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Proletariat Red - New Old Lompoc Brewery

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Proletariat RedProletariat Red

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BA SCORE
83
good

51 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 51
Reviews: 25
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: 10.08%
Wants: 1
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
New Old Lompoc Brewery visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  6.20% ABV

Availability: Spring

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: freed on 05-03-2005)
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Reviews by Philousa:
Photo of Philousa
2.8/5  rDev -23.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a clear, deep red with a thin white head. Laces a bit, which I found surprising. Different for a red. Sweet, doughy biscuit with borderline brown malt aromas. Slightly spicy. Sweet, wheat bready taste with a tart finish, turning only slightly bitter. Very mild. Some spice sticks around in the back of the throat. Medium body with a slightly dry finish.

This is nothing to write home about, but a solid beer. A little too thin and sweet for me.

Philousa, Mar 02, 2012
More User Reviews:
Photo of GarrettB714
4/5  rDev +9%

GarrettB714, Nov 26, 2011
Photo of switzer
2.5/5  rDev -31.9%

switzer, Jun 13, 2013
Photo of biboergosum
3.55/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On nitro-tap at Henry's Tavern - hey, of their '99 beers on the taps' (my term, not theirs) this was an easy selection.

This beer appears a slightly hazy medium bronze hue, with two fingers (that's pushing things) of fine creamy eggshell white head, which leaves some broken walls of painted lace around as it recedes. It smells of sweet bready malt, a bit of lactic sugar, and earthy hops. The taste is more bready malt, some caramel, more milkiness, and hops of the non-discernible variety(?). The carbonation is uber-low, the body smooth, and somewhat creamy. It finishes off-dry, with that consistent bready malt, and the hops lessening by the sip.

The nitro makes this quite an enjoyable quaff, despite the effect on the hops. Power to the people, people!

biboergosum, Jul 09, 2011
Photo of Fatehunter
3.4/5  rDev -7.4%

Pours a finger of head on a hazy dark red body.
The aroma is a deep malt smell.
The taste has good balance with the malt sweetness and lemon bitterness playing off each other. Good balance.
The texture is smooth.
A nice drinkable ale.

Fatehunter, Saturday at 03:43 AM
Photo of jmccraney
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

jmccraney, Sep 23, 2012
Photo of KDawg
3.78/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from bomber into a pint glass. Pours a nice amber color with a smaller head.

Nice complexity to the aromas of malts, toffee, caramel, and some bitter notes too. Good depth and very aromatic.

Medium bodied with a real nice smooth and complete feel. Lacks a slight bit of depth and complexity but is very nice with flavors of caramel, toffee and a slight bit of malts.

This was a real good red ale. Very enjoyable and very drinkable.

KDawg, May 21, 2012
Photo of Docer
3.83/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Local brewpub in which I have never been... I am ashamed.. but I have bought many bottles...

- Pours a dark mahogany red with little off-white head but a bit of hazy flotation of little bits.... rather clear..

- Has a smoked and roasted scent to it... rather robust, oatey, and grainy... somewhat earthy and meaty... light pine bitter hop notes..

- Almost a tea-like flavor with a roasted grain.. nutty.. woody... smokey almost,.. but not overly hoppy.. more a playground with malts.. robust grain, oats, and smoke flavors... interesting... hops are light, mild, and sit in front adding a bitter touch to it. Little bit of peanut butter...

- Medium bodied.. slightly slimy on the palate.... chewy, and drying.... ever so slightly..

- Overall I like how this is different... more malt forward... and something other than the usual red... but overall I would like more hops, and lighter drinking capabilities...

Docer, Jun 16, 2010
Photo of rogerthegill
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

rogerthegill, Jan 26, 2012
Photo of Hopmodium
3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

Hopmodium, Feb 21, 2013
Photo of cbarrett4
3.58/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from tap at brewery:

A - good reddish copper hue, decent head, good fizz.

S - Nice toast and red fruit nose with hints of sweet malts and hops.

T - Hmmm... rather one dimensional and lacking on the palate...

