Rustic Horizon Red Ale | Twisted Manzanita Ales

Rustic Horizon Red AleRustic Horizon Red Ale
40 Ratings
Rustic Horizon Red AleRustic Horizon Red Ale

Brewed by:
Twisted Manzanita Ales
California, United States

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.

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Ratings: 40 |  Reviews: 17
Photo of Jcarriglio
3.46/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of zeff80
3.03/5  rDev -10.9%
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 retry4z
3.5/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of tone77
3.41/5  rDev +0.3%
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 woodychandler
4.07/5  rDev +19.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

The CANQuest (tm) is back in full swing and I am happy to have the opportunity to review some Twisted Mazanita Ales as they recently landed in Philly. They are shrink-wrapped labels on the CANs, but I am interested in the message, not the medium. Or maybe it is the medium, but not the presentation. Ah, I give up!

From the CAN: "Caramelized - Roasted Finish - Nutty"; "Rustic Horizon has been championed by Twisted Manzanita friends, family and fans since before the brewery even opened. Originally omitted from the core lineup, a vocal group of homebrew tasters hassled us until we promised to brew it on the big system. This beer is all about balance, with just a hint of Cascade hops and a smooth feel for maximum drinkability. A touch of roasted malt accentuates its dry finish and cements its reputation as the people's beer."

I Crack!ed the CAN open and since everything seemed to be in order and the Buccos just beat the Pads with a walk-off single, I decided to celebrate with an inverted Glug. I got about 3/4 of the way in before the foaming head began to threaten overflowing the glass and I had to back off. I had a brief three fingers of foamy, tawny head that fell rather quickly, but leaving some lacing in its wake. Color was a Copper-Brown (SRM = > 17, < 22) with NE-quality clarity. Nose had a nutty, biscuity scent and I really perked up, following their Blonde swing & a miss. This also had a slightly perfume-y sweetness, piquing my curiosity. Mouthfeel was thin, approaching medium. The taste was great! Malty, slightly nutty, biscuity with a light sweetness that was about my upper limit a a hophead. Finish was semi-sweet, again in keeping with my upper limit as a self-avowed hophead. It had some of that homebrew twang, but I was not CANplaining. A decent beer.

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Photo of Sam-VW
4.55/5  rDev +33.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Charles_Moran
5/5  rDev +47.1%

Photo of ocelot2500
3/5  rDev -11.8%

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 LXIXME
3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of ZachKelly
3/5  rDev -11.8%

Photo of beernads
3/5  rDev -11.8%

Photo of aquazr1
3/5  rDev -11.8%

Photo of ste5venla
3.75/5  rDev +10.3%

Photo of WDJersey
3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of Fatehunter
3.17/5  rDev -6.8%
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 anon
3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

Photo of Wedcat
3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

2.75/5  rDev -19.1%

Photo of GRG1313
3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of GraduatedCashew
3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of Jeysun23
4/5  rDev +17.6%

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.54/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Steam Haus Gastropub in Corona, CA.

Pours a clear copper with a foamy bone head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Small streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of toasted malt, caramel, and tea aromas. Taste is much the same with malt and caramel flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a low level of carbonation with an almost flat and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer that smells better than it tastes in my opinion.

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Photo of ALBuff
3/5  rDev -11.8%
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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Photo of csmartin6
3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of NickMunford
3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

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Rustic Horizon Red Ale from Twisted Manzanita Ales
Beer rating: 3.4 out of 5 with 40 ratings
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