Beer review: Mermaid Red, Coronado Brewing Co.



Mermaid’s Red Ale is made by the Coronado Brewing Company in California. This beer, as the name implies, is an American amber or red ale.

Appearance – Mermaid Red is very dark, mahogany red. Nice one finger white head that settles pretty quickly leaving a white layer across the top of the brew.

Smell – Smells like caramel malts, toffee, and a little citrusy hops. Reminds me of a bagel shop.

Taste – Lots of sweet malts. Caramel and some light coffee flavors. Has the bitterness of a light India Pale Ale (IPA) with all of the malts that you find in red ales. Definitely a west coast red ale as it’s packed with the zesty, hoppyness that you would expect from an IPA.

Mouthfeel – Leaves a thick residue on the mouth that gives off a long after taste. Decent carbonation. If you do not like the “bite” of an ale, the citrus flavors help nullify the mouthfeel.

Overall – A little more flavor than your standard red ale. 4/5 stars.

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