychubs
3.4/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

When I poured it a rich creamy head exploded from the glass and onto the table. The head was huge, thick and just would not die, it stayed the whole time I was drinking, and could easily be stirred up again with little effort. The beer its self was a slighty hazy burnt amber color. The aroma was subtle but complex, fruit, malt and citrusy hops.. The body was medium thin, just starting to have some meat to it. The tasted started well with malts, middle had a mix of citrus, fruit and hops, but finishes sweet.

Maybe a touch to sweet, but decent overall. Would try again.

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Red Ale from Mobjack Bay Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.49 out of 5 with 8 ratings