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Loakal Red | The Bruery

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BA SCORE
3.94/5
Very Good
547 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
The Bruery
California, United States
thebruery.com

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.90%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Halcyondays on 09-25-2010

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#5,702
Reviews:
129
Ratings:
547
pDev:
11.42%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
19
Gots:
76
Trade:
4
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4.67/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of evanwoertz
4.43/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of StoutSnob40
3.38/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.99/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle to becher pint glass, the appearance was a ruddy burnt amber color with a minimal white foamy head that fell off at a slow pace. Some stringy lace. The aroma had a clean smooth sweet caramel/toffee malt base rolling over some citrusy sweet and bitter hops. Light earthiness and a little bit of roasted to sweet nuts amplify the overall enjoyment of the nose. The flavor had the sweetness up front of the prior mentioned aromas to collide with the roastiness and a subtle herbal to floral smooth sweet contour. Aftertaste mixed the caramel/toffee malts with the hops pretty nice. Finish was clean, smooth and sweet. The palate was medium bodied with a pretty good sessionability about it. Carbonation and ABV felt as projected by the brewer. Overall, pretty damn nice beer by not a cheap brewery, but hey the second bottle I was able to get of this I had with a grilled bacon and parmesan cheese sandwich and well, I have to admit, that was one hell of a pairing!

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Photo of Marvicsin
3.5/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of South2NW
3.97/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Kurmaraja
4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SoCal_Matt
3.23/5  rDev -18%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of t2grogan
3/5  rDev -23.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3.98/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of rodbeermunch
4.31/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Good hearty red appearance on this one with over 1/2" of white head, ample clarity. Dropped a serious amount of dry hopping here, Centennial I believe, works well, impressive, elite 1st tier hopping/aroma notes from this red ale. Impressive.

This hit all kinds of involved notes here, lots of hops, green vegetal feel to them, lush and bitter, red malt is not overly peaty or 'red' for a lack of a better descriptor. Some woodsy vanilla, citrus.

This is a relatively complex and underrated red ale. One of the best, seems to get hardly any love, but it is top notch stuff. Better than Nugget Nectar, just not as convenient of a format and price.

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4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of stwok21
4.5/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Intlpostman
3.78/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of nmann08
3.77/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Rammed96
3.51/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of oldsailor
3.9/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of malfunxion
3.8/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 3 | feel: 5 | overall: 3

Photo of Redgoatman
3.74/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MickeyHops
4.1/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Radome
4.16/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Oak is in the name and description, but it's not prominent. To me this is well-hopped US red ale, with somewhat harsh bitterness and a strange smoky note.

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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Brolo75
4.14/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750 ml bottle poured into a tulip glass

A: Dark red, amber, mahogany color, big creamy head, lots of lacing, different red hues when held up to the light, looks really good.

A: Lots of citrus hop notes up front, really big lemon aromas, slight vanilla, oak, it has a cream soda/lemon soda kind of aroma, no alcohol.

T: Citrus hop notes, some malts, vanilla, slight oak, I'm getting the citrus notes, then there is a nice balance with a slight oak character, kind of pulls the beer from being too hoppy and bitter.

M: Medium mouthfeel with a decent amount of carbonation, dry finish.

O: First thought as I finish is that this is different than other beers I've tried. Citrus hoppy notes up front, then it's balanced with the vanilla, oak, wood notes from the barrel, and finishes dry.

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4.24/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kkawachi
4.04/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Loakal Red from The Bruery
Beer rating: 3.94 out of 5 with 547 ratings
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