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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: 66   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.15   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
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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.


2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
maneliquor (3156) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - AUG 15, 2011
UPDATED: JAN 9, 2012 Bottle courtesy of Nick. Pours chestnut brown with a very small beige head. Odd nose to this one, reminded me a lot of mushy peas, which I love but I don’t think it comes across very well in a beer. Taste was a little boring, mainly raisins and toffee. Just ok although scotch ales aren’t really my thing

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SorenE (168) - , NEW ZEALAND - JUL 9, 2010
330 ml bottle, courtesey of Nate2g. This has been aged a bit and without having tried it young I think that has improved it. Clean raisiney flavours and aroma with a lot of toffee and some chocolate as well. Very drinkable.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
mkel07 (3556) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JUN 18, 2010
330ml bottle. Creamy latte coloured crown of foam. Deep brown in colour and appears solid and inviting in the glass. Strong biscuity malty aromas with a hint of caramel. Well balanced flavour that is very tasty. A little thin in the body when you drink it but this does nothing to detract from the overall enjoyment you get when you drink this.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheGrandMaster (2334) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 16, 2010
Draught. A very dark brown in the glass. Tobacco on the nose, and then even more in the flavour. Some chocolate as well, with some touches of oak. Quite sweet, but it manages it.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
strings (377) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAY 14, 2010
Local Taphouse in Sydney. The roasted malts really come through, leaving an odd brew which seems like a marriage between a rauch and a kriek. Pretty tasty though.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Jade (409) - AUSTRALIA - MAR 3, 2010
From bottle, pours a hazy brown colour with a one finger beige head. Aroma of toffee and/or caramel. Unusual light texture to it. Definete roasted elements not as bitter on the after taste as expected. Quite warming going down. Definetely worth a try, is a solid beer.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Davros (1991) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - FEB 4, 2010
Pours dark copper with a small head. Nose shows earthy peat, cinnamon, soft alcohol, caramelised malt and creamy chocolate. Pretty complex! More the same regarding flavours, but with more roasted malt present as well. Not quite as complex, and there’s a floury flavour I find in several of the Red Hill beers. Carbonation is too high.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fonefan (35220) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JAN 31, 2010
Bottle 33cl. @ Chris O’s Night of the Gaylords.
Clear medium amber color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, roasted, caramel, nutty, berry, honey, chocolate notes, light to moderate hoppy. Flavor is moderate to light light heavy sweet and light to moderate bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft. [20091229]

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
davidm (1936) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JAN 17, 2010
UPDATED: AUG 31, 2012 Bottle from the brewery. Very nice malty beer. Burnt aroma, with nuts, cola, and caramel. Taste is sweet, with average duration. Velvety palate, and medium body. Brown colour, with a frothy long-lasting head.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
MesandSim (7119) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 14, 2010
A Mes rate. Bottle at Chris O’s Night of the Gaylords.
Dark dirty brown with a thin off white head. Sharp fruity malt and hints of alcohol. Faint burnt plastic notes. Earthy finish and that’s about it. Very one dimensional and under hopped.


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