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
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Steve's Back Yard Red AleSteve's Back Yard Red Ale

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

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by CliffBrake on 01-21-2012

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Ratings: 117 |  Reviews: 21
Reviews by Rheaume17:
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4.16/5  rDev +11.2%
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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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

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3.54/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.99/5  rDev +6.7%
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 +0.3%

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3/5  rDev -19.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

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4.03/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

@ 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 +7%

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3.67/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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4/5  rDev +7%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

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4/5  rDev +7%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

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4/5  rDev +7%

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4.5/5  rDev +20.3%

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Steve's Back Yard Red Ale from Lawson's Finest Liquids
Beer rating: 3.74 out of 5 with 117 ratings