Frankenmuth Red Sky Ale | Frankenmuth Brewery

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Frankenmuth Red Sky AleFrankenmuth Red Sky Ale

Brewed by:
Frankenmuth Brewery
Michigan, United States

Style: Irish Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.25%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by Beaver13 on 07-12-2010

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5/5  rDev +47.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +40.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +25.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +25.7%

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4.23/5  rDev +25.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: The appearance is good, with a russet color. The head doesn't last, but there is a nice lacing.

S: The first thing I smelled was bread alongside some spicy hops.

T: Grainy, bready flavor with caramel malts. There is definitely an apple-ish flavor in there.

M: Carbonated medium-well. A little too much, but not anything bad.

Overall: I really like this beer. It's nothing special, but it's a good beer for the style and perfect for sipping on while it's warm out.

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4/5  rDev +18.3%

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4/5  rDev +18.3%

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4/5  rDev +18.3%

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4/5  rDev +18.3%

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4/5  rDev +18.3%

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4/5  rDev +18.3%

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4/5  rDev +18.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +10.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +10.9%

A: Copper red, light haze, medium low carbonation, 3 fingers of light beige fluffy head.

S: Toasted malts, caramel, toffee, apples.

T: Caramel, toffee, apple skins. Light tannic tea quality as well.

M: Medium body, little carbonation.

O: Really well done. Picked this one up in Frankenmuth, MI, drank in New Hamburg, ON Aug 24th, 2014. Well done and to style. Went to the brewery in Frankenmuth, which is quite cool. The beer is fresh, to style, and worthy of drinking!

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3.75/5  rDev +10.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +10.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +10.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +10.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +10.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +10.9%

Photo of BeerAdvocate
3.67/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Review from BeerAdvocate Magazine Issue #54 (July 2011):

Rusty red color, hazed over, though the topping of head is impressive. Hint of caramel in the nose with some maraschi- no cherry, toasted bread and a bit of yeast. Super smooth, medium bodied. Twang from the yeast fades quickly, and a toasted malt sweetness comes forth. Hops are modest but aim for balance. Fruity and yeasty in the middle. Maltiness stays clean and runs from sweet to toasted, to mildly biscuity. Malty finish lands semisweet. It is what it is—a malt bomb of sorts, and a damn good rendition of an Irish Red Ale at that.

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3.67/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a beer glass. Part of a sampler pack from Frankenmuth Brewery.

Appearance: Beer pours a medium-amber color with a low level of carbonation visible through the glass. Head diminishes to a thin layer on the surface of the glass leaving minimal lacing as it recedes.

Smell: Sourly bitter. A bright caramel malt nose with some pungent citrus and/or bitter hop tones involved. Almost a tea-like quality to it. Smells a lot like a Marzen. It took a minute to grow on me, I initially was unpleased with the scent.

Taste: Just before the beer hits my tongue, I sense a very citrus-fruit-like presence. The hops are played up in this one, it seems, and there are some interesting spices at work here...most likely nutmeg and/or coriander. Lots of flavor.

Mouthfeel: Beer is bready, very fizzy on the tongue. After a moment, it become very light on the palate. Rinses nearly clean, leaving a tingling on the tongue and just a touch of bitterness.

Drinkability: It's okay that there were three of these in the sampler pack...I will drink them.

Not a bad brew. On another day, I might have given this a better score...but as I said, not a bad brew.

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3.65/5  rDev +8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This beer poured out as a nice deep red color with a cream colored head on top. The smell of the beer has some roasted malt aromas as well as some sweet caramel as well. The taste of the beer is much like the nose, the toasted malts and the caramel come through with a nice crisp hoppy finish. The mouthfeel of the beer was carbonated nicely with a decent body to it. Overall I found this one to be pretty good.

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3.63/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Even though I saw the ratings on this one before I did a write-up, I was still excited to try it out. The others I've had of Frankenmuth were impressive.

This seems mildly belgian to me, odd enough as it is to say. The amber ale tones are definitely there, but it's a little tight, in my opinion. I'd like it to be more open and slightly more vibrant. But it's still an alright ale to be drinkin'. Hmmm. I sound like a pirate. I be drinkin' this here ale. Arrrhhhh.

P.S. This is better when warm.

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3.5/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Fairly basic red ale, not bad.

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