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RATINGS: 196   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68   EST. CALORIES: 207   ABV: 6.9%
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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!


4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
GypsyHead (33) - California, USA - MAR 10, 2012
Fantastic beer. Lots of dark, fruity notes on the nose and the initial flavor, but slowly rolls across the palate and develops and oaky dryness. Certainly a complex brew that never tastes quite the same from sip to sip. So clean, light, refreshing, and delicious, but never would have guessed itís a lager

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jvezp (86) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 30, 2013
iím not into reds, i think they,re pretty bland. but the bruery pulls it, great beer, balanced and a hint of barrel taste. really well made, iím glad i have an extra one. Good job Bruery

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tokyogoat (1503) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 31, 2010
Had on tap at Black Tuesday release party, and my favorite beer of the night. Poured a medium hazy amber color, nose was ripe with citrus hops, caramel, and vanilla. Taste was very complex, light caramel, vanilla, oak, grapefruit, orange zest, just an amazing beer with many layers and still extremely drinkable.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ksurkin (1021) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - NOV 20, 2010
750ml bottle generously muled to me by t0rin0. thanks, robert! pours a gorgeous, hazy, reddish amber with a massive, thick, eggshell head and great lacing. aroma is wonderful with fresh, citrusy hop notes of white grapefruit and orange that also bring forth a beautiful, herbal spiciness and hints of tropical fruits and berries backed by freshly cut, mellow oak, vanilla, and a hint of spruce. flavor is delicious as well with crisp, raw hops showcasing notes of orange, grapefruit, and pine esters smoothed out by sweet vanilla, wood, and nutty toffee on the finish. palate is medium bodied and crisply carbonated with a smooth bitterness and a hint of sweetness on the finish. overall, a great example of skilled barrel aging and a pleasure to drink.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Glouglouburp (6078) - 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?

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jrallen34 (3483) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 30, 2011
Another bottle provided by Mike; I think...Iím 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.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
thirdeye11 (5598) - 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.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ChazMania (653) - Pasadena, California, USA - MAY 20, 2012
Loved this beer- had it on tap at Bruery Provisions and then brought a bottle home as well. One of the better red/ambers Iíve had. Big nose with blend of citrus and caramels; gorgeously dark red and perfect carbonation. Taste is huge and like a red IPA. Reminds me of GF HopHead Red but not as bitter.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
madmitch76 (15309) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 6, 2013
28th May 2011
Slightly hazy red - brown beer with big fluffy pale tan head. Nose of citrus sherbet and vanilla oak, nice! The head is lovely mix of sherbet and dry wood. The beer is soft and dry with more lemon citrus sherbet and cream. Dry finish with the citrus turning slightly bitter. Unusual, tasty - outstanding!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
superspak (2693) - Michigan, USA - AUG 7, 2013
750 ml bottle into tulip glass, no bottle dating. Pours fairly hazy reddish copper color with a 2 finger dense cream colored head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass. Aromas of caramel, orange zest, grapefruit, tangerine, orange rind, toast, toffee, floral, grass, bread, clove, oak, and floral earthiness. Damn nice aromas with good complexity and very balanced hop, malt, and barrel notes; with good strength. Taste of caramel, orange zest, grapefruit, orange rind, lemon zest, floral, grass, pine, toast, toffee, vanilla, oak, clove, bread, and floral earthiness. Fair amount of pine bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of caramel, citrus, citrus zest, floral, grass, toast, toffee, light pine, oak, clove, vanilla, bread, and floral earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Awesome balance of hop and malt flavors with moderate oak barrel presence; with a nearly perfect hop/malt balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium-high carbonation and medium bodied; with a creamy, slightly sticky, and moderately crisp mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a slight warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is an awesome red ale! All around great balance and complexity of hop and malt flavors with moderate barrel presence; and very smooth to sip on. A highly enjoyable offering.


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