Brewed by Belvoir
Style: Bitter
Melton Mowbray, England
Serve in English pint


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RATINGS: 62   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.08   EST. CALORIES: 129   ABV: 4.3%
Bottled, Pasteurised, 500ml.
Melton Red is a premium, full flavored, well balanced smooth beer with a subtle blend of hops to give a pleasant finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
greenmanalishi (499) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JAN 3, 2008
pours a burnished gold, slight red-amber hue, minimal, off-white head. aroma of caramels, nectar, sweet malts. Sweet maltiness in taste, reduced dark berries, caramels, hint of honey. soft finish, subdued bitterness, thin mouthfeel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
thebeertourist (5123) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 17, 2007
Bottle. Hazy red amber with a small head. Fruity aroma, hint of peach. Solid bitter flavours on a fruity background. Drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jbrus (4991) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - NOV 1, 2007
Bottle@Proeflokaal. Caramel malts and herbal/floral hops. Amber color, off-white head, good lace. Caramel and toffee notes, herbal hops, bitter, good balance. Very nice session beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
joe19612 (2186) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - OCT 21, 2007
Bottle. Beer poured a real chestnut colour with a good head. Plenty of caramel and toffee in the nose with plenty of hops. The beer is malty with a hint of toffee in the mouth with a good hop bitterness, and a malty sweet finish laced with hop flavour. Not a bad beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gunnfryd (12601) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - SEP 23, 2007
Bottle. Dark golden/ brown colour with an off-white head. Aroma is caramel, malt , hop . Flavour is caramel, malt, hop. OK / nice beer. Easy drinkable.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beer5000 (5108) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - SEP 5, 2007
500 ml bottle. Amber body with a small off-white head. Aroma is clean Ė malt, caramel and hop. The flavor is nice and well balanced, even impressive consideration the low alcohol. Itís not very complex, itís rather straightforward British bitter with malt, traces of caramel and some degree of sweetens with an emphasizing bitterness. Well done.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tarjei (1954) - Bryne, NORWAY - AUG 30, 2007
0,5 l bottle. Amber color. Nice, but disappering off-white/beige head. Sweet, a bit roasted malt, fruit, fine bitterness, dry finish. I like it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
KnutAlbert (6386) - Oslo, NORWAY - AUG 26, 2007
Rich, full tasting bitter, bittersweet. Some dried fruit, some summer flowers. A few pints of this on cask in the back garden of a pub would be just the thing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
OleR (4804) - Oslo, NORWAY - AUG 22, 2007
500 ml bottle. Small dense and mostly lasting greyish head. Light brown colored body with a hue of red and a light haze. Inviting aromas of berries, plums, dark dried fruits and caramel. Soft, but well rounded and complex taste. Moderately sweet maltiness with a proper amount of mild bittering hops and a nice underlaying fruitiness. Light to medium body. Lingering, gently bitter finish. Nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yngwie (15566) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 20, 2007
Bottle. The beer is a bit unclear, dark golden colored, and topped by a small, white head, almost like it would look from cask. Not much, but quite pleasant aroma, with a light note of dried fruits, something reminding of a room where tobacco have been stored for a long time, and caramel. A little roasted note as well. Some vague hoppiness in the far background. The flavor is quite subtle and a bit vague, almost what I would expect from a casked, English bitter. Tobacco, caramel, a tad fuityness, and some bitterness. Malty and biscuity as well, but quite weak, as the rest of the beers impression. A bit watery body, and a finish where the hops linger and lasts for a good while with a little peppery note and a vague bitterness. And lightly roasted malt.

This is certainly a beer that needs more than a sampler to disclose all its layers, and it needs a higher temperature than is found in a fridge. Now I miss sitting in an English pub drinking bitters, but what the hell, I know I get tired of them rather quickly. I need variation, but this certainly could be my regular bitter. If something like a regular bitter were an issue here in Norway. A part of me wants to give it a higher score, but somehow it doesnít deserve it. Itís so damn quaffable and enjoyable that it could easily be a 3.7, but the aroma, appearance, flavor and mouthful on their own doesnít deserve more than I gave.(070520)

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