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


on tap

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RATINGS: 116   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Red Rye Hop Extravaganza!

Creedence's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Creedence (287) - Montreal, Quebec, - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
berkshirejohn (6077) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - APR 6, 2016
Cask at the Bell, Waltham St Lawrence. A rather dull chestnut colour at first glance with a loose cream head, but when the sunlight hits the glass (as it did in the beer garden this evening) a bright reddish copper gleam appears; the aroma is full of red fruit with a hint of rye; the taste is fruity with a caramel sweetness at first, then becoming drier with a gentle bitterness and some woody resin towards the finish. A perfect pint for a beautiful spring evening.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
larsga (7316) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 1, 2016
Medium beige head. Clear brown body. Floral citric fruity aroma with dusty corn notes. Sweetish fruity lemsip taste with candy notes. Mid-bodied. Mild, soft mouthfeel. Dryish resiny floral aftertaste with spicy wooden citric notes. Itís not bad, but the overly artificial fruity flavours donít work for me. (0.5l bottle, from odd bins, Edinburgh.)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
StuartC (70) - Lochgilphead, Argyll, SCOTLAND - MAR 31, 2016
Bottle from Fyne Wines, Argyll. Deep amber-brown, no bubbles but thick browny-white head. Very malt-dominant aromas, earthy, cut grass, espresso. Medium body, not bubbly yet fairly spritzy, good intensity, medium acidity, dry, peppery tingle lasts a good long time. Dark flavours on the palate: smoky, dates, black pepper with cinnamon swirls; Thereís a hint of sweeter spice and woody elements, rye bread kicks in mid-palate; Bittering hops come in right at the finish with a purge of wet grass and over-ripe grapefruit. Was expecting something quite a bit fruitier; needs either more hops to tone down the smoke, or more sweetness to round it out.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Iznogud (2621) - CROATIA - FEB 27, 2016
Cask at the Kinlochewe hotel, Kinlochewe. Pours dark copper, off white head. Lots of hops in aroma, fruity, hint of pine, caramel malty. Medium bodied. Dry bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
stouby (4459) - Holbśk, DENMARK - FEB 13, 2016
Draught at YNWA. Clear dark amber. Aroma medium malty (caramel, bread, spicy) and hoppy (citrusy, piney). Flavor medium sweet and bitter, light spicy. Medium body.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bubeer (346) - - JAN 22, 2016
Slightly hazy mahogany. Large head, medium retention. Aroma intensity 3.5/5. Dark hoppy aroma, with notes of citrus, hay, banana and vanilla. Malt and apple comes out in the heavy bitter taste. Medium to full body, with interesting complexity

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
imdownthepub (13397) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 19, 2015
Cask conditioned at The University Club, Oxford. Red amber with white head. Fuller malty notes from the start, grainy notes, some cereal hints then a light caramelised character. Berry fruity notes then come through. Decent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
flying_pig (1435) - SCOTLAND - DEC 1, 2015
Pint on-tap at Derygate brewery, Glasgow (£4.50):
Good stuff again from Cromarty & much improved on their Happy Chappy that I had last from them. Hoppy (although the nose could have used more) with nice citrus & pine flavours balanced well against the caramel and biscuit malt sweetness that gave the beer a similar flavour to that of an American pale ale in places. Very nice stuff & one Iím likely to try again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Karstenborg (803) - Hasselager, DENMARK - NOV 21, 2015
Redbrown with big white head. Aroma is hops, pineapple and malt. Taste is citrus, hops and mango.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TEJA (2469) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 5, 2015
Bottle shaired by BjŲrn, thanks. Huge fluffy light beighe head. Clear amber color. Big cascade hop aroma. Dry finnish and a balanced bitterness.

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