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

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Lawson's Finest Liquids
Vermont, United States | website

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by CliffBrake on 01-21-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Reviews:
19
Ratings:
109
Avg:
3.73
pDev:
10.19%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
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Reviews by Rheaume17:
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4.16/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a Lawson's tulip.

Appearance- Poured a very dark red, black cherry color. A nice 1/2 inch of frothy off-white head.

Smell - The smell is balanced between the hops and malts. Smells of toffee and caramel for the malt. A nice dose of earthy hops.

Taste- Very good. One of the better red ales that I have had. Very earthy hop flavors, pine, with subtle hints of the toffee and caramel. I can also taste notes of roasted nuts. The aftertaste even had a hint of tropical fruits, especially pineapple.

Mouthfeel- Balanced carbonation. Easy to drink. Has a nice bitter snap that is left in the mouth.

Overall - A very good red ale offering from Lawson's. I still prefer Lagunita's Mongo Red Ale, but nonetheless, a great beer.

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Big thanks to Steve for sending this bottle my way. Served in a SAVOR wine glass.

Pours a dark reddish-copper color with a thin off-white head and a bit of lacing. The nose carries some amber and brown malt. Overall, quite malty for an amber. Some piney and resinous hops come along, plus a bit of citrus. Flavor loses those hops, and is a bit earthy and malty all at once. Not too much sweetness; more generic malt flavor. Medium body with moderate bitterness through the finish. A bit disappointing for a Lawson's brew.

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Steve's Back Yard Red Ale from Lawson's Finest Liquids
84 out of 100 based on 19 ratings.
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