Betrayal Imperial Red | Speakeasy Ales & Lagers

Betrayal Imperial RedBetrayal Imperial Red
BA SCORE
3.8/5
140 Ratings
Betrayal Imperial RedBetrayal Imperial Red
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Speakeasy Ales & Lagers
California, United States
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Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.20%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by womencantsail on 06-27-2010

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#16,667
Reviews:
54
Ratings:
140
pDev:
12.89%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
6
Gots:
10
Trade:
1
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Ratings: 140 |  Reviews: 54
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4.21/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured from 22oz bottle into pint glass.

Appearance: Pour is a very rich, dark amber, 1/4" head.

Smell: Quite hoppy, lots of caramel notes at the beginning.

Taste: Again, hops are prevalent at the front, with a slight caramel and piney finish.

Mouthfeel: Perfect level of carbonation (just my opinion). Doesn't leave the mouth feeling malty, just a smooth beer.

Overall: One of my favorite red's I've tried so far, it's the type of beer that makes me want to keep drinking it. I always enjoy this beer, it is definitely a treat.

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3/5  rDev -21.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

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3.44/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

22 oz bottle. Pours dark ruby amber with a big creamy light tan head that retains well and laces the glass.

The aroma is sweet caramel and toffee nutty malts with some leafy hops.

The flavor is sweet caramel, toffee and chocolate malts, some nuttiness and some grassy hops in the finish. The mouthfeel is medium bodied and a bit thin and watery.

Overall, a nicely balanced red.

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3.89/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a clear dark reddish brown with a small off white head. The head leaves a lot of lacing on the glass with a ring on top. It's got a medium mouthfeel and goes down rather easy. It's a good imperial red, but doesn't cover the excess alcohol as much as I would have liked. A definite add to my list though.

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Betrayal Imperial Red from Speakeasy Ales & Lagers
Beer rating: 3.8 out of 5 with 140 ratings
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