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Rudgate Brew No. 8 - Cherry Pale

Brewed by Rudgate
Style: Fruit Beer
York, England
Serve in Flute, Shaker


on tap

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RATINGS: 18   MEAN: 2.72/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.75/5   EST. CALORIES: 117   ABV: 3.9%
Cask; Occasional.

Pale and caramalt gives a fine base for this fruity ale. Whole Englih Cherries areinfused into the copoper and then macerated in the fermenter to give a subtle flavour.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Rune (11341) - Tromsø, NORWAY - DEC 7, 2015
Cask, half pint at Hop and Vine in Hull. A hazy reddish body with a tiny pink coloured head. Spotty lacing. Pale malts and cherry on the nose. Mid-sweet flavour of cherry. Tart and sweet ending. Clean tasting. Drinkable with some refreshments (26.11.2015).

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Finn (6291) - Tromsø, NORWAY - DEC 4, 2015
Fra cask på Hop & Vine Hull 26 Nov 15. Lys kirsebærrød. Lavt tett skum. Tett lacing. Behagelig bæraroma. Smaken kirsebær og bare det. Svakt tørr avslutning.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
FatPhil (14021) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - NOV 16, 2015
Draught (Kitty’s, Helsinki)
Cherry and raspberry aroma. A bit fake and juicy in the mouth. So not "subtle" as the commercial deScription imples. Beer with gimmick added. Perfumey finish. A bit feeble, but surprisingly a drinkable bitter.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 7/20
Marduk (6402) - Reval, ESTONIA - NOV 15, 2015
Cask @Kitty’s. Clear amber color. Thick pinkish-yellow head, stays. Fruity, grainy, dead raspberry, sweet and cherry in aroma. Very weird aroma. Aftershave, perfume, lemon and some fruityness in taste. Completely unbalanced. Nope.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
jookos (5599) - FINLAND - NOV 9, 2015
Cask@gallows. Reddish, light pink. Candy aroma, pretty weak though. Light bodied, watery. Red candy cherries, some artificial tasting things, but with a miuthdrying astringent finish. Some ripe strawberry there too. Lots like just mixing a bit of beer into berry- based juice. Bad.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Sarpa (1380) - FINLAND - OCT 30, 2015
Cask @ Salhoojankadun Pub. Pours clear pink-orange, small head. Cherry aroma. Berries, cherry flavor.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
VastActiv (5717) - Oulu/Helsinki, FINLAND - OCT 24, 2015
Cask at Kitty’s, Helsinki. Colour is clear orange with small white head. Aromas and flavours: Berries, cherries, juice and some distant hints of malts.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Hippoman (646) - Durham, ENGLAND - OCT 20, 2015
Cask at The Water House (JDW), Durham, £1.89/pint. This was the colour of rose wine with a smooth, pink tinged-white head. The nose is very sweet like cherry candy, as is the taste with brash, sweet cherry and strawberry flavours. I suppose it does exactly what it says on the tin, "cherry pale" but this was far too sweet for me. I suppose it could appeal to the "fruity cider", Rekorderlig type drinkers but I was glad I only had a half.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
wyzzywyz22 (2108) - Wirral, Merseyside, ENGLAND - NOV 3, 2014
Cask, Philarmonic, Liverpool. Pinkish amber looks with a medium white head. The Cherry factor was a bit on the muted side in the nose and flavour, with some light malt character alongside the fruit. Dried out towards the finish. Easy drinking and inoffensive stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
imdownthepub (13370) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 12, 2014
Cask conditioned at The Chequers Inn, Oxford. Pinkish amber with white head. The aroma is certainly cherry, this foolows into the flavour, there is a sweet, largely artificial cherry flavour, perhaps a little cloying but actually quite reasonable. Late bitterness. It’s fine.

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