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Old Dairy Red Top

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


on tap

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RATINGS: 35   MEAN: 3.14/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.08   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

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
stravale (2370) - 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 (2878) - 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 (6716) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beese (2560) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Grumbo (724) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
olio (6912) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
lusikka (6738) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Quack-Duck (8341) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MissPxx (665) - - 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

   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

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