Portola Rossa "Base Red" | The Bruery

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

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.70%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by FosterJM on 01-18-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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2
Ratings:
7
Avg:
3.2
pDev:
10%
 
 
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Reviews: 2 | Ratings: 7
Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.24/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

On tap at The Bruery in Placentia, CA.

Pours a murky orange-red with a foamy beige head that fades to nothing. No lacing on the drink down. Smell is of malt, grain, and caramel. Taste is much the same with a slight fruity flavor on the finish. There is a mild amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is an above average beer that is boring and basic by itself which I assume is what they were going for in order to blend different coffees with it.

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Photo of FosterJM
3.08/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

1681st Review on BA
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App- A lot of lighter browns with some reds mixed in. Light center. Kinda still and flat. No bubbles either.

Smell- A base red ale. Malty, sweet, kinda grainy IMO. Not much on the aromatics. Average at best.

Taste- Wow. For a Bruery base beer. Lacks a lot of punch. Just a standard Red Ale. Malty and a bit grainy like the nose.

Mouth- A lighter medium body with a medium carbonation. A bit of a candy like sweet flavor remains.

Drink- Just okay. Better than average but not by much.

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Portola Rossa "Base Red" from The Bruery
3.2 out of 5 based on 7 ratings.
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