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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!


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Mr_TBone (168) - Hollywood, California, USA - JUN 2, 2012
Huge head, lacing throughout. Malt, oak, earthy hops. Great beer. I can’t judge this one on style but it tastes amazing.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MANdolin (3) - Texas, USA - OCT 19, 2012 does not count
Very Tasty! I’m a little sick so don’t trust my palette on this one! But I am enjoying it. Color = good! CO2 = Good! Flavor = Very GOOD! Aroma = Very Good! I enjoyed! Would definitely drink again!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
dwyerpg (4436) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - APR 22, 2013
A pretty fruity hop aroma. Great red color. This is definitely on the hoppy side for a red. The beer tastes intense at first sip but the ending is pale by comparison. Still, good stuff.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jcos (1520) - Maryland, USA - JUN 19, 2013
Location/Date:Bottle split with Dave on 6/18/2013.

Appearance: Pours a cloudy red.
Aroma: Aroma of caramel, light pine, oak.
Taste: Light medium bitterness, light oak, caramel but not overpowering. Accessible.
Palate:Medium light body, lingering aftertaste, slightly sticky.

Summary: I had this at Savor 2011 and as with a lot of late tastings at a Savor event didn’t really get good notes on it, so was excited to try again. This did not disappoint. I could drink this everyday, it’s really enjoyable, not too aggressive but plenty of flavor. Too bad I live on the wrong coast to get it easily...

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DocJitsu (826) - Florida, USA - JUN 30, 2013
Pours a dirty, cloudy, homebrewish, orange-amber with a pillowy, foamy long-lasting light caramel colored head. Just lovely! Aromas of grapefruit, toffee, and fruit hard candy. Smooth, lightly oily mouthfeel. Ripe fruit, toffee, and a bit of oaky vanilla. Grapefruit bitterness at the finish. Very nice effort.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Marheb (1943) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 3, 2013
Un malt délicat et complexe, une touche de centennial et de vanille dans un liquide aussi facile à boire que précieux.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
jmarsh123 (163) - Indiana, USA - OCT 3, 2013
Pours a clear amber with a generous off white head and lots of lacing. Smells of grapefruit hops along with some good caramel notes. Starts off with some citrusy hoppiness and rounds into a sweet caramel flavor with notes of some oak. 25% in oak was a good idea as the oak flavor is present, but not overpowering. Mouthfeel is good and creamy with a little bit lower carbonation level than normal. Hoppy reds are right up my alley and this one is no different. I could use just a touch more hoppiness, but overall a great beer. Wish they’d distribute it nationally.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
LtDan (1743) - Los Angeles County, California, USA - OCT 25, 2010
Appearance: Pours a vibrant amber with a small tight head.

Aroma: Faint sugar sweetness (brown sugar or rock candy sugar perhaps) and oak barrel.

Taste: The first thing I noticed was oak. A little woody. Then a layer of sweetness that I found in the nose, rock candy sugar, maybe some spicy cinnamon candy as well. The beer finished with a nice punch of spicy hops. Between the hops and oak, I was pretty amazed. As noted by The Bruery, this is their first beer not using their proprietary yeast strain. Not mad at all about that.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, high carbonation, and a little bit sticky.

Overall: Something I could drink all day. I like a spicy hoppy red, and the oak put it over the top for me.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Luckyhank (32) - California, USA - NOV 7, 2010
Bought a growler of this for football this Sunday. Smells great, hints of orange and vanilla, but really complex. Goes down very smooth (relatively low ABV for the Bruery), but the taste is a little thin -- which is close to the only flaw in this brew. This is far from an ambitious drink, but agreeable and should go great with a variety of meals.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hophead22 (2880) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - NOV 14, 2010
Tap at the brewery. Rating #13. Dark amber with a nice tan head. Aroma was light hops with a bit of caramel maltiness. Flavor was light hops again with a bit of rich malt to round it out, very drinkable and quite delicious overall, a highlight of the day. (1426)


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