Filthy Red Head | The Bruery

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Brewed by:
The Bruery
California, United States

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by Halcyondays on 07-03-2010

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 14 |  Reviews: 9
Reviews by Teleweizen2:
Photo of Teleweizen2
3.54/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A - deep mahogany color with some bright red highlights. Frothy light tan head from pour which dissipates rather quickly, leaves no lacing.

S - bright grassy somewhat citrusy hops. A little spicy, cinnamon and mint. Toasty malt sweetness.

T - rich caramel sweetness up front. Mild hop bitterness. Slightly tart. Bit of chocolate. Minty on the finish.

M - a little thin. Slick. Decent level of.carbonation.

D - another tasty offering from the bruery. A nice take on a common style. Much different than the average America red ale.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Billolick
3.67/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

32 ounce growler fill from DeCicco's in Ardsley, NY

Pours a dense, can barely see through it darker shade of mahogany brown. the head is darker tan/mocha, that is initially on the larger side but fairly rapidly goes to a super thin film and just minor bits of lace.

I get some mint, sugary oranges and a dull earthiness in the nose. Not a bad sniff

Notes of some malty sweetness, plenty of more mint, fresh fruits.

Interesting, different, but not the best output from the Bruery...hard to figure out exactly what is going on here

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Photo of TheRealDBCooper
3/5  rDev -16.9%

Photo of womencantsail
3.23/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A: The pour is a dark amber color with a noticeable brownish tint to it. A nice off-white head which you don't always see from the cask.

S: A decent enough nose. A good hop aroma up front with notes of citrus and grass, and a bit of pine. The sweet caramel malt comes through, too.

T: This is overly sweet and too much cream in the caramel. There is also an odd fruit punch type of flavor that just seemed completely misplaced. A light bitterness on the finish.

M: The body is medium with a very low, nearly non-existent, carbonation.

D: One of the weaker offerings from the brewery special releases. I definitely like the finished product much, much better.

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Photo of MrFootstones
4/5  rDev +10.8%

Photo of TheJollyHop
3.58/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Beautifully clear deep garnet red body with orange and yellow hues, beneath a fast fading head. Must, strawberries, and toasted sugar scents; very faint pine aroma.

At first sip so many different starting off points to begin with, so mouthfeel seemed easiest to comment upon first. The carbonation is between medium and high, and the weight of this beer seems appropriate for the style.

The beer taste wise is not very complex. Sweet grain upfront, herbal hops flavor, and sweet yet dry medium to long finish; balanced overall. Decent, but The Bruery has much better offerings.

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Photo of domtronzero
3.97/5  rDev +10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at The Bruery. From notes.

A - slightly hazy reddish brown color with a big frothy white long lasting head. Little lacing.

S - sweet pilsner-like malts. Big fruits: pineapple, mango. Lots of esters.

F/M - pilsner candy sweetness with lots of esters. Tropical fruits similar to the aroma. Medium low bitterness allows the malt/yeast complexity to shin through. Medium lite bodied with moderately high carbonation. Very clean finishing with no lingering aftertaste.

D - excellent drinkability. The dryness of the beer and the medium lite body make this beer quite refreshing yet it maintains all of the complexity of a big Belgian-style beer.

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Photo of Ineedabeerhere
3.4/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Growler from DeCicco's, had it on 10.2.10

Pours a reddish dark- amber color, small foam.

Flavor and aroma mostly composed of malts, home-baked bread, caramels, with a dose of earthy hops. Slight bitterness, not really crisp or pronounced. Just kind of there.... I keep sipping trying to figure it out but this beer just kind of seems out of place. It's got a medium-full body, relatively low carbonation, kind of hearty and malty overall with a rustic quality to it. I much rather see it turned into Oude tart. Nice to try though.

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Photo of Gobzilla
4.03/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a reddish amber with brown highlights that had a finger of head and left good blotchy lacing to the glass. I did get caramel malt aromas with toffee notes with slight citrus and piney hoppy notes. The piney hops were a little bit more potent on the palate but not as prevalent as the caramel malts with toffee, slight citrus, and piney hop accents. The brew was medium body with a good amount of tingly carbonation that had a malty, slight sweet and piney hop bitterness. It drank really well and was surprised to hear that its the base to a pretty damn food flanders red. I'm glad I had the opportunity of try this brew.

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Photo of Overlord
3.6/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a dark brownish red. Maybe a quarter inch of off-white foam. This became oude tart? Interesting.

Smells like caramel malt with a hint of piney hoppiness. No sourness detected, at all.

Doesn't taste sour, either. I guess I was hoping a bit of oude tart would bleed through. A caramel, chewy malt base, some pine, a bit of candi sweetness. Interesting. A hint of ... roast? Smoke?

A quaffable amber. Nothing earth shattering, but solid.

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Photo of John11486
3.5/5  rDev -3%

Photo of t0rin0
3.5/5  rDev -3%

Photo of Halcyondays
3.48/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

On cask at The Bruery, this is unsoured Oude Tart hopped with Centennial,

A: Pours a dark amber red, with two fingers of light tan head. Very good retention out of the cask, spots of lace.

S: Pine needles, assorted citrus, caramel.

T: Definite caramel and crystal malt, "red ale" type flavours. I thought there may be a hint of acid, but there is absolutely none. Hopping is fairly light, again with pine, but there's a good complexity in the overall malt tastes.

M: Very lightly carbonated, pratically flat, but this went from the fermenter straight to the cask so I can't fault it much. Medium-bodied overall.

D: Weird that this innocuous little red ale becomes Oude Tart, one of the best Flanders Reds that I've ever had. It's cool to be able to try it pre-aging, but Oude Tart is by far the better beer.

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Photo of jerz
4/5  rDev +10.8%

Filthy Red Head from The Bruery
Beer rating: 3.61 out of 5 with 14 ratings