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Ballards Right Angler

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Formerly brewed at Ballards
Style: Old Ale
Petersfield, England

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RATINGS: 22   MEAN: 3.4/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.26   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask; Special - released December 2004. Also bottle conditioned. Old Bounder series 2004/5.
Matured for months, Right Angler is an Old Ale or Barley Wine, brewed using Pearl, Crystal and Chocolate malts, and Fuggle and Golding hops. Full of caramel and toffee flavours and with an underlying hoppy finish."


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MPA (837) - Amager (form. Nørrebro&Aalborg), DENMARK - JUL 31, 2011
Bottle (from the november 2005 RB-tasting at Dixens place - notes have been damaged by flooding of my basement, but this was such an insane tasting for me as I was new to such massive tastings, so I gave up on the detailed notes quite early). Sweet and malty. Good, but too weak in aroma. All I could read...

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theis (13777) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 12, 2010
Bottle at Mads Langtved - Thanks. Clear red/brown - offwhite head. Sweetness, berries, nutty, green walnuts, fruity, oxidation, dusty, old, dark bread. Ok.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ungstrup (29828) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JAN 2, 2007
Bottled. A dark amber beer with a slight haze, maybe due to the fact that I’ve refrigiated it for longer than the recommended 30 minutes, underneath only a rim of beige head. The aroma is oxydixed malty combined with strong notes of caramel and lighter notes of alcohol. The flavor is powerfully sweet with strong notes of mlat and caramel, but also an oxydixed note as well as light notes of wood and metal. Quite nice Old Ale.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CaptainCougar (7132) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - APR 24, 2006
Transparent orange mahogany color with a thin ring of off-white head. Sweet sticky caramel malty aroma has some toasted and oxidized notes with nice fruity complexity. Starts with sweet dark caramel viscous maltiness revealing some smooth earthy complexity before a semi-dry finish. A nice old ale.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - MAR 20, 2006
Poured a hazy ruby-amber color. The aroma was mostly sweet aged malt. A little fruity. Thick sweet malt flavor with more fruit but then a very dry bitter finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kook (2033) - Perth, Western Australia, AUSTRALIA - FEB 24, 2006
Strong raisin, prune and port wine aroma. Some alcoholic notes present. Flat ruby brown in colour, almost like port. Very vineous flavour, lots of dark fruit notes and a slightly bitter finish. Warming feel. Nice.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Papsoe (25083) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - DEC 18, 2005
(Bottle 27,5 cl) Slightly hazy amber, completely without any trace of head. Weird aroma - perhaps a hint of apricots? Malty and very dry with a marked bitterness. Fruity notes, overripe fruit that is. Rather unusual. 031205

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Storm (2684) - Amager, DENMARK - DEC 14, 2005
Bottle. Amber colour with a weak head. Aroma of vitamins, very speciel. Nice smooth flavour of grass, malt and some spice, very different and nice.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fiulijn (15227) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 10, 2005
Dark amber color, no head. Good aroma, mature and sweet, of malt, molasses, spices, raisins, very light phenol. Flat; extremely malty; sweet, strong body, warming, caramel, medium liquorice presence. At the end the malt fades away and the bitterness becomes bolder, very long.
Excessive.
Very similar to the traditional Thomas Hardy’s, with a stronger liquorice character.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Emil (6065) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 6, 2005
Bottle. Redish colour with a small tan head. Malty, fruity, hoppy aroma and a sweet malty, grassy taste. Medium body and a sweet finish.


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