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Red Squirrel RSX Ale

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Brewed by Red Squirrel
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Hemel Hempstead, England

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RATINGS: 11   MEAN: 3.1/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.98   EST. CALORIES: 117   ABV: 3.9%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask, Occasional;
A light, hoppy, flowery beer containing crystal hops.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
FatPhil (9152) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - SEP 4, 2011
GraviCask (GBBF2011, Friday)
Fairly simple bitter aroma. Smooth palate. May be simple, but is fresh and nice enough. Full, slightly sweet barley taste.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
sm89walt (1748) - Northern Beaches, Sydney, AUSTRALIA - AUG 8, 2011
Cask - The Harp, Covent Garden, London. A copper coloured beer with a fine, bubbly beige head. Caramel malt sweetness, gently toasty with some mid fruits on the nose. Mid fruits again on the palate with a delicate bitterness. Much of muchness really. Never really left the starting blocks. Subtle hop note in the finish. Light to medium body, fair, crisp palate texture with a lightly tangy aftertaste.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
imdownthepub (10002) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 31, 2011
Cask conditioned at Far From the Madding Crowd, Oxford. Amber with no head. Light, easy bitter with a rich maltiness and bittersweet note. A little grainy, but pleasant enough.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Fin (7270) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 31, 2011
Cask at The Horse & Groom, Caulcott, Nr Lower Heyford, Oxon, 31.07.11 Pours golden with a white head, streaks of citrus zip about, good bitterness, a hoppy refreshing and clean tasting beer A7 A4 T7 P3 Ov14 3.5

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kwik-lime (1243) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 13, 2011
Hoppy blond ale, slightly fruity in the finish. Nothing complex here but a very solid session ale - enjoyable.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
harrisoni (13266) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - DEC 31, 2010
Cask at St Albans BF 2010. Pale gold with lasting white head. Touch of diacetyl on aromal. OK in mouth, but not great overall

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ladnewton (1387) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 24, 2010
Cask at the Southampton Arms, London on 20th September 2010. Orangey-amber - almost Lucozade colour - and a thin white, partial lacing foam head. Yeasty aroma, touch of cheesiness and a few light hops in the main kick. Then citric and rather fruity. Citric theme maintained in a medium-length finish on a zingy mouthfeel.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Svesse (6044) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - SEP 11, 2010
(Cask at Old Fountain, Old Street, London, 3 aug 2010) Golden colour with frothy, white head. Fruity, hoppy nose with notes of citrus, grapefruit and grassy hops. Fruity, slightly malty nose with apricots, citrus, grainy malt and generous doses of grassy hops in the finish. Rather thin body, with some sweetness. A bit thin in the malt department, but nice and tasty hop character.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
madmitch76 (14454) - , Essex, ENGLAND - AUG 15, 2010
15th July 2010. Chelmsford Beer Festival. Clear gold beer. No head, no carbonation. Semi dry palate. Reasonably well balanced. Bitterish orange with a trace of apple. Finishes very dry. Nice enough flavour but too dry and too flat.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
maeib (8611) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - JUN 5, 2010
Cask conditioned Gravity dispense Northants BF 2010. A blonde beer with lemony hops. A slightly sticky body yet clean and refreshing. Decent enough but not over exciting.


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