Saturday, July 28, 2012

Drake's Brewing Company Expedition Red Ale

Hello beer lovers and welcome to another edition of the NorCal Beer Blog's brew review.

Tonight’s featured beer is Drake's Brewing Company Expedition Red Ale.  In keeping with last night’s theme (all things Drake’s Brewing) I thought I’d write about another one of their exceptional beers. Although this beer is available in October why not get you clamoring for it now, right?

From the Drake’s Brewing website: “This Hoppy Red Ale is loaded with Crystal malts for color and maltiness and balanced by an onslaught of Cascade and Chinook hops. Behold Expedition’s ruby-red color as you savor the wonderful aroma, complex taste, and mildly bitter finish.”
Let’s get started!
Appearance: Pours a dark reddish amber with a small off white head and nice lacing.
Aroma: Caramel and toasted malts matched with citrus hops and a brown sugar sweetness.  Smells great.
Taste: Sweet caramel malts and toasted malts are matched with assertive citrus and floral hop bitterness. A really tasty Red Ale.
Overall: Exceptionally drinkable, Drake's Brewing Company Expedition Red Ale is very well made.  At 7% ABV you may not have several, but I guess that depends on you.


Mark Harvey

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