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Organic Free Range Red - Laurelwood Public House & Brewery

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BA SCORE
81
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57 Ratings
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Ratings: 57
Reviews: 16
rAvg: 3.64
pDev: 15.66%
Wants: 1
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Laurelwood Public House & Brewery visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  6.10% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: dragonWhale on 02-12-2011)
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Ratings: 57 | Reviews: 16 | Display Reviews Only:
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1/5  rDev -72.5%

Frankieteardrop, Apr 14, 2012
Photo of harrymel
2.35/5  rDev -35.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 2

Bottle date unknown - boo!

A: Pours a copper ale with excellent clarity and <single finger cream head which dissipates almost immediately. No lacing.

S: Grain, bran, alcohol. Hints of resiny hops. Sweet, overly sweet.

T: Malt and bitter. Alcohol, sweet cherries. Not very good for the style.

M: Medium with lower carb. Creamy feel. Drying. Nice.

D: Okay beer. Would never guess it to be a red ale. For some reason, this tastes like cheap mac and cheese. Too bad, my first impressions of this brewery have been quite good.

harrymel, Mar 11, 2011
Photo of switzer
2.5/5  rDev -31.3%

switzer, May 30, 2013
Photo of Rifugium
2.98/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

First had: on tap at Laurelwood Public House, Portland, OR

Poured a reddish amber color with a small cap of white head; very nice lacing. Not too much in the aroma; sweet malts, a little caramel, mild hops. Taste was equally not-to-impressive, with some caramel sweetness, vaguely fruity, and a decent balance of hop bitterness, but just kind of flat overall. Light-medium body, and fairly drinkable for those with a more non-adventurous palate.

Rifugium, Jan 04, 2012
Photo of EinWeizenbitte
3/5  rDev -17.6%

EinWeizenbitte, Feb 10, 2012
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3/5  rDev -17.6%

edwardkersh, Jan 17, 2012
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3/5  rDev -17.6%

pixieskid, Jan 11, 2012
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3/5  rDev -17.6%

JimmyTango, Feb 21, 2012
Photo of zeledonia
3.2/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

On-tap at Thai Pepper in Ashland, OR. Reviewed from notes.

Pours a clear deep reddish amber, and was brought to me with a minimal off-white head. Not much lacing no matter how hard I tried to inspire it.

Smell is barely detectable. There's a bit of hops there, but not much, and it's mostly present as earthy, resin, and bitterness.

Taste is balanced, with the edge tipping towards the hops. Again, not much present other than bitterness and earthy hop flavors. No aromatics, no fruit. Just not a whole lot there. Malts are present as a grainy fullness and a touch of sweetness.

Medium-light in body, ample carbonation.

Summed up in 3 words: hoppy, weak, and unremarkable. It doesn't taste bad, but it doesn't taste real good either. No strong flavors, not a whole lot of complexity. A rather bland, balanced-but-slightly-hoppy red ale.

zeledonia, Jul 02, 2011
Photo of Murrhey
3.23/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured on-tap into a pint glass at Good Foot's in Portland, Ore. Reviewed from notes.

A- One finger white head over red coloration with nice clarity.

S- Piney hops forward. Caramel malts. Clean and crisp smell.

T- Hop-forward and sweet. Tasty and smooth. Nice beer.

M- Smooth and dry.

O- Just about average. Decent amber.

Murrhey, Feb 09, 2013
Photo of Ryan011235
3.35/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

On tap in a glass at Oddfellow's Hall in Seattle on 11/11/11

Caramel colored with dulled, burnt orange highlights. An almost one finger head thins but holds a decent layer. Impressive, solid lace.

Floral hop aromas with a pollen sweetening. Fluffy baked bread and a subtle caramel hint. Clean aroma. Hops are more earthy to taste. Dry pine, too. Hints of citric zest and peel tug at the edges. Malts come across as toasted bread. Suggestions of fruit esters. Dry bitterness rounds out the finish, though not too bitter. Lower side of medium with a juicy feel. Slight grit underneath. Carbonation is a hair on the high side.

Not bad, but I was hoping for a more righteous hop presence.

Ryan011235, Nov 13, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

LXIXME, May 19, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

markcp, May 07, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

ThisMoonlife, Oct 06, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

jaydoc, Dec 14, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Arborescence, Aug 19, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

SocalKicks, Jan 23, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at the Portland airport.

A - Served a clear red amber with an average tan and fizzy head. Lots of lacing left on the glass

S - Not much. Some sweet bread and slight hop pine and grass.

T - Again som sweet breadiness and some slight hops.

D - Bitter, but not bad. Good carbonation and body.

O - Decent, bu not life changing.

HuskyinPDX, Jan 16, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

InspectorBob, May 23, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

strongaf, Feb 04, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Reagan1984, Mar 28, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

BradMacMullin, Jan 13, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

2beerdogs, Aug 30, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

JD4003, Nov 13, 2012
Photo of Fatehunter
3.58/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured a finger of head on a red body.
The aroma is bright citrus and pine. A little bold but nice.
The taste is moderately bitter throughout with a lemony bitter/sweetness to balance it.
The texture is crisp with moderate carbonation.
It is a nicely hopped up red ale.

Fatehunter, Jul 02, 2013
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Organic Free Range Red from Laurelwood Public House & Brewery
81 out of 100 based on 57 ratings.