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


on tap

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RATINGS: 64   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.09/5   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 14/20
fonefan (44143) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAR 3, 2010
Bottle 500ml. @ home.
Clear light medium amber color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, toasted, caramel, nutty, light roasted, light to moderate hoppy, orange, toffee notes. Flavor is moderate sweet and moderate to heavy bitter with a long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft. [20100110]

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
yespr (40865) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - FEB 2, 2010
50 cL bottle. Pours clear and golden orange with a small white head. Aroma is dry malty and light spiced hoppy. Bitter, malty and light roasted flavoured. Dry to herbal hoppy flavoured into the finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ungstrup (34696) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - FEB 4, 2010
Bottled. An amber beer with a thin lazing beige head. The aroma has notes of citrusy hops, malt, and some caramel. The flavor is sweet with strong notes of fruit as well as medium notes of straw and citrus, leading to a bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 2, 2010
Bottle 50 cl. Courtesy of yespr. Pours a clear amber with an off-white head. The nose has English hops and a little nuts. Light body, nuts and dry caramel with quite some bitterness in the finish. 020210

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
omhper (23727) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - NOV 29, 2008
<i>Bottled at Monk’s Café & Bryggeri, Stockholm. </i> Hazy amber, small head. Careful floral resiny hops over cardboardy caramelly malt. Light-medium bodied with rounded spritzy mouthfeel. Mid-strength resiny bitterness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
madmitch76 (22493) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 19, 2012
18th June 2010
Hazy amber beer. Light semi dry palate. Soft creamy malt gives way to fairly bitter hops. Unfortunately all too English in as much as the hops impart bitterness but no real flavour. Still quite a drinkable beer. Finishes semi soft.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
cgarvieuk (21899) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 5, 2011
bottle at home ... deep soft red ... medium off white head ... sweet light toffee caramel malts ... over fizzy ... nutty toffee malts ... hop spice linger ... soft easy.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yngwie (16529) - 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 doesn’t deserve it. It’s so damn quaffable and enjoyable that it could easily be a 3.7, but the aroma, appearance, flavor and mouthful on their own doesn’t deserve more than I gave.(070520)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Benzai (14282) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - OCT 1, 2011
Bottle @ home, shared with DutchDrebus. Full creamy off-white head on top of a clear dark red / brown colored beer. Smell malts, grains, lightly roasty and bitter. Taste malts and lightly bitter. Fizzy carbo, medium body.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gunnfryd (14188) - 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.

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