West O Beer Smoked Red Ale, a 6.5% ABV Red Ale
|Appearance||Clear, dark amber color with fluffy tan head.|
|Aroma||Strong roasted malt aroma, herbal, hints of smoke.|
|Taste||Deep, rich roasted malts, touch of smoke at the end and a dry, herbal finish.|
|Mouthfeel||Medium-bodied, moderate carbonation.|
|Overall||This is not a “smoke beer.” It is a pleasant malt-forward red ale with hints of smoke. Tasty and drinkable, this beer is sure to please!|
West O Beer is a 6,000 square foot craft microbrewery located just south of West Okoboji Lake in the city of West Okoboji, Iowa.
Beer is available in pints and half-gallon growlers through their 1,800 square foot tasting room, which features bar, table, and sofa seating in a casual atmosphere. Kegs and bottles are available through numerous retail outlets in Iowa, Minnesota, and South Dakota.
In October 2014, West O Beer received a Gold Medal at the Great American Beer Festival for West O CocO™ Stout, a 6.0% ABV milk stout. Real cocoa nibs, bourbon vanilla beans, imported sugar, and caramel all combine for a complex, yet balanced milk stout. There is a mild chocolate flavor with hints of vanilla, oats, and subtle coffee.
Another delicious brew from West O Beer, Smoked Red Ale, boasts roasted malts giving nutty flavors mixed with caramelly dark fruit. You’ll notice hints of forest and campfire. Perfect way to end a summer day as you watch the stars and listen to the crackle of the campfire.
Thanks Nicholas Schoenfelder!
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Check out… this video from Wooden Legs Brewing Company as they chat with West O Beer.