Loopy Oatmeal Red Ale - Three Heads Brewing
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Reviews by GuinnessAtRogerWilco:
4.01/5 rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
12oz bottle poured into a Stella tulip glass. I've never had an Oatmeal Red Ale before, so was too curious and had to give this bugger a try.
AP: Medium amber colour with soft red hues. Can see the shadows of my fingers on the other side of the glass, so it's not thick or hazy. 3/4" fluffy white head that dissipates down to 1/4" with solid lacing on the glass.
AR: Toasted bread and caramel up front with sweet citrusy hops right behind. Good opening aromas on this. Getting a little sticky toffee as well. The hops are orange mostly with pink grapefruit and lemon along with resiny pine. I'm digging the aroma on this.
T: The malt tastes match the aroma with toast and caramel, but I also get stone ground cracker as well. While the orange aroma was strongest, in the flavour the grapefruit is the main player, though the orange is right behind it. The pine also comes into play to mix with the citrus and malts. In between the initial malt flavours and hops I get a hint of oatmeal cookie, nothing sweet but I it reminds me of the taste of oatmeal cookie.
M: The oatmeal does add a little body to this, but not much as it's medium bodied at best. It does add a smoothness and creaminess though that's enjoyable. Moderately carbonated and a slightly dry finish.
OV: This is an interesting brew and worth a try. Nice aromas, solid flavours and a decent mouthfeel. I would have this again, it's quite enjoyable.
Serving type: bottle
10-08-2013 02:56:51 | More by GuinnessAtRogerWilco
More User Reviews:
3.46/5 rDev -9.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
A: Opaque copper colored body topped by a creamy khaki head. Excellent head retention and lacing.
S: Caramel, oatmeal grain & floral nose.
T: Bread, oatmeal flavors end with a nice hoppy bitterness.
M: Smooth, creamy and balanced brew. Very drinkable.
O: A quite enjoyable beer that is equal parts hops and malt.
Serving type: bottle
07-04-2014 18:30:24 | More by Paincane
3.03/5 rDev -20.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75
$3 single. I didn't care for their Rochestaferian, but got this one at the same time I bought that one. Hopefully this one is better.
Appearance: Slowest pour ever, and I got a head that wouldn't quit. I wound up losing about 3 ounces of beer due to an insane amount of foam on this beer. I had to scoop it out with a spoon. Ridiculous. It looks good otherwise -- hazy orange/brown color with an insane amount of carbonation and a few floaters.
Smell: Smells exactly like a beer I've had before, but I can't remember just which one. I think it was one by Sierra Nevada. Really earthy and spicy sort of aroma on this with citrus undertones.
Taste/feel: I'm wondering why I'm reviewing this beer, as I feel like it's pretty obvious this beer had some issues during fermentation. Incredibly prickly carbonation at first with a bit of heft, which is alright. Then there's a weird copper sort of bitterness vibe with the super drying hop flavor that certainly has to be off... I'm not experiencing what other reviewers are. The carbonation is like a pop, the bitterness is, again, metallic or something along those lines (not a pleasant bitterness), and it lingers and lingers. The flavor I'm getting aside from that is pretty decent with the "red" flavors and earthy hops... it tastes like the smell, but the carbonation is out of control, but the harsh bitterness and occasional "off" sips makes this one that's evidently infected.
I hope I can get another non-infected bottle to try soon, because I don't like reviewing beers that are obviously infected, but I like to keep note. In spite of the infection, it tastes better than a number of beers I've had before... isn't that sad?
Serving type: bottle
05-10-2014 22:21:19 | More by Alextricity
Loopy Oatmeal Red Ale from Three Heads Brewing
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