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Redoak Christmas Cheer

Brewed by Redoak Boutique Beer Cafe
Style: Spice/Herb/Vegetable
Sydney, Australia


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RATINGS: 55   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39/5   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
This beer is a rich full bodied dark Ale with all the delicious ingredients of our grandmother's pudding, a 5th generation recipe from Cork, Ireland. This beer is to be experienced with its complex flavours and aromas being enhanced as it warms up. The christmas fruits and spices will continue to amaze you long after you finish enjoying this beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
RafeAU (629) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUL 25, 2015
Tasting at Plonk. Malty dark ale with a hint of fruit, not much spice. they don’t dominate, which is good, but I would like a hint more in a Christmas beer. decent dark ale for winter but not really Christmassy.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Maris (1394) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - JAN 1, 2015
From a 330ml bottle on 2/1/2015. Pours a deep red amber with almost no head. The aroma is primarily light cinnamon. Flavour wise, there’s a little chocolate and caramel malt, a hint of dark fruit and more cinnamon, but it doesn’t really jump out at you. Light bodied with average to lively carbonation. Everything about this beer is quite subdued and a bit underwhelming. Not great.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ShaneJ (832) - AUSTRALIA - JUN 20, 2014
Bottle from Plonk (December 2013). Clear mahogany, creamy off-white head, lots of fruits and spices in the aroma and flavour, cinnamon, raisins, brown sugar, preserved cherries, mild bitterness, sweet spicy finish. Nice enough.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Oakes (15806) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 6, 2014
Dark brown, not much head. Aroma is all kinds of cinnamon and clove, maybe ginger. Pretty thin, light ginger and clove, a bit of sweeter dark malts. Definitely too light for northern Christmas but I guess in Oz its a bit warmer in December.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
gnoff (9594) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - AUG 15, 2013
Draught, sample, at Redoak Boutique Beer Cafe, Sydney, on July 10, 2013.
Clear dark reddish brown color, off-white head. Gingerbread, sweet, spicy taste. Smooth mouthfeel, a bit fizzy, medium bitterness. Mineral aftertaste. Sweet, ginger scent.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Swanny6193 (18) - AUSTRALIA - FEB 16, 2013
Very pleasant and strong aromas of Christmas pudding, dried fruit, cinnamon, nutmeg. Taste of dried fruits, cinnamon, nutmeg. Good mouthfeel; medium carbonation. Lacks much of an aftertaste. Flavours more subtle than some of their other offerings, but probably more enjoyable. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fletchfighters (1410) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 18, 2012
330 ml bottle Found at berry bottle shop. How odd. Muddy orange amber color. No real head, just a ring of lacing. Spice driven nose. Cinnamon, nutmeg, and all spice. Slight fig, orange peel and cherry as well. Fig, slight sour dark cherry and nutmeg taste. Somewhat thin and watery. Highly carbonated and light bodied. Dry with a sour cherry finish. So so ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
madmitch76 (22535) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 7, 2012
29th December 2009
ChrisO ’Night Of The Gaylords’ tasting. Hazy brown beer. Sourish fruity nose. Light fruity palate. Subtle figgy plummy dark fruit. A little sourness in the semi dry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SaintMatty (6886) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - AUG 25, 2011
330ml Bottle - Dark brown with red tinges and a foamy head. Dried fruit, mince pies and cloves in the aroma. Fruity, tangy and slightly sweet taste with notes of blackcurrant, Christmas pudding and spice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ndon (857) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 24, 2011
Bottle from Plonk. Couldn’t find it anywhere in Sydney, but happened to run into it in Canberra. Pours a cola brown with a medium size tan head. Definate cinnamon and nutmeg in the aroma. Flavours were dark fruits and berries, but overpowered by a strong sour, wasn’t sure if it was infected or was meant to be that way. Nice though!

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