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Knucklehead Red Ale - Beachwood BBQ & Brewing

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Reviews: 9
Hads: 36
Avg: 3.53
pDev: 9.92%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Beachwood BBQ & Brewing visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  5.70% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: womencantsail on 07-06-2011

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Reviews: 9 | Hads: 36
Photo of Nugganooch
3.66/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On tap at the pub – Long Beach, CA
Notes taken from 06/03/14 – Taster from flight

A: Light crimson color that actually takes on more brownish hues with some red tones than anything. Really fine clarity to this one. Thin layer of khaki cream holds firmly eventually slipping out to a mere crown. Tiny dots and a few splashes of lace decorate the glass on the way down.

S: Malty biscuit is pronounced with some light toffee and more toasted bread than anything else here. I get some soft underpins of earthy hops to the nose but this is more about the malts. Very fresh clean aromas I will add.

T: Toasted bread and biscuit predominantly with some subtle toffee like sweetness. Earthy hops are present with a very mild orange citrus character to it. There is a low level of actual bitterness to the beer and no alcohol to report in flavor. Nice dryness towards the finish. Well balanced and quite drinkable but a bit run of the mill for me.

M: The mouth feel is light to moderate with a nice creamy texture to it. There is a low amount of actual bitterness on the palate and the beer finishes with a nice drying sensation. Very clean overall.

D: This is a more traditional malt forward red. And I must say it is well balanced which makes for a nice sessions but I guess I was just hoping for a the amped up American style Red here. Nothing against it or the traditional style but Beachwood makes such awesome hoppy beers here that the potential is there for something much more killer. Glad I only opted for a taster.

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Photo of Rosanne
2/5  rDev -43.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Too sweet syrupy taste at start.
Amber clear. Head thin but good. Lacing good. Bitter on end of palate. Smell malts but not much. Very slight smell. Taste smooth. Mild bitter. Sweet.
Moderate carbonation.

Shared a taster on-tap as past of a flight at the brewery in May 2013; Beachwood BBQ & Brewing, Long Beach, USA. As part of a six-week West Coast beer tour. I rate to taste, not to style. See my blog for more details: carbeers.wordpress.com

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Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.58/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Beachwood BBQ & Brewing in Long Beach, CA.

Pours a clear dark red with a beige head that settles to a film on top of the beer. A foamy curtain of lace coats the glass on the drink down. Smell is very malty with citrus zest and subtle citrus fruit aromas. Taste is the same with a mild bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer that is easy to drink.

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Photo of Sammy
3.75/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

on tap at The Bruery Provisions. Orange coloured body. A good hop aroma and orange citrus bitterness in the flavour. Decent for the style, good drinkability, average mouthfeel with toffee, mild toastiness. Good introduction to Beachwood's beers, which get good marks from my acquaintances here.

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Photo of Halcyondays
3.53/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On-tap at Beachwood I, $2,

A: Pours amber with a medium soft frothy white head, which leaves nice lace.

S: Crystal style malt, with some pine and citrus, pretty standard.

T: Light sweet toffee and crystal malt. Nice hop notes of pine, grapefruit and melon. Good mix of flavours.

M: Light to medium-bodied, mild resiny character. Frothy, soft carbonation.

O: A solid red ale, not my favourite style, but this is well made, well attenuated, a dry beer for those who like it that way.

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Photo of dgilks
3.65/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Clear copper colour with a smooth light tan head. Fair head retention but nice lacing.

Toasty, dark toffee malts with a piney hop character. Good.

Toasty, slightly roasty malt with a big dose of resinous bitterness and a solid citrus hop profile. Balanced but big.

Medium body with high carbonation. A touch too fizzy.

A fully flavoured red ale with lots of malt and hops. The carbonation sorts of kills this for me though.

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Photo of HopHead84
3.9/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5


On tap at Beachwood BBQ and Brewing.

A: Golden red with a big creamy white cap.

S: Pronounced biscuit and toast with ample caramel malt. Earth accompanies pine and orange.

T: Lightly sweet biscuit and bread with some caramel. Hops are earthy and bitterness is restrained. Citrus is reminiscent of orange and subjugated by the malt.

M: Medium in body with matching carbonation.

Overall: A nice hoppy red. I finished my 10oz glass and wanted more.

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Photo of DCon
3.82/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Enjoyed on-tap @ Beachwood BBQ & Brewing in Long Beach, CA for $5. Received in a 16oz Pint Glass and enjoyed this and then half of their Kilgore Stout.

Aroma- Good amber smell. A bit of caramel aroma and high maltiness. Very clean smelling.

Appearance- Received with a 1 finger head that dies down quickly (should have good retention). Clear, amber color body and leaves decent lacing on the sides.

Flavor- Very malty, a bit of earthy hop flavor, and then can taste a sweet, caramel taste. Very balanced and has a sweet finish with low bitterness.

Mouthfeel- Light-Medium Bodied (should be higher), Medium Carbonation, Smooth, and leaves bit of hop on the palate.

Overall Impression- Like any BrewPub, their brews are usually decent and then they have AWESOME guest taps. This beer was very good and represented the Amber Style well. I could drink this beer all day. Tough thing was it should have had more body and bitterness but this was okay. Now onto many other CA breweries!

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Photo of womencantsail
3.68/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap at Beachwood Brewing

A: The pour is a dark amber color with a finger of off-white head.

S: Starts of with sweet caramel malts, toffee, and bread. There are some floral hops in the background, but not too much citrus. A nice bit of toasted bread/malt in there as well.

T: The flavor is fairly sweet with an emphasis on the toast, toffee, and caramel malts. A nice breadiness along with some floral notes and a light hop bitterness. Just a hint of citrus peel.

M: Medium in body with a smooth, medium carbonation.

O: Although I prefer a hoppier red ale, this had great balance to it and was very easy to drink.

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Knucklehead Red Ale from Beachwood BBQ & Brewing
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