Laughing Skull Amber Ale | Red Brick Brewing Company

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Laughing Skull Amber AleLaughing Skull Amber Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Red Brick Brewing Company
Georgia, United States
atlantabrewing.com

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.70%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by BeerAdvocate on 12-30-2009

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#44,084
Reviews:
112
Ratings:
452
pDev:
16.08%
Bros Score:
3.52
 
 
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Ratings: 452 |  Reviews: 112
Photo of DrChadly
3.41/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of trippnwo
3.49/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of wrecknut
2.77/5  rDev -19%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of tone77
3.74/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has a brown/amber color with a 1/2inch head. Smell is of caramel malts. Taste has hops up front, caramel malts at the finish, balanced and smooth. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a solid beer.

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Photo of HiWire
3.5/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of KMitch
3.5/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DrMindbender
2.75/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of DoubleJ
3.53/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

The Laughing Skull looks more like the hypnotic skull to me. But it's what's inside that matters. Coming out of a 12 ounce bottle, on to the beer:

The beer is dark amber colored with a somewhat, albeit short white head. A thin creamy layer rests on top the beer, which leaves its mark around the glass. It's earthy, fruity smelling beer, with a raw bite of toffee crisp. Pleasant overall.

Laughing Skull goes down the maltier side of the amber ale scale. Sips of caramel enter first. A modest hoppy aspect The beer also has raw malt tones, husk, earth, and a zap of grassiness. The beer finishes clean with a lingering caramel aftertaste. It's medium bodied, gently carbonated, and easy to drink.

Fat Tire of the South? That's not a bad thing to be.

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Photo of DarkerTheBetter
3.2/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to Beth and Kime for hauling this back from Atlanta!

This one pours a crystal clear copper color that glows a little red when held to the light. The head is an off white that sank to a thin film of head.

Smells of bread dough and apple juice with a distant hop dryness that blends this together into something acceptable.

Karen thinks this tastes like black tea... and she's totally right! There's a touch of grainy dryness, a thin astringent hop, and a zest of grapefruit to round this off. But yeah, she's right, it's totally black tea. I'm kinda diggin' this just for that.

Feels a little dense and sticks in my mouth just a bit. The carbonation is quite thin considering.

Not so bad, but strange for the style. Dig black tea? Go for it.

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Photo of rudabegga9
3.25/5  rDev -5%

Photo of Kopps
2.5/5  rDev -26.9%

12 oz bottle; no date.
Beer of the month offering; a birthday gift.

A: Poured almost not head flattening very quickly; clear darker red color.

S: Weak malt aroma with no hops notes.

T: Malt flavors that linger; a bit sweet; typical middle of the road American Red Ale.

M: Lite body and lower carbonation.

Overall: An OK beer that will fill in, in a pinch.

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Photo of WhitmansNiece
3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of Bcaserto
4.5/5  rDev +31.6%

Photo of BMGonz
4.52/5  rDev +32.2%

Photo of RavenForBeer
3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of kkazemi
3.25/5  rDev -5%

Photo of Rukasu
3.05/5  rDev -10.8%

Photo of tschoeny
4/5  rDev +17%

Photo of j0hnc2468
3.79/5  rDev +10.8%

Photo of avitallo
3.4/5  rDev -0.6%

Photo of terrysjag
4.5/5  rDev +31.6%

Photo of sgregory
3.75/5  rDev +9.6%

Photo of ComeAtMeBrew
3.2/5  rDev -6.4%

Photo of smithj4
3.6/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of Dave1999
3.69/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a very dark read with a small white head.

The smell is biscuit, malt, slightly sour, more biscuits.

The taste is big on the biscuit, slightly sweet, a little bitterness.

The feel is light with medium carbonation, easy drinking.

Overall an easy drinking beer, a fairly low abv, could drink a couple of these no problem.

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Laughing Skull Amber Ale from Red Brick Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.42 out of 5 with 452 ratings