This is a nice malty, sweet tasting red ale, a little low on the caramel malt that you tend to taste on a lot of red ales and lagers. Not bitter from the hops, so it makes this an easy-drinking ale, good for the summer. I bought a six pack and drank it from the bottle and glass, and I have to say that the best was in a nice chilled mug, after chilling the bottle in the freezer for about half an hour.
Reviewed: September 06, 2003
So I had this after the debacle that was Lawson Creek Pale Ale. I was already on guard, and the fact that the label on the Red Ale said "Cold Lagered" (who would "lager" an ale?) didn't make me anymore confident. So I took a tentative sip. No change in sphincter tone. Slight struggle to swallow, but no sickening wave of nausea afterward. So I took another sip. A little better this time. Believe it or not, I actually finished the bottle, though I wasn't terribly proud of myself. Long story short: this is a lousy beer. Don't buy it. But if your choices are this beer, their Pale Ale, or a .32 caliber slug to the back of the neck, buy this beer.
Reviewed: October 09, 2004