"Santa Clara Valley"
Irish Red Ale
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This reddish-brown elixir sports a creamy yet firm tan head. Barley is forefront in its flavor, with caramelized grain and aromas of fresh-baked bread yielding to an immodest Hop pop contributing citrus and earthly bitterness. The beer’s touch of sweetness makes the body seem full and creamy, but soft carbonation concludes the swallow with a clean aftertaste. I think I'll have another sip.
Moderate to very little caramel malt flavor and sweetness, rarely with a light buttered toast or toffee-like quality. The palate often is fairly neutral and grainy, or can take on a lightly toasty or biscuity note as it finishes with a light taste of roasted grain, which lends a characteristic dryness to the finish. A light earthy or floral hop flavor is optional. Medium to medium-low hop bitterness. Medium-dry to dry finish. Clean and smooth. Little to no esters. The balance tends to be slightly towards the malt, although light use of roasted grains may increase the perception of bitterness slightly.