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Wallace Brewing / Orehouse Tasting Room
Idaho, United States
Irish Red Ale
Ranked #17
Ranked #18,905
3.83 | pDev: 9.4%
Mar 18, 2023
Mar 17, 2013
Very Good
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Rated by beershrine from Idaho

4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Now selling in six packs at the M & W Markets, deep malt nicely balanced ...very good beer.
Apr 05, 2022
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Reviewed by dd53grif from Michigan

3.77/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Pours a pale copper/red color with a foamy that that disappears quickly. sweet aroma of caramel. Taste is sweet. Mouth feel is good. Minimal bitterness.
Nov 28, 2019
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Reviewed by StonedTrippin from Colorado

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
i liked this one, somewhat more robust than the normal irish red seems to be, fuller bodied, more of the dried or kilned red malt character, nutty and bready and hearty, although the beer isnt heavy. it has some yeast character too which i always look for in the style, earthy and sort of european to me, a tough of raw dough character in the nose, but none in the taste. i get notes of honey and maple in this, but its not too sweet at all, and is nicely fermented dry. subtle almond and bread crust too, a very autumnal profile, and just some light bittering hops to close it down. no real linger, and even though there is some body, there isnt the frothy sort of expansive feel i like in the style, i want more bubbles pushing it along, and it seems overall a tad undercharged to me. on the whole though this is more flavorful than most and its not sweet, i think a pretty solid example of the style here really. i have liked the handful of beers i have had from wallace so far, nothing radical, but good execution across the board in my experience. good red here.
Jul 03, 2019
Rated: 3.75 by jmccraney from Washington

Mar 31, 2017
Rated: 3.53 by redleg64 from Michigan

Mar 17, 2017
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Reviewed by Radcpa from Washington

3.93/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Golden appearance with mild aroma. Taste is interesting and the best part of this beer. This is a new brewery that has created a nice red Irish ale.
Feb 17, 2017
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Reviewed by Libeertarian from Montana

3.43/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
From notes taken 12/18/16:

Clear darker copper appearance, medium tan head of good retention. Caramel and vegetal aromas. Interesting. Pretty much the same on the palate, some resinous hops. Very simple, and not bad. Medium body but lighter end, very mild and sparse suds.
Dec 31, 2016
Rated: 3.98 by IDABEERGUY from Idaho

Aug 28, 2016
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Reviewed by stevoj from Idaho

2.99/5  rDev -21.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
Bottle from Homebrewstuff. Reddish brown pour, small, weak beige head. Malts dominate the aroma and taste, sweetness, like from molasses, minor earthy, peat notes. Not much of a finish, fades fast.
Jul 10, 2016
Rated: 3.54 by LXIXME from New Mexico

Jun 28, 2016
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Reviewed by flagmantho from Washington

3.63/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
Poured from 12oz bottle into a dimpled mug.

Appearance: rich amber hue with no haze and a thin finger of frothy ivory foam. Attractive.

Smell: sweet, caramelly and bready. A solid example of the style.

Taste: bready and biscuity. There is an earthy/green hop character here, which is nice, but it's a bit on the biscuity side for my taste.

Mouthfeel: medium body with a big carbonation and a big, satisfying creaminess. I dig it.

Overall: this beer is not a bad Irish red, but there's just too much biscuit in the malt for my preference.
Apr 19, 2016
Rated: 3.75 by NickThePyro from Washington

Dec 18, 2015
Rated: 3.74 by BlueSpader from Washington

May 31, 2015
Rated: 4.18 by Beardo from Washington

Mar 25, 2015
Rated: 3.53 by Donkster46 from Washington

Mar 21, 2015
Rated: 3.71 by Sound_Explorer from Washington

Mar 05, 2015
Rated: 3.52 by Birdlegs from Washington

Jan 13, 2015
Rated: 4.56 by Duggie from Washington

Aug 17, 2014
Rated: 4.25 by bdudzik from Washington

Apr 24, 2014
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Reviewed by archyquaffer from Montana

3.7/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Poured from a bomber into a sampler. Nice label art, depicting a rather glamorous denizen of Wallace, Idaho's former red light district. A moderate pour produces about 1/2 inch of billowy, off-white foam which sticks around for the duration- still nice and dense in the center and clinging in sheets to the sides of the glass. The beer is an orange-brown with medium carbonation.

Malty on the nose and tongue, with caramel, bready and dark fruit notes, and a wee bit of butterscotch. Mildly citrusy hops hit the back of the tongue and linger in the aftertaste. Tingly, creamy mouthfeel and nice malty, hoppy burps. Some noticeable alcohol warming as the beer progresses.

I had never heard of this brewery or its beer prior to today (12-20-13). The bomber was bought at a local Safeway (of all places) for a whole 3.00 (cheap!).
Dec 21, 2013
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Reviewed by JohnGalt1 from Idaho

3.52/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
22 picked up tonight at Brewforia Meridian for a hugely expensive $6.. Sorry.. I know Brewforia has huge mark-ups... but FWIW, this should be a $3 22.

1" tannish head is nice.. great lacing atop a great amber brew.

Nose shows nice caramel and dry toast... I dig there are no real buttery notes... the malts are the big player with something that I associate with spicy hops, but that could be in my imagination.

Flavor mirrors the nose with a long dry caramel finish.. pretty well done actually.. I was not expecting it.

Medium/lite body... lite carbonation... very drinkable.

Nicely done... just not worth $6/22oz bottle by ANY stretch... Still a nice take on a style that isn't done too often... and this is done well.

Jul 02, 2013
Rated: 4.25 by zestd from Idaho

Mar 29, 2013
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Reviewed by RJLarse from Washington

4.34/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
I bought a bomber of Redlight Irish Style Red Ale in a bottle shop and decided to enjoy t for St. Patrick's Day.

Pours a pale copper/red color, clear with a foamy off-white head.

Smell is a sweet bread and caramel candy scent.

Taste is a sweet bread flavor, with some earthy smoke and peat flavors, followed by a sweet and sour aftertaste.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied, not cloying with a dry bitter aftertaste.

Overall a nice red ale. Not as hoppy as the American style, but a decent brew.

A North American Brewer's Association Bronze Medal Winner 2012.
Mar 17, 2013
Red Light from Wallace Brewing / Orehouse Tasting Room
Beer rating: 86 out of 100 with 24 ratings