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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

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Beer added by: Halcyondays on 09-25-2010

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Ratings: 506 | Reviews: 125
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750mL bottle poured into a snifter. Thanks again for sharing Matt!

(A)- Pours a cloudy mahogany reddish brown color. Produced some good white froth and lacing.

(S)- A sweet yet malty profile. Subtle fig and apricot fruits meets a hoppy bitterness.

(T)- Nice amber malt meets an almost candied fig-like sweetness. Plenty of bitter pine on the finish.

(M)- A good carbonation level. Very malty and sweet with that candied-like citrus with a hefty hoppiness to it. Its almost like its an american red ale only dessert.

(O)- This strongly reminds me of Bells' This goes to 11 Ale, but this one might have a better balance and a touch less of a massive hop profile.

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look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 750ml into my Bruery tulip. Pours out a deep, dark red/orange with about an inch and a half of off-white head. Amazing lacing coats the glass until the end, thick and sticky!

Citrus, caramel, oak and toffee start the smell off very nicely. There is a hint of vanilla near the end.

Citrus and oak start the taste off, I could swear that more than 25% of this is barrel aged. Very fresh oak taste as well. Toffee and grass follow with what tastes like a hint of brown sugar. The finish is grassy with a bit of lemon rind. Very interesting flavors. The mouth is a touch thin and heavily carbonated.

Though I'm not always an amber ale drinker, I was in the mood, and this went above and beyond my expectations. I always expect a lot from The Bruery, and they certainly deliver with this one. Glad they finally shipped it outside of OC!

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look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

750mL bottle acquired through the Reserve Society. 8.49. Not sure why but it appears that The Bruery either stopped dating bottles or just doesn't date any bottles sold through their store. Served in a Dogfish Head snifter.

Pours hazy russet red/brown with a fluffy three finger cap of sand colored head. The head fades slowly and leaves large lace splotches.

Smells of light citrus, bready, mild toffee, oak and vague vanilla.

The taste of citrus hops is nice and up front. Mandarin orange, lemon zest, slight pine, caramel, wheat bread, oaky vanilla, toffee and a trace of cherry skin bitterness. Many layers of flavor.

Medium bodied and semi slick with a lively effervescence. Softly bitter muted earthy yet citrus hoppy finish.

A mighy fine red ale. Nice hop character with an even nicer complex enjoyable oaky malt body. I enjoyed this much more than the Imperial Loakal Red. This has a great balance to it with no noticeable alcohol. I'll definately buy this again when I see it.

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