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Betrayal Imperial Red | Speakeasy Ales & Lagers

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54 Reviews
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Speakeasy Ales & Lagers
California, United States | website

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
Reviews:
54
Ratings:
136
Avg:
3.85
pDev:
20.26%
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
8
For Trade:
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Photo of mikechance
3.68/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

My tasting is coming from a 22 oz bottle I recently got at BevMo. It has a nice caramel color with a slight head. The smell is very malt heavy --- I can’t pick up anything else. It is a nice tasting beer that is very malty, creamy and smooth with very little aftertaste. I’m picking up a little bitterness and hints of vanilla. It’s a very solid beer, but it doesn’t seem to capture the essence of red ale for me --- as if focusing on the “imperial” (8.2% ABV) was more important than retaining the red ale experience.

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Photo of Beertsipper
3.52/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

22 ounce bomber, no date. Small tan head. Copper color. Nose is dark fruits, caramel, toffee, some hops and malt. Taste follows the nose. Slight bitterness on the back end. Chewy mouthfeel. Good beer, but not even close to the other Imperial Reds out there.

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Photo of JohnnyKuhl
4.21/5  rDev +9.4%
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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Photo of Bryanjpg
3.98/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Look
Betrayal presents a misty deep red orange.

Smell
The sweet smell of toasted malts joins the bitter smell of hops and gets tossed around with dark chocolate covered orange aroma's

Taste
the hoppy bitterness maintains the whole time as oranges and caramel toasted malt flavors alternate. Medium finish with lasting bitter taste

Feel
Medium thick body, could be a little thicker.

Overall
Great beer, solid flavors. This beer is great for fall. It reminds me what winter has in store for us. Without immediately jumping to a thick stout. It has a nice balance of flavors, and a lasting bitterness.

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Betrayal Imperial Red from Speakeasy Ales & Lagers
86 out of 100 based on 54 ratings.
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