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Men's Room Original Red | Elysian Brewing Company

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3.55/5
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Elysian Brewing Company
Washington, United States
elysianbrewing.com

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.60%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
None provided.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#39,375
Reviews:
88
Ratings:
376
pDev:
13.8%
 
 
Wants:
19
Gots:
96
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 376 |  Reviews: 88
Photo of ChainGangGuy
3.73/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Served up a hazed, orange-golden body with an inch of craggy-looking, near white foam.

Smell: Toast, toasted grains with a dusting of table sugar and a slight caramel edge to it. Minimal hop presence on the aroma, slight touches of citrus, herb.

Taste: A toasty, caramel-hinting maltiness with a moderate degree of sweetness. Like the nose, hop character is slight but sufficient to give you some background citrus and a light, cleansing bitterness. Finishes bittersweet with lingering hints of blonde caramel and citrus.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation.

Overall: It's a well-balanced, easy-going, nicely drinkable beer.

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Photo of TheBeerMaster1
3.91/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Tone
3.95/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours a cloudy copper color. 3/4 inch head of an off-white color. Great retention and slight lacing. Smells of sweet malt, citrus hops, slight caramel malt, hint of tea, and a hint of spicy hops. Fits the style of an American Amber / Red Ale. Mouth feel is smooth and clean, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of sweet malt, citrus hops, slight caramel malt, hint of tea, and a hint of spicy hops. Overall, good blend, low bitterness, and good body, but simplistic.

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Photo of Bach_And_Beer97
3.04/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of takusan1000
3.71/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Radome
3.26/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Poured from a bomber bottle bought in Seattle.

L - Copper color with no particular red highlights. A bit hazy. Off-white head is underwhelming and quickly fades to a few wisps of ultra-fine bubbles on the surface. A small amount of lacing.

S - Biscuity malt with a small hint of brown sugar. This is balanced by blended earthy and piney hops. Very clean fermentation character with no yeast or alcohol notes.

T - Flavors hit me more like a pale ale than a red ale. Emphasis is on the hops (earthy, piney and herbal, in that order of intensity) flavor and bitterness first, with malt as only a low, bready contributor. Finish is dry and bitter.

F - Thin body with moderate, creamy carbonation. Hops bitterness is medium to high, again reminding me of a US pale ale. Very low alcohol presence.

O - I'm not sure what the brewers were going for here. It is a pleasant beer that will appeal to hopheads, but to call it a red ale or American amber seems misleading. Red IPA might make more sense as a category.

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Photo of Mister_Faucher
3.54/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Kdouble
3.59/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of hophugger
3.28/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of a_burke24
2.33/5  rDev -34.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Men's room tastes like it came from the men's room.. gag, aweful taste

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Photo of 1971bernat
3/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of faatcase
3.64/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Shortbox81
3.87/5  rDev +9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of snaotheus
3.97/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

2017-07-04
12oz bottle served in a tulip. I don't see a date.

Pours dark amber with a medium to large head and a lot of carbonation. Smell is mild, a little tea, a little nutty, a little malt and dishwater.

Taste is a little bit creamy, more nutty/creaminess. Tea is still there, and still quite noticeable, but not as dominant. Moderate hop presence.

Mouthfeel is creamy and rich. Overall, this is a good red ale.

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Photo of Albertdidz
4.08/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of a77cj7
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Vylo
4.28/5  rDev +20.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of donmonkey1
3.68/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 2 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Look: Pours an orangish copper. The beer lacks carbonation. The head is small, disappears quickly, but laces nicely.
Smell: Citrusy/fruity.
Taste: There's a kind of hops that I like, like plums and mangoes. I really like it.
Overall: Definitely a quality beer and a nice change of pace, but I wouldn't want it regularly. Best red I've ever had though.

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Photo of pat61
4.25/5  rDev +19.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

S: It smells of rich malts, light cola, light fruit and a hint of biscuit. The malts are medium, fruit aromas are medium low and the spicy hop aromas are low.

L: It pours copper amber with a slight haze capped by a 2" cream colored layer of foam with moderate retention.

T: The palate is creamy and malt, light biscuit to bread crumb, moderately sweet with a trace of caramel and a hint of chocolate. Fruit flavors suggest plums. There is some faint cola and spice in the background. Malt is slightly above medium, bitterness is medium to medium low, fruit flavors are just below medium.

F: The body is medium and the carbonation is medium high.

O: This is a flavorful drink that fits the need when you just want a beer.

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Photo of sjdevel
3.57/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Look: 12 oz. bottle and a 2 finger head that receded rapidly. Leaves a tiny foam ring and a touch of lacing. Very clear yellow gold color - NO RED at all. Men's room = piss colored beer - well if you are slightly dehydrated.
Smell: Some hop aroma. Some caramel malt. Barely a smell.
Taste: Slight hop bitterness. Some sweet malt and slight roasted grains. A bit caramelly. Dries out a bit. slight fruit and citrus.
Feel: Medium mouthfeel. Stays carbed enough to make it interesting.
Overall: Good session beer. Easy drinking. More like a Pale Ale and not many characteristics of a Red. Drinkable, I prefer more flavor / more power in a beer.

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Photo of Beerasaurus
3.73/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of sgttibbs
3.25/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Stardusthotel83
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of StJamesGate
3.77/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

On tap at Iron Bull, Seattle.
Crusty white over cherry amber. 4
Toast and sticky caramel. 3.75
Lots of crystal, touch of tartness, strawberry and lemon. 3.75
Halfway to medium, crisp, slight cling. 3.75

Too sweet, but it does have some 5AM Saint strawberry notes. Thin, too, though. Entry level session fraft. 3.75

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Photo of Quesophresco
4.25/5  rDev +19.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Men's Room Original Red from Elysian Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.55 out of 5 with 376 ratings