Rustic Horizon Red Ale | Twisted Manzanita Ales

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Rustic Horizon Red AleRustic Horizon Red Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Twisted Manzanita Ales
California, United States
twistedmanzanita.com

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.80%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by womencantsail on 09-13-2010

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
40
Reviews:
17
Avg:
3.34
pDev:
14.37%
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
4
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 40 |  Reviews: 17
Photo of DoubleJ
2.09/5  rDev -37.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.5

I believe that I got this bomber from Pappy's Market in Oceanside. Here we go, another one from Santee, and on to the beer:

Looks very dark amber wiht dark orange hues. Solid head and retention on top, whcih yields some whips of lacing. This is very unusual; it smells too much like a hefeweizen at first, then the nose goes into a direction that does not remind me much of a red ale. It's very yeasty and very lightly toasted, and I mean lightly. Burnt sugars. It doesn't smell awful, but it's so far away from a red ale. This will be tough to decide the final aroma score.

Perhaps the nose weirded me out too much, though it still doesn't taste much like a quality red ale. Barely toasty, more than a fair share of banana, bread crust, some cooked corn....oddly it's somewhat pleasing, but banana should stay far and away from a red ale. Maybe this should be re-labled as a dunkelweiss. A little burnt in the aftertaste. Body is okay, a little thin at time, though carbonation is fine.

This is just too strange for me.

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Photo of JDJTEXAS
2.75/5  rDev -17.7%

Photo of aquazr1
3/5  rDev -10.2%

Photo of ocelot2500
3/5  rDev -10.2%

Pours a deep copper color with a tight, off-white head that leaves little bits of lacing.

Smells of toasted malt and a bit of earthy hops.

Tastes of toasted malts mostly. Malts lead off with notes of caramel, toasted bread, and some nuttiness. This gives way to some earthy bitterness. Finishes with a metallic sourness.

Mouthfeel is medium with a smooth amount of carbonation.

Overall, this is okay but nothing special.

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Photo of ZachKelly
3/5  rDev -10.2%

Photo of ALBuff
3/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Nothing exceptional about this (perhaps overly) sweet and mostly one dimensional amber. It has some decent roasted malt notes on the nose and to the taste, but any exceptional flavors that be packed in this ale disappear almost as soon as they start.

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3/5  rDev -10.2%

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3/5  rDev -10.2%

Photo of zeff80
3.03/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Appearance was the best thing about this beer. It's smell and taste suggested the use of ringwood yeast. It just tasted like butterscotch and caramel malt.

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Photo of broken22
3.06/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Can't wait to try this beer. Ive been slowly making my way through this new breweries offerings. So lets get to it.

Pouring this bad boy into a glass I am greeted with a nice ice tea colored beer that is definitely on the red side. A normal amount of head forms from the pour that subsides in a minute or two. I take big whiff of this brew and their is not much to it. I can just barely make out the sweet malty flavor of the beer. I take a sip and more of the same here. The flavor is barely there. The little flavor I do get is the sweetness of the beer which isn't that sweet its just what I can make out. The overall mouthfeel is about medium to low carbonation and medium bodied.

Well I'm kind of surprised. I was expecting a more flavorful beer. I did enjoy this beer as its one I could easily hand to a friend that doesn't normally drink more aggressively flavored craft brew. This may be the right brew for those searching for more of a session beer because of its very approachable flavor. Pick one up and try one for yourself. I'm sure this young brewery would appreciate your patronage.

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Photo of kdub87
3.16/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Poured from a bomber into my duvel tulip.

A: Poured aggressively leaving a small one finger head. After a minute the only thing that remains i fragments of the head that rim the lining of the glass. Appears almost a very dark cherry with hardly any light passing through.

S: Sweet Malts come through strongest. The hops can be found but almost seem tied down by the sweetness.

T: Sweet caramel like Malts are first thing to hit followed by a subtle hop bitterness. Bread and caramel linger along with a bitter dry finish.

M: Good carbonation makes this beer somewhat enjoyable. Carbonation makes for a real smooth finish. Hops add in a nice level of dryness. Thin bodied and closes up with a watery bitter finish.

D: This is a decent beer. I prefer the more hop forward red/ambers. The Malts make it a tad to sweet than what I like. I'm glad I got to try it. Wouldn't seek this one out.

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Photo of Fatehunter
3.17/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured a thin head on a clear, deep amber colored body.
The aroma has a strong caramel smell with a lemon note in the background.
The taste starts with caramel sweet and abruptly moves to a sharp lemon bitter flavor. It's on the sweet side overall.
The texture is crisp with soft edges and moderate carbonation.
It's not that great or interesting.

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Photo of csmartin6
3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of LXIXME
3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of GRG1313
3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of Irrationalist
3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of WDJersey
3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of Wedcat
3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of GraduatedCashew
3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of drpimento
3.26/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Not bad. Let the bottle warm a bit out of the cooler. Poured aggressively and got a very nice, large, foamy, frothy, fluffy, light tan head lasts quite a while and some lace. Color is a slightly hazy red amber with plenty of bubble trails. Aroma is malt, hop, caramel, spice. Flavor is like aroma, fairly muted, but marked by slightly toasted malt sweetness, carbonic tang and the hop bitterness. Body and carbonation are decent. Finish is like flavor, had a very brief metallic note and a bit of alcohol warmth.

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Photo of tone77
3.41/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 oz. can. Has a dark amber color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is very mild, some light malts. Taste is hops up front, malts follow, with some caramel as well. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is an easy drinking and enjoyable beer.

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Photo of Jcarriglio
3.46/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of SocalKicks
3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

Photo of NickMunford
3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

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3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

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Rustic Horizon Red Ale from Twisted Manzanita Ales
3.34 out of 5 based on 40 ratings.
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