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Cromarty Red Rocker

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93
97
style
Brewed by Cromarty
Style: Specialty Grain
Cromarty, Scotland
Serve in Shaker, Tumbler

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 64   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Red Rye Hop Extravaganza!


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
leebotton (145) - Bristol, Somerset, ENGLAND - APR 12, 2014
white head, big-ish bubbles, reddish brown beer, not that red. Nice syrupy hop aroma on the nose with some maltiness. Very substantial flavour, good body, well balanced, makes this an easy drink but not in your face. Probably a good thing (though I do like in your face). Nothing special but also not to be sniffed at.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Creedence (282) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 29, 2014
Cask at NERAX. Pours a deep ruby red with some beige bubbles on top. Aroma is zesty with bitter berry hops. Bready malt backbone in the flavour, with similar zesty hop character and light rye spice.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
harrisoni (12651) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - MAR 20, 2014
Cask handpull at Craft Clerkenwell. Clear russet colour lasting beige head. Malty fruity. I love these red ales. Lovely balance on this beer. Good beer. Nice subtle hops on the finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Oakes (11786) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 11, 2014
Dark red, some floral character and rich dark malts. Great character, lots of malt complexity.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ComradeK (922) - The Vale of Dundas, AUSTRALIA - MAR 5, 2014
500ml bottle. Pours a hazy chestnut amber, with a smallish off-white head, which does not last all that well, nor leave much lacing. Rye bread and walnut malt notes mix with mild citrus hops in the aroma. Citrus and spice hops up front give way to rye toast and nutty malt in the mid-palate. There is a sweet, nutty flavour to the finish. This is OK, if not excellent.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TBone (11893) - Pori, FINLAND - FEB 22, 2014
Bottle 500ml (AbM)
Deep clear amber color, small steady white head, some lace. Gooseberry and caramel in the hoppy nose. Medium-bodied. Caramel, gooseberry bush hoppyness, citrus in the flavor. Well, this is not "speciality grain" as RB says but quality amber ale.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Brenhophead (524) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - FEB 16, 2014
500mL bottle. Pours a slightly cloudy ruby red with an off white head and a wonderful floral perfume aroma with toffee like undertones. Doesnt have the body of an imperial red (obviously) but it is packed full of fruit flavour.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
agent_persik (292) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - FEB 7, 2014
Dark amber reddish color, small white head. Sweet aroma of caramel, malt, grapefruit, strawberry, pine and hops. Taste has malt, citrus, grass and hops - mostly dry with subtle sweetness and bitter hoppy finish. Light body and average carbonation. Nice and very drinkable beer, but not what I expected, could not taste any rye.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
mR_fr0g (1974) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 31, 2014
Cask at the Euston tap. Red amber colour with a steadfast cream head. Aroma is hop berry and pine and cheesey boke. Flavour is better sweet resin and pine hop. Some cara malt and toast. Smooth creamy fullish palate aroma lacks.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Lonick (781) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 9, 2014
Bottle @home. Pours amber with a red tinge. Complex and lovely nose. You get some hops and pine which is then balanced out with a malty caramel sweetness. The caramel goes on to the palate but is kicked into touch by the bitterness of the finish. It’s an ok beer but for me it’s unbalanced and the smell is a hell of a lot better than the taste.


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