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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: 62   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.12   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerMeeting (8) - AUSTRALIA - OCT 14, 2009 does not count
Great colour and appearance. slightly smokey. Stronger heavier better but good. Alcohol. Good Beer. Would like again.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerChaser0078 (909) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - SEP 8, 2009
Bottle. Poured a nice copper colour with an off-white head that lasts well and leaves a good amount of lacing. Aroma is very light, barely there, but there is a faint suggestion of toffee/caramel. Flavour is a lot more pronounced with hints of brown sugar, strawberries, sweet malts and the aforementioned toffee/caramel. Medium bodied on the palate with the right amount of sweetness and a good, lasting finish. A slightly higher abv wouldn’t hurt but as it is, this is a fine beer.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
nate2g (1548) - Boomtown! / Waikato, NEW ZEALAND - AUG 22, 2009
Bottle. Pours copper with a small beige head. Toffee apple aroma, burnt caramel, dark fruits. Very sweet and sugary in the mouth, a little ill-balanced here. Medium bodied with a malty, fruity finish. I’d say this is a young bottle as I’m getting acetaldehyde aroma and flavour in the glass. Would like to try this again after some time in the bottle.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - OCT 9, 2008
Looks like I’m the first North American to rate this beer, thanks to my friend Kat. Tasted from a bottle, and given an earlier rating, perhaps this is the best way to rate this one. Hazy copper/brown pour with yellowish off-white one-finger head that disappeared pretty quickly. Roasty caramel nose and all variations of malt aromas... brown sugar, burnt sugar, toffee, cookie, and a bit of dried fruit. Even more fruity on the palate with a hint of burnt wood and malted milk in addition to the strong malt and fruit notes. I think this bottle might have been aged a bit. It’s quite sweet, but I think the age has done good things to the sugars; I really liked this beer, apparently more than most other raters.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dredd (686) - Bentleigh, AUSTRALIA - SEP 26, 2008
On Tap - Mocha and Caramel nose, pour is dark brown with thin white head. Flavour is raisin, brown sugar with some bitterness, but the finish is predominantly toffee. Quite Enjoyable.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MBison (548) - Southern Highlands, AUSTRALIA - SEP 9, 2008
Bottle (330ml). Poured hazy dark bronze with a small, dense, off-white head which lasted well. Aroma was very rich with toffee malts, milk chocolate, toasted nuts and some golden syrup. Flavor was of smooth rich toffee malts with creamy caramel, milk chocolate, molasses and hints of coffee. Medium bodied with soft carbonation, a dry/creamy mouthfeel, thick texture and a good finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Labarde (22) - AUSTRALIA - MAY 6, 2008
330 ml Bottle. Strong malty alcohol nose. Pours a dark reddy brown with a lingering off-white head. Taste is quite hoppy with a nice maltiness and subtle burnt-caramel sweetness. Creamy mouthfeel with a very easy finish. I enjoyed this beer.

2.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Cummins (6) - Heathcote, AUSTRALIA - MAY 25, 2007 does not count
If I wanted to drink something that tasted like this, I could have gone to the supermarket and bought a bottle of Cottee’s Chocolate Topping. But hey, at least it got me drunk.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
motelpogo (6203) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - FEB 8, 2007
rbsxg05, bottled, as everything was except for whatever the light beer was that went into the bucket. amber, muted aroma of golden syrup, some raw graininess but not much other character

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bluevegie (3049) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUL 12, 2006
Almost hazy, dull amber brown body with a poor head. Malty sweet nose which was a delight, also some toasted notes as well as dark fruit. First up taste was of burnt caramel, which lasted the whole distance but hops helps to add a little balance and a little chocolate to finish.


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