Green Jack Brew – Red Herring Smoked Ale (draft) – 4 out of 7


Red Herring beer by Green Jack Brew has been revived to little acclaim. Found at Sergio’s of Louisville, KY USA, this beer came off as a mildly smoky mildly sour beer. It was good smoke though. Nice campfire notes with solid beer malt tastes (as opposed to any number of non-traditional ingredients that only cloud and confuse the palate without delivering any additional units of pleasure upon drinking). Red Herring is a good everyday drinker that could be slipped into someone’s glass without much fuss, regardless of their preference. This beer is not bad, and this beer is not great, just a middle of the road beer that doesn’t bother anybody and holds onto the minimum number of pieces of flair requested. Overall smokestacks of flair =4 smokestacks out of a possible 7 smokestacks.

Brewer Green Jack
Beer Name Red Herring
Brewer’s Description Red herring 5.0% abv Smoked Ale.  We had to brew a smoked beer because our brewery is built into an old Lowestoft smoke house. Red Herring is a rich fruity red ale brewed with Oak and Beech smoked malt giving the beer a subtle smokey flavor with a dry smokey finish.
Food Pairings Fish and Chips
Brewery Location Suffolk, United Kingdom
Alcohol content by volume 5%
IBU (International Bitterness Units) 55
Beer opacity rate 1 – 7 (light – dark) 2.5
Smell smoke? 1 – 7 (No – George Burns) 3
Sausage detection? Y or N N
Smokepower taste: 1 – 7 Smokestacks 2
Beer thickness 1-7 (water – used motor oil) 3
Overall Happiness: 1 – 7 (sad – happy) 4

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