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Alechemy Five Sisters Red IPA

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Brewed by Alechemy
Style: Bitter
Livingston, Scotland
Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 60   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4/5   IBU: 45   EST. CALORIES: 129   ABV: 4.3%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
cask,keg & bottled, regular
A rich amber beer combining british malts with a rich herbal classic chinook hop, with hints of citrus


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
larsga (7102) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 1, 2016
Big beige head doesn’t last. Clear deep amber body. Wooden toast and caramel aroma. Dryish dusty wooden caramelly taste with toast notes. Mid-bodied. Mild, soft, slightly flat mouthfeel. Dryish fruity caramelly aftertaste with dusty wooden notes. Nice, drinkable, full of flavour. (0.5l bottle, from odd bins, Edinburgh.)

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Heidbummer (123) - SCOTLAND - MAR 20, 2016
Pours ruby. Hints of toast and caramel on the nose. Good balance of malt, bitterness and even dark tart fruit on the taste. Drinks well to the bottom of the pint. Liking.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Maarten1993 (820) - Nijmegen, NETHERLANDS - FEB 14, 2016
Drank with Marijn and Kaspar at Marijn’s parents’ place during a special night 11-2-2016. Good IPA, nice refreshing taste.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
jvhemert (373) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 8, 2015
Aroma: malt and toffee, berries Appearance: red, white foam Palate: thin sticky Taste: medium bitter, little sweet Overall: drinkable, half only

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Graham77 (384) - SCOTLAND - NOV 2, 2015
500ml bottle. Sweet aroma, nicely balanced on the palate by herbal/medicinal hops, slightly piny. Strong sweet, medium bitter. A very pleasant red ale.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jeevan (231) - SCOTLAND - JUL 3, 2015
On Cask at the Old Chain Pier, Newhaven. Pours darkish brown with a nice creamy head. Caramel malt aroma. Ample bitterness. Some hop and earthy flavours. Not bad

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Idiosynkrasie (5947) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - MAY 18, 2015
500ml bottle. Clear, copper-ish, dark amber colour with average, thick, frothy, fairly lasting, minimally lacing, off-white head. Nuttily, malty aroma, a touch of caramel and shortbread. Taste is dry, nuttily malty, some caramel, a touch of toffee, slightly citrusy hoppy overtones with hints of orange and orange zest; bitter hoppy finish. Nice.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
zimbo (865) - SCOTLAND - APR 29, 2015
Not much on the nise but good thick dense off white head on crystal brown red. Lots of fizz and carbonic and thin in flavour and body. Metallic bitter middle and end. Not bad.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
nihtila (2611) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 25, 2015
Sample at Great Grog’s bottled beer festival. Aroma is malts, dark malts, rye. Taste is rye (although not used) malts, caramel.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Towey1989 (1510) - Stoke On Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 4, 2015
Cask at Bursley Ale House, Burslem. A clear amber colour with a fluffy white head. Aroma of caramel, burnt sugar, herbal, grapefruit and apple hops. Taste of caramel, fruitcake, wood, spicy, herbal fruits like apple and grapefruit plus a hint of resin. Medium bodied, soft carbonation and an oily texture. A long fruity bitterness in the finish. A nice, flavourful red IPA/bitter.


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