Happy Sunday Funday ya’ll! I managed to dodge Hurricane Matthew and wanted to grab a new local brew if possible. I wandered into my nearest Publix and it seems they’re undergoing a remodel of the craft beer aisle and incorporating more local brews. Red Cypress Brewery hails from Winter Springs. For all of you in the Central Florida area, this ones for you!
Appearance: For being an amber ale, this is more brown than amber/reddish from what I usually see. There is a moderate amount of carbonation and a small head that dissipates quickly.
Smell: Man this thing smells like walking into a bakery. Tons of bready, biscuity malts hit you with an almost white bread sweetness on the backside.
Taste: Deep Roots starts off with a malty sweetness that quickly transitions to a fairly bitter aftertaste that drys your mouth just like a dry wine would do. There is definitely a bread like taste to it, I’m diggin it.
Mouthfeel: This is a heavier beer but it isn’t thick. The carbonation isn’t as much of a factor as I thought it would be, but it is still smooth.
Value: They’re killing me on this one. It ran $11.50 for a sixer, thats a pricey six pack any way you look at it.
Overall: I’d give this a 6/10 . It is a solid, flavorful beer, however it is nothing outstanding and at the price point of almost $2/beer I think it is overpriced. However I am glad to see local breweries getting more exposure in major retailers. I’d still recommend visiting them and picking up some local stuff.
Until next time, tight lines and cheers!