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Loakal Red - The Bruery

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BA SCORE
89
very good

482 Ratings
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Ratings: 482
Reviews: 122
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 11.11%
Wants: 21
Gots: 68 | FT: 6
Brewed by:
The Bruery visit their website
California, United States

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

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Halcyondays on 09-25-2010)
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Photo of stakem
2.2/5  rDev -44.4%
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.

stakem, Apr 25, 2014
Photo of kojevergas
2.25/5  rDev -43.2%
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.

kojevergas, Sep 25, 2011
Photo of spamages
2.5/5  rDev -36.9%

spamages, Jan 09, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -30.6%

arash1000, Oct 14, 2012
Photo of Roze
2.75/5  rDev -30.6%

Roze, Sep 15, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -30.6%

dfhhead25, Aug 30, 2013
Photo of Dactrius
2.75/5  rDev -30.6%

Dactrius, Aug 22, 2012
Photo of bdkucharski
3/5  rDev -24.2%

bdkucharski, Feb 18, 2012
Photo of Desaparecido
3/5  rDev -24.2%

Desaparecido, Nov 16, 2011
Photo of bombadil
3/5  rDev -24.2%

bombadil, Nov 15, 2011
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3/5  rDev -24.2%

tfidler, Jul 21, 2013
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3/5  rDev -24.2%

Shirin, Feb 11, 2013
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3/5  rDev -24.2%

ThatsThatDude, Jan 06, 2014
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3/5  rDev -24.2%

ygtbsm94, Jan 12, 2012
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3/5  rDev -24.2%

djaeon, Jan 22, 2012
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3/5  rDev -24.2%

hAle2theWort, Oct 15, 2013
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3/5  rDev -24.2%

BlackTuesday, Oct 28, 2012
Photo of mothman
3/5  rDev -24.2%
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.

mothman, Jan 16, 2011
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3/5  rDev -24.2%

jenray, Dec 11, 2011
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3/5  rDev -24.2%

dhbiker0889, Jun 11, 2013
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3/5  rDev -24.2%

duff247, Jul 18, 2013
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3/5  rDev -24.2%

extra, Jan 17, 2013
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3/5  rDev -24.2%

nanobrew, Nov 14, 2011
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3/5  rDev -24.2%

pmarlowe, Mar 18, 2012
Photo of craytonic
3.08/5  rDev -22.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Appearance: Small head, decent head and lace. Amber-copper pour.

Smell: Plane jane hops and malts, similar to some random beer one might get at a bar when ordering an "amber"

Taste: Very malty amber ale; very standard.

Mouthfeel: A bit thin, agressive carbonation. Very dry.

Drinkability: None of us were crazy about this one, not my favorite Bruery offering.

craytonic, Feb 04, 2011
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Loakal Red from The Bruery
89 out of 100 based on 482 ratings.