Red Relief | Stone & Wood

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Stone & Wood

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.70%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by dgilks on 02-18-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Reviews: 3 | Ratings: 4
Photo of lacqueredmouse
3.01/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

On-tap at the Local Taphouse for the Great Australian Beer SpecTapular.

Pours a standard orange-amber colour. Some haze in the body. Head is fine and white. Gives some great lacing. Looks decent enough, but it's certainly not red. Not a chance.

Minimal characters on the nose. Bready on the front with a bit of crushed grain. Minimal hops. Ends up very dry and weak.

Taste is light and dry, with some corn tortilla characters on the back. A little weak bitterness that doesn't assuage the water character that sits throughout. Slight nuttiness. Feel is light and thin.

A shame. A beer brewed for a good cause, but it was easily the worst beer at the festival. No Pacific Ale, this one, and each time I try a different Stone & Wood beer, I wonder if they just got lucky with that one.

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Photo of laituegonflable
3.04/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Pours a red-tinged dark amber with gorgeous dense, off-white head, sunk to form some fantastic thick, sticky lace. Pretty cracking drop.

Smells quite grainy. Not bad, fairly sweet, mild with a touch of caramel and a mild grassy note, but yeah, more hopping might be welcome for this particularly palate. A bit stiff and dull, actually. Not a lot here.

Taste is similar, which is a shame. Grainy mostly, with a barley and corny assault. Develops more rich, fermented notes toward the mid with a slight phenolic edge that lasts to the end. Lacking a finish here, with the only bitterness seeming to come from the yeast than anything else so it almost trails off after the mid. I find this a bit dull and uninspiring.

Full enough body for 4.7 but no real texture to speak of, so it's flat without being thin. I think this style would be better coming off a nitro-tap.

This really come across like a mildly fermented malt beverage and needs more beer character to pique my interest. Inoffensive, but I'm not a big fan.

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Photo of dgilks
3.49/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Clear copper colour with a nice, off-white head. Decent head retention.

Mild earthy aroma with little complexity. A touch dull.

Grainy malt dominates the palate. A little dirty with some earthy notes as well.

Medium body with moderate carbonation. Fine.

It's a drinkable beer and brewed for a great cause but the beer itself is a bit boring.

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Red Relief from Stone & Wood
3.14 out of 5 based on 4 ratings.
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