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Redoak Special Strong Bitter

Redoak Special Strong Bitter
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Brewed by Redoak Boutique Beer Cafe
Style: Premium Bitter/ESB
Sydney, Australia
Serve in English pint


on tap


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RATINGS: 23   MEAN: 3.34/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.28/5   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
This high strength brew is not for the faint hearted. Redoak’s Special Strong Ale is a rich, flavoursome, full bodied bitter ale that incorporates the very best English crystal malts, the flavour and aroma characteristics of classic Kent Golding’s hops, and a true top cropping ale yeast. Formerly Redoak Special Strong Ale, 5.8%.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
mcberko (13227) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 5, 2016
On tap at Redoak Boutique Beer Cafe, pours a hazy copper with a small white head. Aroma brings out astringent metallic hops and toasted malt. Flavour is fairly astringent, with lots of floral metallic hoppiness and soapy finish. Like an amped up version of the Pommy Bitter, with all the same issues. Decent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jonnyguns (1105) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 4, 2012
Tap at the brewhouse. Pours a dark red/brown with a tanned head. Nose is surprisingly good, has passion fruit and toffee notes. Taste has a nice combination of passion fruit and malts. Clean taste. Quite bitter at the back end. I really like this

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerCast_Rich (1906) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 16, 2012
[330ml bottle, courtesy of cgarvieuk] Clear red pour, large fluffy cream-coloured head. Hoppy, yeasty aroma. Clean malty flavour, bitter end – slightly tart and woody. A decent strong bitter [13012012]

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 13, 2012
In bottle. Pours a brown colour with a thick beige head. Yeasty, musty nose with some passion fruit. Similar flavours, quite bitter with grassy hops and moderate carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cgarvieuk (20641) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 13, 2012
bottle at home ... from my GBBF 2011 haul ... copper thin tan head ... soft yeasty toffee nose ... overfizzy ... juicy toffee malts ... soft malt fruits ... light hint of yeast ...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
anders37 (22479) - Malmö, SWEDEN - NOV 26, 2011
Bottle. Pours an amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty weak hoppy aroma. Fruity malty hoppy caramel flavor. Has a fruity malty hoppy finish. with hitns of caramel.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
davidm (2068) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - DEC 7, 2009
Tap. Great beer. Aromas of caramel, dark fruit, and grass. Flavour starts sweet, with long-lasting bitterness taking over. Palate is velvety, and the body is medium-full. Brown in colour, with a creamy white head.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
nate2g (1548) - Boomtown!, AUSTRALIA - JUN 7, 2009
Draught at Redoak Brewpub, Sydney. Pours amber with a medium white head. Aroma and flavour of toasted malt, caramel, fruits and earthy hop notes. Looks good and tastes good as well, this was one of the better beers on the day. Nice bitterness in the finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SorenE (168) - , NEW ZEALAND - MAY 19, 2009
I had a lovely couple of sessions at the Red Oak in Sydney. Unfortunately I lost my notes but I can report that all the beers I tried were perfect examples of their respective style. The aroma, flavour, mouthfeel, malt and hoppyness is exactly what you would imagine from reading standard guidelines. Very well crafted and very tasty, but a bit to predictable to be outstanding.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
floydian1 (1335) - FNQ, Australia, - MAR 28, 2009
Served on tap at Redoak Cafe during Earth Hour so the lights were turned off. A decent sized lasting head was visible with the candlelights. Aroma of floral hops and mild caramel malts. Full bodied with a fruity taste and nice hop bitterness to the finish. Served too cold though IMHO.

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