Yakima Scarlet
Liberty Brewing

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Liberty Brewing
New Zealand
American Amber / Red Ale
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3.94 | pDev: 6.35%
Apr 16, 2016
Nov 29, 2012
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Recent ratings and reviews.
Rated: 4 by life_of_agony from Australia

Apr 16, 2016
Rated: 3.5 by nztayls from New Zealand (Aotearoa)

Apr 25, 2014
Rated: 4.25 by Rwalford74 from Australia

Jan 27, 2014
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Reviewed by danieelol from Australia

4.07/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Interestingly this gets slammed a bit on the other site. Time to see for myself.

Pours a clear ruddy (oh how I have longed to use that word in a legitimate context) amber. Pretty good head/lacing.

Nose is very hop-forward. Then it's all typical AmAm honey-on-buttered-toast. Also some jelly babies. Red jelly babies, possibly.

Taste is a delicious and typical AmAm really. Definitely get reminded of the strong and fresh hop character (yet inherently not overwhelming because of the style) throughout.

Mouthfeel is consistent throughout with malt-hops and bitterness staying with you at all times and finishing with that buttery character typical of the style.

Overall a well-executed hoppy AmAm. But that's par for the course these days. Pretty hard to blow me away with this style anymore, to be honest. Great beer, though.
Jun 15, 2013
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Reviewed by lacqueredmouse from Australia

3.74/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
On-tap at Brother Burger and the Marvellous Brew during Good Beer Week 2013.

Pours a slightly red-tinged amber hue, with some very mild hazing. Body is decently weighted. Head forms a just creamy-white solid ring, with some film across the top. Very solid, intricate lacing. Overall, it looks good.

Quite sweet on the nose. Lots of malt, butterscotch and toffee, cut with some green, slightly fruity hops and a little pine fragrance. But really, the sweetness wins out. It's not bad, but very sweet.

Light malt on the front of the palate too, with a slightly balancing stewed orange character. Caramel through the middle, with a crescendo in the hop character that leads to a bitter, spicy, almost hot hop character on the back. Some resiny characters stick through to the aftertaste. Feel is full-bodied and strong.

It's a bit heavy to drink a lot of. The sweetness is a bit heavy and the malt and hops do tend to work against each other somewhat. But there are things to enjoy in it nonetheless.
May 22, 2013
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Reviewed by spicelab from Australia

4.09/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
500mL bottle from The Beer Cellar, NZ, via mulder1010

Ruby mahogany with a somewhat reluctant beige head that dissipates over a couple of minutes to a minimal collar.

Very approachable and clean candied citrus and resinous pine, elevated by that idiosyncratic caramelised nuttiness and baked toffee goodness that sets hoppy Red Ales apart from their ubiquitous IPA counterparts. There's some subtle complexity there too, with mild hints of balsamic and sour cherry.

Flavours are less sweet than I expected. The pine resin character ramps up and combines seamlessly with the deep and refined brandied caramel notes, before the malt backbone slowly makes way for a very crisp spearmint bitterness. Very solid.

Feel is pretty light, however spritely carbonation spreads the bitterness quickly across the palate, which then endures at a moderate level for an unexpectedly long time.

Elegant and unblemished American Red Ale, which I could so easily have rated higher, but being a favourite style of mine I'm wary of my subjective bias.
Nov 29, 2012
Yakima Scarlet from Liberty Brewing
Beer rating: 3.94 out of 5 with 6 ratings