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Southern Star Red Cockaded Ale
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RATINGS: 28   MEAN: 3.32/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.22   SEASONAL: Spring   IBU: 110   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Red Cockaded Ale is named after the Red Cockaded woodpecker, an endangered species that makes it home just miles from the brewery.  Portions of the proceeds from the sale of this beer are donated to the Friends Of Texas Wildlife to help raise awareness of this species and other Texas Wildlife. This beer is deep red with a generous dose of malted rye and English crystal malts, giving the malt profile a sticky caramel property and substantial earthiness.  The beer also has massive late charges of Pacific Northwest hops, as well as being generously dry hopped, making this beer intensely hoppy, displaying citrus, pine and resin in both aroma and flavor.


2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
brystmar (1289) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 5, 2013
Handsome red-briwn body and stubborn white head & lace. Impressive.

Piney hops, strong rye malt component, hints of caramel malt too. Pretty bitter; resinous hops linger alongside a touch of booze to wrap things up. Others might love this, but it's not for me.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ozarkspops (368) - - JUN 22, 2013
Mild hazy deep amber. Thick khaki head with good lacing. Sweet caramel and bready malty aroma with earthy, floral, and dank hops. Medium to thick body. Yeast flavors. Much malt, caramel, and good dank and earthy hop flavor. ---Rated via iPhone

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bu11zeye (11971) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUN 12, 2013
(12oz can, courtesy of Mora2000) Pours a clear golden body with a medium white head. Aroma of caramel, lightly toasted grain, herbs, and subtle citrus. Flavor of caramel, grain, grass, light pine, and earthiness with a dry finish. Needs some hops.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Mora2000 (5834) - McKinney, Texas, USA - JUN 11, 2013
Orange with a white head. The aroma is full of pine and toffee. The flavor is similar, with some toffee notes and a ton of sugary sweetness. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Definitely not as good as expected. I have another can in the fridge and look forward to re-trying it.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jhamp9 (1110) - Corinth, Texas, USA - JUN 5, 2013
Slightly hazy red orange pour with a nice cream colored head. Nice lacing. Aroma is earthy, grapefruit, grass, and caramel in the background. Taste is pine initially but then it sort of disappears. It has some rye and bitterness in the finish, but I’m not getting much in between. Finishes dry on the palate. Easy to drink.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thirdeye11 (5620) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 5, 2013
(12oz can thanks to mora2000) clear deep copper, oily fine tan bubbles. Nose of caramel, rich hoppy/malty body, celery, oats. taste of caramel, nicely hoppy, pine/grapefruit, bitter finish, oily body.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dogbrick (8507) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUN 5, 2013
Pours a slightly cloudy amber color with a thick and foamy off-white head that diminishes gradually. Sticky rings of lacing on the glass. Aroma of hops and caramel malt. Medium body with flavors of herbal hops, toasted malt and grapefruit. The finish is moderately bitter with a citrusy hops aftertaste. Decent overall.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jbeatty (1068) - New York, USA - JUN 3, 2013
Can, 06/03/2013. Pours red amber, thin creamy off-white head fades to a nice crema on the surface. Aroma is caramel and dark rye malts, cereal-like, piney hops and resinous citrus notes, earthy hop cone. Taste is bitter piney hops, dark toffee on top a more traditional malt backbone. Medium body. Overall not too shabby, decently tasty.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (9695) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - JUN 1, 2013
Tap at Hay Merhcant, Houston, 21/05/13. Reddish amber with a good sized frothy off white head. Nose carries a good pine bite, hops, bitter grapefruit, caramel malt, tropical fruits. Taste comprises bitter hops, pine, orange pith, bitter grapefruit, caramel malt, light booze. Full end of medium bodied with fine carbonation, hop bitterness in the finish. Good stuff.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jkwalking05 (3883) - Arlington, Texas, USA - MAY 31, 2013
Amber red in color with a decent beige head. Aroma is of bread dough, caramel, nuts, citrus, and pine. Taste is caramel, toffee, light roasted malt, and pine.


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