Red Ale | Lumberyard Brewing Company

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Red AleRed Ale

Brewed by:
Lumberyard Brewing Company
Arizona, United States

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

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Reviews: 25 | Ratings: 108
Reviews by yemenmocha:
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3.35/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Beautiful pour with deep red hues, amber, and off white head. Nose is a delight with candied fruits and a clean biscuity/bready component. Nose is my favorite aspect of this ale. Palate offers a nice balance between a slightly candied malt sweetness with smooth fruity hop components, some floral stuff too, and a medium body. Hop tickle towards the end and through the aftertaste. New Bomber size from Total Wine.

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Photo of t2grogan
3/5  rDev -15.7%

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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 WickedBeer
3.71/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of AlexChillton
3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

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 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 bundy462
3.25/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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

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Red Ale from Lumberyard Brewing Company
3.56 out of 5 based on 108 ratings.
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