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Scarlett Red Rye - Speakeasy Ales & Lagers

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Ratings: 186
Reviews: 34
rAvg: 3.69
pDev: 10.3%
Wants: 5
Gots: 11 | FT: 0
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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Photo of ArrogantB
2.3/5  rDev -37.7%
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.

ArrogantB, Feb 04, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -25.5%

acurtis, May 03, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -25.5%

andant, Dec 06, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -25.5%

beans923, Mar 06, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -25.5%

NateMac13, May 27, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -25.5%

ColdWaffles, Aug 13, 2014
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3/5  rDev -18.7%

Mersh, May 04, 2013
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3/5  rDev -18.7%

bernat1971, Mar 16, 2014
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3/5  rDev -18.7%

Quafftastic, Dec 10, 2013
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3/5  rDev -18.7%

dextermcgurk, Aug 08, 2014
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3/5  rDev -18.7%

JasonL02, Aug 11, 2014
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3/5  rDev -18.7%

jenray, May 03, 2013
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3/5  rDev -18.7%

djrn2, May 03, 2013
Photo of artoolemomo
3.1/5  rDev -16%
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.

artoolemomo, Dec 25, 2013
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3.21/5  rDev -13%
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.

Murrhey, Mar 28, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

lzepplin01, Jan 02, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

kkmiller76, Aug 17, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

Mikexw, Apr 08, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

johnnyboy76, May 14, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

OBeerMeGreatOne, Oct 27, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

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Scarlett Red Rye from Speakeasy Ales & Lagers
83 out of 100 based on 186 ratings.