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Village Brewer Old Raby Ale

Village Brewer / Brew Twenty2
Brewed at Hambleton

Style: Old Ale
Darlington, England


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RATINGS: 29   MEAN: 3.31/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.27/5   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
Cask; Regular.
Previously 4.6%.

Rich-tasting dark ale with complex balance of fruit, malt, caramel, and some bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BlackHaddock (6375) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - SEP 30, 2016
Cask half-pint on 23rd Sep 2016 at the Shrewsbury CAMRA beer festival. Red hue to this brown/dark amber bodied beer, beige head. Malty molasses rule the aroma and flavours, caramel sweetness with a toffee apple like taste, some hedgerow fruits in the mix too. Liked it, my sweet tooth picking up the maltiness and smoothness of the brew.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
minutemat (4421) - Shrewsbury, Shropshire, ENGLAND - SEP 22, 2016
Cask @ Shrewsbury Beer Festival 2016. Pours dark mahogany, fruity caramel aroma. taste is soft dark malts, some dark fruits, faint toffee. Ok.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Travlr (21633) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - OCT 1, 2015
Gravity cask at St Albans beer festival. Clear deep amber color. Aroma of dark berries. Taste is fruity caramel. OK.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
chriso (7513) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 23, 2015
Cask (gravity dispense) at the Bricklayers Arms Yorkshire Beer Festival, 25 February 2010. Looks nice - red with a loose but lasting light beige head and very good condition. Butterscotch aroma. Also some doughy malt. Better on the palate but still a hint of butterscotch. Otherwise tart berry fruit. Fairly sharp mouthfeel but diacetyl lingers and rather spoils things.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
leaparsons (9923) - Wigston, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - MAR 12, 2015
Cask, Leicester Beer Festival 2015. Amber brown with an off white foam. Aromas are stewed apple and pear with hints of toffee and woody , floral notes. Apple skin with minerals and dusty yeast. Flavours are sweet toffee with earthy apple and soft spices. Yeasty with woody notes. OK.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
gegwilson (3276) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 14, 2014
Cask in Number 22, Darlington. Pours ruby with a cream head. Fruity with toffee and green fruit. OK

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
vipinvelp (3880) - Velp, NETHERLANDS - APR 7, 2014
Clear dark orange with small lacing foam head. Aroma is bit smokey. Taste is complex mixture, some bitter, some fruity notes. Bittersweet aftertaste. (Darlington 201404) ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
danlo (2592) - Darlington, Durham, ENGLAND - MAY 3, 2013
Cask at Number Twenty-2, Darlington. Dark brown amber colour, foam beige head leaving lots of lacing and aroma of malt, yeast, roasted notes. Taste is very malty caramel, with roasted, chocolate, biscuit, raisins, coffee and a light earthy bitterness. Smooth warming mouth feel, medium bodied, soft carbonation, dry nutty aftertaste. Quite drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dynamiteninja (1827) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - MAR 20, 2013
Cask at Number 22, Darlington. Thin off white head. Ruby mahogany body. Malt, fruit, oak, chocolate, black malt. Bittersweet and tangy. Dry finish. Warming.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
imdownthepub (13370) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 15, 2012
Cask conditioned at Coventry Beer Fest ’12. Dark brown with cream head. There is a rich malty body, decent roasty, bready notes, some sourness, yeastiness, sour plum hints. Old Ale is a good characterisation for this, smoothed with a boiled caramel flavour. Reasonable.

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