M - A faint metallic edge, somewhat unbalanced

D - Due to the unbalanced palate and finish, this is a little less drinkable than their other beer

cbarrett4, Aug 11, 2010
Photo of DrMindbender
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

DrMindbender, Aug 04, 2014
Photo of SurlyDuff
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a rich copper with a slight haze. The sticky looking head didn't hang around very long, but the lacing stuck well to my glass.

A good brown ale toastiness comes forward in the aroma. Some leafy floral goodness behind the solid caramel malt backing.

Taste reminds me of a brown ale too, some toasty roasty flavors, but the hops are there in good enough quanities to keep it balanced.

Good mouthfeel and a good brew for pairing with food. Rather forgettable otherwise.

SurlyDuff, Jun 19, 2009
Photo of gnaztee
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

gnaztee, Sep 08, 2014
Photo of Reidrover
4.08/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Wilsonville,OR. $3.79 Nice bright amber coloured ale with a lovelly thick,frothy egg shell white head. Mainlly malty in aroma,caramel,nuttiness, light chocolateslight floral hop. Semi sweet thick malty taste,again caramel,toast,milk chocolat slight hop bitterness at the end but this is a malt bomb. Great mouthfeel thick and smooth and chewy. I really really enjoyed this beer. A great malty amber

Reidrover, Jan 22, 2012
Photo of Braheem
4/5  rDev +9%

Braheem, Jan 23, 2014
Photo of griffinn
3.06/5  rDev -16.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

A - Not really red, but a curiously murky amber. Just a little head and lacing.

S - Thick, slightly sour aroma, vegetable-like hops.

T - Heavy sweet molasses flavor, seems slightly off-balance. Hop character seems vague, indistinct. It's there, but it's an afterthought. Flavor is layered but not terribly imaginative.

M - A little on the thin side, almost seems flat. Leaves bitter oiliness and alcoholic heat behind for a long, lip-smacking finish even after the flavor vanishes.

O - Better than my review might have made it sound. This is a decent mid-range brew, not one to shy away from but nothing you'll probably write home about.

griffinn, May 06, 2013
Photo of rybobales
4/5  rDev +9%

rybobales, Aug 05, 2014
Photo of Frankieteardrop
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Frankieteardrop, Jul 06, 2012
Photo of bigred89
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

bigred89, Sep 10, 2013
Photo of MisterClean
4.53/5  rDev +23.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

On tap at New Old Lompoc.

A - Pours amber with one finger of orange-white head. Dissipates moderately fast leaving really nice lacing.

S - Honey, caramel, and light bittering hops.

T - Honey, caramel, light bittering and spicy hops. The malt flavors are very complex, but I could not describe them. The taste is overwhelming actually.

M - Full bodied, well-balanced, slightly malt dominated, and very smooth.

D - Wow. After recently judging some reds, this would have won by a landslide. The balance, malt complexity, and mouthfeel are excellent.

MisterClean, Aug 05, 2009
Photo of JVan
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

JVan, Aug 16, 2013
Photo of flagmantho
3.58/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from 22oz bomber into a pint glass.

Appearance: rich amber hue with a tiny touch of haze to the body. Plenty of effervescence, and head poured two thick fingers of frothy ivory foam. Nice!

Smell: big malty aroma with plenty of caramel and biscuity malt characteristics. Not bad for the style.

Taste: sweet malt with plenty of caramel character, but this is blown away by the biscuity aspects of the malt, which I don't like so much. It reminds me a lot of Fat Tire, if not quite so unpalatable. Bitterness is moderate and balanced; hops are earthy/noble in character. Stylistically appropriate, but not my favorite malt profile.

Mouthfeel: medium body with a good level of carbonation and creaminess. I like it.

Overall: this beer just doesn't float my boat. Not bad for the style, but not something I'll be going after again anytime soon.

flagmantho, Dec 15, 2011
Photo of frosted33
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

frosted33, Aug 19, 2012
Photo of anteater
3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

anteater, May 29, 2013
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Proletariat Red from New Old Lompoc Brewery
83 out of 100 based on 51 ratings.