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Southern Star Red Cockaded Ale
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RATINGS: 22   MEAN: 3.32/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19   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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dogbrick (7243) - 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 (947) - 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 (6994) - 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 (3491) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
travita (3693) - Frisco, Texas, USA - MAY 31, 2013
Can. The look is hazy, reddish in color, with an ok beige colored head. The smell is toast, pine, hops, caramel, and citrus. The taste is hops, fruits, pine, dry, hops, and lingering bitterness.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
blutt59 (5999) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 30, 2013
Canned, dark amber orange color, lots of lacy foam, piney grapefruit aroma, smooth bitter grapefruit flavor, malty caramel, leathery very smooth with a soft finish

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SudsMcDuff (5658) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - MAY 28, 2013
on tap at nobi pub .. . pours a deep ruby .. medium foam, lacing .. . dog with bone .. . red malts, reduced syrup, and red timber .. . slightly chewy with a slick finish .. . for an imperial red, which i usually always detest, very good .. . .

When the stars fade
And the world comes to ruin
There will still be Fergie
And the gum he is chewing.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rougeau13 (1865) - Texas, USA - MAY 16, 2013
Can. Dark, clear, red-amber with an off-white head and substantial lacing. Aroma of pine, florals, toffee, and citrus, but somewhat mild. Taste is well balanced; nice bitterness and solid malt backbone. There’s almost a weird cocoa flavor. Medium bodied and a little dry. Good.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
degbert (1004) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAY 16, 2013
UPDATED: OCT 10, 2013 Can. Pours a gorgeous deep, rich red-brown with a high ecru head. Nose is intensely herbal and floral -- dry lavender, sage, and rosemary. Hops punch is vibrant all the way through, but never out of balance; the toffee malt adds a perfect counterbalance. Easily one of the best of its style I’ve ever had. Love me some Conroe beer, I do.

3.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
djd07 (2915) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 13, 2013
On tap at Petrol Station. Pours a cloudy amber with small frothy white head. The aroma is faint floral and pine. Thick mouthfeel with sweet hop and nice lingering dry bitterness. Good.


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