Steve's Back Yard Red Ale | Lawson's Finest Liquids

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117 Ratings
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Steve's Back Yard Red AleSteve's Back Yard Red Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Lawson's Finest Liquids
Vermont, United States
lawsonsfinest.com

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by CliffBrake on 01-21-2012

BEER STATS
Ratings:
117
Reviews:
21
Avg:
3.77
pDev:
10.08%
 
 
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Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.99/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This was poured into a becher pint glass. The appearance was a semi-transparent ruddy amber color with some carbonation seen rising to fill a one finger white foamy head that dissipated nicely. Messy lacing clings to the glass. The aroma starts off with sweet and bitter citrus rind and pulp over top of deep rich sweet caramel and toffee malts. The flavor takes in all of the previously mentioned aromas with a dry sweet semi-grainy aftertaste and finish. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium in body with a nice sessionable trait about it. Carbonation rides under allowing a ton of malts to stick to my tongue decently, not cloying, but yes, decent. Overall, I’d say this was a pretty good Irish red ale that I could have again.

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Photo of Lunchboxhead
3.67/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of acurtis
3.54/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of outoffocus
3.93/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of NotAlcoholicJustAHobby
3.77/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jhavs
4.24/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Hyptochrons
4.3/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Hazy dark golden orange color. Beautiful off white head with great retention decorates the glass beautifully.

Toasted malts, caramel, grassy and floral hops, piney bitterness on the finish. Flavors are balanced nicely, working together. Medium light feel, seems appropriate for the style.

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Photo of SABERG
3.91/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of gafferjohn
3.16/5  rDev -16.2%

Photo of Bobbymozz
3.85/5  rDev +2.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of RAKeeler
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

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4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of Jimmys
3.43/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

bomber into tulip.

A: a very hazed dark read body. head is bright white and bubbly. good retention and lacing.

S: hops malt and a whole lot of balance. caramel. pine. mild.

T: a sharp caramel sweet bite. certainly pretty bitter. an earthy bitterness. a little raw in the hop element. not entirely balanced as I find the caramel too sharp.

M: average carb on a medium body.

D: overall, not super impressed by this one. too much dark malt covers up some of this fresh hop flavor and aroma that cannot make it through. easy drinking, but not my favorite flavors.

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Photo of bearmcnair
4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of steph1974
3/5  rDev -20.4%

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Steve's Back Yard Red Ale from Lawson's Finest Liquids
3.77 out of 5 based on 117 ratings.
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