Crispy34 (385) - Texas, USA - OCT 19, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
The aroma is really sweet with a hint of wood. Almost peachy. The appearance is murky and carbonated. The taste starts off sweet then rolls into the wooden flavor that finishes sour. The palate is different. Overall, an interesting beer, that I would buy fo sho.
madsenbryg (371) - Holstebro, DENMARK - MAY 16, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Smagt hos J & C. Korn, halm, karamel, peber, grape, fyrrenåle, træ, lys rød, uklar, hvidt tæt skum, meget sød, meget bitter, let, tør, meget brus.
BobbyAnalog (327) - 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.
drunkenpolack (319) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - FEB 2, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Loakal pours a dark red color. The head on this beer is crazy as you can see. It took over my glass.
A really good mixture here of hops and oak. Hops give off a citrus, grapefruit and pine aroma. On the other side is the oak and a hint of caramel. Really nice and inviting.
The taste is pretty complex for a red and has a lot going on. It’s still nicely hopped and it gives off a good amount of bitterness. But there’s aspects I didn’t pick up in the aroma. Vanilla, earthiness, and spice. Then bring in the nice backbone of oak and caramel and you have the a perfect marriage of all the ingredients. Nothing gets in the way of each other and they all come through nicely.
Mouthfeel is medium bodied, slick and sticky.
boamr (309) - Allentown, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 17, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours an amber color with a huge amount of head to it. Can smell the hops as soon as I poured it. Nice piny hop smell to it. Wow very hoppy for an amber ale but I can pick some of the oak. Would of been a nicer beer if it weren’t as hoppy.
mnoud (279) - Martinsburg, West Virginia, USA - MAR 12, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
bittermestupid (247) - Canton, Ohio, USA - MAY 3, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAY 7, 2011 On draft at Hop Leaf. Pours brownish amber with a nice tan head. Hoppy on the nose, grapefruit, citrus, caramel and a certain herbal spice note. Complex, pine, citrus, toffee, biscuit, and some earthiness. Mouthfeel is medium and the finish was somewhat crisp and bitter, nice beer.
Clownoisseur (212) - Buchanan, Michigan, USA - MAY 1, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
alexandersh (196) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - JUL 17, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the Bruery; a light brown color with a khaki like head. Aroma of citrus, fig, and dark fruit. Flavor had a bit more complexity with some caramel/toffee. Good overall.
Chickencoop (188) - California, USA - MAR 7, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Huge chunky pour, had to wait forever to get this in the glass, but once it was in there, a beauty. Definate oak in the nose, but some stong hops as well. Just to put it out there, not much of a fan of the oak-aged beers yet, but this may change me. It wasn’t overpowering with the oak, just a suttleness that adds a ton of character to the 6.9% brew, which is welcomed compared to many of the other over the top oakey brew on the market. This won me over on drinkablility, very easy to put down, and enjoy all of the flavors, and not be worried about being ripped, good stuff.