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Bristol Beer Factory West Coast Red

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Brewed by Bristol Beer Factory
Style: Amber Ale
Bristol, England

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RATINGS: 63   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Davros (1869) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JUN 24, 2014
Pours copper with a large mousse-like head. Nose shows toasty and nutty malt along with some caramel followed by some resinous hops and apple notes. Less malt-focussed flavours although there’s still some toasty notes. More emphasis on the piny, spicy and earthy hops. Very aggressive bitterness in the finish. Carbonation is over the top.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (1706) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 22, 2014
Bottle at home. Pours copper red, dry toffee, juicy fruit, pine, malty, sweet, nice.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mt_hall (102) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 20, 2014
Bottled. Ruby-copper colour with the slightest haze and virtually no head. Aromas are floral and malt. Dry floral flavours with a good malt body behind. A slightly thin start, but then develops in the mouth. Good.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bluevegie (3051) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUN 13, 2014
Large and lasting off-white head on a clear deep red body. Hops on the aroma but not so much in the taste, a little bit of caramel notes coming through, pleasant bitterness.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ComradeK (990) - The Vale of Dundas, AUSTRALIA - JUN 3, 2014
500ml bottle. Pours a hazy ruby amber, with a very large off-white head, which lasts very well and leaves good lacing. Spruce and spice hops notes mix with toffee malt to create the aroma. Prickling spruce and floral hops up front lead into a smooth, malty body, with plenty of toffee and some candied fruit notes. Spruce hops reappear in the finish. This is a solidly enjoyable amber ale, with just the right balance of hops and malt.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gam (3183) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAY 30, 2014
Lightest of pink frothy head dark crimson misty pour aromas very hoppy pine citrus caramel toffee flavours medium strong bitter grapefruit pine resin toffee caramel honey peach grain note lemon crisp tasting sweetness balance good ale the finish good hop taste sweetness bitter mix lovely stuff

2.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
merzbeer (8) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 16, 2014 does not count
Pours an opaque crimson with a good looking thick tan head. The aroma and taste is more piney than fruity, with a caramel finish. Unfortunately, it is also very bitter. The bitterness haunts my palate like a specter.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sarpa (786) - FINLAND - MAY 14, 2014
50cl bottle from AbM @ home. Pours hazy dark red with a huge beige head. Citrus hops, caramel in the aroma. Caramel and fruity hops in the flavor.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
McNeillR (1122) - SCOTLAND - APR 7, 2014
Roasted greasy bacon crisp and bullish US hop nose. Vibrant auburn body, decent swirl of a contrasting white head. Straight itchy berry branch bitterness, initial taste, clean and almost cornflaked maltiness. Creamy sweet finish, real squeaky gleam to the mouthfeel too that drags things away from being as refreshing as I recall (at least from cask). Still solid, especially as an "Amber".

Keg, Hanging Bat, Edinburgh

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
joergen (20576) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 23, 2014
Bottle at yespr. Hazy red-brown coloured with a medium sized off-white head. Light roasted aroma of dark chocolate with notes of spices. Fruity and light roasted flavour of dark chocolate and hops. Hoppy finish.


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