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Banksís / Vasileostrovsky Siberian Red

Formerly brewed at Banksís (Marstonís)
Style: English Strong Ale
Wolverhampton, England


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RATINGS: 32   MEAN: 3.46/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
Cask: Special - Wetherspoon Spring 2013 Real Ale Festival.
This is complex and full flavoured, with sweet and roast malt flavours, balanced by a pungent hop bitterness and dry hop flourish in the finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Stuartyboy (1427) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - APR 7, 2013
On tap at West Kirk Jdw Ayr full flavoured red ale with malty sweetness tropical fruit and carmel quite prominent nice hop kick but not too bitter

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DanielBrown (4378) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - APR 8, 2013
Cask at Briar Rose, Brum. Great lacing. Really enjoyed this. Nice initial fruity balance, then slight nutty, dry bitterness to end. Smooth. MT = dead and gone = not sad at all.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
imdownthepub (13207) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 10, 2013
Cask conditioned at a Wetherspoons. Chestnut with cream head. Rich maltiness, full and fruity with a light wine type character then hints of grapefruit and strawberry from a very tasty hop. Really very pleasant and drinkable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
The_Bish (1123) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - APR 18, 2013
Share with Dom at Spoons. Nice bitter overtones. Undertones? Iíve not heard them. I probably have. Have I? I was a big fan of senseless things back in the day, or should that be Senseless things, simply to give you more sense of what I am thinging about. Anyway, apparently Senseless Things (I spent hours trying to reproduce their font) were similar in sound to The Undertones, but I might have the wrong band Iím mentioning, which would make this review redundant. Was it ever anything else?

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DruncanVeasey (8012) - NUNEATON, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - APR 22, 2013
The Baron of Hinckley. Raspberry red with a fat cream collar. Sticky fudge, liquorice confectionery, big raspberry and red berry, filter coffee aroma. Fruity, full of berries and coffee, well hopped, Tropical Starburst undercurrents; bitter walnut husk and cranberry hints. Nothing like the sticky boozy blandness I was expecting. Bitter chocolate shavings. Reminds me of the Vikings Return from a few festivals back. Last beer of the fest...and the best?

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dommod2011 (704) - Birmingham, West Midlands, ENGLAND - APR 18, 2013
Share with Bish at EofY JDW B13. I was hoping this was brewed in Burton. The wind there is definitely Siberian. Wolverhampton...my mate got stabbed in the neck there because he wouldnít give some loon his cash card. My band played a few gigs there to punish the buggers. We played the Little Civic. We had a bottle of Stella each for our rider. I brought my own bottle of Jack. Tit.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beese (2570) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 25, 2014
Cask at the Moon Under Water (JDW), Watford on 10 April 2013. Poured a clear, bright ruby with a dense, off white head. Aroma of red current, strong grassy hops and salted caramel. Well rounded initial flavours; nice hop bitterness, mixed with biscuity malt and berries. Finish was dry, bitter resin and dry grain.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
SilkTork (5541) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Hampshire, ENGLAND - MAY 22, 2014
March 2013. JDW, Rochester. Mmm. This is interesting. A tasty beer with good malt character and strong bittering hops which are quite herby. The malt is quite bready and there are pleasant and intriguing yeast notes. A damn fine beer, though not quite gorgeous enough to be a firm favourite.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
berkshirejohn (5988) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - APR 3, 2013
Cask at the Bear (JDW), Maidenhead. Copper with a tight cream head; sweet, grainy aroma; sour grainy taste with a malty caramel body; then a gentlr, dry bitterness with an underlying warmth. Very pleasant and satisfying.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
leaparsons (9835) - Wigston, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - APR 12, 2013
Cask, Corn Exchange, Leicester. Amber, red brown with an off white foam. Aromas are mixed winter berries with woody notes and lots of mixed spices. Toasted malts with herbal liquorice hints and apple. Flavours are lemon and blackberries with herbs and light gritty cocoa. Roasted with spritzy yeast on the palate. Dry on the finish with earthy, nutty notes. Nice.

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