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Red Rock Drift Wood

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Brewed by Red Rock (UK)
Style: Bitter
Teignmouth, England
Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 19   MEAN: 3.17/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.07   EST. CALORIES: 129   ABV: 4.3%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask & Bottle conditioned.
Originally brewed by mistake when one of the brewers put the wrong sort of malt into a batch of Red Rock but realised his mistake before he added the hops. A quickly devised blend of Goldings and Bramling Cross produced a wonderful dry, nutty beer which is perfectly balanced.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tampierre (848) - Pilsen, CZECH REPUBLIC - MAY 17, 2013
Bottled ; Devon ; UK ; Malt,yeast,fruit and nutty aroma ; Hazy golden color with smaller lasting head ; Lighter sweet and medium bitter taste ; Long bitter finish ; Medium body ; Very pleasant ale.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
martinrumsam (541) - BARNSTAPLE, Devon, ENGLAND - OCT 14, 2012
Straight out of the cask. Pours old gold with foamy white head. Not much aroma -fruity. Taste is fruity finishing with quite pronounced bitterness mouthfeel is watery. An ok bitter

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
imdownthepub (10646) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 21, 2012
Cask conditioned at The Turf Tavern, Oxford. Burnished gold with slight head. Heady, flowery beer, quite intense really, resinous hops, but a bitter nutty malt makes it a little unbalanced. Not really to my taste.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ALLOVATE (2467) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - DEC 15, 2011
UPDATED: DEC 16, 2011 Bottle at just on cool. Poured a hazy sunny amber with fine, intermittent carbonation and a rocky, messy white crown atop that left minimal legs. There is a lot of tangy sweet marmalade on the nose with inklings of peach, sultanas, toasted nuts and pine and what I can only describe as driftwood (maybe the name was subliminally suggestive on that one!). Good body, lightly spritzy on the tongue, well conditioned. Predominately citrussy with marmalade so well pronounced amid flavours of toasted malt and nuts, subtle grass and floral, zesty hops. Light bitter edge on the swallow drying out somewhat thereafter. Ends shortish, crisp, tangy and floral. Good balance of flavour and quite meaty overall yet pleasantly sessionable. This is a great bitter and another gem from this brewer! (50cL, BBE 06/12, Bridge House Cellars, Exmouth, Devon)

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
anders37 (17520) - Malmö, SWEDEN - NOV 13, 2011
Cask @ Volunteer Arms, GBBF 2011. Pours a hazy yellow color with a small white head. Has a fruity malty weak hoppy aroma. Fruity malty hoppy flavor. Has a fruity malty hoppy finish.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
downender (6523) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - SEP 26, 2010
On gravity at the Green Man, Bristol 26/09/10. Deep gold with a slight, white head. Earthy malt aroma with soem grassy hops and a touch of fruit. Flavour was yeasty, with some cereal malts, sweetish fruits and bitter finish. Fine.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
joe19612 (1925) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - DEC 20, 2009
Bottle Conditioned. Pours a golden orange colour with a firm white head. The aroma is a bit earthy with plenty of citrus as well. The taste is full of crisp citrus with a dry sharp finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DJMonarch (9158) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - AUG 18, 2009
Cask Stillage at the Civic Hall, Nantwich Beer Festival 26/09/2008 White head. Wheat and hop aromas. Golden coloured hoppy and floral with a crisp bitter and slightly dry malt finish.

2.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
dnas2 (705) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - MAY 17, 2009
(Bottled) Golden-straw coloured, cloudy with a big head. Scents include pine and grass. Fizzy, sweet and slightly silky in the mouth. Tastes of grapefruits, grass, pine, and nutty malts. Interesting but not my cup-of-tea.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DruncanVeasey (7315) - NUNEATON, CONF N, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - JAN 23, 2009
Bottle from Arden Wines. Tight uneven white head over misty orange. Almost witbier looks with plenty of haze and bags of lace. Lovely agricultural gooseberry and dried apricot fruit aroma with coniferous and jammy citrus hints, maybe mango. Flavour picks up where the aroma ends, bringing plenty of tangy dried apricot yeast, hops and a sprinkle of pineneedles to the mix. Saaz and Goldings? Full in the mouth and clinging with lace. Impressive.


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