Scarlett Red Rye - Speakeasy Ales & Lagers
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Reviews by TheBrewo:
3.4/5 rDev -7.9%
This brew was served from the tap at Rattle N’ Hum in New York, NY. It arrived in a stemmed pilsner glass, glowing a dark ruby coloring, with flecks of gold when held to light. There was a one finger tight and creamy head of tan bubbles, showing decent retention. This left patterned and spotty lacing around the glass. No haze or sediment was noted, and carbonation appeared average. The aroma was of light gingerbread, rye, steely malts, light caramel sugars, cooling lactics, mild char, and herbal hop bitterness. Our first impression was that the beer was a bit mild on the flavoring. As we sipped, bittering rye bite, plastic phenols, warming clove, and charred caramel malts with little sweetness started things off. The middle peaked with licorice bite, light leathers, and more of that phenolic bite from clove and plastic. The finish was watered through, with cooling heavy creamy, and lactics with warmth. The aftertaste breathed of smoke and char, light caramel sugars, mineral, bitter musk, hollow booze, and grassiness. The body was medium, and the carbonation was higher, with huge froth when swirled around the mouth. The palate was otherwise wet and satiated, with decent slurp, sip, cream, and froth. The abv was appropriate, and the beer drank easily, but there was just little to it.
Overall, what we enjoyed most about this brew was its refreshment and coolness on the sip. This was definitely darker in style for a rye beer, with generous attention given to the malty backbone. The flavoring, however, was washed to the buds, and you actually lose a lot of the rye, and sweetness of malt. There was interesting phenolic bitterness, which helped to keep you interested, but really not enough when coupled with the lighter nose to make you refill your glass with the same. This all eases up with heat, making it more refreshing, but again, it is not enough.
11-17-2012 20:16:04 | More by TheBrewo
More User Reviews:
3.63/5 rDev -1.6%
A - Deep pretty violet. Reminds me of Consecration.
S - Fruity breadiness.
T - Oh yeah that's a red rye if you ask me. Spicy bread. Thought it would be sweeter and fruitier from the smell. A bitter finish. Not too complex but enjoyable rye character.
M - Medium body and crisp amount of carbonation. It's nice.
O - A good rye beer. Slightly uncommon for me, but I liked it.
04-08-2014 07:44:04 | More by samtrillo
3.58/5 rDev -3%
Appearance - Pours a dark, semi-clear amber red with an off-white, 2 finger head. Average retention, the resulting lace is thick with decent stick.
Smell - Primarily caramel and roasted malt with a hint of citrus hop, and a peppery rye note playing off in the background.
Taste - Follows the nose fairly well. Roasted malt character, hints of coffee and chocolate, caramel malt, a touch of citrus hop on the backend... but the rye is so subtle, you might not even catch it if you aren't looking for it. There's a bit of peppery spice in the aftertaste, but it's almost an afterthought.
Mouthfeel - Medium body, with fair carbonation. Finishes semi-dry. Goes down smooth and easy.
Overall - Somewhat disappointed, if only because I've been so impressed with Speakeasy beers in the past. This one's not bad by any stretch, but if you're looking for a beer with strong rye character, you might want to look elsewhere. Not a bad beer, but doesn't necessarily deliver on the promise of the label.
11-01-2012 05:53:12 | More by TheSixthRing
3.68/5 rDev -0.3%
The Scarlett pours as beautiful as the girl on the label. The beer was a deep rich clear amber with white head that is leaving a nice lace. The scent was very malty. The taste was ok....started very nice then a weird stringent funk piled on leaving me to scratch my head. Does not come off the pallet as nice as other ryes. The mouthfeel was medium in body with good carbonation. Overall this beer is ok....not sure I'd run out to buy it.
09-11-2013 00:59:02 | More by WoodBrew
3.55/5 rDev -3.8%
Poured one finger of head on a clear, amber colored body.
The aroma is red licorice, rye spice and lemon.
The taste is moderate bitterness with a slight honey sweetness and finishes with a bold bitterness. Nice profile.
The texture is crisp with moderate carbonation.
An enjoyable red rye ale.
06-09-2013 03:57:37 | More by Fatehunter
3.38/5 rDev -8.4%
Bottled on 9/21/2012
Poured into a standard tulip
Appearance: Pours a beautiful deep, brownish red with a finger and a half of light tan head. Loads of lacing and good head retention.
Aroma: Spicy rye, sweet caramel malt with faint, leafy, citric hops playing catch up. Pretty low key smelling brew.
Taste: Starts off with a much bigger hop presence than anticipated. The citrusy hops pretty much dominate the other aspects of this beer. Unfortunately,there is very little rye underneath the hops. Some caramelly malt peeks through the brew as it warms. The rye finally makes itself known albeit quietly in the dry, bitter finish.
Mouthfeel: Slick, slightly sticky and off dry. High carbonation for the style.
Overall: A pretty flavorful session beer. I wish the rye had a bigger role in this beer and I also feel that the carbonation is too high for this ale. If the carbonation was dialed back a bit, I think the malt and hops would have a much bigger playing field to interact with each other on. It definitely is a good session beer to have while watching the game with some friends.
12-18-2012 23:58:33 | More by flayedandskinned
4.13/5 rDev +11.9%
Mix a six pick up at Shoprite Wines. Twelve ounce bottle in pint glass.
Pours crimson reddish brown with virtually no foam on top. Just a smattering of white. Toffee rye nose, subtle sweetness. Pleasing. Rich malty taste with a rye hop bitter in the middle that rolls into sweet finish. Nice bite. Solid mouthfeel. Everything really works together for a tasty end result.
05-11-2013 20:21:43 | More by KTCamm
3.43/5 rDev -7%
Pours out to a deep reddish brown with a very small head that subsides very quickly, but leaves some decent lacing around the edge of the glass.
Smell is rather malty with hints of roasted grain.
The flavor matches the smell, with a very strong wave of roasted grains, but a bit one-dimensional.
Mouthfeel is fairly thick and slightly grainy. Interesting characteristic, but not something I'd look for.
Overall, this isn't a beer that I particularly like, but it was interesting. The appearance of the beer is great but ultimately fell short of my expectations.
02-18-2014 04:14:57 | More by Boneheadmx
Scarlett Red Rye from Speakeasy Ales & Lagers
83 out of 100 based on 182 ratings.