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Old Dairy Red Top

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Brewed by Old Dairy
Style: Bitter
Cranbrook, England
Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 34   MEAN: 3.16/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.09   EST. CALORIES: 114   ABV: 3.8%
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Cask: Regular; Bottle conditioned.
Red Top is a traditional English Ale but with a more relaxed taste. It is brewed using our unique combination of Maris Otter, Crystal and Brown Malt, with Challenger, East Kent Golding and Cascade hops. The result in a rich tan coloured beer, that is balanced on the palate,with a hint of citrus aroma. It shows all the characteristics of best English bitter


2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BeerViking (2305) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 15, 2014
Cask at the Sloany Pony, brown bitter with an appealing hoppy nose, palate is malty with a touch of red fruit, but perhaps a little too vegetal in the finish.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Svesse (6044) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - MAY 2, 2014
(Cask at Old Fountain, Old Street, London, 10 Apr 2014) Reddish amber colour with brief, beige head. Malty, fruity nose with notes of caramel, red fruit and a touch of toast. Malty, fruity taste with caramel, red fruit, some toast and a gentle bitterness in the finish. Rather light body, with a touch of sweetness. Well balanced and tasty, but hardly adventurous. Quite nice.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beese (1526) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 29, 2014
Cask at Draft House, Northcote Rd, Battersea on 29 March 2013. Poured a lightly hazy amber, with a light haze and rocky off-white head. Malty aroma, with some berries and hay. Initial flavours of caramel, toasted malt and light straw. Finish was toffee, ripe fruit and some dry grain.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Grumbo (525) - Suffolk, ENGLAND - APR 13, 2014
Bottle from Beers of Europe. Pours a copper colour with a small slightly off white head. Aroma of biscuit, caramel, spice and a hint of chocolate. Light to medium body, fairly high in carbonation.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
olio (5931) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAR 29, 2014
50 cl bottle.
Pours clear dark copper color with a large head. Aroma is nutty and a bit malty, some subtle hoppy notes appear as well as some dry fruity notes, distant berries also. Flavor is a bit watery and thin, some malts, fruits and faint hops, hay and caramel follow. Medium carbonation, dry nutty palate. Clean but a bit boring and not really my cup of tea.
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2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
lusikka (6027) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAR 27, 2014
500 ml bottle. Pours a copper colour with a small head. Aroma of biscuit, some peppery spiciness and chocolate. Flavour of grains, biscuit, mild citrus, spices and some harshness. Light bodied, harsh mouthfeel and hard carbonation. Decent.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Quack-Duck (7773) - Down South, GERMANY - MAR 2, 2014
bottle from Noble Wines T.Wells. Red-brown colour, mid-sized off-white head. Malty base with a fruity background and some aromatic hops.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MissPxx (303) - - FEB 27, 2014
Lovely aroma of caramel and nuts. Dark amber colour. Smooth taste with a kind lingering nutty taste. Quite pleasant overall ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.1
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Craftibeer (4) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 30, 2014 does not count
A very enjoyable Best Bitter. Great rich colour, light on aroma but full of taste

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
elbernays (407) - Dublin, IRELAND - SEP 17, 2013
Copper Red with nice head. Served a pint in millhouse Kent. Nutty almond aroma with oak hints. Barrell taste with Nutty bite. Nicely balanced with bitter aftertaste. Subtle flavours with low carbonation. Nice beer.


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