Tuesday, July 6, 2010
Coronado Mermaid's Red Ale
On a recent visit to Al's of Hampden, I ordered a glass of Coronado Mermaid's Red Ale. The beer pours a dark amber color with red hues and a thin bubbly white head. The aroma is lightly caramel but almost nonexistent. The taste was heavy on toasted malts with some caramel mixed in. The beer has a dry finish and a light pine hop bite. The alcohol content is 5.7% ABV. I thought that this was a decent red with good hop additions. There is a greater hop presence than I am used with red ales, but it was a welcome addition.