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Red Duck Amber Ale

Brewed by Purrumbete Brewing
Style: Amber Ale
Alfredton, Ballarat, VIC, Australia


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RATINGS: 32   MEAN: 2.87/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.87/5   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
A full flavoured ale, copper coloured with rich malt flavours.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Pyobon (1298) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JAN 4, 2016
(Bottle) Clear mid brown, tiniest off-white head. Subtle aroma - hint of nuts. Light body with rather fizzy carbonation. Pleasant taste - nuts and caramel, notes of seaweed and candy / bubblegum. Pleasant enough, not special.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TedE (985) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - FEB 12, 2015
330ml bottle into glass. Malty, lightly smoked nose. Pours with an exuberant off-white head with quickly calms down to soapy film. Beer is hazy copper coloured. Medium body with chalky mouth feel, lightly sweet. Finish is sweet with a little bitterness, increasing to a touch of caramel. Nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
floydian1 (1355) - FNQ, Australia, - DEC 28, 2014
330ml bottle at home. Copper coloured with a loose transient off-white head. There is a trace of smokiness on the nose and palate which, along with the earthy hops and a nutty caramel malt bill, raises this beer above most other amber ales. Nice one.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
ShaneJ (822) - AUSTRALIA - SEP 12, 2014
Bottle from brewery (Feb 2014). Clear copper/amber, off white head, sweet caramel malt, noble earthy hops, slightly grainy flavours and a light metallic tang, too light in body, thin texture, a bit watery. Ok.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
vinhol (344) - AUSTRALIA - MAY 3, 2014
330 mil bottle from public brewery malty aroma amber in colour taste is a smooth amber ale with maly flavour

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Niksko (593) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JAN 9, 2014
Clear golden orange with a fine off white head. Nose is slight caramel, lots of grain and a hint of citrus. Flavour is caramel, orange juice, pineapple and a grainy, slightly sour finish. Light body with a slightly watery finish. Fairly bland and boring.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Maris (1384) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - APR 19, 2013
From a 330ml bottle on 20/4/2013. Pours a cloudy light amber with a very small head. Has a slightly odd basement aroma. The flavour features some muted sweet fruit and some light bready and nutty malt. Little bitterness presents, and the carbonation and body are medium. A bit a nothing beer really and quite disappointing. Red Duck have much better offerings.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
KeefOz (1537) - Tarragindi, AUSTRALIA - JUL 21, 2012
Poured a semi-opaque deep amber colour with a white foamy head that held a while and laced well. High carbonation - lots of bubble trails but these dropped off such that by half way through there were virtually none. Aroma faintly malt but nothing dominating. Taste trace malts, making it a bit sweet. Medium to thin body. Mouthfeel light, smooth and pleasant. Short soft finish. Bit different from other amber ales.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Brenhophead (695) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - MAR 29, 2012
330mL bottle, pours light amber with a soupy head and slight hoppy aroma. Has a nice light malt flavour with a light body. Not the best but easy drinking.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
maneliquor (3483) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - MAR 11, 2012
UPDATED: MAR 29, 2012 Bottle form Mane Liquor. This one is fairly unusual compared to most amber ales I’ve had. Cloudy, murky amber pour with a quickly dieing off white head. Nose is full of nuts and dark, dried fruits. Reminds me a lot of an English Old Ale. Dark, dried fruits and biscuit in the taste. Still reminds me of that English Old style. There is a dull nutty/biscuity note right on the finish which is off putting. Not that good at all

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