Briglin Road Red | Keuka Brewing Company

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Briglin Road RedBriglin Road Red

Brewed by:
Keuka Brewing Company
New York, United States

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by John on 03-30-2009

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Ratings: 26 |  Reviews: 10
Reviews by SLeffler27:
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3.8/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Hazy light copper (SRM 11-13) with a modest, quickly dissipating, off-white, creamy head. Slight lacing is left on a Lost Abbey pint glass.

The aroma is overly malty with caramel and toasted nuts. I discerned no hop aromas, but did find raw oats and white bread dough.

The flavor closely follows the nose, while adding bitterness and a hint of grapefruit. Caramel and fresh bread are prominent while nuts linger in a bitter finish.

A medium body with dry spun cotton texture and modest prickly carbonation. No alcohol with a dry finish.

An easy drinking and enjoyable beer, one could consume this for hours with friends while relaxing on a shady porch on a warm summer afternoon. This would easily go well with spicy wings or fried cheddar.

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Photo of dogfishandi
3.98/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

filled a growler of this and the ipa about 3 days ago at the brewery. during a small tasting therw, this was prolly my favorite beer, the rest did not really impress.

first pour from the growler into my kueka lake pint glass reveals a dark red amber, almost brown with a one finger of off white head. a touch murky. nice sticky lace and some pretty good retention.a more vigourous pour shows a great looking head with some tremendously sticky lace.

the aroma is filled with some pretty nice smelling malts. caramel and crystal malts are definatly apparent with a little bit of a citrus hop backing. not a huge aroma, but it smells like a good tasting red ale.

very fresh tasting beer. doest have that hose water taste that the other beers from the brewery had. fresh caramel and crystal malts are at the forefront. a slight bready taste going on. a bit metallic at times. citrus hop towards the end. finishs with a nice bitterness. overall a pretty nice red ale.

medium to light bodied. carbonation a touch weak, most likely because it was in a growler for about 3 days. just a touch watery at times and a little bit of a resinous hop mouthfeel, but nothing like an ipa or even some pale ales.

a very nice session beer. went down easier and easier the more i drank and went absoluetly great with some italian sausage and peppers and onions. ill have a much easier time killing this growler than i did the ipa growler. if i ever visit this brewery again, which i most likely will because i camp in the area quite frequently, this will be my first choice beer, unless they have something i havent tried yet.

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Photo of akorsak
3.73/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A bomber bottle purchased at the brewery.

A: A reddish brown that verges on orange. Still transparent though. Over two fingers of head have laced in thick islands all around the glass.

S: Lots of toffee, sweet and bready. As the toffee subsides, caramel is there, filling the void. Hoppiness is at a premium.

T: A malt-focused ale. The toffee and caramel stand out immediately, a sweet presence. As in the nose, hops aren't much of a factor. The toffee sweetness is syrupy, encompassing every aspect of the taste.

M: The mouthfeel is smooth, carbonation rather restrained. That allows the sweet malts to linger just a little while longer. After a sip, the flavors don't linger very long.

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3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

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4/5  rDev +11.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +18.1%

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2.75/5  rDev -23.6%

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3/5  rDev -16.7%

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4/5  rDev +11.1%

Photo of Lolli1315
3/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Received as a gift from my brother for Christmas.

A- Slightly copper amber color with a billowing off white rocky head composed of medium sized bubbles. Sticky lacing can be seen sticking to the side of the glass as well.

S- Moderate to low malty aroma with some citrus aroma that may be a result of hop additions. There is a surprising tart character to the beer that is followed by some yeasty and bready aromas. Slight fruity esters throughout the smell that adds to that slightly tart character. Between the appearance and smell of this beer, I am worried there is a slight infection.

T- Slight malt sweetness in the beginning of the beer that quickly loses its edge to a hop character that is balanced with some fruit esters. Towards the middle of the beer there develops what seems to be a slight brett character developing. Maybe some slightly tart flavors with fruit esters towards the end, but it seems to be the beginning of a developing infection.

M- Medium bodied with a prickling carbonation that slightly bites the tongue.

D- I think that this one is developing an infection, but not entirely sure. As a result, I am rating this all 3's at the time being and will see if it is possible to pick another one of these up in the near future.

