12 January 2009

Beer Review, Scarlet Lady Ale

Stoudt's Scarlet Lady Ale (ESB)
Adamstown, PA
5.0% ABV

Appearance: Orange-brown body, thin off-white head that dissipates quickly. No effervescence, slightly hazy but mostly clear. 4.0/5

Smell: Sweet malty aroma, slightly dry. Notes of caramel -- slightly yeasty. Inviting. 4.0/5

Taste: Sweet caramel maltiness up front, slightly hoppy in the middle, with a very dry finish. Sweet and pleasant aftertaste. 4.0/5

Mouthfeel: Moderate thickness, smooth, little carbonation. Slight bite from the hops. 4.0/5

Drinkability: Yep, this one's four-point-oh's all the way down. A very enjoyable ESB, perhaps a bit weak on the bitters for the style, but overall very nice. 4.0/5

Overall: 4.0/5

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