Crawdad Red Ale | Amos Howard's Brew Pub

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Brewed by:
Amos Howard's Brew Pub
North Carolina, United States

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.40%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 05-17-2003

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Reviews: 5 | Ratings: 5
Reviews by brentk56:
Photo of brentk56
3.23/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance: Medium orange body with a small head and a bit of lacing

Smell: Relatively modest nose - a bit of citrus hoppiness, but not much

Taste: Very light profile of both malt and hops - nothing very pronounced.

Mouthfeel: Light mouthfeel and medium carbonation

Drinkability: Very drinkable and refreshing but not particularly distinctive. With a fairly low malt profile, I am wondering whether the recipe has changed from the previous taster one year ago. To my taste buds, this was more like an Irish Red Ale than an American Amber.

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Photo of russpowell
3.71/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this back home in july, talk about sitting on some notes!

Poured amber/red with a 2 fingers off white head. Great lacing & good head retention

S: Fruitty with slight grainyness

T: Fruitty with slight hop bite. Finishes fruitty & dry

MF: Creamy with nice carbonation

Drinks pretty easy, but just an okay red

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Photo of Backer2004
3.08/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Crawdad Red would be an homage to the local minor league team, the Hickory Crawdads. In my opinion, the baseball team is better than the beer. Nothing great about this choice, whic I tried as part of a 4 ounce sampler at the brewpub. Little carbonation or lacing. Avergae tastes and mouthfeel at best. Much better choices available from Olde Hickory.

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Photo of wcudwight
3.53/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

The more I try this beer the more I like it. The local minor league baseball team also has it on-tap as their name is the Hickory Crawdads.
Sampled from a 2 day old growler.
Ruby in color with some golden hues. Crystal clear. Nice foamy 2 finger head that quickly subsided. Minimal lacing.
Faint musk and grassy smell. Not much there though.
Taste is very good cold. Lot's of caramel sweetness with a grassy finish. Not very complex but it works and taste good. As the beer warms a buttery taste starts to dominate.
Mouthfeel is thin.
Overall a very drinkable beer that is great to session on a minor league ball teams Thursty Thursday.

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Photo of Enola
4/5  rDev +14%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This beer was good on cask. It was slightly warmer than typical cask but I got my pint late and it was about the last pint in the cask. The smell was not much different than the regular. The taste was creamier. The mouthfeel was smooth and creamy. I could certainly drink this again an cask.

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Crawdad Red Ale from Amos Howard's Brew Pub
3.51 out of 5 based on 5 ratings.
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