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Photo of TheBrewo
3.59/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This was served from a bomber at The Rabbit Room in Honeoye Falls, NY into generic pint glasses. It appeared a murky copper coloring, holding a finger’s worth of tan foam that showed okay retention. This left dripping vertical stripes of lacing around the glass as it quickly fizzed away. A heavy haze cut clarity, and the dregs of the bottle produced fat chunks of sediment that sank to the floor of the glasses. Carbonation appeared to be active, but only intermittently diffuse. The nose gave notes of dank English brown and toasty metallic amber malts, light banana esters, celery and tomato vegetals, bright strawberry and ripe red apple fruitiness, dusty board chalk, dry slate, slick mossiness, and light lactobacillus tartness as it came to room temperature. Our first impression is that the flavoring is very rustic at its core, showing an interesting and pleasant array of malts throughout. As we sipped, the taste began with tasty amber and pale grain, Concord grape and red apple juicy fruitiness, wheat bread yeastiness, oily citric hops, sweet pine needles, cantaloupe, and brushes of raw honey sweetness. The middle came to a head with slight clove and black pepper spice, milder medicinal phenols, grassy and green twiggy hops, dried floral and herbal tea crumbles, lime sherbet, cranberry sours, and flashes of that aromatic pseudo-Bretty yeasty tartness. The end washes through with basement mustiness, green grassy hops, pale and amber malts, continued peppery and curry spice bite, chalk, toasted rye and red malt, coiny metallics, and sweaty saltiness. The aftertaste breathed of light fruitiness of apricot, red apple, and dried red grape skins, flashes of maple sugar, bitter coppery metallics, herbal and piney hops, curious chocolate depth and roast of malt, raw rye and barley, kiwi furs, dried dates, and corn meal. The body was medium, and carbonation was hard and high to prickle. Slurp, smack, pop, and glug were all clean, but with less overt creaminess or foaminess at the onset of the sip. The mouth is met with refreshing cool crispness that evolves into a moderately drying chalkiness scratching across the most proximal hard palate. The abv is appropriate and sessionable, and the beer is easy drinking.

Overall, what we enjoyed most about this brew was its ultimate flavoring. This was robust and inclusive of numerous grains of varying complexity, each blending and bouncing in their own way off of the hops and the sweeter inclusions held within. On the other hand, there was a bit of an overrepresentation of the chalks and the metallics which, almost comically, are byproducts from the big and bold malt bill that we just lauded. This was also a particularly exciting review because it was completed at the probable venue for our wedding!! To fit the setting, this beer very much seemed appropriate to the place, with rustic, autumn, woodsy flavoring that went well with the cooled exposed stone and wood beaming, making you feel right at home.

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3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

Photo of WesWes
3.62/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The beer pours a dark red, almost brown color with a 1/2" offwhite head that slowly fades to lacing. The aroma is good. It has an excellent pale and crystal malt scent along with a light hop nose. It has a nice roasted/crystal malt character. The taste is decent. It has a pale and roasted malt flavor that goes down smooth and finishes slightly bitter with a bit of herbal tea character. It's crisp, yet slightly sweet. I'm not a huge fan of the 120L crystal used in this recipe. The mouthfeel is good. It is a medium bodied beer with adequate carbonation. This is a good drinking beer. It's not my favorite red ale out there, but it's got some malt character.

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4.48/5  rDev +24.4%

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4/5  rDev +11.1%

Photo of ONUMello
3.23/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

22oz bottle poured into a pint glass
A: Copper reddish/brown with a one finger head
S: Lots of nicely roasted malts, some caramel/vanilla and hints of hops and earth
T: A bit of a letdown. Initially matched the palate but turned somewhat metallic on the finish
M: Medium-bodied, a touch sweet, not a nice finish
O: I would be curious to try this fresh. It has promise and I don't think this bottle represented it well

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Photo of squack
3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of lovindahops
3.95/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

One of the bombers I snagged from my trip to keuka brewing company. The tasting was pretty good there so this should be interesting

A- briglin road red pours a slightly hazy reddish amber body with some decent lacing on the glass. The foam recides pretty quickly but does have some lacing as aforementioned

S- a good herbal scent is at forefront of the brew that is followed up with some sugary scents. There is a slight hop scent that merges in as well. It's leading as a slightly appealing brew

T- a good malty taste of slight caramel and possibly some unfermented sugars (not sure) blend in with the bittering hops. The combination is very refreshing as an amber ale

M- carbonated just right with a remaining bitter blast on the tongue

D- briglin road is not the best amber red ale on the market... However this brew is tasty and drinkable on a warm late june evening. I will be revisiting this brew when I get it at the brewery or in cuse. Well done

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Photo of j0hnc2468
3.69/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Wortman1998
3.67/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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4/5  rDev +11.1%

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4/5  rDev +11.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

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3/5  rDev -16.7%

Photo of inlimbo77
3.38/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

22oz, no dating information (purchased Sept. '12)
Stella Artois glass

A: Pours a clear golden reddish color. Initally about a half finger of slightly off white head. There are some bits of lace that show up when you swirl. Seems to be nicely carbonated.

S: On the nose, I am mostly getting the dark nutty malts that you usually pull from Red Ales. Also some piney hops. Some breadiness.

T: As for the flavor, some pine hoppy bitterness on the tip of the tongue. Then that malty nutty notes come in during the middle of the sip. Tastes of caramel and toffee, but on a very mild basis. There is actually a slight touch of chocolate that I am getting. The finish is smooth and dry.

M: It's a light medium on the body. More carbonation might help.

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Briglin Road Red from Keuka Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.6 out of 5 with 26 ratings