1. Extreme Beer Fest. March 20 & 21, 2015 in Boston, Mass. Join us!
  2. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  3. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Scarlett Red Rye - Speakeasy Ales & Lagers

Not Rated.
Scarlett Red RyeScarlett Red Rye

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.

194 Ratings
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 194
Reviews: 35
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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 194 | Reviews: 35 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of samtrillo
3.63/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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.

samtrillo, Apr 08, 2014
Photo of Astarzz316
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

Astarzz316, Apr 06, 2014
Photo of Smarty_Pints
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

Smarty_Pints, Apr 03, 2014
Photo of JoeMans
4.25/5  rDev +15.2%

JoeMans, Apr 02, 2014
Photo of Cath
4/5  rDev +8.4%

Cath, Apr 02, 2014
Photo of Boone757
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

Boone757, Mar 29, 2014
Photo of Celtics17
3.83/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Overall not bad, but it's something I wouldn't want again.

L - Ruby-brown color with a creamy beige head that covers the glass with stickiness as it dissipates
S - Roast, burnt smell.
T - Little rye, earth, spice, pine, slight fruity aspect, caramel, bread. Caramel most dominant taste.
F - fuller body, creamy, finishes semi-dry and semi-bitter
O - Not bad, it's not a favorite in the rye world.

Celtics17, Mar 27, 2014
Photo of Copernicus
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

Copernicus, Mar 24, 2014
Photo of vfgccp
3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

vfgccp, Mar 23, 2014
Photo of donbet69
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

donbet69, Mar 23, 2014
Photo of BearslikeBeers
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

BearslikeBeers, Mar 22, 2014
Photo of StonedTrippin
3.46/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

a well made beer, but not my palate here. there is too much malty sweetness in this one for the rye to really have much of its usual spice impact, and instead we are left with a rather heavy red amber beer without a ton of flavor. looks nice though, clear dark copper in color with over an inch of tan head. it smells grainy and sweet, and the taste matches. i dont get much hops at all from either, and the rye is just way too subtle for me, but admittedly i like to taste rye when its in the grain bill. lots of body, lots of residual sugar. it could use some bottle conditioning or something to clean it up a bit, but its well carbonated and suitable for cooler early spring days. probably the least impressive speakeasy brew i have had to date, but still far from a poor showing.

StonedTrippin, Mar 19, 2014
Photo of BushwyckCraft
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

BushwyckCraft, Mar 19, 2014
Photo of Beerswag
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

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

bernat1971, Mar 16, 2014
Photo of paulish
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

paulish, Mar 13, 2014
Photo of Arkay
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

Arkay, Mar 13, 2014
Photo of BeerNoobNC
4.25/5  rDev +15.2%

BeerNoobNC, Mar 08, 2014
Photo of beans923
2.75/5  rDev -25.5%

beans923, Mar 06, 2014
Photo of cistercian12
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

cistercian12, Feb 21, 2014
Photo of Boneheadmx
3.43/5  rDev -7%
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.

Boneheadmx, Feb 18, 2014
Photo of jpjayp
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

jpjayp, Feb 16, 2014
Photo of barnzy78
3.99/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12oz, bottled on 11/18/13
L - deep ruby-brown color with a creamy beige head that covers the glass with stickiness as it dissipates
S - weaker aroma that is more earthy and spicy rye if anything
T - much fuller flavors with rye, earth, spice, pine, slight fruity aspect, caramel, bread,
F - fuller body, creamy, finishes semi-dry and semi-bitter
O - really enjoyed this one. Very unique flavors and well crafted. I like what I've had from this brewery so far & I look forward to venturing more of their stuff.

barnzy78, Feb 14, 2014
Photo of micromaniac129
3.65/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Scarlett Lady looks brown when pouring but has a nice reddish hue when peered through. i small lacey head forms with a touch of lacing.
The aroma was sweet malts with a touch of roasted malts.
Taste was pretty good and solid. Taste was of soft roasted malts sweet caramel and a touch of hops. I didn't take note of any rye malts.
This is a good solid beer but really didn't notice any rye.

micromaniac129, Feb 13, 2014
Photo of enelson
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

enelson, Feb 12, 2014
Scarlett Red Rye from Speakeasy Ales & Lagers
83 out of 100 based on 194 ratings.