Loakal Red - The Bruery
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2.2/5 rDev -44.4%
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.
04-25-2014 13:13:45 | More by stakem
2.25/5 rDev -43.2%
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.
09-24-2011 23:05:23 | More by kojevergas
United Kingdom (Wales)
3/5 rDev -24.2%
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.
01-16-2011 22:26:14 | More by mothman
District of Columbia
3.08/5 rDev -22.2%
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.
02-04-2011 03:19:25 | More by craytonic
3.13/5 rDev -21%
Excited to try this one, again a very generous soul provided me with it
A: Muddy redish brown with waaaayyy to much head that took forever to go away. The lacing was good
S: Strong oak and vanilla tones along with some. A slight floral hoppiness and tons of toffee and caramel notes
T: A bit too sugary sweet for me with a hint pine hoppiness present in the finish.
M: Pretty smooth but slightly cloying
D: Happy to had tried this but do not think i would seek it out in the future. maybe if enjoyed fresher it would have been better
02-22-2011 00:55:37 | More by mikey711
Loakal Red from The Bruery
89 out of 100 based on 459 ratings.