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RATINGS: 124   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 249   ABV: 8.3%
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• Beer Type: Double Red Ale

Aorta Ale is a double red ale that indicates an intensity of flavor simply by its dark reddish-brown appearance. Subtle aromas of candy, brown sugar, and toasted malt are released from the depths of this full bodied beast. Raisins, figs, and burnt caramel are among the sweeter and more forward flavors. It finishes with a roasted cocoa like bitterness, which is magnified by the high alpha hops.

milewide's rating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
milewide (2059) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - APR 21, 2012
Perfect blend of red/amber malt sweetness and fruity hops. Smooth, solid mouth feel. Very slightly cloudy, beautiful red color. Should be full time!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rasmus40 (17532) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAR 27, 2015
Bottle @ Aarhus tasting. Hazy reddish amber with an off-white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel, dark fruit, dark sugar and a little alcohol. Flavor is quite sweet and moderate bitter. Sweet finish. 270315

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
chrisv10 (15279) - DENMARK - MAR 27, 2015
Bottle. Clear dark amber/brown with small beige head. Aroma is malt, caramel, hop, toasted, old hop, little candy sugar and oxidized. Flavour is malt, caramel, toasted, hop, oxidized, medium sweet, dark fruits and bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
HenrikSoegaard (13147) - Randers, DENMARK - MAR 27, 2015
Bottle. Creamy White good mostly lasting head. Amber colour. moderate malty nand hoppy aroma. Moderate bitter flavor. Average moderate bitter finish. oily palate. Slightly boring.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Camons (10200) - Hasselager, DENMARK - MAR 27, 2015
Bottle @ Johns. Pours amber with a offwhite head. Aroma of malt, little caramal, light stale hops, light citrus. Flavor is sweet, malty, light caramel, light grass, light lemon, light stale. Medium body, soft carbonation. 270315

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
saxo (16771) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAR 27, 2015
Bottle. Nice head with good duration. Color is brown. Aroma and taste are caramel, malt, fruits, little cocoa and hops.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Martinus (4497) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - NOV 30, 2014
Hazy brown colour, white head. Aroma of malts, honey, müsli bar with honey. Sweet flavour, malts, honey, rye. High carbonation. Finish chocolate, honey and müsli.
(from 76cL bottle @ ZZT 9. Thanks for sharing, Abijen!)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ansjelaah (1747) - Westelbeers, NETHERLANDS - SEP 25, 2014
Bottle @ ZZT 9 shared by Abijen. Hazy brown color with a small off-white head. Smells and tastes sweet, caramel, like a barley wine, fruity. Mwah.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tectactoe (3125) - Michigan, USA - APR 28, 2014
Bottle: Ruby-red color with hints of copper... Indigo, too? Off-white cap with decent retention & generous lacing. Aroma is sweet & malty with juicy citrus fruits; tangerine, melon, raisins, light plum... Strange combo but it’s nice. Light pine & resinous hop oil, too. Caramel, toasted malt lingers front to back. Sip is a little boozy but balanced decently enough with the big malt bill. You get the "light" fruit flavors from the hops (citrus, tangerine, grapefruit) & the "darker" fruits from the deep malt (mild candied raisins, plums, red grape). Hops rule the finish, though; pungent, oily, resinous, & even a little ashy. Caramel malt strength grows with warmth, giving a nice sugary graham cracker aftertaste. Not a huge red ale fan but I actually enjoyed this one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DutchDrebus (5563) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - APR 18, 2014
Bottle @ ZZT 9 shared by Abijen. Murky brown colour with a small sized off-white head. Smells barleywine, sweet and apricot. Tastes like a barleywine, sweet, hoppy, slightly sticky. Full body, soft carbo.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
caesar (6644) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - APR 6, 2014
Bottled @ ZZT 9, small sample. Hazy copper color, short head. Very biscuity malty. Bit sweet, malty. Caramel, raisin. Nice stuff.

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