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

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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:
No notes at this time.

Added by CliffBrake on 01-21-2012

BEER STATS
Ratings:
117
Reviews:
21
Avg:
3.77
pDev:
10.08%
 
 
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Reviews by Duane_Opfer:
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4.23/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

22 oz bottle poured into a Spiegelau glass. Purchased at the Warren Store on 11/1. Consumed on 11/17. Written from notes.

A - Color of tea or dark plum. Full finger of of light beige head. Quickly dissipates. Distinct lines of carbonation. Splotchy lacing. No transparency. First pour no sediment. Second pour white heavy sediment which actually changed complection of beer to a muddy brown color. Would have given beer at least a 4.5 in appearance off first pour...

S - Midly fragrant. Tea and dark fruit.

T - Black tea, lemon, sour cherry/dark fruit, and nutmeg. Well balanced malt backbone. A nice bitter black tea/sour cherry finish.

M - Crisp and refreshing and tingle throughout mouth. Light bodied and perfect for style.

O - Would have received higher score if not for the heavy sludge which changed complexion of beer during last pour.

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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

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

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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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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

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@ Prohibition Pig

Mostly clear deep chestnut color with a little creaminess on top that shrinks to a patchy ring. Moderately hoppy nose...sort of dark and piney with a bit of tea, nuts, and malt to balance. Nice, balanced hoppy flavor: zesty, juicy citrus, increasing pine needle bitterness, some caramel malt mixes well with the "darker" hop character. Medium bodied and solidly bitter. I like this more and more as I drink it...

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4/5  rDev +6.1%

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

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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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