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Loakal Red - The Bruery

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BA SCORE
89
very good

452 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 452
Reviews: 121
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 11.36%
Wants: 21
Gots: 66 | 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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blabaer

California

3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

06-05-2014 04:15:56 | More by blabaer
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notchucknorris

California

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

06-01-2014 21:14:59 | More by notchucknorris
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dvmin98

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

06-01-2014 12:07:45 | More by dvmin98
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MarkyMOD

Colorado

4/5  rDev +1%

05-30-2014 19:44:31 | More by MarkyMOD
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Braden

Tennessee

5/5  rDev +26.3%

05-26-2014 03:38:47 | More by Braden
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Zaplt

California

4.13/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Appearance - Deep clear orangeish ruby with a thick white two finger head with good retention.

Aroma - Caramel, citrus, vanilla, strong centennial hop profile,

Taste - Citrus, caramel , vanilla, dark fruit, strong fresh hops, light oak that comes through as the vanilla/woodyness . Not too full bodied but enough to carry the hops and oak well. Blends deliciously.

Overall - Complex yet balanced. Not over the top. I think they did a very good job with this one. Very approachable and also complex. The Bruery can do no evil.

Serving type: bottle

05-23-2014 03:20:39 | More by Zaplt
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MichiganderHB

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

05-22-2014 11:54:47 | More by MichiganderHB
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BG718

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

05-18-2014 16:48:24 | More by BG718
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smakawhat

Maryland

4.03/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from the bottle into a tulip glass.

A bit overkill on the head creation, with much staying power. Fistfull light tan and creamed tall billowing head. Initial glancing appearances are a murky brackish red muddy rust colored body. Some light provides a deep orange and some faint rising carbonation.

Lots of nice thick caramel and a hint of woody oak just barely. Some small floral and deep vanilla like tones match out nicely as well. Pretty solid.

Palate comes with a classic thick mouthfeel of oak aging. Lots of vanilla rich and thick cream like consistency and flavors. Matching caramel sweetness in the mid palate, and a sharp but also mellow hop finish on the end. Hop angle gravitates to a bit of fruit and peach and citrus character nicely, with the matching malt thickness and vanilla.

Overall quite a nice red amber ale, and uniquely made and tasting.

Serving type: bottle

05-18-2014 02:56:37 | More by smakawhat
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djbreezy

Washington

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

05-16-2014 21:41:01 | More by djbreezy
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Scottie_A25

California

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

05-15-2014 21:57:13 | More by Scottie_A25
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CaptainPancakes

California

4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

05-12-2014 15:38:35 | More by CaptainPancakes
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ItsYourBoyBlue

California

4/5  rDev +1%

05-11-2014 18:53:08 | More by ItsYourBoyBlue
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stakem

Pennsylvania

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.

Serving type: bottle

04-25-2014 13:13:45 | More by stakem
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Beermazter310

Nevada

4/5  rDev +1%

04-24-2014 17:39:09 | More by Beermazter310
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Texas

4/5  rDev +1%

04-22-2014 01:15:29 | More by XicanoBeerRun
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Kramerwtmf

California

4/5  rDev +1%

04-17-2014 04:55:58 | More by Kramerwtmf
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boesesfleisch

California

4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

04-12-2014 23:24:36 | More by boesesfleisch
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ISmith87

Arizona

4.46/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Bottled 12/26/13

A - 4.25 - The beer itself is a nice clear orange amber color with a thick white head that sticks and leave nice lacing.
S - 4.5 - More complex than any other red ale I've had. Floral hop notes, orange, bready biscuity malt, sweet caramel malt too/sweetness from the oak aged portion, light oak
T - 4.5 - Citrusy, orange zest, floral, bready malt background, tiny bit of mellow oak flavor and vanilla. Very smooth.
M - 4.25 - Light drinking @ 6.5% ABV w the alcohol completely covered. Aftertaste is hop bitterness and breadiness from the malt.
O - 4.5 - It's an interesting concept, and a great red ale, but I was expecting to get more from the oak barrels. I guess with only 25% being aged in barrels you'd expect it to be pretty mellow.

Serving type: bottle

04-05-2014 22:38:03 | More by ISmith87
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rollncalguy78

California

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

04-05-2014 00:11:04 | More by rollncalguy78
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Colorado

4/5  rDev +1%

04-04-2014 03:10:32 | More by afsdan
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apbaj

Guam

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

03-29-2014 01:54:18 | More by apbaj
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Rubalaca

California

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

03-26-2014 21:03:46 | More by Rubalaca
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Reappropriated

California

4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

03-24-2014 20:40:24 | More by Reappropriated
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greenspointexas

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

03-23-2014 15:52:57 | More by greenspointexas
Loakal Red from The Bruery
89 out of 100 based on 452 ratings.