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RATINGS: 202   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!


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JAN 3, 2011
750ml, fresh. Pours a hazy, dark, burgundy-brown color with a tall, foamy, khaki tinted head. Slowly settling to a thin but lasting patch, the head leaves behind tattered flares of hard lace on the glass. The nose is loaded with sharp citrusy hop components, including orange peel and juicy white grapefruit most prominently. Mild, generic dark fruits enter the fold, along with a light, dry caramel malt contingent and lightly seasoned, toasty, vanilla-kissed oak. Flavors follow suit, with a somewhat muddled and non-descript malt base of mixed caramelized grains showing beneath a bright, crisp, citrusy-herbal hop billing. The palate is smooth up front, with moderate carbonation and a whipped sort of feel in the foreground. It dries out a bit towards the back end, staying well away from any annoying residual sugars. Good beer. It’s is tasty now, but feels like it will surely fall apart within a few short weeks.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
drowland (6831) - Georgia, USA - JAN 29, 2011
1/15/11. Bottle at the Sea Bass tasting thanks to hopscotch! Huge fresh hop aroma with a sweeter somewhat disappointing flavor.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
drewbeerme (3898) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 18, 2011
Draft at hopleaf, nose has citrusy hops, plasticy caramel malt, flavors stale doughy malts, citrus, grapefruit, oak, hints of vanilla, sweet booze finish. Perhaps a little fresher this could be good but as is not impressive.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rlgk (13371) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 10, 2012
Sour and bitter 2012. Hazy amber reddish beer with a small off-white head. Fruity metallic aroma, berries, fruity notes, some strawberries and chocolate. Metallic flavor, berries, roasted, hay notes, fruity.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
_angst_ (3544) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 13, 2012
Sample @ the Sour & Bitter event in Copenhagen. Pours hazy dark wooden brown with a small creamy white head that quickly dissipates while leaving some trace on the glass. Smell is sweet, fresh, hoppy and malty with plums, pineapple, mango, dried papaya, grass, pine, lemon zest and hints of caramel. Taste is sweet and bitter with dark bread, grass, pine, lemon zest, mango, pineapple and hints of dry soil. Mouthfeel is round and medium bodied. Finish is sweet and bitter with orange peal, grass, plums and lemon zest.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MaltOMeal (1092) - Land of Sugar, Texas, USA - NOV 10, 2010
bottle. Some shared this at the Freetail La Muerta release. Pours a cloudy brown with an off-white head. Nose is of oak and some citrus. Funny taste with the wood and herbs over the citrus. Meh. Mouthfeel was carbonated with a bitter finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hamilton23 (617) - Alpine, California, USA - NOV 26, 2010
On tap at the Bruery Provisions. Pours red...go figure. Smells of citrus and some piney hops. Some sweetness. Lots of bitterness at the end...more than I expected. Not much of the oaked flavor in there.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Christian (11784) - Odense, DENMARK - MAY 14, 2012
Sour & Bitter Festival CPH 2012. Cloudy copper with a small off-white head. Fruity and malty aroma with some green leaves. Dry and malty, slightly fruity flavour with a grainy finish.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hallinghansen (2385) - Odense S, DENMARK - JUL 29, 2012
Bottle @ Sour & Bitter. Hazy chestnut body with a small offwhite head. Aroma is malt, caramel, spices. Flavor is caramel, malt, hops, wood.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ansermadide (1526) - Kyle, Texas, USA - JUN 15, 2013
This is certainly a different kind of red. It’s dirty red brown, almost orange in color, with glimmering, slitter-like sediment and an off-white head. Its aroma is heavy of caramel sweetness and a slightly soured wood. Very nice! Strong of oak, but not nauseatingly so, it’s light on the palate, but full-flavored with an almost buttery consistency. Althoug the oak presence is strong, its role in the flavor is tame. Instead, the flavor is dominated by an earthy hop and almost English-style malt bill. Overall, though, it still comes down to a very definitive red ale experience. Hats off to The Bruery for sticking to the style while still being adventurous.


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