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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4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of ThickNStout
4.03/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

750mL bottle acquired through the Reserve Society. 8.49. Not sure why but it appears that The Bruery either stopped dating bottles or just doesn't date any bottles sold through their store. Served in a Dogfish Head snifter.

Pours hazy russet red/brown with a fluffy three finger cap of sand colored head. The head fades slowly and leaves large lace splotches.

Smells of light citrus, bready, mild toffee, oak and vague vanilla.

The taste of citrus hops is nice and up front. Mandarin orange, lemon zest, slight pine, caramel, wheat bread, oaky vanilla, toffee and a trace of cherry skin bitterness. Many layers of flavor.

Medium bodied and semi slick with a lively effervescence. Softly bitter muted earthy yet citrus hoppy finish.

A mighy fine red ale. Nice hop character with an even nicer complex enjoyable oaky malt body. I enjoyed this much more than the Imperial Loakal Red. This has a great balance to it with no noticeable alcohol. I'll definately buy this again when I see it.

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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

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4/5  rDev +0.8%

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4/5  rDev +0.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

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4/5  rDev +0.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

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4/5  rDev +0.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

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4/5  rDev +0.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

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4.75/5  rDev +19.6%

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4/5  rDev +0.8%

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4/5  rDev +0.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

Photo of jlindros
4.23/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Shared with rudzud as our Hoarders membership dictates.

Big fluffy pillowy almost 2 finger head fades slowly with lots of layered lacing, dark slightly hazy mahogany chestnut deep reddish brown color.

Nose is like an imperial red, big reddish malts, candy malts toasty but not caramel, wait... there is some toffee and caramel and a bit of candy syrup. Then nice toasted oak chips, touch woody, hint of what seems like booze esters and touch fruity, and a really weird spicy very strong clove like and an earthy root thing. Some earthy grassy terrior like hop aroma.

Taste starts with creamy malts, reddish toasty like, little candy malt flavors with faint toffee but again very little caramel like. Then nice oak chips, light vanilla and hint buttery oak chips, light woody flavor. Light grassy earthy like hops, again a light terrior like flavor from the hops, and hint spicy, but light overall. the finish dries a bit, a slight spicy hop character with some bitterness tries to come through before another wave of vanilla toasty oak and reddish malts wash it away again.

Mouth has a nice creamy feel, plenty of nice carb almost fluffy.

Overall quite nice, the oak is really interesting, nice malts too, hops are a little on the lighter side but not too bad. It also seems like it wants to be boozy but doesn't quite get there, tricky. The imperial version should be interesting.

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Photo of rudzud
4.23/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Shared between JLindros and myself as part of our hoarders membership.

A - Poured into a Kate the Great tulip a crystal clear dark honeyed chestnut brown. Massive almost 3 finger head balloons out, leaving sticky lacing and a thin blanket.

S - Aromas of nice pine hops and intermingled oak barrel. The wood is faint but there, not nearly as malty as I thought it would be. Light spice notes as well. Quite nice.

T - Taste is more oaky than the I thought it would be...alot more earthy/oaky. Hops are much fainter, but the bitter pine is there mixing pleasantly with the potent oak and soft malts. Not much alcohol either. Nice light spicy hop finiish.

M - Mouthfeel is quite nicely carbonated yet somehow creamy. Very drinkable.

O - Overall I enjoyed this beer from the bruery. Pleasantly different from the norm.

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4/5  rDev +0.8%

Loakal Red from The Bruery
3.97 out of 5 based on 544 ratings.
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