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Colchester Red Diesel

Brewed by Colchester
Style: Bitter
Colchester, England
Serve in English pint


on tap

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RATINGS: 18   MEAN: 3.22/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.17/5   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
Cask; Regular. Also available bottled.

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

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
downender (7925) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - FEB 11, 2016
Cask-conditioned at the Gloucester Road Alehouse, Bristol 11/2/2016. Deep copper in colour, with a slight, off-white, head. A big, malty, beer, with some red fruit, caramel and a touch of bitterness in the finish. Pleasant winter dirnking.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
niquillis (2344) - Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 7, 2016
Cask at The Coach, Bridgend. Pours ruby with an off white head. Light spice, nice bitterness, bit dry, maybe too thin. Pleasant.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jjsint (2333) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - FEB 2, 2016
Cask at the Drayman’s Son. Ruby ted with little discernible carbonation. Malty smell, some oak, forest floor. Malt also dominates the taste, but there is a strong bitter edge to the finish. Not all that bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
MrTipple (3587) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 28, 2015
Aroma: caramel and bread malts, light fruitiness, light floral hops. Appearance: clear, dark red, small, off-white, creamy head. Taste: medium bitter. Palate: bitters intensify, turns fairly bitter, floral hops again, malty base. Overall: substandard Bitter, feels unbalanced and boring. Pint at Bath Pavilion Beer and Cider Festival, Bath.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
berkshirejohn (5988) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 28, 2015
Cask at the Bell, Watlham St Lawrence. Reddish chestnut with a loose cream head; fruity aroma; sweet caramel taste with a touch of spice; and an earthy finish. A pleasant, malty autumnal bitter.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gegwilson (3204) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 14, 2015
Cask in the Brewshed, Bury St Edmunds. Chestnut with a fading beige head. The taste is toasty malt with a hint of toffee. Pleasant enough.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
ManVsBeer (8689) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
VastActiv (5676) - Oulu/Helsinki, 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
MissPxx (959) - Greater London, ENGLAND - 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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fonefan (43888) - 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]

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