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Free Range Red - Laurelwood Public House & Brewery

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Free Range RedFree Range Red

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BA SCORE
86
very good

90 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 90
Reviews: 44
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 10.68%
Wants: 0
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Laurelwood Public House & Brewery visit their website
Oregon, United States

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

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: bondjedi on 09-07-2013)
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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

06-24-2014 23:15:07 | More by shelby415
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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

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05-23-2014 12:54:29 | More by waddellc2
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3.38/5  rDev -12%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Pours a deep, clear ruby red, tending towards brown in the thicker parts of the glass. The head is a fairly dense khaki that doesn't lace the glass. The aroma is a typical red, but a little stronger than normal. Toasted wheat bread with earthy yeast and an orange zing at the end. Swirl it up a bit and you get a piney, slightly resiny hop aroma. Taste starts off with nearly burnt bread, and that tangy yeast again. The bitterness of hops come through a little too strong. Seems that many varieties of hops are used, as earthy and piney flavors mix together. Body is on the heavier side with a decidedly dry finish. I love all the flavors in it, and that there is a lot of flavor to be had, but I can't help but wonder what a more citrusy late hop addition would have done for this beer. It's a great stand by though. Wish they stocked it where I'm from.

Serving type: bottle

04-12-2014 04:49:32 | More by Philousa
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artoolemomo

Oregon

3.58/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Appearance- Pours up a good amount of head which appears to have pretty good retention. The head is a very light tan or beige while the body is a dark amber with hints of copper red which appears as a medium to dark amber in the light. Considerable lacing that shows sheeting in patches.

Nose- Starts off with a caramel note which seems as if it will define this beer. It is flanked by hop aromas of orange, grapefruit, and minor lemon. Mostly just caramel from the glass- the hop profile is more noticeable from the bottle. Simplistic but effective.

Taste- Reflective of the nose but shows much more of the hops profile. Starts off with a touch of sweetness that comes from both the caramel and orange notes. Hop notes pretty much cover the entire length of the flavor profile and consist mostly of citrus- orange, grapefruit, and lemon. Slight chalk on the finish which is a bit dry. Not much of a linger at all. Some pine and resin on the finish as well- this does have a little bit of a linger. There's nothing special about this beer- it's just an efficient hoppy red. Above average to good, probably closer to above average. No flaws but also not a beer that I'm really into as I've never been much of fan of amber/red ales. Light spice on the finish, think coriander.

Mouthfeel- Just below medium bodied with mild carbonation but a slight carbonic sting which matches well with the pine, resin, and slight spice of the finish.

Drinkability- Pretty easygoing and the hops are pretty well rounded and approachable. It think these run about 4 bucks a bomber so the price is good but the beer itself just isn't what I generally want in a beer. If I were to go for a red, I probably go for something from Lagunitas instead.

Overall- Above to good beer and a pretty standard representation of the style. I would give it a try- it won't wow but I doubt it will repulse most craft beer drinkers.

Serving type: bottle

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Free Range Red from Laurelwood Public House & Brewery
86 out of 100 based on 90 ratings.