Mermaid's Red Ale | Coronado Brewing Company

Mermaid's Red AleMermaid's Red Ale
BA SCORE
40.2%
Liked This Beer
3.6 w/ 555 Ratings
Mermaid's Red AleMermaid's Red Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Coronado Brewing Company
California, United States
coronadobrewing.com

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.70%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Also known as Red Roost Al" at the Clam Catcher restaurant in La Jolla, CA.

Added by xlperro on 11-15-2003

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#36,537
Reviews:
154
Ratings:
555
Liked:
223
Avg:
3.6/5
pDev:
11.94%
Alströms:
-
 
 
Wants:
10
Gots:
127
Trade:
1
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 555 |  Reviews: 154
Photo of william99
4.13/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

its a dark red taests like pine and roasted with a descent head. its a realy good local beer / ale to sand diego California.

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Photo of Leoherrmann9
3.97/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of eldoctorador
3.25/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of zeff80
3.78/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured out a clear, reddish amber color with a small, tan head of sudsy foam. It smelled very malty and piney. Strong roasty flavor, good piney bitterness.

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Photo of Jack77
3.74/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rachel_and_alex
3.84/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mnine
4.1/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Bombelsky
4.57/5  rDev +26.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Copper color, crystal clear. 2 fingers tall, frothy and off-white head. Diminishing to a small crown, decent lacing.
Nice fruity, moderate hop aroma upfront, some malty caramel.
Moderate bitterness and malty, caramel sweetness, pleasant moderate-high spicy hop flavor.
Medium body, oily, high carbonation, some sweetness lingering into a dry, long lasting finish, some alcohol in finish.

Tasty, well balanced

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Photo of Kurzman
3.1/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of QuakeAttack
3.78/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bdiiorio
3.75/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bnes09
3.78/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of WoodBrew
3.52/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I'm trying a bottle of this at my bro-in-laws. It poured a clear amber with thin white head that is not leaving any lace. The scent was faint sweet malt. The taste is nicely balanced with sweet malt being the base. The Mouthfeel was lighter in body with good carbonation. Overall it's a good beer.

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Photo of Lingenbrau
4.06/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of whiskey_slurpee
3.73/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of pugdragon
3.18/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

It definitely tastes more like an ipa rather than an amber ale, which took me by surprise. If you are a fan of amber ales and malts, you would probably do no harm by skipping this one. If you are an ipa fan, feel free to give this one a whirl.

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Photo of Mbaldyga
3.87/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of josanguapo
3.87/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 3.75

From Zombier. In Teku glass. Watching Los Soprano 2x06. Balanced, with a nice caramel touch (not too agressive) and very drinkable. May be missing a bit of punch but is still pretty enjoyable

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Photo of Ardeer
3.75/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of thebooyakid
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Commandophile
4.27/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of GrumpyGas
3.7/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Clear amber body poured from a 12oz bottle into a mug boasts a 1/2in off-white head and leaves some lacing.
Aromas are faint but hop and stone fruit with a bread malt.
Taste is bitter hops and grassy backed by a caramel tinge that falls away to nothing. As it warms I sense the spice. I wouldn't call it clove, as the bottle claims, but something is back there.
Mouthfeel is surprisingly thin but coats the tongue. Medium carbonation. An ok amber ale.

They've got more mermaids in Coronado than in Chicago, so what do i know?

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Photo of MickeyHops
3.56/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of rderedin
3.15/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of pajfuwen
3.97/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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Mermaid's Red Ale from Coronado Brewing Company
Beer rating: 40.2% out of 100 with 555 ratings
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