maneliquor (1552) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - MAR 3, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Mane Liquor. Pours chestnut brown with a small yellow head. Nose is very pronounced toffee and citrus hops. Quite toffee and biscuit forward in the taste with citrus throughout and a nice dose of hoppy bitterness to finish it off. Solid stuff
jmgreenuk (1275) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - FEB 6, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle at Taps Beer Bar, Kuala Lumpur. Poured a clear deep reddish brown with a broken white head. The aroma is malty but very weak. The flavour is is medium bitter, malty and a little metallic. The flavour lacks body and diverse flavours. I’m not sure where the concept of an English Red comes from. I’m not aware of anyone in England brewing one and the Irish examples are mediocre too.
varanid99 (244) - AUSTRALIA - NOV 27, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark brown, cloudy pour with light brown head. Caramel smell, some fruit. Malty, slightly fruity smell, very heavily carbonated. Has a burnt caramel aftertaste which isn’t unpleasant.
barakihunter (186) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - NOV 3, 2012
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
A pretty funny beer, all the tastes can be a bit conflicting. Aroma is slightly repugnant, appearance is a light blood red, cloudy with yeast and a regular head. Taste is earthy with some berry flavours. Palate bitter with not much feeling. Overall, expected more.
bluebetty (1019) - AUSTRALIA - SEP 16, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Pours a cloudy dark brown. Small tan coloured head that falls away pretty quickly. Aromas are dominated by nutty sweet caramel. Not much else going on. Flavours are sweet with some nutty bitterness to finish. A little ho hum to be honest.
Maris (746) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - SEP 7, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From a 330ml bottle on 8/9/2012. Pours a very cloudy red-brown with lots of yeast floaties, and a small fine head. The aroma is earthy and malty with a bit of fruit. Tastes nutty and malty, with a slightly fruity tang (I detect some cherry along with the citrus fruit). The hops are on the mild side, and the body is medium. Relatively subtle but quite decent.
greensleevesy (9) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 27, 2012 does not count
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Lovely Brown with big white head. Nutty, malty, caramel like bouquet followed by a smooth well balanced red ale. A lot more carbonation than expected
Davros (1473) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - AUG 26, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours coppery brown with a large, off-white head.
Nose shows creamy, nutty malt. Very little else.
Flavours include bready, toasty malt. Again, not particularly interesting.
Carbonation seems a little over the top.
Nothing wrong with, just not really captivating in any way.
gam (2662) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - AUG 24, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Big frothy head strong carbonation misty ruby red pour aromas very earthy vanilla nut caramel hoppy the flavours caramel rich chocolate nut biscuit mild bitter earthy hop backing the finish rich slightly dry sweet aftertastes earthy hop n9ice ale
Brenhophead (380) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - AUG 24, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
330mL bottle. Pours deep cloudy red with a big creamy off white head. Aroma of spicey english hops. Has that english hops metal twang in the flavour as well as toffee apple note. Not a bad beer but not outstanding either.