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


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RATINGS: 13   MEAN: 3.38/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.27   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
Cask - 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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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
madmitch76 (18167) - , Essex, - MAY 11, 2013
9th May 2013
Tap East. Cask. Hazy dark amber beer. Pale cream coloured head. Palate is smooth with fine carbonation. A little rye spice. Light red berry fruits. Mild marmalade. Light finish. Pretty drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
hohops (518) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
daniele (6523) - ITALY - JUN 16, 2015
bottle nocciola quasi scura buon aschoiuma piuttosto persistnte buone tostature resinosa leggera zeste discreto amaro secca leggero pepato

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
mR_fr0g (5394) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 7, 2015
Keg at mother Kelly’s. Hazed dark orange, amber coloured pour with a lasting creamy head. Aroma is earthy grains, red Berry, musty, mineral, subdued. Flavour is composed of brown bread, toast, cranberry, little earthy metallic, grainy. Palate is medium light bodied, higjish carbonation. Little hint of smoke adds nicely to the complexity.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 7/20
SilkTork (5407) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Hampshire, ENGLAND - OCT 28, 2014
Who’d Ha Thought It, Rochester. Starts sweet and pleasant, but then the bitter comes come in and it’s starts to become a struggle to get through that biitterness. Half a pint or less is OK, but a pint is a genuine struggle. The pump clip had been modified to show 5% abv.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scopey (9032) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 16, 2014
Cask gravity at Wallington 2014. It pours cloudy mahogany brown with a decent bubbly beige head. The nose is piney, resinous, red grapefruit, jammy fruit and light caramel. The taste is pretty bitter, earthly, resin, some astringency, varnish, jammy fruits with a drying finish. Medium body and fine carbonation. Nice punchy hops and tasty jammy character.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
maeib (8750) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - MAY 25, 2014
Cask conditioned handpump Evening Star Brighton 18/05/14. An almost red coloured beer with a whitish bubbly head. A sweet fruity jammy beer. A wee bit thin in the mouth. Sweetness isn’t oppressive but it’s a bit of a nuisance. Nose is nice. Don’t know why this beer has to be brewed to this strength. Would prefer much more drinkability.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (38879) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JAN 19, 2014

Cask @ EBF14 2013, 14th Egham Beer Festival, Egham United Services Club (EUSC), 111 Spring Rise, Egham, Surrey, England TW20 9PE.

Unclear medium amber red color with a small to average, frothy - fizzy and open, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, dusty malt, moderate hoppy. Flavor is moderate to light heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, hops bitter. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat. [20130328]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Meilby (9625) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 4, 2013
Cask @ Tap East, Stratford, London
Pours slightly hazy amber with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, caramel, citrus, orange and hint of rye. Taste is light to medium sweet and medium bitter with a long rye, caramel and fruity finish. Body is light to medium, texture is thin, carbonation is soft.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
harrisoni (15066) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - NOV 9, 2013
Cask gravity at Firkin Ale House Folkestone. Clear deep mahogany. Pnw hop aroma. Good malts. I mean it’s a kind of American amber. And it’s ok. Bit burnt but ok.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
linkinmark (1) - Batley, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 25, 2013 does not count
UPDATED: NOV 8, 2013 Smooth rye beer with a long hoppy finish, brown in colour. Sampled at Manchester?s excellent PSBH.

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