Leighton (9638) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 1, 2011
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Cask at The Bree Louise, London. Dark gold pour with a thick, foamy eggshell head. Beautiful nose, piney hops and grapefruit come piercing through. Damn, this is really, really good. Flavor holds toasty malts, honey, caramel, huge bitterness of pine, grapefruit, tangerine and earth. Medium bodied with fine carbonation. Sticky, dank hop finish, lingering pine, earth, and lighter citrus. Some faint sugar maltiness helps balance things out. Wow. Excellent beer.
beervikingcrew (42) - East Sussex, ENGLAND - SEP 22, 2011
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: MAY 3, 2012 Rare brew. Not to be missed. How many times do you get to drink a red rye ale!? Solid 18/20 @brewrank
swooper (1243) - Cambridge and Kladno(Czech Rep.), Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - JUN 1, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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
harrisoni (12484) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - APR 22, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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
DruncanVeasey (6811) - NUNEATON, Top 4, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - MAY 11, 2011
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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 can’t fail; orange and blackcurrant pastilles, Ribena and tonic. Some very late husk. Malt and rye completely demolished by hops. I’ve only had one Redemption beer before, at Cov 2010 and I knew in a sip they were good. Beautiful beer.
Ontbeertaster (2257) - Ontario, CANADA - SEP 17, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled, pours a nice red colour, the taste is a good bitteriness, you can taste rye in there lots of life to this one, good full body
tdtm82 (668) - Essex, ENGLAND - APR 14, 2011
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
RichTheVillan (1944) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - SEP 28, 2012
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
Beese (940) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 13, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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!
madmitch76 (13043) - , Essex, ENGLAND - APR 2, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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!