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Lady Luck Red Ale - Karben4 Brewing

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Lady Luck Red AleLady Luck Red Ale

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Reviews: 5
Hads: 75
Avg: 3.87
pDev: 40.57%
Wants: 0
Gots: 8 | FT: 0
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Karben4 Brewing
Wisconsin, United States | website

Style | ABV
Irish Red Ale | 7.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: anticipation23 on 06-25-2013

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Reviews: 5 | Hads: 75
Reviews by jwc215:
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3.8/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours very dark crimson with a thin head that eventually fades to a wispy cover. Some lacing sticks.

The aroma is very malty - rich caramel, dark fruit with a hint of chocolate and light roast.

The taste is of caramel/toffee, chocolate. Malty sweet with a light roast with tannin-like (red-wine-ish) fruity balance in the finish.

Very smooth and easy-to-drink. A solid choice for a beer with rich, dark-ish malt character. A red that has some stout character. It has a complex malty character. A unique, enjoyable, brew.

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3.85/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

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4.04/5  rDev +4.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

Photo of Bunuelian
3.34/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of tourdot
3.4/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3/5  rDev -22.5%

Photo of CraigTravor
3.83/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.05/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of milwaukee512
4.25/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I am a big fan of Karben4 Brewing, but feel this beer may be labeled incorrectly. I was anticipating an Imperial Red Ale along the lines of Green Flash's Hop Head Red, but this is closer to a porter than an IPA. Understanding that, it's a pretty good example of the style. Has more of the characteristics of a brown ale than a red ale, in my opinion.

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4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

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3.99/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.8/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Ri0
3.72/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured 12oz bottle into snifter. A deep brown with amber highlights and 1.5 finger off white head. Nice collar and some lacing on the glass. Big notes of toasted bread and caramel along with a nice malty aroma. Savory with some soft chocolate and toffee. Starts off with a big malt caramel and toffee flavor. Has nice subtle touches of biscuit and toast coming through, even a touch of chocolate and dark fruit. Feel is medium and creamy. K4 made a nice malty red ale to sip on any day of the year.

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Photo of anticipation23
3.26/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

A dark red/almber colored beer poured on tap at the Karben4 taproom. Not much head, very little lacing. Smells like chocolate, roasted malt, caramel, fig, and overall sweetness. Mouthfeel is surprisingly thin, almost pilsner-like. Very drinkable, but not very flavorful. Roasted malt finished, caramel/chocolate undertones and earthiness throughout. Nothing special, but solid as they come.

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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Hopheadjeffery
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Tasted in a Rastal Teku from a 12 oz bottle on January 31,2016. Look is deep dark ruby red with a thin head and little lacing. Caramel, toffee, raisin, chocolate and roasted malt flavors and aromas.

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Photo of crobinso
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

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Lady Luck Red Ale from Karben4 Brewing
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