While in Michigan, This beer is from the Frankenmuth Brewery Company. I did not have enough time to try it at the brewery so I pick up this bottle in the Downtown area of Frankenmuth at the Lager Mill Beer Store. I am really looking forward to their Winter Lager. If you have not read the first part of my earlier blog, please, read the first part of that blog post. Let us get into the beer.
It has a nice red color with a constant white head. There is small bubbles that flow to the top of the beer. The smell is caramel to malty. The taste is a sweet malty with a little caramel with a dry aftertaste. It is pretty drinkable.
Here is a description from the beer bottle:
This malt focused Irish style red ale uses roasted barley to give it its robust red color and subtle caramel notes. Red Sky is a full flavored ale with a smooth malty finish.
Here is a description from their website (www.frankenmuthbrewery.com):
Dry Irish Stout Ale-A traditional Dry Irish Stout is light in body with a hint of chocolate and coffee. This rich flavor comes from a combination of roasted barley & a generous helping of hops. We low-carbonate our stout using a nitrogen system which aids in masking the natural bitterness of the brew.
ABV 4.1% IBU 41
Here is their website and twitter addresses:
Bottom of beer bottle, I am not a fan of Irish Red Ales. This one for what it is was pretty good. It has a ton of flavor and everything that a Red Ale fan is looking for in this beer style. I enjoyed it but I would not put it in my everyday line up of beers. Just because I said that, it does not mean you will not enjoy this beer. This is a really good beer and I did enjoy it. Just like Pilsners, I am not into Red Ales right now. Please, go try it and let me know what you think of the beer. Go get some! Drink it! Enjoy it! Metal it! \m/
Bill DJ Weiser