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London Brick Red Rye Ale

Formerly brewed at Redemption Brewing Company
Style: Amber Ale
London, England


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RATINGS: 39   MEAN: 3.79/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.72/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 183   ABV: 6.1%
Cask and bottle: Special - Spring 2011.
NOTE: Some of the production was allocated to Kernel brewery, where it was bottled as The Kernel London Brick Red Rye Ale with Dark Star and Redemption overprinted on the label.

A special brew amongst friends. Brewed for the 21st Aniversary of the Brighton Beer Fest, as requested by Evening Star landlord Matt Wickham. Brewed at Redemption brewery, with many talented friends: Mark Tranter from Dark Star, Evin O’R, from Kernel, Simon S, from Zerodegrees, James from Brodies, and Angelo and Steve from BrewWharf. This is a big hopped rye ale. Shades of red/amber, over nearly 30% of the grist being Rye. Then hopped in a DarkStar/Kernel/BrewWharf way, with a ton of Simcoe, Centennial and Cascade. Some 18ks went into 10 uk Brewers barrels. Read more about the beer at Mark Tranters blog: http://darkstarbrewing.co.uk/marks-blog/a-great-result-from-white-hart-lane/

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
gegwilson (3204) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 8, 2015
Bottle in Chez Sophie, Shrewsbury. 6.9% Centenial Simcoe version. Pours hazy ruby with a good foamy cream head. Nice fruity aroma with a touch of pine. The taste has caramel and toffee with fruity notes and pine. Very tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pyrmir (5528) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - OCT 26, 2015
On tap at O’Connors. Hazy dark amber with off white head. Aroma is toffee, burnt sugar, caramel, grass, citrus and pine. Taste is similar, fairly dry, burnt sugar, toffee, fruit, citrus, pine and dried fruits.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
minutemat (4312) - Shrewsbury, Shropshire, ENGLAND - SEP 30, 2015
330ml bottle [6.9%] @ Chez Sophie, Shrewsbury. Pours a deep hazy brown with foamy mocha head. Aroma is hoppy pine and sweet malt. Taste is smooth red ale with pine, rye and sticky tropical elements blending nicely with a growing flavoursome character. Rather lovely.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beese (2570) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 13, 2013
Draft at the Kernel Brewery on 26 October (should be brought out of retirement on RB, methinks). Poured a hazy dark amber colour with a large, tight off white head. Aroma of red ale hop bitterness, caramel and grass. Initial flavours of hay, pine and figs. Finish was hop resin, spruce and sweeter, chewy malt to balance. Nice!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
viktorvee (510) - Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 8, 2013
6.8%. This is proper grown up beer - a load of IPA tropical hops giving way to a spicy, complex body with a heather/pine menthol thing and a peachy fuzz of rye combining with a lingering peppery bitterness. Murky. Delicious.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sic1314 (4775) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - SEP 29, 2013
Bottled at 6.8% as London Brick. Poured orange/amber with a frothy tan head. Aroma of sweet but bitter citrus. Medium body, flavour as the aroma, smooth, grapefruit, mango, residual bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
snzcujo (282) - RUSSIA - NOV 5, 2012
Tasted from the bottle, bought @Dram Shop, Sheffield, on 04/11/2012. Pours of muddy reddish brown color, with a lovely creamy head, which quickly dissapears. Aroma is extra fresh, having floral, citrus, grapefruit and a bit of a pine notes. Taste is delicious, having many different citrus fruits upfront, following by some tropical notes mixed with a good sweet character. Aftertaste is longlasting and mostly zesty&piny, surprisingly just a tiny bit bitter. A well balanced, delightful beer. Recommended. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Firefly54 (244) - - NOV 3, 2012
Tropical fruit on the nose courtesy of all the simcoe. Some resin. Picking up a little rye. The malt character comes through in the mouth with tropical fruits and pine. Lovely stuff

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RichTheVillan (6669) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - SEP 28, 2012
Bottle from Cotteridge Wines; This one is a grower first sip I thought nothing special but as I went the hops & rye exploding on my tongue. Great beer will be trying again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Fin (9591) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 16, 2012
Bottle at Kernel Brewery, Bermondsey, London, Saturday 15th September 2012 Pours reddy brown with tan medium head. Citrus, furry tongue, soft in mouth, dry and sweet, some sweet lemons, furriness again coats roof of mouth. Marvellous. A7 A4 T8 P4 Ov15 3.8

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