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Red Duck Hoppy Amber

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


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RATINGS: 22   MEAN: 3.38/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
NBird (626) - Perth, West Australia, AUSTRALIA - MAY 17, 2014
Looks. Murky, dull medium amber, med head Smells. Some floral and citrus at the hop end, crumb/cereal malts. Tastes. Very hoppy for an amber, stone fruits and citrus hops..carbonated, floral, citrus bitterness match well with slightly roasty caramel malts.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Niksko (593) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JAN 18, 2014
Pours a hazy golden orange with a fine white head. Nose is orange, pineapple, slightly grainy. Flavour is orange, grapefruit, slight toffee with a grapefruit finish. Medium body. OK. Definitely better than the other Red Duck beers I’ve had recently. However it continues the frustrating trend of making amazing seasonals and average regulars in order to appeal to the average drinker.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
vinhol (344) - AUSTRALIA - JAN 10, 2014
330 mil bottle from Randells in Newtown Geelong slight hoppy aroma colour is a light amber taste is dry some hops not a lot. No bb this bottle must be old as it is not hoppy or amber

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
downender (7925) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - JUN 16, 2013
Bottle from Mane Liquor, Perth. Amber with a slight, off-white head. Decent citrus notes, with some caramel, solid cereal malts and dryish finish. Good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pyobon (1297) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAR 13, 2013
(Bottle) Hazy brownish amber with no head. Subtle aroma: slightly formal with hintof caramel. Light to medium body with pleasant bright carbonation. Great, if rather straightforward, taste - base of darkish toffee overlaid with some rather nice HoS giving both balance early on in the taste and a nice long bitter finish. A very good beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ComradeK (1107) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - FEB 3, 2013
330ml bottle. Pours a hazy medium amber, with a moderate off-white head, which lasts fairly well, but does not leave all that much lacing. Burnt caramel and toffee malt notes mix with floral hops and an odd, slightly chlorinated aroma. Fairly strong spicy, floral hops up front lead into a body of burnt caramel malt, with some pine hops to finish. This is a reasonable, if fairly simplistic, ale. It is certainly drinkable, but it doesn’t really offer anything too exciting.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Rangi (670) - NEW ZEALAND - NOV 19, 2012
Minimal head with little carbonation. Nice lightish brown poor. Bitter up front bite and aftertaste to the beverage. Pleasant but nothing startling about the aroma. Dry, malty, biscuity, bready finnish on the palate thanks to the malts used.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
heygeebee (7) - - SEP 23, 2012 does not count
Second bottle of this one - much better than first that i had a few months ago. Citrus hops jump out of glass, and taste packs a citrus and pine punch. Good stuff

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
LesArgen (312) - AUSTRALIA - SEP 1, 2012
I was looking for a late night palate cleanser in some trendy Fitzroy North bar full of young people when I came across this curious offering - hoppy amber. I’m not a huge amber fan, so it was a slight risk but the reward turned out to be worth it. There’s loads of hops packed into this little bottle, with tons of citrus and floral notes, plus some really solid malt underneath. The profile is the same in the mouth - a really pleasant IPA-amber hybrid with lots of body provided by the malt.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
KeefOz (1533) - Tarragindi, AUSTRALIA - AUG 16, 2012
UPDATED: MAY 23, 2013 Poured a semitranslucent brownish amber colour with a one-finger beige head that retained well and laced well. Moderate to high carbonation with lots of small to medium sized bubbles forming trails. Aroma pleasantly of hops. Taste of citrus hops bitterness - bitter from start to finish (as expected). Light to medium body. Moderately long smooth bitter finish, maybe more like an IPA.

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