Loakal Red - The Bruery
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4.13/5 rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
A: Pours a slightly hazy, deep amber, capped by just over two fingers of frothy, off-white head. Retention is good as it settles slowly, leaving moderate lacing down the glass.
S: Big hop presence up front with juicy grapefruit and tangerines, along with a dose of pine. Sweet caramel base with some oak around the edges.
T: Strong hops up front with an abundance of citrus again, joined by some pine notes. Juicy grapefuit stands out until just after the mid-palate where the caramel base, toffee, and lightly toasted sweet bread shine through along with some light oak and vanilla. Citrusy hops return and lead to a finish of sweet fruits. Taste lies somewhere between 4 and 4.5, but isn't quite far enough to make the leap upwards.
M: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.
D: Extremely easy drinking and the hop profile, while intense, is very well done.
Serving type: bottle
11-13-2010 04:56:54 | More by Xul
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Loakal Red from The Bruery
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