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Loakal Red - The Bruery

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very good

506 Ratings
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Ratings: 506
Reviews: 125
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 11.39%
Wants: 23
Gots: 75 | FT: 5
Brewed by:
The Bruery visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  6.90% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Halcyondays on 09-25-2010

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Ratings: 506 | Reviews: 125
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look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.75

Gusher warning!!!

750ml bottle I kept in the fridge for weeks at colder than ideal temperatures. I pulled it out to share, the cap came off and beer exploded out the top. After the cleanup of my entire kitchen...the brew appears a murky brown with yellowish stained cap. Some spotty to patchy lace sticks on the glass as the 5 fingers of head slowly fade.

The smell is an absolute mess...totally carbonic and mineral filled. Underneath is some caramel, toffee fruity alcohol/herbal to pine hops and oak. Really a shame that the major component of this brew's nose is minerals and carbonic character instead of what is advertised.

The taste follows suit with carbonic and mineral charcter. After trying to avoid the sheer flavor of carbonic acid, there are notes of raw oak and hops tasting herbal, catty and pine-like. It is bitter with faint caramel malt sweetness underneath/towards the back.

This is a medium to lighter bodied brew that is explosively carbonated. Not that good, would not buy again. I cant believe this bottle didnt explode prior to me opening it. Im sure my experience is atypical of what the Bruery intended and what others have reviewed but I would never waste my money knowing this "might" be whats inside loakal red again.

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look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

Served on-draught at the Bruery provisions store in Orange, California as part of a taster. Serving volume was 2 oz. At the time, I thought the serving temperature was entirely too warm, but they're The Bruery, so this can't be attributed to barstaff error. Reviewed from notes.

A: Pours a one finger head of fair cream, good thickness, and decent retention. Clear ruby colour.

Sm: Amber hops, yeast, light cherry esters, and a hint of ammonia. Moderate in strength.

T: Very oak-ridden, with light wine notes. It's got a strange tone to be sure. No yeast comes through. It's built simply, but balanced. Strange in an unwelcome way.

Mf: Smooth and wet, complementing the style and taste fairly.

Dr: Drinkable for the relatively high ABV. Low quality.

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look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Pours 1 finger of beige head. Good retention and lace. Color is a caramel copper amber.

Aroma: Floral hops and some malts. Very amber like. Light oak and vanilla with some caramel and bread.

Taste: Very malty. Biscuity. Oak, floral hops, and vanilla show. Very malty, however.

Mouthfeel: Creamy and bitter. Medium bodied with a medium amount of carbonation. Ends dry and malty.

Overall, this wasn't really for me. I dig the hops, but too much malt here. Very dry. I won't have too much.

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Loakal Red from The Bruery
89 out of 100 based on 506 ratings.