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RATINGS: 139   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 177   ABV: 5.9%
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Our flagship ale blends 100% Organically grown barley malt with loads of fresh Cascade hops. The result is a medium-bodied ale with outstanding aroma and flavor. 5.9%ABV 14 Plato OG 60 IBU


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
raphael (916) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 23, 2010
Surprised I havenít reviewed this before as Iíve drunk it a few tiimes. This time a little lighter on the hops than I remember, a little more harmony tween the hops and malt (not necessarily a good thing, And i thought it was a little darker, still attractive, clear, with modest head. Balanced aroma, tween the caramel and the resiny hops, distant smoke. Very quaffable-- smooth edge hops, no darkness in the red. well-crafted.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
robforbes (2074) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - JAN 22, 2010
pours a clear amber-orange with a small yellowish head, and good lacing. smell is of grass, malt, and hops. taste is nutty, malt, some grain, and caramel, ends dry and a little bitter.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beersearcher (2382) - Glendale, California, USA - JAN 1, 2010
One of my favorite red ales. Nice amount of hops that are balanced out nicely with a little bit of spice to it.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gooney (389) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 26, 2009
In keg from brewery - This beer has a great pour, and it looks very drinkable. Very smooth. Not the maltiness found in many ambers. This is a very good beer. Iíll have another!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
paiste2002 (185) - Saugus, California, USA - NOV 27, 2009
22oz bottle. Pours a clear ruby red with a nice off white head. Aroma is huge citrusy cascade hops, lightly roasted caramel malt. Flavor is much the same, citrusy, sprucey cascade hops up front, balanced with a very nice bready, caramel, nutty maltiness and finishes with a medium sprucey bitterness of the cascade hops. Very nice beer and I donít really care for red ales, but the nice hopping is what really makes this a great easy drinking beer.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mcbackus (758) - Merritt Island, Florida, USA - OCT 31, 2009
Bottle from uncle. Pours very clear amber with a large lacy fluffy white head. Aroma is citrusy with plenty of cascade hops nice malt background with a good crystal malt aroma very nice. Flavor is on the bitter hop side with some malt background Very smooth and easy drinking flavor just does not live up to look and aroma. Great session beer though

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
after4ever (6265) - Brier, Washington, USA - OCT 15, 2009
22. Pours a crystal clear bright maroon-highlighted dark amber. Beautiful true red color. Dense, creamy tan head that falls quickly to loose and sloppy lace. Toasty malt nose, some cookie dough showing, and maybe a little bit of sweet dates. Kind of odd for an amber, made me wonder whether it was a bug, but I think itís just really sweet grain flavor. Sometimes you get an organic sandwich bread thatís surprisingly sweet. Natural sugars seem to persist through cooking a lot better than refined white sugars, in many cases. Sweet and bready mid-palate. Tasty, and no doubt what they were going for, but for my money has a little trouble deciding whether it wants to be a little sweeter and more decadent or aim for a refreshing side. And itís the poorer, and more muddied, for that fence-walking. Not a bad beer by any means, but Laurelwood is fast reaching a point with me where the expectations are just higher than they are for other breweries, and beers that are just OK donít really cut it from them.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bozoNZ (718) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - SEP 25, 2009
Amber orange, good head. Light cirtus nose with a faint waft of menthol. Nice sweetness and balance in the malt, almost hints at Vienna style. Nice caramel and a little fruitcake with drying finish. Well made

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yalnikim (800) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - SEP 19, 2009
Tasted 19/09/2009. 22oz bottle. Pours a bright lambent amber with a just off-white head. Nice combination of caramel and citrus hops. A little floral note. Well balanced, sweet through the middle with good hop flavour, well carried, and a drying hop finish with medium bitterness. Solid. Moreish, very drinkable.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
riversideAK (5626) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - SEP 10, 2009
Nose is earthy, floral, and a little citrus. Malt smells toasty and lightly sweet. Pours amber/copper with a nice beige head. The flavor is earthy with light floral bitterness, toasted bread, light caramel, and a dusty earthy finish. lively carbonation with a lingering light bitter flavor. Good amber.


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