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Brewed by Pig & Porter
Style: Amber Ale
Tunbridge Wells, England

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RATINGS: 22   MEAN: 3.42/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35/5   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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Cask, keg & bottle; Regular.

A red rye ale featuring an American clean tasting yeast to showcase the Centennial and Columbus hops. Each cask is dry hopped with both of them to enhance the aroma. A small amount of rye malt lends a spiciness to balance the beer. It is named after a Whitstable landmark, the Red Spider Cafe, now sadly long gone.


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3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cgarvieuk (19005) - Edinburgh, - MAY 11, 2013
cask at some london festival in a very nice building ... dark red copper ... thin white head ... soft zezty fruits ... juicy hp nose ... soft frutis ... soft sweet frutis ... juicvy malts ... soft zezty hop ... light rye


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
allmyvinyl (7742) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 4, 2015
330ml bottle from Ales by Mail. Pours clear red amber with a thin white head. Aromas of spiced orange. Taste is light bitter, light spice. Clean finish, slightly spiced orange linger.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (18633) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 17, 2015
Gravity cask at Nottingham festival 2015. Hazy to cloudy amber color. Aroma of herbal caramel. Taste is spiced caramel. Tasty.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
zacgillbanks (3758) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - OCT 9, 2015
Bottle from Coppers, Newcastle. Dark brown in colour with ruby red highlights and a thin white vanishing head. It has a dried red fruity and burnt toffee flavour with roasted and chocolate notes followed by a dry oak finish. Pretty good considering the medium strength ABV.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Quack-Duck (9060) - Down South, GERMANY - SEP 4, 2015
tap at Beer Cellar Exeter. Amber colour. Graimny malty start, pleasantly hoppy with fruity hints.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rlgk (15802) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 22, 2015
At Great British Beer Festival 2015, Day 2. Dark amber beer with a nice beige head. Malty caramel aroma, spicy, ryebread, fruity notes. Malty caramel flavor, ryebread, hay, grass, spicy notes.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Idiosynkrasie (5554) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - AUG 19, 2015
500ml bottle. Clear, dark amber colour with ruby red glimmer and average, thick, creamy, fairly lasting and lacing, off-white to beige head. Sweet-ish, fruity hoppy aroma, hints of mandarine and orange, candied orange peel, a spicy touch of rye. Taste is dry hoppy, some rye spiciness in the background, herbal and minimally mineral hoppy overtones, cautious nuttily hints.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
evergreen0199 (2667) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 18, 2015
Cask at GBBF 2015, Olympia, London. An amber coloured pour with a medium white head on top. Rye, malty, caramel aroma. Tastes similar, rye, malty, caramel, slight sweetness.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Leighton (16273) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 17, 2015
Bottle at home in London - sourced from Mr. Butler, online. Pours clear, deep amber with a frothy beige head. The nose has a lot of juicy, oily pine, ripe orange, citrus rind, toasted grains. Light to medium sweet flavor with rich, toasty bread, light caramel, ripe and gooey citrus fruits, pine, bitter grass, light tobacco ash. Medium bodied with fine carbonation. Resinous on the finish, with a bit of hard bitter grass, earth, toasted grains, more tobacco. Honours the style well.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (37603) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 12, 2015
From cask. Pours clear and golden dark brown with a deep orange glare. Small tanhead. Aroma is smooth fruity, light toffee malt note. Bitter, toasted malty and slight fruity. Dry and bitter far finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
hohops (635) - Kent, ENGLAND - JUL 27, 2015
Cask. Appearance is ruby red and clear, with a creamy off-white head. Malty, fruity aroma. Smells rich. Taste is dark fruits, blackberry, malty, quite a full and slightly creamy mouthfeel. Good stuff.


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