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Scarlett Red Rye - Speakeasy Ales & Lagers

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BA SCORE
84
good

174 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

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Ratings: 174
Reviews: 34
rAvg: 3.71
pDev: 10.24%
Wants: 4
Gots: 10 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Speakeasy Ales & Lagers visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Rye Beer |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: UCLABrewN84 on 08-31-2012)
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ArrogantB

Colorado

2.3/5  rDev -38%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 2

12oz bottle from a friend who warned me that this was awful. He was not kidding. Looked fine, amber, good head. Smelled like the most awful malts. Flavor was dirty and like soggy stale cereal. This was a really bad beer, not sure what happened with this one but I won't be buying it.

Serving type: bottle

02-04-2014 18:38:46 | More by ArrogantB
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acurtis

New Jersey

2.75/5  rDev -25.9%

05-03-2013 00:29:32 | More by acurtis
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andant

New York

2.75/5  rDev -25.9%

12-06-2012 01:19:52 | More by andant
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beans923

Pennsylvania

2.75/5  rDev -25.9%

03-06-2014 01:54:37 | More by beans923
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NateMac13

Illinois

2.75/5  rDev -25.9%

05-27-2013 00:54:56 | More by NateMac13
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Mersh

Connecticut

3/5  rDev -19.1%

05-03-2013 23:00:26 | More by Mersh
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bernat1971

Washington

3/5  rDev -19.1%

03-16-2014 06:45:40 | More by bernat1971
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Quafftastic

Virginia

3/5  rDev -19.1%

12-10-2013 19:54:08 | More by Quafftastic
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jenray

Texas

3/5  rDev -19.1%

05-03-2013 15:20:35 | More by jenray
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djrn2

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -19.1%

05-03-2013 00:28:19 | More by djrn2
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artoolemomo

Oregon

3.1/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Appearance- Pours up very little head which also has poor retention. The head is a light beige with tan hints while the body is a dull mix of maroon, crimson, and garnet which brightens when held up to the light. Some lacing is left behind.

Nose- Some rye notes followed by some oak. Some caramel. Very weak notes from the glass- basically only rye presents itself. Some grain from the bottle and glass. Swirling shows some breadiness and caramel but not much else.

Taste- Much the same as the nose- starts of with rye (brown bread as well), some oak, other (less-defined) wood, and caramel. Some aspects of brown sugar and burnt caramel that meet with citrus and pine hops on the finish. Some metallic notes start to appear. They aren't negative at the moment but very well could be. Some enjoyable notes (the flavor profile could use more complexity) but the slight metallic note around the edges in a flaw. Not a huge one but a little distracting. It leads to a vinous character that has some candy notes to it. Mostly orange. The more traditional flavors of a rye beer have faded leaving some wood but mostly sweetness. Pretty much an average beer with a slight inclination toward below average. Really flattens out and becomes somewhat thin.

Mouthfeel- Between light and medium bodied with slight syrup to the texture. Light carbonation. A little chalk on the finish.

Drinkability- Fairly boring with minor flaws. Probably best to drink this one cold. Around two bucks for a bottle- not bad but I won't be buying this one again.

Overall- Pretty much just average. Not horrible; just has some weird off-tastes that aren't bad but just don't fit. You're not missing much if you don't try it, that's for sure.

Serving type: bottle

12-25-2013 02:15:40 | More by artoolemomo
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Murrhey

Montana

3.21/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Poured from a 12oz standard pressure-cap bottle into a shaker pint glass in Libby, Mont. Reviewed live.

A- Two-finger cream-colored head forms quickly. Thick and doughy looking head with moderate retention, two minutes is about right. Reddish-amber color body with high clarity. Fine looking beer. Nice sticky creamy lacing.

S- Some earthy hops and the slightly sour scent of rye. The grains are present, but not very vibrant. The hops smack of some earthiness and piney bitterness, but not tremendously complex.

T- Middling bitterness, piney hops. Sour and thick rye flavor. Honestly tastes kind of stale.

M- Medium-bodied, sugary and dry.

O- Slightly above average. I've had better and worse examples of the style. Not complaining though. Drinkable and a good example.

Serving type: bottle

03-28-2013 03:17:33 | More by Murrhey
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lzepplin01

Arizona

3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

01-02-2014 00:59:52 | More by lzepplin01
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Shennan20


3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

07-11-2014 01:05:27 | More by Shennan20
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Mikexw

New York

3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

04-08-2014 19:26:44 | More by Mikexw
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johnnyboy76

Oregon

3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

05-14-2013 02:45:56 | More by johnnyboy76
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Zbeetleman

California

3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

07-09-2013 07:25:11 | More by Zbeetleman
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vfgccp

New York

3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

03-23-2014 18:46:02 | More by vfgccp
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OBeerMeGreatOne

California

3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

10-27-2012 16:42:27 | More by OBeerMeGreatOne
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dwtyler

California

3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

12-01-2013 01:14:13 | More by dwtyler
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IBUQT

Oregon

3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

05-15-2014 02:40:29 | More by IBUQT
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AaronOp

California

3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

12-11-2013 08:29:26 | More by AaronOp
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flayedandskinned

California

3.38/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

12-18-2012 23:58:33 | More by flayedandskinned
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TheBrewo

Michigan

3.4/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: on-tap

11-17-2012 20:16:04 | More by TheBrewo
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Boneheadmx

California

3.43/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

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.

Serving type: bottle

02-18-2014 04:14:57 | More by Boneheadmx
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Scarlett Red Rye from Speakeasy Ales & Lagers
84 out of 100 based on 174 ratings.