Brueprint Brewing describes their Brue Scarlet amber ale as a sultry ale with a balanced flavor. Sultry indeed… If you have a penchant for sensual cartoon women or personifying your alcoholic beverages, then this is the brew for you! If all that sounds hella creepy to you, this still may be something you want to check out. Also, if you like Kesha, then there is a 100% chance that you will like this beer. Fun fact: her full name is Kesha Rose Sebert. I personally think she should have taken Sebert ($ebert?) as her stage name, but that’s just me.
Brue Scarlet pours a deep, clear amber with a moderate level of carbonation. A thin, sudsy head rests on top and quickly dissipates after the pour. The aroma is predominantly roasty malt with a strong caramel undertone. Hoppy citrus breaks through the malt and brightens up the fragrance profile. Overall, it has a very active and pleasant scent.
The flavor profile is fairly balanced with caramel malts coming through in a big way. Hoppy grapefruit and pine notes add some needed highlights to the malty base. The hop flavor shines through slightly more than other ambers, but the balance remains well intact. The body is on the lighter side of medium, made even lighter by the carbonation. While the flavors are relatively robust for a beer clocking in at only 4.8%, this ale still falls into deep session territory.
Kesha fan or not… Brue Scarlet is a good choice for anyone looking for a little more out of their beer sessioning experience. With summer well on the way, you’re going to want to keep the session options on deck. Now if only Brueprint would come out with a Brue Sebert: whiskey barrel aged blonde ale. I think that’s what we’re all really hoping for…
- Appearance: Amber
- Aroma: Roasty malt, citrus, caramel
- Flavor: Caramel, grapefruit, pine, bitter finish
- Mouthfeel: Medium
- ABV: 4.8%
- Size/Price: 6pk 12 oz. / $9-$11
- Score: 83