Mermaid's Red Ale | Coronado Brewing Company

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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
Ratings:
554
Reviews:
154
Avg:
3.63
pDev:
11.85%
 
 
Wants:
10
Gots:
126
For Trade:
1
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Photo of TheManiacalOne
4/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap 5/20/2016 at Doherty’s Ale House in Warwick, RI, served in a tapered pint glass.

A: The beer is a deep coppery red color, with a short off-white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains caramelized malts, fruit and some hops.

T: The taste starts out bready with a hearty malt character up front. Then some sweet flavors of caramel and fruit come in. The hops presence is mild but complementary and brings a good balance. The after-taste is slightly sweet and slightly bready.

M: Crisp and smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

O: Tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, decent kick, good representation of style, this is a solid beer to drink for a while.

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Photo of JVan
4/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JBudraux
3.73/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dtanner00
3.54/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of I3eer
3.66/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of GarbageMan10
3.51/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Caesar7
4.21/5  rDev +16%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Houlio_99
4/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mfnmbvp
3.58/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. bottle, bottled 09/07/15. Acquired a single bottle of this stuff as part of a mixed six pack at the local Binny's.

Poured into a Duvel tulip snifter.

A - Pours a deep dark amber red body. One finger of thin frothy off-white head that leaves excellent sheets of fluffy lacing. Looks very nice for what it is.

S - Aroma is of earthy herbal leafy hops with a twiggy / caramel malt backing. Subtle notes of fruit and dried berries, some yeast presence noticeable.

T - Taste is the same: earthy, herbal, twiggy. Notes of bright citrus fruits / piney hops, but a smooth caramel / toffee malt body gives way to a dry finish. Dry emulations of chocolate malt peek through, as it says on the bottle.

M - Feel is smooth & creamy, with a bitter, dry, resinous finish. Notes of lingering hops and dry caramel / chocolate malt continue on.

Overall, a fairly average Amber / Red ale from Coronado. Drinkable and flavorful stuff, but it's easy to look over it especially with the crowded craft beer market of today.

Coronado Brewing Mermaid's Red Amber Ale -----3.5/5

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Photo of jtw21
3.74/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bundy462
3.25/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of akk14
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Red5StandingBy
3.71/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from 12oz bottle into standard pint glass. No bottle/freshness date visible. Great Lacing.

L: Clear Amber. 1 1/2 finger head with solid retention.

S: Malt, slight toffee and caramel, herbal and floral hops. Very bready-yeasty.

T: Well balanced in hops and malt, similar notes to the smell. Caramel and toffee, floral and herbal.

F: Light bodied, easy on the tongue.

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Photo of rodbeermunch
3.23/5  rDev -11%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Attractive red appearance, good clarity, 1/2" off white head. Aroma did the lesser than average toast/roast of the red malts, but still dropped a relative amount of hop aroma.

Taste though reverted back to average land for style. Red malts, peat, moss, earth, cocoa. Not putting itself near the awesome hoppy 1st tier red ales out there.

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Photo of Shellynix
3.26/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Light,l with a great aroma, but still too watery for me. I guess I shouldn't have expected much from an ale, but it was too light.

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Photo of hozersr
3.69/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Wizzle32
3.74/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of oldvines
3.6/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DJoe
3.79/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BPMeyer27
3.25/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of baconfromwalmart
3.57/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BabaBeer
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of btheluvdoctor
3.72/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of canarycommotion
3/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of 1000lbgrizzly
4.01/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Perfectly clear amber body, lazy carbonation, fizzy off-white head with lines of lace. Nose contains toasty malt and some mildly citric hop bitterness. Taste is much more developed but a bit mild, with hefeweizen-like banana and clove, toasted malt, fruitcake, and mild nutty toffee/caramel. Slight sweetness throughout, nicely bitter finish. Creamy mouthfeel, perfect carbonation.
Right on the edge of being an amazing beer but falls just short, into 'really great' territory. Despite banana and clove being flaws outside of weiss beers, knowing that this was intentionally and well incorporated I welcomed it. I love the feel, and like the entire profile, just wish the nose was more vibrant and taste was a tad more powerful.

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Mermaid's Red Ale from Coronado Brewing Company
3.63 out of 5 based on 554 ratings.
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