Red Cockaded Ale | Southern Star Brewing Company

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Red Cockaded AleRed Cockaded Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Southern Star Brewing Company
Texas, United States
southernstarbrewing.com

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.50%

Availability: Spring

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Pesci on 05-13-2013

BEER STATS
Ratings:
101
Reviews:
13
Avg:
3.63
pDev:
12.4%
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
15
For Trade:
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Ratings: 101 |  Reviews: 13
Photo of DrAnnaNemis
4.05/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of cmbeddoe7997
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of aknalley
3.85/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jngrizzaffi
4.09/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a cloudy red amber color with a thick foamy head. Retention is decent. Lacing is great. Has a nice caramel happy aroma. Smooth caramel bready aroma with a nice happy edge at the end. A little bit of a medicinal vitamin taste at the end as well. Somewhat astringent. Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Actually a surprisingly good beer.

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Photo of EnojysAnyBeer
4.75/5  rDev +30.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of E-McFarden
3.97/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dbnarley
3.22/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Nice copper color.slightly copper head. Look good but unfortunately the alcohol just overpowers the taste. Just not enjoyable. . Won't buy again.

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Photo of valkyre65
3.56/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of n2pux
3.77/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of NickMenasco
3.55/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pour a very pretty amber-red with small, but nice, creamy head. Very nice aroma with big malt and citrus fruit notes coming through. The body left a little to be desired for me as it did not match the big aroma - rather tame by comparison. Finish has a good amount of hoppy-ness to it, but it takes a second to actually hit. Not bad, but not a favorite.

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Photo of Roybert
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Leschber
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BryantForestry
4.25/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DrMindbender
3.2/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of Treyliff
3.78/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

12oz can poured into a tulip glass

A- pours a deep ruby brown color with a small cream colored head that retains nicely, leaving some lacing behind

S- big doughy and bready malt aroma up front complimented by some spicy & earthy yeast, piney and resinous hop undertones hide beneath the sweet malt

T- big sweet malty notes up front quickly mix with piney & citrus grapefruit hops, earthy and floral mid-palate, the finish gives more sweet malt with a woodsy cedar flavor on the linger

M- medium body and carbonation leads to a creamy chewy mouthfeel that continues to the finish

O- quite sweet up front but some nice hoppy notes poking through, high drinkability at 8.5%

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Photo of Karibourgeois
3.2/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of SicemWT
3.94/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Irishmonster76
3.65/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of costanzo_mike
3.91/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Bigdood33
3.56/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mklisz
3.65/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Buttstallion
3.37/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Photo of Premo88
3.9/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 3.75

on tap at Harvey Washbanger's in College Station, TX
(drank Feb. 16, 2015)

L: clear amber, big thick tan head, lots of lacing and stick ... definitely a red ale. very pretty

S: pine and grapefruit ... gets real sweet but keeps a lot of pine and tart citrus notes; only a bit of the caramel/mango sweet, but the malt here is showing up

T: sweet pine tree ... might have a hint of mango ... bitter. big bitter, but the big sweet notes are playing back and forth nicely; definitely some citrus notes (not mango/tropical fruit), and the pine is for real. a bit sweeter than I'd like but very good

F: solid all around; great carbonation

O: good pine notes and near-perfect mouthfeel; there's no alcohol in the taste but it has a warming effect for sure; it's good enough that I'll seek it out again.

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Photo of Penthang
3.81/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

This is a very nice imperial red ale-not a style that I've heard of but I like it. It has a beautiful deep amber color and a slightly piney/hoppy fragrance and taste. It has enough malt to balance a moderate amount of hops for balance. Very drinkable on a cool day.

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Photo of StArnoldFan
3.47/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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Red Cockaded Ale from Southern Star Brewing Company
3.63 out of 5 based on 101 ratings.
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