Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Mendocino Red Tail

California knows how to brew beer. I can't think of all that many bad beers I've had that have originated from a brewery from Cali, with one exception. This beer, the Mendocino Red Tail, was a pretty tasty brew. The slightly malty aroma hides the much sharper malty taste with a hint of honey. The beer is really crisp, hitting hard at the front of your tongue, then settling into a mildly sour aftertaste. The golden amber color was nice to look at and the beer didn't have any funkiness going on.

Taste - 4.0/5.0 really tasty, good balance of malt, bitterness, honey
Appearance - 4.0/5.0 - light golden amber color
Feel - 4.0/5.0 - really good flavor that doesn't have a funky aftertaste that spoils it
Smell - 3.5/5.0 - light malty aroma
Drinkability - 4.0/5.0 - Would definitely buy again - found it in ABQ at Trader Joes

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