RateBeer
Home >

Colchester Red Diesel

overall
47
86
style
Brewed by Colchester
Style: Bitter
Colchester, England
Serve in English pint

bottling
unknown

on tap
available

Regional Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 12   MEAN: 3.28/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.1   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
Share this beer with friends!
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask; Regular. Also available bottled.

1043.5 og
Red best bitter, well balanced with a long rich finish.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
ManVsBeer (5478) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 10, 2015
Cask @ Dirty Dicks, Halifax. Settles a hazy copper-brown with a thick smooth head. Has a smooth drinking texture too with a light berry-sweet aroma and taste with a light bitterness too.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
VastActiv (3742) - Oulu, FINLAND - JAN 30, 2015
Cask at Kitty’s, Helsinki. Colour is clear dark copper with small white head. Aromas and flavors: Fruits, nuts, some floral, hops, dryness and malts.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
MissPxx (756) - - OCT 31, 2014
Sweet and fruity aroma. Deep red appearance. Extremely hoppy kick. Slightly fruity with a nutty aftertaste. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fonefan (38081) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUN 20, 2013

Cask (handpump) @ Maypole, 20a Portugal Place, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England CB5 8AF.

Clear medium to dark brown - red amber (ruby) color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, fruity, fruit cake. Flavor is moderate sweet and light to moderate bitter with a long duration, caramel, malty. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat. [20130119]

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Theydon_Bois (12143) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 3, 2013
Cask at the Sussex Arms, Twickenham Green - 02/03/13. Dark amber with reddish hues and a thin beige bubbly head that retains well. Nose is caramel malts, fruit, a little vegetal. Taste follows, fruits, caramel, a bit on the twiggy side of the things! Medium bodied, moderate carbonation, dry finish. Pretty average stuff, not a revisit for me!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jamesie1857 (1578) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 2, 2013
On cask @ Three Tuns, Dronfield - Clear dark red body, small pale tan head. Rather malty taste with mild sour fruit and cake fruits. Smooth palate with nice fine carbonation and a smooth finish. Nice fruity beer with a neat little tang.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
FatPhil (10340) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JAN 23, 2013
Gravicask (CWAF2013, Sat)
Deep red. Fairly dull, a little watery. Dry nutty finish, has nice hops. Good for a red - nicely attenuated and dry.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
imdownthepub (11197) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 15, 2012
Cask conditioned at The Royal Blenhem, Oxford. Reddish amber with no head. There was a metallic, grainy note to the malts at the start of this, some tartish fruity hopped notes, red currant or gooseberry. Not great.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
maeib (8750) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - AUG 7, 2012
Cask conditioned handpump Wig & Pen Northampton 27/07/12. A reddy amber coloured beer. Red fruits in aroma and mouth. Sweet yet hoppy. A good length with good flavours. An enjoyable tasty beer.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beesbeer (452) - WALES - AUG 5, 2012
A nice rich thick and comforting pint. That sort of ruby warmth from something malty, but a great building bitterness through the pint. I had it with a bowl of strawberries which were the perfect accompaniment. I think this is what they call a session beer, i.e. good balance between malt and hops and easy to drink a number of pints of without getting too schloozled.


We Want To Hear From You



Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »



Page    1  2


Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2015,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
reserved.
about us
About RateBeer
FAQ
Contact/Feedback
New Beers
add
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Events
membership
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50