rumproasts (5359) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - OCT 27, 2014
bottle. amber red with one finger head. caramel malt and oxidized hops. starts sweet and just kinda fades out. could really use some hops. SudsMcDuff (8429) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - DEC 22, 2013
$4 bottle, 750ml .. deep amber copper .. great foam .. quite a bit of dark fruit, some mild herbs and weak berry .. . a decent dark ale, but not getting all that much enjoyment out of it- but for the price, it is most certainly worth a gamble .. . . someone told a rock to be more human, and the rock replied, ’i could never be so cruel’ ansermadide (1526) - Kyle, Texas, USA - AUG 4, 2013
No, no hints if basil, no whispers of olive flesh here... It is, simply, a red ale. My palate couldn’t tell the difference in substyle between this "Italian Red Ale" and any other red ale.
My only complaint: it’s not red. It’s 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". It’s 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 that’s light and kinda skunky. The finish needs alot of help. It’s not very pleasant, leaving a flavor on the the palate and in the sinuses that I could very well do without. mar (5417) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 30, 2013
amber with a white head. nose is light cardboard, bread, sweet, sticky, and grass. easy on the palate, caramel, cardboard, grass, florals.