Thursday, November 1, 2012
Elysian Brewing Company Mens Room Original Red Ale
Hello beer lovers and welcome to another edition of the NorCal Beer Blog's brew review.
Tonight’s featured beer is Elysian Brewing Company Mens Room Original Red Ale.
From the Elysian Brewing Company website: “Amber in color with a light hop aroma and toasty malt finish. A portion of the net proceeds from every Mens Room Original Red sold goes to helping support the families of our military vets through the VA Puget Sound Fisher House and Ft. Lewis Fisher House. The Mens Room Original Red is brewed for The Mens Room Radio Show on 99.9 KISW The Rock of Seattle.”
Let’s get started!
Appearance: Pours a clear amber/red with a big off-white head and great lacing.
Aroma: Sweet caramel malt, toasted malts and big citrus hops. Nice hoppy red scent.
Taste: Big malt up front with biscuit/bready malts and caramel malts followed by floral and a slight citrus hop bitterness. Very flavorful.
Overall: VERY drinkable, Elysian Brewing Company’s Mens Room Original Red Ale has a great balance of caramel malt and hop bitterness. Done right and at 5.6% ABV this beer is fairly sessionable. I wish Elysian distributed here in the Bay Area. Thank goodness for LetsPour.