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
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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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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of Thorpe429
3.15/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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

On tap at ProPig.

Slightly hazy amber pour, with a cap of thin white head; moderate retention and lacing. Sweet malty aroma, bready, light fruity esters and some herbal/floral hop notes. The taste reflected the nose, bready caramel malts, toasted grains, hops bouncing between herbal, fruity, and floral, but never really taking a firm hold. Mild drying bitterness in the finish. An honest and simple brew, but nothing really distinctive. Light-medium body, crisp mouthfeel, not bad overall.

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4/5  rDev +7%

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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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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

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2/5  rDev -46.5%

Photo of stakem
4/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bomber poured into a matching Lawson's snifter. The brew appears an amber color with an off-white cap composed of big bubbles. A swirl revives a yellowish tan cap. Some spotty lace sticks to the glass.

The aroma is fruity to floral with hops with a slight tingle of fruity alcohol as well. It gets herbal and slightly dank as it warms up. This is surprisngly hoppy in the nose but very enjoyable.

The taste is fruity and floral with some herbal to dank hop bitterness. A light caramel and toffee to bready grain sweetness rests underneath. Overall a strong and enjoyable balance of flavors.

This is a medium bodied brew with a modest amount of carbonation. A pleasantly hoppy red that borders on being more "red ipa" than what you might expect. Very enjoyable.

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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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3.28/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Thanks Thorpe, served in a tulip. Beer is brown / dark red, hazy, off white tan head small bubbles, some lacing moderate carbonation.

Aroma is sweet and metallic.

Beer is sweet and metallic, minimal bitterness some hops, odd finish, not a fan. I expected more from this place but this beer is a complete miss.

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3.93/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of rudzud
3.11/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

On tap at the Black Back in Waterbury, VT. poured into a Hill Farmstead stemmed snifter.

A - Poured a hazy amber red with a one finger creamy head that fades to leave a slight blanket andnice side lacing.

S - Aromas of sweet malts and light sugars. Some slight bitter hops on the end. Rather average of a beer.

T - Taste is nice sweet malts and hop bitterness at the end. The hops are more light pine than citrus but more bitter than anything else.

M - Mouthfeel is nice. Carbonation is average for the style but a bit too bitter on the finish.

O - Overall I felt this was an average beer. Shocked by the mediocrity of this beer.

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3.62/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served on-tap at The Three Penny in VT.

Appearance is dark red, one finger of off-white head to it. Its` nose has nuts, fruit, some pine, pretty nice aroma. For the taste, there is malts, earthy hops, a fair amount of sweetness. This is a good beer, with a taste which goes well with most foods. Mouthfeel is medium, crisp finish. A couple of these are easy to drink, and with a very reasonable abv. Nothing special, but a good beer nonetheless.

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3.45/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

22 oz bottle shared by Mr. Thorpe.

Pours a muddled dark amber brown with a moderate off white head and some light lacing. Aroma is intensely malty with some light citrus hops. Bland malt body with very light hops and some grassy notes in the finish. Medium, chewy body with moderate carbonation. Welp, it's almost Nugget Nectar time of the year I guess...

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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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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

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