Mosquito Red | Great Black Swamp Brewing Co.

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Brewed by:
Great Black Swamp Brewing Co.
Ohio, United States

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by Brenden on 04-25-2013

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Photo of Brutaltruth
3.27/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

From the 22 oz bomber in a snifter. Dark murky brownish red color with a light head of off white
foam that settles to a thin ring and light lacing. Nose of subtle caramel malts and subtle hops.
Flavors follow the nose with lightly sweet caramel malts and a touch of herbal hops. Decent mouth
feel; medium light body, medium light finish, a touch on the watery side.

Not a lot to say about this one, liked other brews from them better. Overall average red.

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Photo of WastingFreetime
3.44/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of caahare
3.75/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of styleisking
3.25/5  rDev -5.2%

Photo of raznug
4/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: This beer pours a light red color and is topped with ¾” of white head that tends to linger.
Smell: The aroma of this Ohio red ale is of malt a few hops and I think a little yeast. It has me intrigued.
Taste: This red ale has a nice basic taste to it, good malt backbone with a little hop presents and a good dry finish a lot better than I was expecting.
Mouthfeel: A bit on the thin side, with a good typical red ale dry finish.

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Photo of gratefulbeerhead
3.5/5  rDev +2%

Photo of DougT
2.75/5  rDev -19.8%

Photo of Extrajoker00
3.75/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of Amberluvsbeer
3/5  rDev -12.5%

Photo of JackRB
4/5  rDev +16.6%

Photo of Irish12
3.25/5  rDev -5.2%

Photo of Nyskizy
3/5  rDev -12.5%

Photo of nitter
3.25/5  rDev -5.2%

Photo of Nunya
3.25/5  rDev -5.2%

Photo of OB1
3.75/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of kbrown
3.25/5  rDev -5.2%

Photo of BAsbill
3.75/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of Brenden
3.46/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Treo in Sylvania, this one can be found all year both in bombers and on draft at restaurants in the Toledo area.

It's a pale reddish color, going on the side of copper but with a ruddy hue. The head is nearly pure white, a cap about a half finger tall. Lacing is left spottily and somewhat lazily on the glass. Most of what remains after a few moments is a thin foam that sticks to the edges.
A good balance of malty and hoppy, it's what one would expect for a "middle-of-the-road" style like this one. Breads and caramel mingle with mild hops bitterness, mostly floral. Pretty standard stuff, though well enough done.
The mouthfell goes pretty thin, even for a style like this. It's crisp and light in the body with moderate carbonation.
This isn't a bad, easily available offering, though it's somewhat par for a fairly weak style. Others have taken it and made it something great, so I know it can be done.

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Mosquito Red from Great Black Swamp Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.43 out of 5 with 18 ratings