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Red Duck Bell Hop

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


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RATINGS: 10   MEAN: 3.32/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.1/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
A mildly hoppy, dark brown ale featuring a blend of eight well known hops – Columbus, Chinook, Simcoe, Willamette, Cluster, Galaxy, Amarillo and Cascade. An American Porter!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mkel07 (5145) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - OCT 3, 2014
Bottle from WIne Emporium June 2013. Perfect beer for a cold winters night. Chocolate, vanilla and raisins come to mind. The only thing missing was a roaring fireplace.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Brenhophead (695) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUN 30, 2013
330mL bottle. Dark brown body with a small off white head and a nice espresso coffee like aroma with a hint of spice. Dark chocolate notes in the flavour with a coffee like bitterness and slight citrus/spice like hop flavour.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Lunkie (1813) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - MAY 12, 2013
Hop malt herbal aroma. Dark brown colour. poor head and lacing. Bitter hop malt flavour. Ooth palate. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bluevegie (3071) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - APR 21, 2013
Dark brown body with short head. Dark chocolate notes in the taste as well as some coffee and a little bit of liquorice. Easy to drink.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ComradeK (1101) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAR 19, 2013
330ml bottle. Pours an opaque deep chestnut, with a smallish off-white head, which lasts reasonably well and leaves decent lacing. Milk chocolate and latte mix with light citrus hops in the aroma. Lemon and peppery hops up front lead into a blend of latte and cocoa. The finish blends bitter espresso with some light lemon hops. This is a pretty decent effort. It’s not the most exciting beer around, but it does everything it needs to.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gam (3909) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JAN 13, 2013
Small biege head medium carbonation dark red brown pour aromas caramel chocolate honey coffee flavours roast chocolate rich strong bitter roast coffee cocoa dryness liquorice the honey taste finish roasted aftertaste honey dryness lasting bitter okay

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ShaneJ (822) - AUSTRALIA - JAN 2, 2013
Bottle from Slowbeer. Darkest of dark brown, roasted malt dominates the aroma, just behind strong piney/citrus hops with some chocolate notes as well. Complex flavours of roasty/chocolatey malt with grapefruit bitterness. Finishes quite dry. Quite liked this one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Davros (2773) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - DEC 9, 2012
Pours black with brown highlights and a fading head. Nose shows complex roasted malt with coffee and oatmeal notes. Also some light spicy hops and nutty notes. Flavours also include hefty roasted and nutty malt along with some spicy and grapefruit-like hops. Could use more carbonation. Pretty solid American style porter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
davidm (2069) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - NOV 27, 2012
Bottle from Swords Vic Market. Great taste, very good balance. Aromas of caramel, with hints of liquorice and nuts. Taste is sweet and bitter, with long length. Palate is velvety, and medium bodied. Brown, with a frothy head.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hawthorne00 (3500) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - NOV 23, 2012
Bottle. Dark brown with a coat of beige head. Aroma of chocolate and oranges, some tropical fruit and a little pine. Slightly sweet with mocha flavours, marmalade oranges, a touch of grapefruit. Dry finish with modest bitterness. Pleasant, easy-going beer. Neither the malt flavours nor the bitterness are quite enough to match the citrus aromatics.

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