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Brewed by Purrumbete Brewing
Style: Kölsch
Alfredton, Ballarat, VIC, Australia


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RATINGS: 9   MEAN: 2.03/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.32/5   EST. CALORIES: 96   ABV: 3.2%
Red Duck K2 is a mid strength light styled ale. Perfect as a refreshment after climbing a mountain, fording a stream, or crossing a valley. Like all Red Duck beers we use no artificial preservatives or chemicals. Brewed from an all grain mash, and all natural ingredients, our beers are unfiltered, unpasteurised and bottled conditioned. This ensures real flavours and an enjoyable healthy drinking experience.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
downender (7925) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - JUN 15, 2013
Bottle. Pale gold with a slight white head. Light hay and cereal malt aroma with a hint of grassy hop. Easy drinking, with some apricot, crisp malts and a touch of bitterness in the finish. Ok.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
highlandlad (1470) - Blue Mountains, AUSTRALIA - MAY 15, 2013
And the search for a satisfying mid-strength beer continues. It’s not so much that this is a dreadful example of a 3.2% abv, more that the end result can’t overcome the limits of the project. It’s clean but suffers from a lack of body and an abrupt finish. Unfiltered lemony body with a low slather of fast-dissipating suds. The malt-driven aroma is a tad worty and underdone. Metallic with some apple crispness buried in the mix. It’s in the mouth that the low abv really tells. There’s some promise at the front of the mouth but it falls away badly in the swallow. Light, spritzy body. Soda flavours, cider apples and the sort of dry finish that was bafflingly popular here in the Nineties. (330ml bottle from Leura Cellars)

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
ShaneJ (822) - AUSTRALIA - MAY 15, 2013
Bottle from Plonk. Pale straw/yellow, mild grainy/biscuity aroma and flavour, mild bitterness and mild carbonation. Not fantastic, but not bad for a mild.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
maneliquor (3483) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - MAR 5, 2013
Bottle from Mane Liquor. Crap. Plain, boring, simple, flavourless. These are the words which come to mind as I’m drinking this... very flat and uninspiring stuff. Refreshing is about the only thing going for it but at the same time I would choose plenty of Kolsch’s over this

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
KeefOz (1537) - Tarragindi, AUSTRALIA - NOV 25, 2012
Poured a light golden yellow colour with a four-finger thick white foamy head that collapsed fairly quickly. Laced well. Yeast particles that settled out detracted from the beer’s appearance. Moderate carbonation. Aroma of sweet malt and a hint of spice. Taste initally slight sweetness followed by a citrus-like sourness. Light body. Ended up being a not-so-nice sweet and sour finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
mkel07 (5159) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - AUG 11, 2012
330ml bottle. Very pale straw yellow colour with a soft snow white head that collapses quickly. Soapy wet straw aroma. Medicinal perfume like aftertaste whichs not all that pleasant.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Maris (1384) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - JUL 13, 2012
From a 330ml bottle on 13/7/2012. Pours a slightly cloudy light straw colour with almost no head and lots of big chunky yeast floaties. Has a slight grassy, yeasty aroma. There’s not a lot to experience flavour wise, just a weak fruitiness and a tart citrus hops. Not particularly enjoyable and quite confused. Disappointing as Red Duck usually makes pretty good gear.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 7/20
Davros (2782) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - MAY 30, 2012
Pours gold with a large, dissipating head. Nose shows faint spicy and lemon-like hops, alongside very faint bready malt. Very faint flavours as well; soft spicy hops and almost no malt. Approaching mildly hop-flavoured water to be honest. Body is very watery and ridiculously highly carbonated. More so than most soft drinks. I can’t understand why Red Duck would release something like this...

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
gam (3909) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAY 27, 2012
Small head pale gold pour mild medium carbonation aromas cereal grassy grain mild fruit the flavours a spicy note grass a sweetness cereal grain hop fruit taste but not strong flavours weak tasting the finish main aftertaste sweet grassy some grain but short tasting kolsch

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