“Fred Brick” brewed by Red Brick in association with Fred Crudder of “The Fred” fame, and Taco Mac’s beverage manager. (Nothing like naming bars and beers after yourself!)
…16 oz pout at Taco Mac on the East West Connector, Austell, GA, USA.
Pour offers a nice clarity with a lighter than expected golden color. It certainly doesn’t have much “Red” or “Amber” color. Head is about average and offers some lace. Looks OK.
Nose and tastes offer the usual Red Brick experience. Solid, OK, but pretty much forgettable. Simple hop profile and a gentle malt backbone hold the thing together. Seems to me like there is a familiarity about the yeast strain used which I don’t dislike as such, but it seems to offer a certain blandness to most of Red Brick’s beers. BTW – I’m NOT sure this is a fact, but it drinks that way to me.
Finish is clean, but it’s presence is just so so for a beer that has been (apparently) brewed as a “one-off” and as a “special” release.
Drinkable? Sure, I’d have one or two (well, maybe one), and ultimately disappointing and terribly uninteresting.
Not offensive, but a light caramel based beer with no distinguishing character as per usual from the “rut” that IS Red Brick Brewery. What I’d expect from Taco Mac, the beer destination for consumers that *think* they know beer but really just tick beers to collect T-shirts.