Spark House Red Ale | Lake of Bays Brewing Company

Spark House Red AleSpark House Red Ale
BA SCORE
3.51/5
108 Ratings
Spark House Red AleSpark House Red Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Lake of Bays Brewing Company
Ontario, Canada
lakeofbaysbrewing.ca

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Crafted without artificial flavouring or colouring agents, Spark House gets its deep mahogany hue and distinctive taste from a unique blend of domestic and European hops and dark-roasted specialty malts.

Added by hopsolutely on 06-09-2011

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#38,926
Reviews:
29
Ratings:
108
pDev:
11.11%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
6
Gots:
23
Trade:
0
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 108 |  Reviews: 29
Photo of ConnorG
3.8/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of StormAles
3.45/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MichaelGennings
3.98/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

473ml can. 5% alc. 29 IBUs.

The beer has a decent off-white head and the body is a red/brown colour.

The smell is barley malt, brown bread, a bit of chocolate, and a hint of hops throughout. It's all very light.

The taste is much the same as the aroma. The roasted malt gives the beer a rich flavour that is quite delicious.

The beer is light to medium bodied and really smooth.

The finish is dry.

This is the second beer I've tried from this company. Both times I've been impressed.

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Photo of Squeezyq
3.51/5  rDev 0%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ikidunot
3.52/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

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

Photo of Boo-urns
4.21/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bryanzk
3.73/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Noelan
4.82/5  rDev +37.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Found this gem of a beer last summer and have had one per week since.

Look>4.75 Red, little head and moderate carbonation
Smell>4.5 Malt, caramel, chocolate and wood
Taste>5 Clean, slightly bitter, medium finish, ending in a caramel and wood flavor
Overall>4.75 One of my all time favorite beers. Always have a 6 pack in the beer fridge.

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Photo of Electros
3.57/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ronnyb
3.82/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

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

Photo of DavePsutka
3.73/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of glass_house
3.54/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MattCampbell
4.01/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of RQuigley
4.18/5  rDev +19.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

This tasting was opened as my Day 18th beer, in my Beer Advent Calendar for 2015. This is the 2nd year my wife has made me one of these and it is a great to open a beer every day.
Number 18 - 473ml can - 5% - 25IBU
A>4 Deep Redish, not much head
S>4. Hint of nut
T>4.25 Clean, very slight bitter, hit early. Not a whole lot of tasty. Nice clean finish
M>3.75 Lightly carbonated.
Oall>4.5 Do like this beer a lot, it kind of grows on you the more you have. Really need to test it more…..

Spark House Red Ale from Lake of Bays Brewing Co. Baysville ON.
rq @RorQuig

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Photo of Exeter
3.59/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TheBierdimpfe
4.04/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Deep cloudy brownish/dark amber color with a copper hue, and powerful activity. Thick slightly creamy beige 1 finger head, lasting around 10 minutes, with strong sexy legs.

Flavors of cookies, butterscotch, dark malts, burnt honey, chocolate, lemon, sharp grassy hops, herbal and floral spices. Balanced sweetness and sharpness. Malty, grassy, and a little woody.

Slick creamy full body with a perfect zesty amount of carbonation. Medium strength finish, ending with a bitter grassy herbal feel with sweet smoky honey and a lingering roasted malt feel.

Overall very good quality craft. Excellent flavors with great freshness. Well balanced and intensified. Highly drinkable and pleasant. Good quality ingredients. Excellent red ale.

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Photo of shigg85
3.5/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Knapp85
3.37/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of bigred89
3.75/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of wordemupg
3.53/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

473ml can poured into tulip 26/9/15

A clear dark amber liquid looks a little still, a thin film manages to leave a partial ring

S a handful of pennies, corn flakes, dark hard toffee, caramel apple, and a little wet leaves

T nutty dry cereal, leafy, herbal hops, some overripe fruit I can't place, decent red ale but missing something

M has some weight for the color, more bubbles then visible, slippery all over the mouth, finishes fairly clean with a little herbal nuttiness

O one of those beers where there's nothing wrong with it but nothing to set it apart either but I suppose that could be said for many Reds

Its a respectable beer but leaves something to be desired, decent but boring, you can see where I'm going here

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Photo of CurtisD
3.16/5  rDev -10%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of monticristo23
3.54/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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Spark House Red Ale from Lake of Bays Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.51 out of 5 with 108 ratings
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