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Van Dieman Ragged Jack

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

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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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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


2.8
   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.

3
   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.

2.7
   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.

3
   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.

2.5
   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

3.1
   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.

3.5
   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.

3
   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.

3.4
   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.

2.8
   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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