Sequoia Red | Kern River Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Kern River Brewing Company
California, United States
kernriverbrewing.com

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by mcallister on 03-01-2007

BEER STATS
Ratings:
78
Reviews:
14
Avg:
3.66
pDev:
9.29%
 
 
Wants:
0
Gots:
5
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0
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Ratings: 78 |  Reviews: 14
Reviews by vacax:
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4.35/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours brilliantly clear and rich sequoia red color, proving it is aptly named. If you don't know the mighty sequoia, its bark is a majestic dark red/brown. This gives me about one inch of a thick lightly tan head that has a few big bubles to break it up. Some good retention and beautiful lacing to boot. Looks like a great red ale. Smells like a classic amber with sweet caramel malts, cookie, walnut, toasty biscuit notes, and a hint of fruity hops in the background. A malt-forward brew.

Lots of those rich malts come through in the flavor, toasty caramel malts bring a nice sweetness, then the midpalate and finish usher in a tannic fruitiness and lightly earthy hop presence that completely balances this out. This is exceptionally well balanced, very impressive. While I personally prefer my reds hoppy, this is a near-perfect example of a balanced malty red ale. Medium body with a very creamy carbonation. A near perfect interpretation of a classic style.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of aquazr1
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of LXIXME
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of RBassSFHOPit2ME
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of joeyjoey104
3.58/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Sammy
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of MiScusi
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle brought back from the brewery a little over a month ago. Dark ruby in color, with a weak off white head made of big and little bubbles. It comes across as pretty toasty and nutty. It wasn't bad, but I don't think it really did anything that particularly well.

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Photo of SirBentham
3.65/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of Brolo75
3.77/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Bottle poured into a pint glass

A: Pours a dark chestnut red with a tan colored head, slight lacing, no carbonation, minimal head development and retention.

A: Toasted malt, biscuits, toffee, no hop presence on the nose, very subtle aromas

T: Toasted malt, toffee, caramel, touch of floral hops, moderate amount of bitterness, dry finish with toffee and caramel lingering in the aftertaste.

M: Light/medium bodied, low carbonation.

O: Really enjoyed the taste but it seems under carbonated and it affects the appearance and mouthfeel.

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Photo of n2185
3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of Topher78
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of mrcraft
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of jaydoc
3.26/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of largadeer
3/5  rDev -18%

Photo of trentet
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of MrHirschybar
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of wethorseblanket
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DarthKostrizer
4/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of mdlb44
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of Piddmeista
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of Obsidian
4.5/5  rDev +23%

Photo of Keananmichael5
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of drewone
3.25/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of womencantsail
4.09/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: The pour is a deep, dark, brown color with plenty of red notes. The head is minimal and some spots of lacing are left.

S: The smell is very rich and malty. A lot of brown sugar, caramel, toffee, and a mild roasted quality.

T: The taste follows the nose. Big sugar, toffee, and caramel, flavors. The roasted malt is not as noticeable here. The flavors are quite reminiscent of a barleywine.

M: Low carbonation, medium body, and quite smooth.

D: I generally like a hoppier red/amber ale, but this was actually quite good. I think the flavors were bold enough to make this beer something more than a sugary mess.

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Sequoia Red from Kern River Brewing Company
3.66 out of 5 based on 78 ratings.
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