Brewed by Wild Card Brewery
Style: Bitter
Walthamstow, England
Serve in English pint


on tap


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RATINGS: 49   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.12/5   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
Mainly bottled.
Was brewed at Brentwood until Wild Card acquired their own equipment.

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.

allmatthew's rating

   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
WaddlingPlatypus (128) - Durham, ENGLAND - JUN 16, 2016
330ml bottle. Dark ruby colour with a fine off-white head. Pleasant aroma of strawberry and peaches. Bitter taste of quinine and peaches, as well as a hint of aspirin. Aftertaste of gin.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rlgk (18187) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAR 3, 2016
Bottle with Chris and Ruth in London. Clear copper/orange beer with a decent offwhite/yellowish. Fruity caramel aroma, grapes, some biscuits. Fruity caramel flavor, grapes, citrus. Decent beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
zacgillbanks (4450) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - JUL 20, 2015
Bottle from Fenwicks, Newcastle. Hazy copper coloured with blackcurrant and burnt toffee flavours, almond and spicy red fruit followed by a nutty and tart fruity finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
HampshirePhil (240) - Portsmouth/London, Hampshire, ENGLAND - FEB 8, 2015
330 ml bottle - dry finish on a smooth crisp taste. Darkest ruby red appearance with a slight golden foam on pour.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Mr_Pink_152 (3700) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - JAN 30, 2015
Bottle from Cotteridge Wines. Dark Amber colour with a white head. Aroma has no,t caramel and pine hops. Taste slightly sweet. Palate is thick.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MayumiH (929) - Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 7, 2014
Bottle. Mildly caramely, mildly malty. A bit of fruity after taste. Good starter beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Kauge (1580) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - NOV 30, 2014
Transferring some earlier reviews from my blog to RB. Mai 2014, (City Beverage, London, £ 3,60), 33 cl. Värvilt ülikena, pruunikas-sügavpunane; vaht off-valge, taandub kiirelt kirmeks, jättes seinale pitsi. Lõhn on Bitteri kohta väga mõnus: nagu nuusutaks eemalt mingit pähkli, suti suitsuploomi ja karamellistunud suhkru segu, sekka piiisut šokolaadi ja mingit šerrit vms. Kehalt on kerge ja pehme, mõõduka mulliga. Maitselt leebe ja hea: pisikese mõrksuse juures on tunda karamelli ja pähklit, maalähedaselt mullane ja veidi tolmune, aga heas mõttes, kui see on võimalik. Väga mõnus Bitter!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
humlelala (1306) - DENMARK - NOV 15, 2014
(33 cl bottle from City Beverage Company; BBD: End of May 2015) Pours a clear amber with medium, creamy tan head. Good retention and beautiful lace. Aroma is a bit citrusy with nutty malty notes.Oily texture, medium carbonation, medium body and a short nad nutty finish. Flavour has a degree of sweetness but also a nutty bitterness. Interesting.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rune (11120) - Tromsø, NORWAY - OCT 16, 2014
330ml bottle from BottleDog. Slightly cloudy mahogany coloured body. Fawn coloured lacing-head. Earth and brown malty aromas. Taste of dark chocolate, caramel and nuts. Malty bitterness to the ending. Medium bodied. Satisfying (hotel room, London 27.09.2014).

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
minutemat (4272) - Shrewsbury, Shropshire, ENGLAND - OCT 5, 2014
330ml bottle from Borough Wines, Stoke Newington. Pours a dark mahogany with fast receding tan head. Aroma of dark fruits. Taste is light malts with dark fruits, an earthy bitterness and a little rye bread. An enjoyable bitter.

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