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London Brick Red Rye Ale

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Formerly brewed at Redemption
Style: Amber Ale
London, England

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RATINGS: 36   MEAN: 3.79/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 183   ABV: 6.1%
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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 OíR, 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/


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bullit (3854) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 14, 2011
Bottle @ JohnMurdoch. Amber colour, off-white head. Nose is pine, grapefruit, some malts. Flavour is malty, fairly bitter pine. Ok stuff, but a bit watery and one-dimensional.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JohnRMurdoch (2953) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - AUG 12, 2011
Bottle from Beermerchants.com. Spicy hoppy aroma. Dark medium brown colour, good head. Hoppy flavour. Quite smooth. Slightly disappointing copy of a classic American IPA.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
swooper (1243) - Cambridge and Kladno(Czech Rep.), Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - JUN 1, 2011
I hope that I find the right beer to rate, Cask at Cambs beer fest, Absolutelly incredible beer, awesome, lovely bitter aroma, clear, golden, white foam, very bitter, medium sweetness, good balanced, full body, slick feel, bitter, long finish, superb

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gunnar (4862) - Sandnes, NORWAY - MAY 21, 2011
Bottle at home. Pours almost clear mahogany with a big creamy off-white head. Aroma of grapefruit and light resiny hops. Taste is good bitter hops, almost a creamy/velvety smooth mouthfeel.Good balanced,fresh crispy hops and a solid malty body. Lingering spicy and herbal bitterness, what a threat!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
larsga (5962) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 14, 2011
Medium beige head. Deep dark red body. Spicy mango and lime aroma with sugary notes. Dry-sweet wooden mango and spice taste with lime and roasted malts notes. Mid-bodied. Mild, soft mouthfeel. Dry-sweetish wooden spicy lacquer aftertaste with fruity gooseberry notes. Very easy to drink. Outstanding. (0.33l bottle, beermerchants.com.)

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DruncanVeasey (6938) - NUNEATON, Top 24, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - MAY 11, 2011
Bottle. Deep ruby with a fine beige foam tufting the glass. Ripe hop aroma dripping with orange and pineapple jelly, flowers, blackcurrant, bubblegum and mango. After a snort of that the flavour canít fail; orange and blackcurrant pastilles, Ribena and tonic. Some very late husk. Malt and rye completely demolished by hops. Iíve only had one Redemption beer before, at Cov 2010 and I knew in a sip they were good. Beautiful beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
fonefan (33333) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAY 8, 2011
UPDATED: JUL 17, 2011
Bottle 330ml. @ chriso.

Clear medium to dark amber orange colour with a average to large, frothy to creamy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white to beige head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, toasted, caramel, rye, moderate to light light heavy hoppy, orange - citrus, grapefruit. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, long bitternes, late finish has a chili fruit sweet burn. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20110426]
7-4-8-3-16

Bottle 330ml. @ The Kernel Brewery.

[ As The Kernel Brick Red Rye Ale ].
Unclear medium to dark brown colour with a small, fizzy, virtually none lacing, fully diminishing, light beige head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, caramel, rye notes, heavy hoppy, orange - citrus, grapfruit. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and heavy bitter with a long duration, dark malt and hops, licorice. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20110618]
8-3-8-3-16

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
chriso (7344) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 8, 2011
Kernel bottled version on 26 April 2011. Coppery red colour. Lasting beige head. Big peppery hop aroma. Lots of grapefruity citrus. Slightly sweet with plenty of bitterness. Nicely firm, quite spicy. Very tasty and satisfying. Looking forward to the Big Brick.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerCast_Rich (1840) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 6, 2011
[330ml bottle, The Bottle Shop, Canterbury] Pours a hazy cranberry red colour with a thin lacing, erupts at first in the glass but then settles. Orangey hop aroma with a touch of rye - but I didnít find it that evident on the nose. Bitter zesty hop on the palate, long dry finish with bitter aftertaste. Caramel in there rather than bread. Either way, itís extremely good and very dangerous at 6% [06052011]

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ndon (857) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 5, 2011
On cask @ The Rake during London Beer week. Pours a clear copper, with a medium creamy head. Grassy, piney, toffee, light caramel. Mouthfeel is a distinct creaminess followed by a sudden bitterness. Enjoyed this quite a bit.


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