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Camden Town Pompous Red Ale

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Brewed by Camden Town
Style: Amber Ale
London, England

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RATINGS: 11   MEAN: 3.55/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.26   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Keg & Cask; Status uncertain.
Has also been seen badged as Filthy Red.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ethereal (2417) - Los Angeles, California, USA - NOV 28, 2011
On tap (as Radical Red) at the Jolly Butchers, Stoke Newington, 20th March 2011. Reddish amber looks - like Brewdog 5am Saint. Similar overall with lots of hops on nose and tongue. Good balance.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Leighton (11322) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 22, 2011
Keg at the London Brewers Showcase 2011. Pours foggy, red-brown with a creamy, off-white head. Beautiful aroma, lots of sticky pine, grapefruit and toast. Flavor follows up well. Medium sweet with a prominant toasted malt character. Plenty of grapefruit, light dirt, some toast. Medium bodied with fine carbonation. Dry finish, pithy citrus, strong grapefruit, mild pine resin. Really damn solid beer. Very drinkable.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (16927) - Malmö, SWEDEN - OCT 16, 2011
Draft @ Southampton Arms, Gospel Oak NW5. Pours a hazy pale amber orange color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty hoppy citrus aroma. Fruity malty hoppy bitter flavor with hints of citrus and grapefruit. Has a fruity malty hoppy bitter finish.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
shoulderbroken (2107) - Tokyo, JAPAN - SEP 9, 2011
Keg at Southampton Arms. Orange amber with a small beige head. Aroma is very grapefruity with a touch of hoppy b.o. Taste is very grapefruit. Tingly in the mouth with a bitter finish. Pretty nice!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
FatPhil (9407) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - SEP 6, 2011
Keg (Southampton Arms, RBESG2011 Saturday)
Super grapefruity aroma. Amberish in colour, smallish keggy head. Crsp light grains, again more grapefruit. Refreshing palate. Nice long hoppy finish. Very good for a keg. Very good for a red too. Two of my stereotypes up-ended here.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (35220) - VestJylland, DENMARK - AUG 14, 2011

Cask (handpump) @ Southampton Arms, 139 Highgate Road, London, Greater London, England NW5 1LE.

Unclear medium matt amber colour with a average, frothy to creamy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, dusaty, nutty, light roasted. Flavor is moderate sweet and bitter with a average to long duration, nutty, caramel. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20110731]

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (20619) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 8, 2011
Draught@Southampton Arms, London. Deep amber colour, small white head. Aroma is fruits, wood, herbs and some slight grassy notes. Flavour is very fruity and floral hops along with some mild maltyness as well. Big floral hoppy finish and aftertaste. Beautiful balance.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Scopey (7058) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 2, 2011
Keg at the Rake. It pours slightly hazy red-brown, with a thin yellow-white head and fine carbonation. The nose is red fruits (inc. strawberry), sour sherbet and some metal. The taste is hay, lime zest, grass, pine, astringent, metal and some spice, with a long bitter finish. It is perhaps a bit too gassy and too thin to support the bitterness.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
OleR (4802) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 22, 2011
Half, from tap@The Rake, London. Medium-sized creamy blond head. Clear reddish amber body. Fruity and light resinous hop aroma, backed by a whiff of crisp, lightly toasted malts. Taste is hop driven. Clean, with lots of fruity American-style hops for flavoring. Tight, oily bitterness. Fairly dry, restrained malt body with some toasted notes. Light to medium full. Fruity-bitter ending. Very refreshing, highly drinkable.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
maeib (8750) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - APR 2, 2011
Filtered Keg Euston Tap London. An amber beer with chill haze. and a whitish head and lace. Good hops throughout this. Like a US amber but with no crystal malt sweetness. Nice bitterness and a little toast flavour. Scrummy.


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