St. Arnold Brewing Icon Red

St. Arnold Brewing Icon Red, originally uploaded by adambarhan.

A: Pours pale golden/orange color with a bit of haze. A two finger white head forms with good retention. Plenty of lace is left behind.

S: Definitely crystal malts. A cereal grain aroma with a light sweetness. A light bitterness that fades to a grassy/floral aroma. Finishes with a dry yeast character. Some light peppery phenols.

T: Pretty much follows the nose. Some cereal, bread and biscuit. Even some dry cracker flavors up front. A light sweetness after that. Grassy and floral hops. Then phenolic and peppery yeast in the finish.

M/D: A medium body and good carbonation. This finishes dry and crisp. Smooth at the same time. Easy to drink.

Ranger Creek Small Batch Series 1

A: Pours a light copper color.

S: Infected. The wax smells of bad Swiss cheese. I took all the wax off and washed the bottle. Still present.

T: Still infected. Has a Bretty character to it as well as sour notes. Me thinks there was some contamination.

M: Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Slightly dry finish.

O:Would like to try an uninfected bottle. Cool bottle display though.

Serving type: bottle