Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Rochester Mills Brewing Co. - Rochester Red

5.9% ABV

"This deep red-colored ale is full of caramelly sweet malt flavors, yet nicely balanced with a smooth finish. Rochester Red is one of our top 3 guest favorites."

The Pour

Poured from a half gallon growler. A nice mahogany colour with a half finger of off-white head. Held up very well for two plane rides back from the US. Decent carbonation remained in the beer.

Aroma

Decent malt sweetness on the nose. Plenty of cereal grains and biscuity notes present. Minimal hop earthiness.

Taste

While not big in flavour, there are pleasant balanced sweet and malt tones. The hops are very subtle, with minimal bitterness.

Overall Impressions

This is a drinkable red ale. While not huge in flavour, it is refreshing. It seems some what light in ABV. Decent beer all in all. Nothing offensive or spectacular; would give it a "B-".

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