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Laughing Skull -- only if you like wheat beers

  • Nov 24, 2010

How does it look? How's the color? Clarity? Head?

  • Cloudy and amber, like cider but not quite so cloudy.  It is the most foamy beer I've run into in recent memory, if pouring in a glass be extremely careful and be patient as it settles -- or use a huge glass.

How's the nose (smell)? Sweet, spicy, fruity?

  • Somewhat metallic with some hoppy bitterness and a little citrus hiding in there

How does it taste? Malty? Hoppy? Fruity? Chalky?

  • There are enough hops in it for me to want to go ahead and finish the six pack rather than take it to a semi-friend's house as my donation to the beer supply.  But it has the almost gross sweetness and strange cinnamon/nutmeg/allspice taste that come with wheat beers and I didn't get any indication that's what this was.

Is it full-bodied? Medium bodied? Weak? Clean?

  • It is full-bodied and has a pretty complex aftertaste so it isn't clean, but is not unpleasant.

Where did you buy it? How much was it?

  • Birmingham AL, $10 six pack bottles

What do you think overall? Would you buy it again?

  • Laughing Skull is a poor mix of heffeweisen and ale -- it isn't quite as sweet as the wheat beers and not quite as bitter as good ales.  If you like wheat beers, then I think this is worth a try, but understand that it isn't billing itself as such.  No, I will not be buying this beer again.

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Type: Ale
Country: USA
Brewery: Red Brick Brewing Company

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