jcwattsrugger (12517) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JAN 29, 2012
on tap-pours deep red with qa tight offwhite head and trailing lace. Aroma is medium malt-roasty, spice hops. Taste is medium malt-roasty, spice hops. PhillyCraft (7740) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 7, 2014
Draft at pro pig, Pours murky red copper with smaller white head. Awesome lace. Taste is very malty and a touch soapy until the finish which showcases the bitter ashy hops you see in ambers. Lighter bodied. Not my thing. A little grainy and lacking juiciness. AirForceHops (7702) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 12, 2013
22 oz. bottle. Snifter shows me a crimson color with brown highlights, soapy white head. Aroma is all earthy pine hops. Flavor start with caramel and malts that give it a nutty flavor. The hops in the finish start with a touch of citrus that then leads into the piney, earthy resinous bite. Carbonation gives a lively tingle on the tongue. Medium in body with a slightly drying texture. Overall it not going to be the best red ale you ever had but it is real easy to drink and I could down a good amount of this. Still pretty good all things considered.
swoopjones (7020) - Buffalo, New York, USA - NOV 13, 2013
bottle, solid red ale. caramel malts, nice bitterness, citrusy, piney hops, touch of toffee nuttiness. Medium bodied amber pour, slightly cloudy. Hopped up amber Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 2, 2012
In short: A low intensity juicy fruity (berries and apples mainly) ruby ale. Bland.
Bulk_Carrier (6065) - Vermont, USA - AUG 19, 2016
How: Tap at Three Penny Taproom, Montpelier, VT
The look: Cloudy ruby-bronze body topped by a very small off0-white head
In long: Nose is mostly fruity with berries, bananas, tropical fruits, citrus fruits. The aroma is rather low in intensity (especially for a Lawsons) and most of the fruitiness is not hop-related. Just a mix-bag of yeasty/malty fruity aromas with some citrusy hops here and there. Taste is pretty much the same except with a bit more focus on red fruits and red apples skin and also a sensation of crushed fruit seeds. Some juicy hops with a timid bitterness. There was nothing offensive in this beer, but it was just very bland and lacked that lacked the attitude and freshness sensation that usually characterises Lawson’s beers. Lawson’s Finest is one of my fetish brewery, so obviously the Back Yard Red was a big disappointment. One of the rare faux-pas in Lawson’s catalog, oh well, you can’t win them all, unless you’re my wife arguing with me.
This was poured into a becher pint glass.
The appearance was a semi-transparent ruddy amber color with some carbonation seen rising to fill a one finger white foamy head that dissipated nicely. Messy lacing clings to the glass.
The aroma starts off with sweet and bitter citrus rind and pulp over top of deep rich sweet caramel and toffee malts.
The flavor takes in all of the previously mentioned aromas with a dry sweet semi-grainy aftertaste and finish.
On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium in body with a nice sessionable trait about it. Carbonation rides under allowing a ton of malts to stick to my tongue decently, not cloying, but yes, decent.
Overall, I’d say this was a pretty good Irish red ale that I could have again. Ernesto987 (6050) - Arizona, USA - FEB 20, 2012
your standard rich malty red ale, for some reason lawson didn’t
vermont it" here. Wouldve like to try this with an obscene amount of columbus and citra hops. Marheb (6049) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 23, 2013
Malt biscuit délicat, houblons marmelade, finition en douceur. Rien d’exceptionnel mais facile à boire. burg326 (5596) - Florida, USA - FEB 22, 2012
Poured a dark red amber color from the bottle. Aromas of nuts, malt, pine, citrus and hops. Flavors are the same as aromas, earthy hops, nut, malt, a nice litle amber over all. AdamChandler (5150) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 18, 2012
Had this at Three Penny Taproom. Paid $6 for a Pint on draft.
A - Half Finger head that was creamy. The brew itself was a red to brown deep stout looking beer but lots of red if you put up a light to it.
S - Some pine, delicious sweet malts, apples and bananas
T - Pecans, nuts and a lot of earthiness. The hops are really present but not in your face. The red lager certainly counteracts there. Nutmeg and vanilla were present with a hint of maple
M - Huge mouth feel. Lots of bubbles, about 90% carbonation on a swish. Lots of linger that’s just oh so pleasant
O - Fantastic beer that’s really only available in a small part of Vermont. If you can find it bottled, pick it up.