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Friday, April 20, 2007

Beer Tasting: Erie Red Ryder

The Beer: Erie Red Ryder
Style: Scottish Ale
Reviews: Beer Advocate Rate Beer
Packaging & Date Stamping: 12 oz. brown bottle; no evident date stamp on bottle

From where & how stored: Found in a dark corner of Exton Beverage (heheh, thanks Greg!); stored at 42F since then

Pricing: $x.xx

Availability: Winter seasonal

ABV, IBU, and Other Available Stats: 9.3% ABV; 35 IBUs; 19.9P
Bryan's Notes
The Look:
- very little foam
- cloudy with sediment
- reddish-brown

The Aroma:
- nonexistent, or unmemorable, can't quite recall!

The Taste:
- smooth-drinking brew
- some nice big fig and toffee flavor up front, fades quickly, and delivers alcohol heat that nags me for a while in the finish

The Verdict: I feel let down, like they traded taste for alcohol. Take away a percent of alcohol and give some flavor back and this could be a pretty good beer.

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