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

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RATINGS: 60   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.05   EST. CALORIES: 129   ABV: 4.3%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


2.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Gr0ve (2128) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUN 14, 2007
500 ml bottle. Light brown colour. Hazy. Next to no head, only a few coarse bubbles. Plum and raisin aroma. Even a little pepper and fig aroma. Light bodied. The texture is very light and almost watery. Extremely dull beer. There is a little malt flavour, but it is very blunt. Perhaps it is a little old. The bottle does not have a best-before-date on it, but it sure feel like the edge has been lost. Boring and dull beer.

3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
boltonmark (9) - Uppingham, ENGLAND - MAR 17, 2007 does not count
Nice smooth beer with dark fruity favour. Malty with a very subtle caramel flavour in the background- nice beer

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sigmund (4952) - Tau, NORWAY - DEC 28, 2006
500 ml brown bottle, courtesy of Cardinal pub, Stavanger. ABV is 4.3%. This beer is apparently named after the original idea of "painting the town red" (see label). Listen, taggers and other vandals: it might have seemed funny the first time, but it’s not funny any more! The beer is more brown than red, slightly hazy, and pours with a moderate to low head. Are you sure this beer is not bottle conditioned? Moderate carbonation, soft mouthfeel. Pleasant aroma of malts, earth, caramel, blackcurrant leaves and dark fruits. Flavour is perfectly balanced between the malts and hops, not too sweet, despite some caramel in the background - no off-flavours here: Melton Red tastes like BEER, and a damn good one too!

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Mungo (2472) - Southampton, Hampshire, ENGLAND - MAR 1, 2006
Bottle (from Southwick Brewhouse, BBE Oct 07). Malty aromas, caramel and light roasty choc. Not too sweet with some bitterness to finish but there is a slightly metallic flavour. Otherwise fairly average.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
imdownthepub (10019) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 30, 2005
Bottled, Pasteurised. Brown amber with good head. Nice smooth easy drinking bitter with a surprising fresh malty taste and late hop bitterness. Smooth finish, quite nice.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Garrat (1255) - Suffolk, ENGLAND - JAN 14, 2005
From a bottle.Dark brown in colour,no head,Horlicks and rich tea.Alot of strange flavours here.

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
RichardGretton (4227) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - SEP 14, 2004
Dark bitter with a smooth caramel aroma, and a rather sweet bitter caramel flavour. Overall too smooth and malty for my liking.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Spiesy (2338) - Sydney, Greater London, AUSTRALIA - SEP 6, 2004
Bottled.
Bronze, amber coloured body, bright, with a soft beige head. Lovely malty aroma. Complex malt flavour that is uplifting and interesting enough to keep you coming back. Some tank water aftertaste but only on occasional sips.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
leaparsons (7988) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - NOV 14, 2003
Aromas are biscuit malts and peppery hops. Tan in colour this pours with a dense head of foam. Flavours are hoppy to almost IPA levels. Nice smooth malts with a chalk dry finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rauchbier (3596) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - JUL 26, 2002
Bottled. Chestnut coloured, good head and condition. Caramel and toffee nose with background of peppery hop resin. Smokey malt and toffee in the mouth with a good hop bitterness, and a malty sweet finish laced with hop flavour.


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