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Wild Card Brewery
Brewed at Brentwood

Style: Bitter
Walthamstow, England
Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 38   MEAN: 3.07/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.03   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A ruby beer which tips its hat to both the amber ales of the west coast of the United States and a traditional best bitter from the United Kingdom. The ’Jack of Clubs’ is a bottle conditioned, light ruby ale. Initial malty sweetness from British Crystal malts gives way to a balanced and lengthy hoppy bitterness created using a blend of flavourful and fragrant American hops.


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3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
allmatthew (12) - London, - SEP 10, 2013
Bottle from Wanstead Tap at Wanstead Farmer’s Market. Clear brown body with an off-white head. A pleasant aroma - dark and spicy. A warm caramel flavour that doesn’t last long in the mouth.


2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 12/20
BlackHaddock (3779) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - SEP 15, 2014
Cask at the Wild Card Brewery taproom on Saturday 13th Sep 2014. Sadly this was not in very good condition and poured almost completely flat with no head at all on the malty dark mahogany body, just a thin collar of a tanned wisp showing. Malty with chocolate notes, semi-sweet but scored poorly because of the condition, a pity.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Benzai (8234) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - SEP 3, 2014
Bottle @ home. Clear mahogany red color, medium sized beige head. Aroma is malts, lightly smoke, a hint of red fruit. Taste malts, lightly raisins, bitter, lightly earthy, caramel, biscuits, a slight hint of spices. Average body, fizzy carbonation. Meh.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ferris (4254) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 23, 2014
Cask -Light toasted malts. Deep brown with a decent beige head. Sweet toffee and light malts. Hops are far in the background if there at all.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fonefan (35066) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAR 31, 2014

Bottle 330ml.

[ As Wild Card Jack of Clubs ].
Clear medium amber color with a small average, frothy - fizzy, good lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, nutty, light yeasty. Flavour is moderate sweet and bitter with a average to long duration, caramel, nutty, light earthy. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20140217]

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
rosenbergh (6838) - Tampere, FINLAND - FEB 21, 2014
330 ml bottle. BBE 04/2014. From alesbymail.co.uk.
Dark mahogany red colour with a tiny off-white head. The aroma is dark hops, mild bitterness, citrus and caramel malt. The flavour is biscuity malty sweetness, moderate hoppy bitterness, citrus and some darkness. Not bad. A bit thin.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rasmus40 (11217) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - FEB 17, 2014
Bottle @ Aarhus tasting. Clear reddish amber with an off-white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel and light hoppy - grassy. Flavor is medium sweet and moderate bitter. Dry and moderate bitter finish. 170214

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
saxo (14044) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - FEB 17, 2014
Bottle. Nice head with good duration. Color is amber. Aroma and taste are fruits, nuts, caramel, malt and hops. Nice dry finish.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
chrisv10 (11132) - DENMARK - FEB 17, 2014
Bottle, 4.5%. Dark amber/brown with small off-white head. Aroma is malt, caramel, little metallic and a little toffee. Flavour is malt, caramel, toasted, dusty, little nut, little earthy, little metallic, bread and a little bitter.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Camons (5971) - Hasselager, DENMARK - FEB 17, 2014
Bottle @ Johns, Pours amber with a offwhite head. Aroma of malt, wood, nuts, little caramel. Flavor is malt, wood, caramel. Medium body, soft carbonation. 170214

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
gunnar (5297) - Sandnes, NORWAY - FEB 12, 2014
Bottle from Ales by Mail. Pours clear dark amber with a big creamy off-white head. Aroma of fruity and grassy hops, under light toffee. Taste is light dry earthy malts, weak dry hoppy end,more hops in the nose than mouth. Lingering dry malts, nice one.


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