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


on tap


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RATINGS: 41   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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%.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (44144) - 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]

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (40454) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ungstrup (34362) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - DEC 8, 2010
Bottled. A hazy amber beer with a thin tan head. The aroma has notes of malt and over ripe fruits. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt, caramel, and over ripe fruits as well as a light note of sugar, leading to a bitter finish. A bit odd.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
joergen (25926) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Papsoe (25063) - 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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
madsberg (11370) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
motelpogo (7705) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - FEB 19, 2012
bottled. reddish amber with an enthusiastic head; decent arormas of red berry, lemon zest and golf course on a rainy day; chewy, biscuity malt and a long mellow bitterness; perhaps lacking a little guts but an original beer nonetheless

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mkel07 (5162) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gam (3909) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - NOV 2, 2008
Misty dark amber to copper pour,good frothy head,with decent carbonation.Strong malt aroma,plenty of hoppiness,honey note,biscuit,toffee,.flavour good malt,tangy,hop bitterness is good,hops have gret flavour,slight creaminess with the malt.Citrus taste verynice,just right,hop and malt really good with a bitterness on the tongue at the finish,very good ,slightly dry.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hawthorne00 (3509) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - APR 6, 2010
UPDATED: APR 23, 2014 [4/10] Tap at brewery. Dirtyish copper with a thick cream head. Aroma of flowers, grass and a little citrus with deep malts behind. Taste is layered dark malty sweetness with firm bitterness. Finish has volatile aromatic bitterness and some alcohol. I would have thought this an English Strong Ale without the benefit of the list at the bar - it’s full of robust flavours and feels boozier than 6%. This is a hoppy beer, but as ever with Red Hill they don’t get silly with the hops: the malt side is plenty big enough to handle the aromatics and the bitterness.

[rerate: leaving score unchanged, just a bottle note] Bottle. Clear copper, nicely-lacing light beige head. Aroma of grass and caramel. Nice complex malt sweetness with decent balancing bitterness. Good, but a lot less vibrant than on tap.

Cask at Red Hill. Swan neck and sparkler. Certainly looked great and had a creamy mouthfeel, but the hops popped rather less.

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