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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
chriso (7513) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerCast_Rich (1906) - 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 didn’t 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, it’s extremely good and very dangerous at 6% [06052011]

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
planky84 (2866) - Lee, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 24, 2011
Cask at the Rake. Reddish-brown pour with a light beige head. Orchard fruit aromas with a splash of raisins. Blackcurrant, baked apple, raspberry flavours. Very fruity indeed. Nice bitter tang. Fruity, bitter finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
harrisoni (17284) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - APR 22, 2011
Cask gravity at Planet Thanet BF 2011. Clear mid brown with thin off white head. Grapefruit American hop aroma. Unbelievably good. Its like a really good American style amber ale. Good drinkability. Some spicy rye and some lovely bitter fresh hop. Good biting grapefruit. Just beautifully drinkable with juicy fruits in yhe mouth and a finish that lives and lives. Best beer of festival so far

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scopey (12511) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 18, 2011
Bottle at the Kernel Brewery. It pours cloudy red-brown with a thin foamy beige head. The nose is resin, red berry, orange, grapefruit and lemon. The taste is orange, mango, lemon, lime, resin, rye, pine, red berry, toast, hay and grass, with a long bitter-citrus finish. An Interesting beer that’s really enjoyable to drink.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
tdtm82 (1699) - Essex, ENGLAND - APR 14, 2011
Bottle; thanks to Evin. Poured into goblet glass, very hazy dark red-brown with thin yet steady lacing. Aroma is very reminscent of Founders’ Centinenta, a big bag of US hops, lovely bready aroma, perfume, floral notes, herbs, spices. clove, citrus hop bite. Taste is very bready, rye bread, biscuit malt, nutty texture, orange zest, citrus, toffee, cinamin, pleasingly hoppy and a nice medium fruity finish. Not too aggressive and very easy to drink. Really enjoying this one, Just remembered i had to have it fresh and glad I did.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (22102) - , Essex, ENGLAND - APR 2, 2011
2nd April 2011
Thanks to Evin and Toby for this unexpected treat! Cloudy amber red beer, short lived creamy tan head. Slight soft palate, moderate carbonation. Fresh hops on the nose. Creamy smooth malt with a whisper of lacto caramel sweetness. Trace of rye spice. Fresh piney hops turning to a little marmalade and then a bitter grapefruit kick. Some orange citrus underneath. Semi dry smooth finish with long lingering bitter aftertaste. Superior!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rune (11120) - Tromsø, NORWAY - MAR 24, 2011
Half pint, hand pulled cask ale at Bree Louise. Deep, dark brown coloured body. Shiny surface. Resinous hops to the nose with a drop of sweet malts behind. Delicate flavour of caramel malts in fine interplay with dark fruits. Solid bitter end with a rhubarb touch (London, 19.03.2011).

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