Lizard Head Red | Steamworks Brewing Co.

Lizard Head RedLizard Head Red
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Lizard Head RedLizard Head Red

Brewed by:
Steamworks Brewing Co.
Colorado, United States

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Jason on 06-26-2005

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Ratings: 47 |  Reviews: 32
Photo of firkingroovin
3.63/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of s3igell
4.42/5  rDev +27%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jgraham505
5/5  rDev +43.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Determined_021
3.69/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of harpus
3/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of Gerred
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

Photo of Bobhoya
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

Photo of timlyon
3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

Photo of Pegasus
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Clear, deep red in color, with a moderate tan head, which retains well. The lacing is somwhat thin and patchy, the carbonation moderate.

Aroma: Lots of caramel and toasted malt, with a definite toasted dark bread note. Modest herbal hops round out the aroma.

Taste: Opens with robust, slightly tart malt notes, toasted bread, biscuit and caramel flavors are present. The Munich malt offers its notable, slightly tangy, sour note to good effect. As the taste progresses, a moderate herbal hop presence ascends, although against the malt, it serves as an accompaniment, never dominating. The taste finishes with a long, lingering tart malt note, with a mild herbal hop presence.

Mouth feel: Soft and full, with moderate carbonation felt.

Drinkability/notes: Very well done, a well-made, quite malty example that showcases the Munich malt quite well.

Presentation: Packaged in a twenty-ounce (650 ml) brown glass bomber with a pry-off crown, served in a Samuel Adams Boston Lager sensory glass.

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Photo of javlin624
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

Photo of williamjbauer
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

Photo of Hopheadjeffery
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

Photo of MeisterMayhem
3/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of kobeer
3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

Photo of binx
4/5  rDev +14.9%

Photo of poppyjohn
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

Photo of alleykatking
3.38/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Got as part of my Secret Santa package from OakedCanuck. Poured from 22oz bottle. Thanks once again Colin!

A- Pours a medium colored amber color. One and a half finger white head shows light retention. Spotty lacing which was light on the sides of the glass.

S- The aroma on this is lightly staled bready caramel malts from the front onward. The ending of this is muted citrus hops and nothing really else. Interesting..don't know if I like it but it's not bad at all.

T- Sweet caramel malts give way to a chocolate light toasted malt combo. Very weird for the style but digging it. Medium part of the beer was a light grainy bready taste. Ending shows light alcohol mixed with some herbal earthy hops.

M- Light mouthfeel. Carbonation is good for the style. Toasted malts with light chocoalte sweetness left on the palate. Aftertaste was stale grain, earthy hops, and faint alcohol hints. Balance was alright for the style I suppose which was very much malt forward. Light alcohol drying on the palate. Kind of a stale taste to the overall beer itself.

D- This beer was good don't get me wrong. It was a smooth drinker but there was something that didn't give me the push I was looking for. An above average drinker which I would drink again any day of the week.

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Photo of Mora2000
3.53/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a medium-dark red with a white head. The aroma is very malty, but nothing really stands out. The flavor is biscuity and caramel malt with some light hop flavor, mainly pine and citrus. Still, this is a very malt forward beer. There is very little to no hop bitterness. Medium mouthfeel and low carbonation.

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Photo of loveingminor
2.75/5  rDev -21%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

Poured from a bottle into my official Wilkes University beer mug. It had a very dark color, and a nice head. It also smelled good. I was looking forward to drinking it, and having a lot of flavor... but that did not deliver. Perhaps its the type of beer that it is (do red ales not have a lot of taste?). I was hoping for a stronger taste than was presented me. Overall, I'm happy I only got one. I doubt I'd want another.

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Photo of woodychandler
3.6/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A finger's worth of deep-tan head with decent retention. Nose had a strong caramel-sweet scent. Color was a deep reddish-amber with NE-quality clarity. Mouthfeel was rather thin with a sugary taste in the mouth. Finish was reasonably sweet for a red. Not bad, although I like other of their beers better.

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Photo of Haybeerman
3.45/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: Clear red/amber color. Poured a 1 finger off-white head that dissipated to an even ring on the outer edge. Laced inconsistently in spots. Lightly decanted continually.

S: Herbal hop note, slightly sweet caramel malt and crackers. Citrus aroma well in the background.

T: Roasted caramel malt most prominent; sweet, almost milk-chocolaty. Sweet, earthyy grain flavors linger to a nicely balanced bitter.

M: Light to medium body. Medium carbonation. Front to back sweet and bitter.

D: Flavorful and balanced in a category that can be pretty average.

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Photo of treehugger02010
3.72/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

I got this out of the variety case, which I bought from Bryn Marw beverage in Rosemont, PA. I poured it into a pint glass.
A: The body is a thun brown color. The head is 2 fingers tall, a light tan color, poor retention, thin and sticky lacing and medium size bubbles.
S: The aromas are wild flowers, candy sugar and bubble gum.
T: The flavors are bubble gum, off citrus and pale malt.
M: The mouthfeel is thin and smooth, but crisp around the edges.
D: This is a very good beer.
Don't drink and review.

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Photo of stephens101
3.49/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A fairly clear ruby red brew is topped by a tight two-and-a-half finger light tan head. As the head diminishes a wide sheet of lace is left behind. Smells of caramel malts with some earthiness mixed in. Some floral hops float around. Tastes malty and spicy and a little weak in body. Some bitterness exists underneath. For some fluffy and indistinct might describe this beer, whereas others might say that its tasty and drinkable. Either way it's not a bad beer under any standards.

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Photo of htomsirveaux
2.88/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

22 oz. bomber tried 13 Apr 2008.

Medium sized tan foamy head. Almost flat. Clear oaky brown color. Aroma of brown sugar followed by minerals. Tastes of caramel and bananas, moving to a nutty dry finish. Medium light body. Light alcohol.

Overall kind of blah.

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Photo of Zorro
3.65/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Clear dark red colored beer with a light brown head. The shade of red could be called brown in this case.

Smell is malty with an herbal hop notes and chocolate. Leather, wood and a faint citrus aroma.

The taste starts out strongly of chocolate and malt, unexpected for the beer style. Definitely on the sweet side and with caramel and chocolate flavors, really tastes a lot like a Milk Stout. The hop element here is completely herbal, not picking up any Grapefruit or pine at all.

Mouthfeel is OK.

Pretty tasty ale that breaks the mold of the C Hopped red IPA and is actually something different for the style. Worth trying at least once.

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Lizard Head Red from Steamworks Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 17% out of 100 with 47 ratings
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