Organic Free Range Red | Laurelwood Public House & Brewery

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Laurelwood Public House & Brewery
Oregon, United States
laurelwoodbrewpub.com

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.10%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by dragonWhale on 02-12-2011

BEER STATS
Ratings:
59
Reviews:
16
Avg:
3.57
pDev:
15.97%
 
 
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1
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1
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1/5  rDev -72%

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2.38/5  rDev -33.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 2

Bottle date unknown - boo!

A: Pours a copper ale with excellent clarity and <single finger cream head which dissipates almost immediately. No lacing.

S: Grain, bran, alcohol. Hints of resiny hops. Sweet, overly sweet.

T: Malt and bitter. Alcohol, sweet cherries. Not very good for the style.

M: Medium with lower carb. Creamy feel. Drying. Nice.

D: Okay beer. Would never guess it to be a red ale. For some reason, this tastes like cheap mac and cheese. Too bad, my first impressions of this brewery have been quite good.

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2.5/5  rDev -30%

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2.98/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

First had: on tap at Laurelwood Public House, Portland, OR

Poured a reddish amber color with a small cap of white head; very nice lacing. Not too much in the aroma; sweet malts, a little caramel, mild hops. Taste was equally not-to-impressive, with some caramel sweetness, vaguely fruity, and a decent balance of hop bitterness, but just kind of flat overall. Light-medium body, and fairly drinkable for those with a more non-adventurous palate.

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3/5  rDev -16%

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3/5  rDev -16%

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3/5  rDev -16%

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3/5  rDev -16%

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3.16/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

On-tap at Thai Pepper in Ashland, OR. Reviewed from notes.

Pours a clear deep reddish amber, and was brought to me with a minimal off-white head. Not much lacing no matter how hard I tried to inspire it.

Smell is barely detectable. There's a bit of hops there, but not much, and it's mostly present as earthy, resin, and bitterness.

Taste is balanced, with the edge tipping towards the hops. Again, not much present other than bitterness and earthy hop flavors. No aromatics, no fruit. Just not a whole lot there. Malts are present as a grainy fullness and a touch of sweetness.

Medium-light in body, ample carbonation.

Summed up in 3 words: hoppy, weak, and unremarkable. It doesn't taste bad, but it doesn't taste real good either. No strong flavors, not a whole lot of complexity. A rather bland, balanced-but-slightly-hoppy red ale.

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3.2/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured on-tap into a pint glass at Good Foot's in Portland, Ore. Reviewed from notes.

A- One finger white head over red coloration with nice clarity.

S- Piney hops forward. Caramel malts. Clean and crisp smell.

T- Hop-forward and sweet. Tasty and smooth. Nice beer.

M- Smooth and dry.

O- Just about average. Decent amber.

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3.35/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

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3.4/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

On tap in a glass at Oddfellow's Hall in Seattle on 11/11/11

Caramel colored with dulled, burnt orange highlights. An almost one finger head thins but holds a decent layer. Impressive, solid lace.

Floral hop aromas with a pollen sweetening. Fluffy baked bread and a subtle caramel hint. Clean aroma. Hops are more earthy to taste. Dry pine, too. Hints of citric zest and peel tug at the edges. Malts come across as toasted bread. Suggestions of fruit esters. Dry bitterness rounds out the finish, though not too bitter. Lower side of medium with a juicy feel. Slight grit underneath. Carbonation is a hair on the high side.

Not bad, but I was hoping for a more righteous hop presence.

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3.5/5  rDev -2%

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3.5/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at the Portland airport.

A - Served a clear red amber with an average tan and fizzy head. Lots of lacing left on the glass

S - Not much. Some sweet bread and slight hop pine and grass.

T - Again som sweet breadiness and some slight hops.

D - Bitter, but not bad. Good carbonation and body.

O - Decent, bu not life changing.

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3.5/5  rDev -2%

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Organic Free Range Red from Laurelwood Public House & Brewery
3.57 out of 5 based on 59 ratings.
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