Lady Luck Red Ale | Karben4 Brewing

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Lady Luck Red AleLady Luck Red Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Karben4 Brewing
Wisconsin, United States
karben4.com

Style: Irish Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by anticipation23 on 06-25-2013

BEER STATS
Reviews:
14
Ratings:
96
Avg:
3.91
pDev:
11.25%
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
20
For Trade:
0
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Reviews: 14 | Ratings: 96
Reviews by jwc215:
Photo of jwc215
3.8/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours very dark crimson with a thin head that eventually fades to a wispy cover. Some lacing sticks.

The aroma is very malty - rich caramel, dark fruit with a hint of chocolate and light roast.

The taste is of caramel/toffee, chocolate. Malty sweet with a light roast with tannin-like (red-wine-ish) fruity balance in the finish.

Very smooth and easy-to-drink. A solid choice for a beer with rich, dark-ish malt character. A red that has some stout character. It has a complex malty character. A unique, enjoyable, brew.

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Photo of CannedHeat
4.3/5  rDev +10%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Like a lot about this. Agree that it's edgy for an Irish Red. Wish it had a bit more head, but really like the nose, mouth feel and taste of this. Carmel/toffee and tobacco notes. Rich burnt orange/brick red color. I live an hour and 30 from this brewery. Doing good things there.

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Photo of equinox1
3.85/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Todd
4/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of Jason
4.04/5  rDev +3.3%

Photo of Billolick
3.99/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of EvolutionAles
4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

Photo of handmuffin
3.55/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Served from bottle into glass at home. Pours amber brown in color, ruby tinted, low clarity, with small tan colored head. Deep fruity aroma, like dried cherries, with caramel malt character. No hop aroma detected. Flavor is primarily clean caramel maltiness with some light fruitiness. Low bitterness and mild sweetness. No alcohol flavor detected. Medium full body with medium low carbonation. Overall this beer is interesting. The lack of hops in both aroma and flavor is surprising and results in a sweet malty beer. Intensity of flavor is also lacking for an imperial and the alcohol strength is not apparent. Even with the deviations from style expectations, this beer is enjoyable and easily drinkable.

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Photo of bpfrush
3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

Photo of sgttibbs
3.5/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of richkrull
3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

Photo of UWBadgerFan4Life
3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

Photo of Joshuafzylatra
4.13/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Rborre321
4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

Photo of Bunuelian
3.34/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of tourdot
3.4/5  rDev -13%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Hendrick24
3.88/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TheFugerIsNow
3/5  rDev -23.3%

Photo of CraigTravor
3.83/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Fusebuddy
4.05/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of teamwiggum
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of milwaukee512
3.8/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I am a big fan of Karben4 Brewing, but not of this beer. It is a little bit overwhelming; and not in a good way. Very sweet, yet unpleasantly bitter.

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Photo of robear
4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of Cbustard
3.99/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of northcoastwolf
3.8/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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Lady Luck Red Ale from Karben4 Brewing
3.91 out of 5 based on 96 ratings.
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