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Loakal Red - The Bruery

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BA SCORE
89
very good

477 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 477
Reviews: 122
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 11.11%
Wants: 22
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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3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

litheum94, Oct 16, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -30.6%

arash1000, Oct 14, 2012
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4/5  rDev +1%

Hardcore, Oct 14, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

funkel81, Oct 13, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

JosephThompson, Oct 09, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +19.9%

g_jenkins, Oct 07, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

BrokenStones, Sep 15, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

jgrummm, Sep 04, 2012
Photo of cradke
4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: foggy and cloudy red and brown. a significant fine head. Thin fine heads lingers throughout the drink.

Smell: hops first, the sweetness is pronounced and catches me a bit off guard. Some oak and malt linger.

Taste: sharp pine hops up front, oak and malt through the middle with great sweetness throughout.

Mouthful: very pronounced fine head and coronation. A bit thin as it warms.

Overall: much more hop forward than i expected. very nice cartel and oak. Very much enjoyed this beer.

cradke, Sep 02, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

Kanine, Aug 30, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

beerpadawan, Aug 27, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

scottiethebody, Aug 24, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -30.6%

Dactrius, Aug 22, 2012
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4/5  rDev +1%

Nickfellow007, Aug 14, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

Viciousknishs, Jul 18, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

roblund, Jul 10, 2012
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4/5  rDev +1%

leodarko, Jul 07, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

pkalix, Jun 23, 2012
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4/5  rDev +1%

THECPJ, Jun 21, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +19.9%

Hellyeahimdrinking, Jun 06, 2012
Photo of brotherloco
4.23/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750ml bottle. Served in a tulip.

Pours a hazy dark amber with a finger of dense beige foam. Settles to a light covering. Nice amount of lacing left in glass.

Holy cow, a hoppy beer from The Bruery! Aroma of juicy, citrusy hops, and caramel malt. Not sure if I'm picking up much oak, maybe a touch of vanilla.

Ah, oak comes through a lot stronger in the flavor. Citrusy hops and caramel malt from the aroma are more subdued and balanced by dry woody flavors. Some sweetness peeks out in the finish. A little bit of alcohol emerges as well, but only a touch.

Medium bodied with a good, supportive level of carbonation.

I'm glad I got the chance to try this "loakal".

brotherloco, Jun 03, 2012
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4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 750mL bottle into a St. Bernardus goblet. No visible dates.

A: A generous two and half fingers of tight, creamy head. Brownish, translucent amber.

S: Fresh citrus hops are balanced by caramel(?) malts. Some toffee notes, a sweetness that might derive from oaking.

T: Good, but not great. The strong hops (Centennial) are lightly onion-y, which doesn't mesh as well with the woody-vanilla undertones. Hops definitely outshine the amber malt base. Drinkable, crisp, and refreshing. A pretty solid red ale with an interesting oak flourish.

M: Lightly carbonated, smooth, full-bodied, and fresh.

O: Great potential, good execution, not quite 'different' enough to click with me. Certainly drinkable, recommendable, but unspecial and not worth going out of your way for.

AgentMunky, Jun 02, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +19.9%

drjman, May 30, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

Rudy, May 23, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

kevboat, May 23, 2012
Loakal Red from The Bruery
89 out of 100 based on 477 ratings.