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Van Dieman Ragged Jack

Brewed by Van Dieman Brewing
Style: English Pale Ale
Evandale, Tasmania, Australia
Serve in English pint


on tap


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RATINGS: 10   MEAN: 2.98/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.89   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
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Ragged Jack embodies a classic English style pale ale, invoking an earthy hop character packed with a flowery hop aroma. Traditional UK pale malt is used to create a medium bodied, very drinkable ale with refreshing crispness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
KeefOz (963) - Tarragindi, AUSTRALIA - JAN 1, 2014
Poured a cloudy orangey amber with a few millimetres of off-white froth for a head. Laced as a few spots. Carbonation low with small to medium bubbles in trails. Aroma of sweet caramel and spicy floral hops - a good pale ale aroma. Taste moderately sweet with mild hops bitterness. Light to medium body. Short thin spicy finish. Quite nice.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Stew41 (1753) - Woodend, AUSTRALIA - AUG 3, 2012
An honest reflection of the commercial descriptor. Subtle old world pale ale with a quite wonderful earthy almost funky hop character. Otherwise a little weak on palate strength and this becomes more apparent as the beer warms up.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
mkel07 (3662) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - AUG 14, 2011
330ml bottle. Deep orange colour with a thin flat sand coloured foam. Flowery hop aroma is pleasant enough and there is a nutty almond finish to the flavour. Moderate in body and flavour it doesn’t push the senses too far.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hawthorne00 (2540) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - AUG 2, 2011
Bottle. Almost clear amber with a large loose off-white head that collapses to a coat. Aroma of floral honey, biscuits, some spices. Moderately sweet with honey, biscuits and mild spices. Thinnish bodied, but crisp and very quaffable. Falls away quite quickly at the finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
gam (3338) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JUN 12, 2011
Misty amber pour medium carbonation aromas fruit earthyness malt sweetness like honey flavour honey earthyness fruit hops resiny taste mild bitter fruit is interesting taste tropical taste a mix finish sweet malt harsh bitter not that good

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Maris (1019) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - JUN 9, 2011
From a 330ml bottle on 9/6/2011. Pours a slightly murky copper colour with a medium head. The aroma has a quite a bit of yeast, citrus, tea and spices. Taste wise, it’s relatively straight forward - a bit fruity, with notes of lemon and spices, and a bit of bready malt. The bitterness is medium. Not bad but not notable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Davros (2027) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JUN 2, 2011
Pours coppery brown with a large, lasting head. Nose shows caramel, nutty malt, bananas and spicy, floral hops. Nice, uncomplicated. Similar flavours, lots more nutty malt and spicy hops. Finishes with a well-balanced bitterness. Too much carbonation.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Thylacine (526) - Tasmania, AUSTRALIA - JAN 3, 2011
Bottle- Hazy honey brown. White head. High carbonation. Sweet. Earthy. Medium bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bman1986 (173) - Broadstairs, Kent, ENGLAND - JUN 11, 2010
I found the brewer’s description to be pretty accurate. Light, hoppy pale ale with a little malt in there, really is a pretty good beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
bluevegie (3059) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - DEC 27, 2009
Tried at the Tasie Beerfest 09. More orange than gold on the body with lasting white head. English hop taste that was a little dull to me, carbonation is ok, tasted better the following day but now the aroma lets it down.

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