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


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RATINGS: 71   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.2/5   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
The colour of burnished copper, strong with a caramely sweetness. A malt driven beer, lightly balanced with our own Goldings and Willamette fresh hop flowers. The grain make up in this beer is a tightly kept secret. It has taken 7 years to perfect and is a very special blend of English Malts, some of which are dark roasted to impart the toffee and sweet flavours of this ale.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
djmatthews88 (9) - Abbotsford, AUSTRALIA - MAR 11, 2014 does not count
coffee,alcohol, licorice, smoke, brown, frothy, tan foam, light sweetness, medium body, thin feel, soft carbonation,

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
StevieT (1161) - AUSTRALIA - FEB 22, 2014
From a bottle. Deep copper colour, Vegemite aroma, smooth malt flavours with some fruity hops too. Not quite what I expected but quite nice.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Supertrev (102) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 23, 2013
Smells of a Scottish paddock. Looks like a puddle in a Scottish paddock. Tastes comforting of tobacco with a pleasant aftertaste. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bgb1991 (131) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 5, 2013
Hazlenut, brownie aroma. Ugly leather colour but cool in its own way. Smooth malty body. Not used to malt the whole way through the taste of the beer, interesting. Watery finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
BarossaLuke (549) - AUSTRALIA - OCT 17, 2013
Dark copper colour. Rich biscuit and malt aroma, loads of deep malt flavour with rich caramel and some light choc flavour. A really tasty beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Vanz (189) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - SEP 20, 2013
Good colour deScription, burnished copper. Strong caramel malt aroma. Lovely flavour on first drink, but to my taste appears to be a bit too sweet. Overall a nice beer though, just a bit sweet.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
M_Sack (403) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - SEP 12, 2013
Burnished copper is a good deScription. Minimal head and medium level of lacing. Aromas of roasted malts, huge chocolate and glacé cherries. Flavours of chocolate, christmas pudding and roasted malts. Smooth mouthfeel, gentle mid palate bitterness and a sweet finish. A slightly hollow finish, but enjoyable flavours. Esb as listed? Scotch ale? More like a chocolate dark ale to me. I don't care though, nice beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
gnoff (9191) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - AUG 23, 2013
UPDATED: AUG 25, 2013 First rating
Bottled at Kerbside, Brisbane, on July 20, 2013.
Clear reddish brown color, tan head. Sweet, malty, toffee taste. Smooth mouthfeel, low bitterness. Sweet, malty, fruit cake scent. Sweet, malty aftertaste.

Bottled 33 cl at Penny Blue, Melbourne. On July 25, 2013.
Cloudy brown color, tan head. Sweet, malty taste. Medium mouthfeel, medium low bitterness. Malty, sweet aftertaste. Sweet, fruity scent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HopRedHead (397) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - AUG 15, 2013
Bottle from Mane Liquor. In the cellar for two years, aged very well. Poured black with burgundy glints around the edge. Aroma of toffee, dark fruits, nuts and a touch of cocoa powder. Big smooth toffee flavours, backed by a rich dark fruit profile. Couldn’t believe how smooth the body was. Advice to anyone who wasn’t happy with this beer - chuck it under your bed for a while, drinks really well with a bit of age.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Jado (703) - Camp Hill, AUSTRALIA - MAY 16, 2013
Pours a clear but dark brown with some brick red highlights. Getting some dark roasted malts, chocolate and stewed fruit on the nose, with maybe a hint of peat. The taste has some lighter fruit (plum?) up front before some coffee-like bitterness comes in. Finishes clean with some peachy notes. Actually a pretty good beer, but I’m not sure it’s really true to the style.

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