ansermadide (1408) - Kyle, Texas, USA - AUG 4, 2013
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
No, no hints if basil, no whispers of olive flesh here... It is, simply, a red ale. My palate couldnít tell the difference in substyle between this "Italian Red Ale" and any other red ale.
My only complaint: itís not red. Itís more golden, slightly copper, in color, with a weak off-white head. And it reminds me more of an amber than something worthy of being labeled a "red". Itís extremely light bodied - so much so that it feels more like a lager in the mouth... Wet, heavy, and clean, with light caramel and a possibly pilsener malts providing a distinctive grainy character thatís light and kinda skunky. The finish needs alot of help. Itís not very pleasant, leaving a flavor on the the palate and in the sinuses that I could very well do without.
mar (4466) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 30, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
amber with a white head. nose is light cardboard, bread, sweet, sticky, and grass. easy on the palate, caramel, cardboard, grass, florals.