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Loakal Red - The Bruery

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BA SCORE
88
very good

503 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 503
Reviews: 124
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 11.39%
Wants: 23
Gots: 72 | FT: 4
Brewed by:
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California, United States

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

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Halcyondays on 09-25-2010

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look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

750ml bottle thanks to nicks6217, poured into a Lost Abbey tulip.

Poured an amber red, mostly foam (75% foam, 25% liquid at best) and this foam certainly gripped the glass and always stayed above a layer of film.

Smell was largely of candied hops, very sweet smelling and only briefly did any oak make its presence known. A little one dimensional, but a good sign of things to come. Expected vanilla from the oak, but that didn't happen for me.

Taste was the one dimensional candied hop from the nose hitting the tastebuds. It wasn't something that beated you into submission, more something that was always there, and not in a bad way.

I was a big fan of the mouthfeel, it managed to parch the mouth, presumably from the oak, while leaving you ready to come back for another sip.

Not what i expected, but overall, it is an ok beer for a tasting or a session. Drinkability was very good, taste was sweet and one dimensional.

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4.06/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I had this at a tasting hosted by finewinemike. Poured from a bottle into a Chimay goblet.

Appearance: Pours a dark amber color that is a bit cloudy. There are three fingers of thick off white head and a decent amount of lacing.

Smell: Some malt sweetness, but the start is bitter citrus peel hops. Really nice.

Taste: This one is very hoppy. The citrus peel bitterness hits you right away, but there is a good amount of malt to balance things out well. The finish is bitter and mildly sweet.

Mouthfeel: Medium body with smooth carbonation and a dry finish.

Overall: This is a really good hoppy red ale. The hop profile along with the malt backbone worked together well. I would have this one again.

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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

appearance - a dark crimson mahogany in color. off white head that sticks around a bit.

smell - hops, wood, typical amber malts

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mouthfeel - medium and medium on carbonation and body. a bit of sticking in the mouth.

Loakal Red from The Bruery
88 out of 100 based on 503 ratings.