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Brewed by Red Hill Brewery
Style: Premium Bitter/ESB
Red Hill, VIC, Australia
Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 39   MEAN: 3.4/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
The brewers were knee deep in our hops for this special brew, using hops just harvested from our own vines which were then steeped in the vat of beer for months, this English style bitter has a real smack of hops to it, balanced by a luscious maltiness and strength of 6%.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (34741) - VestJylland, DENMARK - NOV 5, 2010

Bottle 330ml.

Light unclear medium amber orange color with a average to large, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, bread, roasted, caramel, nutty. Flavor is moderate to light light heavy sweet and moderate bitter with a average to long duration, fruity, caramel, chocolate malt notes. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20101102]

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
joergen (20656) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 3, 2010
Bottle at Papsø. Cloudy orange red coloured with a medium sized off-white head. Fruity aroma of caramel, hops and grass with notes of dried fruits. Fruity flavour of caramel, hops, liquorice powder and grass. Hoppy finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
madsberg (10144) - Søborg, DENMARK - NOV 2, 2010
Bottled. Amber coloured. Unclear. dense beige head. aroma of herbs, light caramel, light sweetness and light fruits. Flavour herbs, caramel, light flowers and some fruits. Medium bodied. Dry flowery bitterness in the end.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (30908) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - NOV 2, 2010
33 cL bottle. Pours hazy orange with a small off-white head. Aroma is mild fruity and hoppy. Mild citrusy hoppy and slight grapefruity. Grassy and dry into a smooth finish.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Papsoe (25088) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 2, 2010
Bottle 33 cl. Courtesy of bluebetty. Pours a clear amber with an off-white head. Fruity, nutty and caramellish aroma - a wee phenollic touch. Medium body, sweeet toffee, caramel and nuts. A little licorice in the finish, very subdued hops. 021110

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bluebetty (1019) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 26, 2010
Bottle. Pours a deep ressish brown. Smallish light tan coloured head with no real lacing. Nice looking beer. Aromas show heaps of dark fruit, sweet caramel and alcohol. Not much in the way of hops coming through. Flavour wise the beer starts opf super sweet with the dark fruit and grains showing through. Near the finish there is some hop bitterness and a little alcohol burn. Mouthfeel is reasonably full. Nice beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Samma (61) - Fitzroy, AUSTRALIA - JUN 17, 2010
In bottle. I had higher expectations of this one. Didn’t have the bitterness or hoppy wallop I’d expected.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mkel07 (3333) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JUN 13, 2010
330ml bottle. Rich deep dark copper colour with a thick creamy foam head that sits nicely on top and lasts. Nutty caramel aroma gives an indication of what is to follow in the taste. Smooth, mellow and pleasant on the palate. Very drinkable, tasty and moreish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
davidm (1928) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - MAY 24, 2010
UPDATED: APR 25, 2012 On tap at the terminus. Nice and malty. Aromas of nuts, and caramel. Taste has a sweet start, with bitter notes, and average length. Palate is velvety, and medium bodied. Brown, with a frothy head.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bendybenbeer (38) - AUSTRALIA - MAY 7, 2010
Bottle. Pours a dark mahogany, with small off white head. Aroma is of malt, alcohol, and maybe a little hops... I was expecting more hops, but only because of the name... Flavour is nicely layered, with a little alcohol kick at the end, maybe a tad too much for an ESB? Bitterness is nice. Carbonation in this bottle was way too high. Overall, a little confusing for me... but still good.


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