Red Oak Amber

Had this on tap twice on a recent visit to Greensboro, NC – once in Old Town, and once at Smokey Bones.
Pretty simple and drinkable brew that lacks the dry bite of a true amber/red, but certainly has more taste than a simple pale ale. Drinks above the 3.8% advertised. Nice looking red body with a rather small head. Good lace that belies the lack of head. Plenty of simple malts and a sweet bread character that defines this beer. Tasty finish, but lacks the dry character that I would expect for the style as well as much hop profile.
All in all a decent option locally, especially fresh and on tap, but after a while would probably not excite much.

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11/20/2007
Format:
on-tap
ABV: 5.0 %
Appearance: 3.5
Taste: 3.5
Mouthfeel: 3.5
Smell: 3.5
Overall: 3.5
Total: 3.5
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