Red
West Coast Beersmiths

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Style:
American Amber / Red Ale
ABV:
5.1%
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3.92 | pDev: 0%
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Notes: This is one of our ‘Brew Master’ Dave Barratt’s favourite beers.
It is an easy drinking beer that is smoothly hopped where the character is mostly driven by Willamette hops with its harmony of flower, fruits, earth and spice aromas. The beer has a deep and complex malt and yeast character that that comes from the mix of pale and caramel malts with roasted barley added to help give that iconic red colour. For the yeast we use a traditional American variety that gives a dry and clean finish to enhance the hop details. For Dave this is the perfect balance between malt, hops and yest.

Grains: Pale Ale, Pilsner, with some Darker Malts and Roasted Barley
Hops: Magnum, Willamette, Cascade
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look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

The colour is deep amber-red; the liquid is clear. The three finger high beige compact head sinks very slowly leaving thick lacing.

The smell got notes of dried red berries and some dried fruits. Caramel and some clean alcohol. Some sandalwood and a touch of cinnamon. Hints of succade.

The taste is quite bitter for the style, with malty notes of brown toast, digestive crackers and red berries. Medium body. Growing warming alcohol in the aftertaste as well as caramel and a touch of toffee. Smooth bitterness and some spices in the finish.

The carbonation is strong, the small bubbles long-lived. The liquid is semi-smooth.

A fresh and quite bitter take on the American red ale style. Highly enjoyable.

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Red from West Coast Beersmiths
Beer rating: 3.92 out of 5 with 1 ratings