Brewed by Sunny Republic
Style: Bitter
Blandford Forum, England
Serve in English pint


on tap

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RATINGS: 75   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.13/5   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
Cask; Regular.
If you like to be different and enjoy your beers a little maltier than our Blonde this is for you. A beautifully red hued ale with fruit and berry aromas. We are the first brewery in the world to brew with Hibiscus Flowers (Hibiscus sabdariffa). The hibiscus is designed to lift the drinkability of the beer and add to the red hue provided by the Munich and Chocolate malts.

Finwe's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Finwe (426) - Grankulla, - FEB 23, 2013
Draught at Kaisla, Helsinki. Reddish brown with a small, slightly off-white head. Very fruity aroma with some malt and grassy hops. The flavour hoppy bitter with fruity hibiscus and some sweetish malt. A bit watery palate.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Mr_Pink_152 (3216) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - NOV 23, 2015
On tap at the Raven, Bath. Deep amber brown colour with a tan head. Aroma and flavour has caramel and fruity, taste is light sweet to mid bitter finish.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SilkTork (5508) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Hampshire, ENGLAND - JAN 24, 2015
Barleycorn, Hedge End. Strange aroma and taste - like rubber and grapefruit. Not sure if itís supposed to be here. Itís a particular rubber - the slightly worn pink type. Weathered rubber. I find it difficult to assume the rubber is intended. There is chalk and dried yeast and apparently cat pee, but I donít get it.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
anders37 (21888) - MalmŲ, SWEDEN - DEC 15, 2014
Cask @ Market Porter, Borough SE1. Pours a slightly hazy amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty caramel aroma. Fruity malty spicy caramel flavor with weak hoppy hints. Has a fruity malty spicy caramel finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
McNeillR (2142) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 1, 2014
Clear firm reddened body, whisked white cap of head. Gummy Farty fruit malt nose. Initial taste isnít much different, uncooked sweetcorn thrown in. Cheap sweetcorn at that. Peering floral finish, dry sweet linger. This tastes like itís been on two weeks too long?

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
allmyvinyl (8809) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 31, 2014
Cask at Haymarket Bar. Pours a clear gold, nice white foam head. Biscuit and red fruit on the aroma, light bittersweet biscuity taste. OK, nothing special. Glad I couldnít pick up the hibiscus to be honest, canít stand the stuff.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DruncanVeasey (7999) - NUNEATON, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - JAN 24, 2014
Cask (?), Beer Emporium, Bristol, 17-18/01/14. Slightly dubious brilliant red. Still dour lightly nutty red flavour with cranberry suggestions. Low carb monkey nut and diluted flowers. Yoghurt stirred with pencils. Bwiooarrghhh .

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
gunnar (7511) - Sandnes, NORWAY - JAN 14, 2014
Cask at Argyll Arms (Nicholsons) Soho. Pours clear amber/reddish with no head at all. Aroma is light sweet, a touch of sour berries. Taste is moderate sweet malts, light sour/acidic, dry end , light fruity hops.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SarkyNorthener (3833) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 27, 2013
Cask@the longhorns, walsall. Red copper beer with a medium head and good lacing. Aroma is toffee, pineapple and malts. Taste is toffee, caramel, some dry hop leaf. Decent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
downender (7686) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 22, 2013
Cask-conditioned at the Cornubia, Bristol 21/12/2013. Deep amber in colour with a slight white head. Caramell, red fruits, some orange peel and a touch of citrus hop, before a short finish. Ok.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
MissPxx (959) - Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 22, 2013
A tale of two beers. Chocolatey smell and then the fruity taste. Tastes almost like honey. Big fan! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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