Loakal Red | The Bruery

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Loakal RedLoakal Red

Brewed by:
The Bruery
California, United States

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.90%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by Halcyondays on 09-25-2010

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Photo of Mattygross44
1.9/5  rDev -51.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 1 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 1.5

Ummmm no just simply no... I think the bruery was confused when making this one..and thats coming from a die hard Bruery fan and living 5 mins from the place.

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2/5  rDev -49.2%

Photo of stakem
2.22/5  rDev -43.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.75

Gusher warning!!!

750ml bottle I kept in the fridge for weeks at colder than ideal temperatures. I pulled it out to share, the cap came off and beer exploded out the top. After the cleanup of my entire kitchen...the brew appears a murky brown with yellowish stained cap. Some spotty to patchy lace sticks on the glass as the 5 fingers of head slowly fade.

The smell is an absolute mess...totally carbonic and mineral filled. Underneath is some caramel, toffee fruity alcohol/herbal to pine hops and oak. Really a shame that the major component of this brew's nose is minerals and carbonic character instead of what is advertised.

The taste follows suit with carbonic and mineral charcter. After trying to avoid the sheer flavor of carbonic acid, there are notes of raw oak and hops tasting herbal, catty and pine-like. It is bitter with faint caramel malt sweetness underneath/towards the back.

This is a medium to lighter bodied brew that is explosively carbonated. Not that good, would not buy again. I cant believe this bottle didnt explode prior to me opening it. Im sure my experience is atypical of what the Bruery intended and what others have reviewed but I would never waste my money knowing this "might" be whats inside loakal red again.

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Photo of kojevergas
2.27/5  rDev -42.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

Served on-draught at the Bruery provisions store in Orange, California as part of a taster. Serving volume was 2 oz. At the time, I thought the serving temperature was entirely too warm, but they're The Bruery, so this can't be attributed to barstaff error. Reviewed from notes.

A: Pours a one finger head of fair cream, good thickness, and decent retention. Clear ruby colour.

Sm: Amber hops, yeast, light cherry esters, and a hint of ammonia. Moderate in strength.

T: Very oak-ridden, with light wine notes. It's got a strange tone to be sure. No yeast comes through. It's built simply, but balanced. Strange in an unwelcome way.

Mf: Smooth and wet, complementing the style and taste fairly.

Dr: Drinkable for the relatively high ABV. Low quality.

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2.5/5  rDev -36.5%

Photo of kscaldef
2.5/5  rDev -36.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

This beer just doesn't work for me at all. All I taste is wood.

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2.75/5  rDev -30.2%

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

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Loakal Red from The Bruery
Beer rating: 3.94 out of 5 with 548 ratings