Red Brick Brown Ale

12 oz single.
What? I’ve never reviewed this? Seems unlikely, but here we go.
Pour is quite a light, orange color that one would perhaps associate more with an IPA rather than a brown. Head is decent, but retention is not great. Lace is present, but fairly wispy and not especially sticky.
Large caramel malts with also a (apparently odd) bourbon note! WTF? Anyway, in the taste the beer gets back to being “normal” with extra malt caramel and some rounded sweetness. A little touch of smoke for me (which again seems odd), but it meshes nicely.
The mouthfeel is VERY light for the style, and I guess one can view this either way. On one hand one might say that this adds to the drinkability, but on the other you could say that it makes the beer a bit weak for the style – I tend to go with the later. In the finish, that strange bourbon note pops up again in the aftertaste!
Frankly this is not a great beer and I generally don’t drink this often, even though it is right on my doorstep.

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05/16/2010
Format:
bottle
ABV: 6.0 %
Appearance: 3
Taste: 3
Mouthfeel: 3.5
Smell: 3
Overall: 3
Total: 3.05
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