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75% American Red Ale, 25% Ale Aged in American Oak Barrels. A brash American Red ale, dripping with citrusy Centennial hops, mellowed by a touch of oak. Aromas of toffee, citrus, crushed herbs, vanilla and fresh-sawn oak. Complex!


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
arminjewell (6434) - Hastings, Minnesota, USA - OCT 8, 2011
On tap pours dark reddish amber with white head, aroma has notes of vanilla, toffee, some slight grass and pine notes, going into a slight bit of oak. Taste is a combination of toffee, caramel, some spice, biscuit, touch of grass and pine, slight hint of oaky vanilla finishing slightly dry.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Leighton (11874) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 8, 2011
Bottle at the Funky 7, in Brooklyn. Pours copper-red with a thick, off-white head. Bready malt nose, hints of spices. Fairly sweet flavor, touches of caramel, bread, wood, herbs. Medium bodied with average carbonation. Mild citrusy bitters in the finish, some caramel, sugar, flowers and herbs. Very nice beer.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
thirdeye11 (5634) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 27, 2011
(750ml bottle thanks to Mora2000) cloudy copper pour with thick meringue-like tan head. Excellent lacing as well. Nose of shortbread, cinnamon sticks, and Belgian yeast. Taste of cinnamon sticks, cream, Belgian yeast, anise, and allspice. Excellent finish, perfect carbonation, just a delicious beer. Cheers to The Bruery for this very well done Amber ale.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Barreras (1052) - Diamond Bar, California, USA - SEP 22, 2011
Pours a red brown color with aroma of sweet fruit berry. Taste is a sharp bitterness bite at first but smooth aftertaste after the swallow. A surprisingly tasty amber ale that I would order again.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopdog (9189) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 18, 2011
750ml bottle. Thanks Tom. Poured a deeper amber with an averaged sized off white head. Aromas of wood, caramel, nuts and toffee. Tastes of the same with citrus and a little toasty.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
JoePeesie (878) - Long Lake, Illinois, USA - SEP 16, 2011
pours a redish brown with an off white head. Big Centennial hop nose and taste. Also picked up the woodiness from the barrel. There is a lot going on in the beer the back tast was for sweet and citrus fruits, spices, and malt. Interesting beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
blipp (6358) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - AUG 29, 2011
Draft. Pours hazy amber brown with a beige head. Hoppy aroma with citrus, pine, and sweet malts. The flavor has citric hops, sweet malts, oak, some light flowery notes, and a nice bitter finish. Pretty good.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BobbyAnalog (334) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 17, 2011
Certainly earthy, this brew is complex, mightily honest, and chalked full of oak and applewood notes. Loakal Red doesn’t have an aversion to modesty, and the ever changing flavors play bumper cars against your tongue, each new sip you take, to create a verbose experience. It might not blow the lid off of any Best Tasting Beer categories, but what it lacks in taste it more than makes up with its fearless charm and its ornate body. Solid work.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bb (6860) - Alamo, California, USA - AUG 9, 2011
Draft. Copper beer with a light cream head. light grapefruit aroma with caramel. Grapefruit and malt flavor with caramel and backing sweetness. Medium bodied. Grapefruit and caramel lingers.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
scrizzz (2223) - Bothell, Washington, USA - AUG 7, 2011
Firkin at the bruery with added Spanish cedar. Big cedar nose, little orange. Hazy burnt orange. Strong tannic cedar body, softens in sharpness but stays rich and full. Cedar everywhere, must be dramatically different from the original.


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