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Swans Rattenbury’s Red

Swans Rattenbury’s Red
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Formerly brewed at Swans Brewpub
Style: Amber Ale
Victoria, Canada


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RATINGS: 12   MEAN: 3.08/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.96/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
vadie (1231) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 17, 2014
Rouge pale avec une petite mousse blanche. L’arôme doux de malt sucré avec un peu d’houblon. Le goût est d’abord du malt anglais suivi par un amertume un peu florale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tmoney99 (13466) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 14, 2013
Tap sample. Poured clear dark ruby hue with medium frothy off-white head that lasted with good lacing. Medium aroma of hop and toasted sweet malt. Medium body with a slick texture and soft carbonation. Well balanced flavor of malt and hop flavor with a medium bittersweet finish of moderate duration. Good drinkable brew.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
timfoolery (1126) - California, USA - JUL 9, 2013
On tap at Swans in Victoria. Aroma and flavor of a malty red. Definitely a whole product here. I liked this one more than most in the tasting set. Fairly good beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
LarryBeast (611) - - APR 7, 2012
Not the most interesting red. Light and mild, neither bad nor good. A significant step down after trying Moon Under Water’s Irish Red Ale, which is far more adventurous (and tasty).

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
reebtogi (5684) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 18, 2011
650ml bottle pours amber in color with a finger of white head and a bit of lacing on the glass. Aroma is light caramel and a hint of hops. Taste is light caramel sweetness and a mild hoppy bitter finish. Light to medium body and mild carbonation leave a little room for improvement. A decent amber ale, but nothing really stands out.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
manuchampions (1244) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 30, 2011
650ml bottle from Libations Liquor in West Vancouver. First...a BIG wag of the finger to Libations. They had several Swans/Buckerfields beers on special for $3.99. Little did I know until I got home and looked closer that the beer had a "best before" date of more than 12 months ago! So the bastards realized the beer was old and cleared it out but never made mention of the fact it was old. At a bakers you at least find out you are buying day old bread for a discount but apparently such quality control and honesty isn’t a concern for Libations...shame on you! So, unfortunately, I have to rate the beer based on what I tasted, perhaps unfair but...there you go. Poured a red tinged brown with minimal head and fairly high carbonation. Aroma was of mild caramel malt. taste is certainly sweet caramel but underplayed. Is this the age or is it just a mild tasting amber? Finish is unremarkable. Damn, I feel like I’m doing an injustice to this beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fiulijn (19160) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 1, 2010
Draught at Alibi Room, Vancouver, as Irish Red Ale, I will go for this entry...
Hazy amber color. Mild beer, light aroma, caramel flavor, nutty. Simple.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mcberko (14406) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 23, 2010
Pours reddish brown with a light head. Aroma and flavour of sweet caramel malts, with some floral notes. Quite nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mgermani (1002) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 25, 2008
Pours a reddish orange with a light head & some lacing with a sweet honey-like aroma. Good bitterness, but cheap lager-like malting with a bit of amber, and diacetyl. Good carbonation and a lightly creamy body aren’t enough to rescue this one. Drinkable but not my Buckerfields best.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Crit (3820) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 13, 2008
UPDATED: MAY 5, 2010 Cloudy red brown,lasting beige head. Sweet carmel.brown sugar nose. Light slightly dry malt taste, hints of fruit.

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