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Old Dairy Red Top

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


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RATINGS: 42   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.11/5   EST. CALORIES: 114   ABV: 3.8%
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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
anders37 (23012) - Malmö, SWEDEN - AUG 22, 2016
Bottle. Pours an amber color with a small white head. Has a fruity malty caramel aroma. Fruity malty caramel bitter flavor. Has a fruity malty caramel bitter finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
WendyFire (5) - Rolvenden, Kent, ENGLAND - MAY 18, 2016 does not count
Traditional tasting english beer with a hoppy taste and a wonderful fresh, hoppy aroma. A great session beer for all ocassions.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Mr_Pink_152 (3739) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - MAY 5, 2016
On tap at a farmer market in Cheltenham. Amber colour with a white head. Aroma fruity hops and a touch of veg. Taste sweet malt.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
hohops (798) - Kent, ENGLAND - SEP 3, 2015
UPDATED: AUG 4, 2016 Bottle. Appearance is very clear amber, a small fizzy beige head which doesn’t last long. Aroma- toffee, malt, hoppy hints, some chocolate, brown bread. Taste- malts, hint of yeast, caramel, toast, some raisin towards the finish. Not bad. Cask. Pours amber and clear with a foamy beige head. Aroma- malty with dark fruit undertones. Taste is very malty, hints of blackcurrant, nutty, vinous, rye hints, caramel malt backbone, bitter malty finish. Mouthfeel nice and foamy. A good cask ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
daniele (8009) - ITALY - AUG 21, 2015
on tap ambrata quasi limpida poca schiuma lieve tostato un tocco di caramello amaro medio un leggero fruttato finale un po dolciastro

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
eastkenttom (120) - herne bay, Kent, ENGLAND - MAY 22, 2015
Alright. Prefer their Blue Top beer though. Lingering malty finish, a tad sticky. 6.5/10.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
guzgorog (705) - FRANCE - APR 6, 2015
bière cuivrée limpide, assez plate. nez de caramel, légèrement roti, petite odeur métallique. bouche legere sur les malts légèrement torrefies, caramel, pointe de houblons herbeux. corps tres léger, faible carbo, bonne amertume. biere correcte.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
stravale (2778) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - SEP 13, 2014
Bottle from Ales By Mail [130814]
Caramel brown, clear, frothy white head that dissipates
Aroma of caramel malts, bit earthy, damp leaves, not much on nose
Taste of toasted malts, slight fruits, earthy bitter hops, twiggy bitter
Palate - very soft carb, thin body, bitter twiggy dry finish
Overall - Not keen on this

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BeerViking (4141) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Svesse (7849) - 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.

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