Review: Red Horse Beer

Review: Red Horse Beer by Cody La Bière

With a name like Red Horse, it sounds like a Canadian Red Amber Ale, but nope - in fact, it's not a Canadian beer at all, but from the Phillipines! It was fairly affordable at $2.46 for a 355mL bottle, with 7% ABV. It turns out to also be a San Miguel beer, which you wouldn't know unless if you read the fine print at the bottom of the label.

The label itself looks like a Canadian beer straight off a Stubby of the 70s, a retro look to it.

Appearance: This isn't a red beer at all, the label lied to me! Or I just assumed by it having the word "red" in it, it would be a red amber ale. It's more of a golden straw lager, though according to Beer Advocate and RateBeer, it's a malt beer. It has minimal yet white head. Looks like a lager to me, slightly orange hue to it.

Aroma: Quite a lagery/malt beer aroma to it (like a Carling Extra Old Stock. Notes of a strong sweet maltiness, a bit of corn, grain, straw, nothing out there.

Taste: Starts off a bit bready, you know the taste of Burger King's buns, they're a bit different than most hamburger buns? It kind of tastes like that, cereally. Notes of grains, corn, straw and a weird maltiness aftertaste that leaves a weird tinniness on the tongue. Sweet, malty.. meh.

Overall Thoughts: At $2.46 and with an ABV of 7%, I shouldn't have really expected much, but with the name having "Red" in it, I expected a Red amber beer, not a malt liquor. It's not as bad as some of the beers I review for Skunkworth's Barleyslime but the weird maltiness aftertaste that's expected in most malt liquors is unappealing for me. As the beer warms up, I smell horse piss.

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