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RATINGS: 212   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Clownoisseur (424) - Buchanan, Michigan, USA - MAY 1, 2014
On tap at The Bruery. Pour was a hazy amber/copper color, medium off-white head. Earthy hops, slight citrus, caramel malts. Nice beer but nothing jumps out at me. A bit thick and sweet for what I am after in an Amber.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ryanfolty (2391) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - MAR 27, 2014
March 22, 2014 - on tap at Bruery tasting room. Brownish orange pour with limited head and lacing. Aroma was malt and hops. Taste was consistent with aroma and had some wood. Finish was fairly clean.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mnoud (312) - Martinsburg, West Virginia, USA - MAR 12, 2014
2014.03.12 - The Bruery Loakal Red - draft at hotel bar Doubletree Anaheim CA. Tulip glass. Pours deep copper to red. Little to no head but some carbonation evident while drinking. Aroma is very pleasant. Just a medium hop smell. Taste is about what you'd expect, and as described. Citrus-y hops and caramel-y malt. You get some oak-y vanilla from the 25% aged part but nothing overwhelming or any obvious alcohol burn. Pretty consistent taste all the way through the drink. Hops without being overbearing. Not very much like other Bruery's I've had but pretty tasty. Palate is basically light. 7/5/8/3/15

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
brokensail (16055) - Dublin, California, USA - FEB 19, 2014
On cask @ The Bruery. Clear amber pour with a finger of off-white head. Really nutty, bready malt nose. Some light fruit esters, floral hops, earth, and tea. Slight herbaceous quality and orange oil. Flavor is pleasantly sweet with lots of caramel and toasted bread. Bitter finish of tea, woody herbs, and chalk. There’s a hint of citrus and lots of earthy hops.
Earlier Rating: 10/9/2010 Total Score: 3.7
A: The pour is an opaque copper color with a fluffy off-white head that settles down to a thin layer. S: Sweet candi sugar (a theme with Goose Island’s Belgian styles), caramel, and bread in the grain/sugar department. Some subtle, but at the same time obviously present, spices. I seem to get some nutmeg and allspice, as well as some slightly grassy hops. T: The spices are more noticeable on the front end of the palate than they were in the nose. Bready malts and some definite sugar notes, but not exactly cloying. A light caramel note and some hints of strawberry and sweet citrus. M: The body is medium with a somewhat low carbonation for a Belgian style beer, but not dangerously so. D: I was hoping for a bit more from this beer. It was good, certainly, but for a beer that is talked about so much, I found it to be a bit uninteresting.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
matt7215 (2278) - Cambridge, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 14, 2013
750 ml bottle shared by jsprime. Red with a tan head. Big hoppy nose. Supportive malt body. Spot on hoppy red. Highly enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
coldbrewky (1688) - Hippetown East, New York, USA - NOV 19, 2013
Bomber via UDbeernut. Art, thank you for enabling me with this elixir so that I was able to spend quality time with my basement workbench. Its mellow full tones of biting hop and tannins gave me strength against procrastination. Much organization and sweeping was accomplished due to its grounding influence. Muchas Gacias!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
beerbastard (841) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - NOV 15, 2013
750 bottle from the Bruery. Lite Brown pour with lacing. Good mix of aromas. Lots of wood, pine,grapefruit. The complex mix of flavors, Cedar, Oak, grapefruits. What a fun beer! Everything is well balanced. Some spicy burn in the dry finish. This is a good one, because of the wood flavors.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Itzjerm (2296) - Taft, Tennessee, USA - NOV 13, 2013
Awesome aroma. Citrus and bathroom cleanser. Nice lasting head. Nice carbonation on tongue. But still thin. Citrus foam mixture. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
merc7186 (2930) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - NOV 3, 2013
A: Amber/Reddish Hue, Passes Some Light, White Head, Some Lacing S: Floral, Grainy, Mildly Piney T: Grainy, Bready, Mildly Floral, Mild Piney M: Decent Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Semi Drying, Mildly Bitter Overall, probably one of the best red ale I have ever had.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
phaleslu (9380) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 9, 2013
750 ml bottle from bytemesis- thanks again! Pours a hazed amber with a big, frothy off-white head that eventually settles unevenly and laces the glass. Aroma of herbs, grass, oak, toffee, grapefruit peel, earth, and dust. Complex an dry on the nose. Flavor of oak, dried fruits, toffee, brown sugar, mellow citrus, herbs and leaves, and a bit of vanilla. Medium-bodied, with a smooth mouthfeel and moderate carbonation. This is excellent. Really surpassed expectations. As complex an amber ale as I’ve ever had.

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