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The Bruery Imperial Loakal Red

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RATINGS: 45   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
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3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
alexsdad06 (5925) - Ohio, USA - DEC 27, 2014
750 ml bottle shared with the group. Pours a hazy amber color with a medium sized beige head. The aroma and flavor have sweet caramel, toasted bread, toffee, with citrus, resiny, earthyhop character, wood, some spicy notes, interesting beer, big and the malts and hops do seem to compete for attention.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
phaleslu (6843) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 22, 2014
750 ml bottle shared by alexsdad06- thanks again, Brad! Pours a hazed amber color with between one and two fingers of beige head that takes a while to settle. There’s a duality here between the sweet and malty (caramel, toast, toffee, and cardboard) and the bitter (earth, grass, citrus, booze). But there isn’t balance. Medium-bodied, with moderate carbonation and a sweet, bitter, uneven mouthfeel. It’s big and imbalanced, and never really melds together. Feels like two big beers that were poured into the same glass.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
slowrunner77 (6114) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 11, 2014
"Murky brick red pours thick. Aroma of light citrus hops and a crapload of bready and caramel malts. Big body and flavor but not boozy for the abv. The oak aged ale blended in is quite nice."

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
baraciisch (2032) - California, USA - AUG 1, 2014
Murky reddish brown in color with lots of sediment... Year old bottle... Aroma of citrus hops, sweet caramel malts... Resiny, fruity hop nose... Flavor is fairly sweet up front with nice balance of tropical fruity hops... Notes of oak throughout... Solid beer ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Sarlacc83 (950) - Oregon, USA - MAY 19, 2014
Bottle. I have forgotten who sent this, but thank you anyway. A: Dark brown with red hints. big fluffy cappuccino head. Threatens to kill my glass. N: Blast of oak and hops. Spruce, caramel, toffee, red licorice, pineapple, and other tropical fruits. T: Intense bitterness only slightly rounded off by sweetness. Alcohol starts here. M: And blows up here. Thick body, creamy and carbonated, then more alcohol. More, more, more. O: Blowing beer up to twice its original size works in some cases. It doesn’t for pilsners, berliner weisses, and such. In this case, it also fails. It’s not a waste of money, but it’s not worth your cash, either.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dogbrick (8683) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 18, 2014
Sample at Kurtkeller 012: Bruery-tastic 01 on 05/16/2014. Murky brownish-amber color with a thick foamy light beige head that dissipates slowly. Patches of lacing on the glass. Aroma of roasted malt, floral hops and caramel. Full-bodied with flavors of caramel malt, citrus, hops and oak. The finish is rich and malty with a citrusy aftertaste. Pretty good overall.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Blairgus (2731) - California, USA - MAY 14, 2014
14 may 2014, tap at the Bruery. Light amber. Nose is big grassy dry hops, like inhaling dried hops in your hand. Moderate oakiness as well. Med body and moderately fizzy. Really nice. Has a nice dry woodiness, grassy hops, moderate alcohol, all well balanced. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopscotch (9559) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - APR 20, 2014
Bottle... Mostly clear, deeply golden ale with a small, off-white head. The aroma offers malty caramel and piney, grapefruity hops. Full-bodied with modest carbonation. The flavor is equally malty and hoppy – nice balance of caramel and citrus rind. The aftertaste is fairly bitter. Bottle provided by biggsbowler!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopdog (9189) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 14, 2014
750ml bottle. Poured a cloudy amber color with an off white head. Malty ... caramel, toffee, dark fruits, and some lighter citrus. Would liked to have tried this fresh as the hops definitley seemed to have died down.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
crossovert (7975) - Illinois, USA - JAN 25, 2014
Bottle, strong booze element, very fruity, oxidation notes, it is decent but not in large quantities.


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