Commercial description: A portion of the net proceeds from every Mens Room Original Red sold goes to helping support the families of our military vets through the VA Puget Sound Fisher House and Ft. Lewis Fisher House. The Mens Room Original Red is brewed for The Mens Room Radio Show on 99.9 KISW The Rock of Seattle.
The beer pours a hazy, dirty orange color with a two finger frothy khaki head that very slowly settles into a thick lasting ring. Glass is left coated with soapy lacing.
The nose is of a slightly grainy caramel and sweet bread malts that nearly cover up some piney and citrusy hop notes. Pleasant and appropriate for the style, just not terribly strong in the nose.
Malt up front; graham crackers and caramel. The floral hop character comes through in the middle to a sharp bitter. Some hop bitterness to balance, but the sweetness is lacking, from what you would expect from a red/amber. Citrus notes exist along with a bit of spiciness and a peppery finish.
Good mouthfeel, a little sticky. Alcohol, though not strong pulls some of the cracker like dryness off your tongue, leaving an unusually clean feeling palate.
OVERALL IMPRESSION (7/10)
Pretty nice and drinkable beer…nothing too exciting. I wouldn’t go out of my way for it, but I wouldn’t turn it down either. Besides, it’s for a good cause.
FINAL SCORE (39/50)