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


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RATINGS: 10   MEAN: 3.36/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.11   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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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 (16873) - , 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 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 7/20
SilkTork (5346) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Kent, ENGLAND - OCT 28, 2014
Whoíd Ha Thought It, Rochester. Starts sweet and pleasant, but then the bitter comes come in and itís 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 (8057) - 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 isnít oppressive but itís a bit of a nuisance. Nose is nice. Donít 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 (37269) - 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 (8551) - 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 (14508) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - NOV 9, 2013
Cask gravity at Firkin Ale House Folkestone. Clear deep mahogany. Pnw hop aroma. Good malts. I mean itís a kind of American amber. And itís 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cgarvieuk (15945) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (11126) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 2, 2013
Cask/GD at the 14th Egham Beer Festival at the EUSC, 28/03/13. Hazed reddish amber with a thin off white head. Nose carries malt notes, hops, rye bread, candied sugars, ripe orange. Taste comprises bread dough, orange, hops, rye. Medium bodied, moderate carbonation, dry bitter finish. Good stuff.

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