Organic Free Range Red - Laurelwood Public House & Brewery
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4.13/5 rDev +13.5%
Appearance: Pours a hazy amber color capped by an impressive head of foam; the retention was good and it left behind a nice pattern of lace
Smell: Sugary caramel malt combined with piney hops
Taste: The sweet caramel tones hit the tastebuds first, with some apple and stone fruit flavors arriving to keep the sweetness in check; by mid-palate, the piney hops add quite a nice, bitter dimension and they dominate the finish, with a bit of pith, though there is some residual lingering caramel flavor in the aftertaste
Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation
Overall: Another one of those ambers that gives me hope for the style
Thanks, kemoarps, for the opportunity
06-03-2013 22:05:25 | More by brentk56
2.98/5 rDev -18.1%
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.
01-04-2012 02:52:41 | More by Rifugium
3.5/5 rDev -3.8%
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.
01-16-2012 19:51:27 | More by HuskyinPDX
3.85/5 rDev +5.8%
Had this beer on-tap at the Hooverville in Seattle. Served in a pint glass.
Appearance: nice amber-orange hue with a clear body. Poured a good finger of creamy ivory foam -- nice.
Smell: biscuity, caramelly malt aroma. Pretty standard red-ale fare; decent, but not particularly exciting.
Taste: lightly biscuity, slightly sweet malt flavor with a nicely balanced bitterness. Hop flavor is present and, like the bitterness, balanced; they are floral in character, which works well here.
Mouthfeel: medium-light body with a decent level of carbonation. Not creamy or anything, but not totally bland.
Overall: this is an easily quaffable brew. It's not complex, but it is quite refreshing; I would have this again.
09-21-2011 14:27:55 | More by flagmantho
3.98/5 rDev +9.3%
22 oz bottle from Roth’s Keizer store. $4.99 Fine looking clear amber ale with a lovelly big fluffy creme coloured head. Substantial hoppy aroma on this oneresiny and citric..caramel malts in the background. Flavour is well balanced with a thick ,toffee,fudgey malt being over run by a red grapefruit,floral hoppyness. Very good mouthfeel..round and full yet easy. Overall and excellent and drinkable amber.
11-10-2011 23:55:13 | More by Reidrover
2.35/5 rDev -35.4%
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.
03-11-2011 12:49:57 | More by harrymel
3.58/5 rDev -1.6%
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.
07-02-2013 02:08:36 | More by Fatehunter
3.35/5 rDev -8%
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.
11-13-2011 16:58:46 | More by Ryan011235
3.2/5 rDev -12.1%
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.
07-02-2011 22:00:37 | More by zeledonia
Organic Free Range Red from Laurelwood Public House & Brewery
83 out of 100 based on 57 ratings.