Red Sea Amber Ale | Swashbuckler Brewing Co, LTD

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Swashbuckler Brewing Co, LTD
Pennsylvania, United States
parenfaire.com

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.70%

Availability: Fall

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Added by Phatz on 12-20-2005

BEER STATS
Ratings:
11
Reviews:
5
Avg:
3.81
pDev:
3.67%
 
 
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Ratings: 11 |  Reviews: 5
Reviews by Phatz:
Photo of Phatz
3.93/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Red Sea Amber Ale
Available at the Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire

Amber in color. Lager style of beer. Very smooth with a bit of noticeable yeast and (that certain redness). Extremely easy drinking beer. My favorite of Swashbuckler line, to drink all day. They are working on getting a bottling operation started but at the moment it is available at the Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire. I have already gotten season tickets to the Faire for their beers, they are excellent! I will be re-reviewing these beers as soon as the 2006 season opens. I highly recommend stopping in to check it out.

Hope this is helpful.
Cheers!

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More User Reviews:
Photo of fester71
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of kwa357
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of philbe311
3.68/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at T.J. Rockwell's... Wasn't away that this brewery even existed or was so close to me...

A - Served with slightly more than a fingers worthy of whipped fluffy creamy wheat head... Solid retention gives way to a full veil of lacing... The color is light brown with a very distinct bright red hue... Sluggish carbonation can be seen towards the top of the glass... A bit of lacing clings to the glass...

S - The nose is loaded with an array of bready malts... Toasted malts... Slighty nutty... A touch of caramel...

T - Loaded with bready malts... Light cherry juice... Some faint caramel... Just the slightest of subtle hop presence that provide a bit of a twang... Actually very reminiscent of a Marzen...

M - On the lighter side of medium bodied... Smooth... Moderately creamy... Light carbonation... Consistent sip after sip...

D - A pretty nice brew all around... Simple and striaght forward... Both sessionable and quaffable... I would have no problem putting down a couple of these in a sitting... I will gladly opt for again in the future if given the opportunity...

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Photo of weeare138
3.8/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at the PA RF...
Appears a dark copper toned amber with a frothy, off-white head that slowly fades away. Tons of lacing is left around the glass.
Smell is sweet, malty, grainy, with caramel, & toffee notes.
Taste is of the aromas with a light cocoa dusting that makes the brew a bit more interesting.
Mouthfeel is medium bodied, sweet, and balanced.

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Photo of weaselchew
4/5  rDev +5%

Photo of woodychandler
3.85/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This was handed to me with a finger of reddish-brown head with low retention. The nose was very sweet with caramel. Color was a deep reddish-brown with NE-quality clarity. Mouthfeel was medium. I was a bit surprised by its hoppy quality up front until Brewer Mark Braunwirth explained that he brewed it as a pseudo-ESB. Indeed, especially given the malty sweetness on the finish. Not bad, but just not my style.

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Photo of hardcor33
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of MikeWard
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of Kadonny
3.8/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a freshly filled growler gotten at the PA RF. Poured into a tulip glass.

A: A very cloudy dark orange with red and brown tints. A two finger off white head leaves nice lacing.

S: Bready, doughy sweetness with a touch of yeast and some caramel sweetness. Some earthy English style hops detected.

T: Follow the nose. Bready malts with some doughy rye flavors coupled with the caramel malt. Nice earthy English style hops with a bit of bitterness that stands out and finishes up. I am picking up some yeastiness in there also. Not a bad beer.

M: Creamy, smooth with a bitter finish. No alcohol.

D: Pretty good. This is a session style beer that drinks very much like a lager.

Overall a decent beer but not any award winner. Glad I tried it, drink it if you ever get to the RF.

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Photo of MerkurKing16
4/5  rDev +5%

Red Sea Amber Ale from Swashbuckler Brewing Co, LTD
3.81 out of 5 based on 11 ratings.
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