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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: 69   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.2   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.


2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fonefan (38288) - 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 (1978) - 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 (7117) - 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.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
oh6gdx (22105) - Vasa, FINLAND - JAN 14, 2010
Bottle@The Chriso Gaylord Tasting. Amber colour, beige head. Aroma is wood, herbs and some slight toffeeish and grassy notes as well. Flavour is toffee, wood, grass and some slight herbal notes. Quite bitter finish, but otherwise not very exciting.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
hawthorne00 (2738) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JAN 14, 2010
Tap at brewery. Brown, beige head. Mild caramel and grass nose, hints of vanilla and prunes. Caramel sweetness with some burnt touches. Thick body for the alcohol content. Not really my sort of thing, but pleasant enough.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
harrisoni (14873) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JAN 12, 2010
Bottle at the Chriso Gaylord tasting 09. Russet colour, haze, lasting beige head. So what is it that makes this a Scotch Ale? Not much hop presence, some toffee malt. What is it? Sweetish toffee is the overall impression.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
destroye7 (312) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 7, 2009
Bottle. Nice hazy dark/red colour. Toffee/caramel taste/aroma. Nice beer for a scotch ale as I am not a bit fan usually.

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!, AUSTRALIA - 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.


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