Red Ale | Lumberyard Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Lumberyard Brewing Company
Arizona, United States | website

Style: Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.80%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
50 IBU

Added by beagle75 on 11-06-2010

BEER STATS
Reviews:
25
Ratings:
104
Avg:
3.56
pDev:
26.97%
 
 
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18
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Reviews: 25 | Ratings: 104
Reviews by aval89:
Photo of aval89
3.8/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

a: deep amber, almost copper.. head perfectly reached the top of my KRBC pint glass.. it actually stuck around too..

s: there's actually a good dose of hops in the nose.. piney hops with a hint of lemon.. its balanced out big bready notes & some caramel.. reminds me a lagunitas beer.

t: upfront is sweet malts.. toasty malts with some breadiness.. middle of the tongue the caramel/toffee pulls through. back end is slightly dry with a bit of pine hop bite.. rounds out with a lingering toasted malt flavor.. some pine does stick around as well..

mf: good medium body with a good amount of carbonation.

o: overall a decent brew.. paired well with my pizza. would make a good fall beer imo

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Photo of t2grogan
3/5  rDev -15.7%

Photo of Bszymkow09
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of jmshulk
3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of wer
3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

Photo of mjtiernan
4/5  rDev +12.4%

Photo of Auraan
4/5  rDev +12.4%

Photo of LXIXME
3.37/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A light tan head settles into a nice lacing above a clear bright copper-reddish colored beer.

Light roasted malt aroma with nice hops presence coming through as well.

Roasted caramel malt presence in the taste is balanced with a fair amount of almost citrus like hops.

A lighter dryish aftertaste that harbors some of the roasted malt tastes on this medium bodied beer.

Decent enough example of this style of beer, I wouldn't mind downing a few of these on any given afternoon.

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Photo of Jeffreysan
4.5/5  rDev +26.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

22 oz bottle, poured into a pint glass

Appearance: Pours a pretty, almost opaque, deep, dark, amber/mahogany color with a finger and a half of white-colored head that slowly dissolved away into a thick lacing of foam that completely covered the top of the beer.

Aroma: Nice aromas of toasted malt, imparting notes of freshly baked biscuits and English muffins, followed by some aromas of caramel, brown sugar, heather, clover, honeysuckle, parsley and coriander.

Taste: Exactly the same as the aroma. Nice aromas of toasted malt, imparting notes of freshly baked biscuits and English muffins, followed by some aromas of caramel, brown sugar, heather, clover, honeysuckle, parsley and coriander. Very malty and delicious!

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied and pretty smooth as there is very little in the way of carbonation. With an ABV of 5.8%, there is no alcohol on the palate.

Overall: This is an excellent, excellent red/amber ale! Malty, a little sweet and absolutely delicious! This was one of my “go-to” beers back in college at Northern Arizona University when I would hang out at Beaver Street Brewery. It was such a treat to re-visit it again!

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Photo of AlexChillton
3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

Photo of jason_nwx
4/5  rDev +12.4%

Photo of n2185
4/5  rDev +12.4%

Photo of Wiscodrinker
3/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of ClayO
4.25/5  rDev +19.4%

Photo of akolb
4/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

My favorite Flagstaff beer. The perfect balance of hops and malt, bitterness and drinkability. I have a craving for these after having lived in Flagstaff.

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Photo of Prager62
3.58/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

On tap at The Hungry Monk in Prescott Arizona and served in a pint glass.

Look- Brilliant amber color with minimal foam.

Smell- Mild pine and caramel malt.

Taste- Caramel malt with some pine in the finish.

Feel- Crisp and clean with a slight hop bite.

Overall- A middle of the road red ale that could use a little more in the hop department.

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Photo of RyanK252
3.78/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Can poured into a BarrelHouse Brewing Co pint glass

A: Pours reddish amber with a frothy off white head that settles to a thin layer and leaves a little light lacing.

S: Toasty biscuity malt, caramel/toffee sweetness, with some floral and fruity notes.

T: Sweet caramel/toffee, toasty biscuity malt, floral, slightly earthy, fruity notes, kinda raspberry, fig, and a light pine bitterness on the finish.

M: Light to medium body, moderate carbonation, a bit creamy.

O: I like this a lot more than I thought I would. It's a great easy drinker.

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Photo of LittleNeko
2.75/5  rDev -22.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of TasteFiend
3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of atomicbeer
3.25/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear dark orange form the can. Rising bubbles are seen. A very thin ecru head. Very sweet malt aroma of orange and candied yams with carmel sauce with some earth hops behind. Taste does not follow. Taste is hops: pinecone-woody and grapefruit skin. There is a sharp tang in there as well, not metallic. Decent.

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Photo of ucsbmullet
4/5  rDev +12.4%

Photo of cbcrunch
3.58/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of crobinso
3.42/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of constantine_272
3.29/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

A: Thick white head. Foam stuck to the sides of the glass all the way down. Dark red to malt brown. Light on the bubbles.

S: Sweet. Pine and tree sap. Slightly floral.

T: Sweet up front again. A hoppy backbone comes in and finishes with leather and mahogany.

M: A bit thick and chewy. On the dry side. Could benefit from more crispness to clean the palate. Slight metallic/mineral aftertaste.

O: Just didn't work for me. Too dry. Not very refreshing and not nearly enough crispness. Bought this can on a trip to Phoenix, I liked all the beers from the Four Peaks taster tray better.

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Photo of woodychandler
3.95/5  rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I CANnot seem to find her now, but Miss A used to be on this site and not only was she a friend, but she also hailed from Flagstaff. Come in, Bocktech! This review is for yunz guys.

From the CAN: "Brewed by Beaver Street Brewing Co. Inc.";"Pack it in, pack it out!"; "It's all about altitude!" and "Flagstaff, Arizona".

The Crack & Glug immediately revealed a nice change of pace in the form of a finger-and-a-half of foamy, tawny head that hung around like it was not anxious to leave. Lacing was beginning to form as I typed. Color was a deep reddish-amber with NE-quality clarity. BUPGOO! Nose was slightly hoppy, a little nutty and I was anxious. Mouthfeel was medium with an initial burst of citrus hops, but balanced by a pleasant caramel flavor on the tongue. Mmmm. Finish was more malty/caramel than hoppy, but there was still enough of a hoppy bite to it that I felt whole again. I'm telling you, the steady stream of AALs on this misguided adventure is killing me! My, but this was tasty. I am not going back out to Flagstaff any time soon, even if salmon is on the menu, but this would be good in a cooler if you are able to get some.

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Red Ale from Lumberyard Brewing Company
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