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RATINGS: 208   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68/5   EST. CALORIES: 207   ABV: 6.9%
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!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dimenhetfield (2486) - , Florida, USA - APR 12, 2011
Bottle shared by Dosbeerigos. Dark red color, not a lot of lacing but a pretty fluffy head. Hoppy aroma with hints of oak and malt. Flavor had hints of herb and hops with a nice malt backing. Not a lot of notes on this one but it was a great beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
boFNjackson (4198) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 3, 2011
Bottle shared at a recent BA/RB tasting... Poured reddish with an off-white head. Decent hop flavors with decent amount oak and malt tones. Some spice and citrus. Mild tanginess and hand some hard candied tones. The finish had some tea-life spiced, earthiness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
fonefan (43243) - VestJylland, DENMARK - APR 3, 2011

Bottle 750ml.

[ Courtesy of Secret Winter Santa ]. Clear medium to dark red amber color with a large to huge, frothy to creamy, goodr lacing, fully lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, caramel, berry, moderate to heavy hoppy, citrus, orange - citrus, wood - vanilla - oak. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and heavy bitter with a long to average duration, dry, thin, light salty. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to lively. [20110325]

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nbutler11 (1267) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - MAR 30, 2011
Bottle from my friend Jeanine - thanks, Doc! Pours a hazy amber color witha frothy offwhite head. Smells and tastes of red apples, orange citrus, oak, and vanilla. I can dig it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
chibuck (3507) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 30, 2011
Another bottle provided by Mike; I think...I’m really confused here, what is going on. Is the Bruery finally making good beers? Last few, including this have been beyond solid...Medium copper, really clear. Tons of carbonation, good retention and lacing...The aroma is a hoppy rye beer, not complex but very solid...The taste is really good, great combination of so much going on, rye, oak, hops. The finish is oak vanilla that is outstanding, makes me want to keep coming back for more. A really great rye beer, get this one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dedollewaitor (15404) - Odense, DENMARK - MAR 29, 2011
Bottle @ J&C, Friday session, 2011. Thanks. Pours clear amber with a large creamy white foam. Nose is oak, vanilla and dark fruit. Fresh and fruity hops. Lots of vanilla and hoppy peach. Smooth body. Ends dry!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BrotherGrendel (787) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 26, 2011
Bottle. Crisp amber hue, thick offwhite head sustains, brilliant clarity. Nose is a blend of citrus hops, carmel-toffee, and slight oak-vanilla. Flavor is woody tones balanced out by caramel-crystal malts, high bitterness with low-med hop flavors of citrus and resin, hints of some darker chocolate, finishes sweet. Medium body, moderate carbonation, thick texture. A full flavored and layered amber ale with good wood accenting, easy drinking at 6.9%.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mattmc1973 (479) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - MAR 26, 2011
Poured into a tulip, brownish amber with big fluffy tan head that stays around for a long time. Aroma of big piney and grapefruit hops, toasted caramel malt, and fresh oak. Taste is mildly sweet and nutty, with medium bitterness. Crisp and smooth mouthfeel. Very enjoyable and different beer!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dcschiller (2207) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAR 18, 2011
(750ml bottle from Provisions Store). Pours dark copper with chunky 2 finger off-white head. Aroma has wood, orange and lemon pledge (perfumey). Taste has strong wood flavor, but the hops aren’t as prominent as I thought they’d be. Medium bodied with a slick/creamy texture. Finish is smooth. Mouthfeel on this is fantastic. It just coats the mouth. I’m not a huge fan of oaked beers, but this one’s pretty good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 18, 2011
In short: An sharp IPA-ish beer like no other
How: Bottle 750ml. Consumed fresh 2 months after bottling. Bottle sent to me by kegbear, thanks a lot Craig.
The look: Partly dark golden body topped by a rocky medium beige head with good retention
In long: Strong hoppy nose blending fresh oranges, other citrus fruits and freshly cut wood. Taste has plenty of citrus fruits (oranges and grapefruits mainly) swimming on a rich but not too sweet caramelized malt backbone. Some orange peels, some freshly cut oak, some pine needles. An overall light spicy sensation that seems to be coming from the wood. This beer is very sharp and bright. It probably has to do with the oak but everything seems to come out very bright. Not something to age for sure. I really liked this beer, more than I expected. It is very original and I was probably in the mood for something exactly like that. I opened the right bottle. Sometimes I can just hear a beer in my cellar call my name. But most of the time they just ask for Gary. Who the fuck is Gary?

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