Leighton (14389) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 8, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
thirdeye11 (5817) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 27, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
(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.
Barreras (1294) - Diamond Bar, California, USA - SEP 22, 2011
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
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.
hopdog (9992) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 18, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
JoePeesie (919) - Long Lake, Illinois, USA - SEP 16, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
blipp (7084) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 29, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
BobbyAnalog (334) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 17, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
bb (7644) - Alamo, California, USA - AUG 9, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
scrizzz (2223) - Bothell, Washington, USA - AUG 7, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
Mora2000 (6050) - McKinney, Texas, USA - JUL 18, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Really glad I got to try this one. The beer pours an amber color with a huge white head. The aroma is classic red ale with a lot of caramel malt and a little bit of grass, but I also get a lot of oak notes from the barrel aging. While the aroma is good, the flavor is better and more complex. I get a lot of caramel malt notes, as well as some oak, maple and vanilla. I also get a little bit of cherry and other dark fruit in the aroma which is a welcome addition. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. A very nice, relatively low alcohol barrel aged beer.