Brewed by 961 Beer - Gravity Brewing
Style: Amber Ale
Mazraat Yachoua, Lebanon


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RATINGS: 83   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.98/5   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
961 Red Ale is our version of the classic English Amber or Red Ale. This beer has a 5.5% ABV, is densely malty and reddish in colour. Smooth, round and full bodied it has an intensely fruity and aromatic flavour. The use of Amarillo hops adds a spicy note to the beer and gives it a slighty sweet and creamy finish.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
graham_murphy (670) - - DEC 28, 2013
Smooth and malty with flavour of orange, biscuit and caramel. Not too sweet. A very drinkable red. Ive had better and Ive had many that are worse. Good job.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Sevenlee (1846) - Central Coast, NSW, AUSTRALIA - OCT 19, 2013
Pours a cloudy orange colour with an off-white head. Aroma is malt, caramel, nuts, fruit, hops and some spices. Taste is medium sweet leading to a lightly hoppy and spicy finish. Not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
GoufCustom (1916) - HONG KONG - SEP 14, 2013

330ml bottle bought at Gorgeous Wine & Cigar in Yuen Long.

Clear amber red color with bits of flaky sediments; Very thin head and soapy white foam which last for about 20 seconds; Slight sticky lacing with active carbonation; Aroma of rich ale malt, with orange blossoms, biscuits, molasses, cream, hint of caramel, light spice and hint of grass; Very light sweet taste of light ale malt, with light grapefruit, bread, dry biscuits, very light cloves, very light citrus, and hint of grass; Light body, slick palate; Mouth feel is straight forward ale malt - feels light but quite a mouthful. Some initial flesh of metallic which fades very quickly. Overall pretty clean; Hoppiness - pretty good orange blossom and creamy nose, rather low blow grapefruit, spice and citrus in taste, and really low bitterness for a muted finish; Slighty dry after taste, very easy to mouth.

Comments: The use of Amarillo only succeeds in some pretty good nose, fruity taste and hoppiness is in short supply. Other than that, Its a typically solid Amber, decent and drinkable through not outstanding.

P.S.: Thanks for the "Pi" song on my 314(.16)th rating! :)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Jado (798) - Camp Hill, AUSTRALIA - JUL 29, 2013
From 330 ml bottle. Pours a clear copper-bronze with a small off-white head. Aromas of caramel, malt, apple and a little citrus. Flavours are similar but with a light spicy note at the end. Quite light-bodied and it finishes a bit short, but pretty good all the same.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
crossovert (12255) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 16, 2013
Very nice beer, has some spiciness, citrus, decent malt bill. For a beer this well-traveled it is nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
LesArgen (336) - AUSTRALIA - APR 21, 2013
The 961 red had a nice, malty nose combining honey, toast, caramel and nougat with some mild citrus flavour. There is a pleasant grapefruit taste with masking the lack of malt and short length on the palate. Nevertheless, its a refreshing taste which is nice for a Summer evening.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sizzler80 (502) - Dublin, IRELAND - APR 17, 2013
Dull amber/copper pour with a frothy white head. Aromas/flavours of hops, pepperoni, pine, citrus, grapefruit, malty caramel and oregano.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
mkel07 (5681) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - APR 5, 2013
330ml bottle from Archive Beer Boutique. Malty caramel and fresh baked bread aroma. Light copper colour with an even layer of foam. Nutty sweet flavour with a good long finish. Who would have expect a beer from Lebanon to taste so good, well done.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
obguthr (6180) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - MAR 23, 2013
Granola, grain, and caramel aroma. Clear orange, thin head. Flavor is still grainy but with a grassy, leafy cabbage note. A little off, but not in the way (diacetyl) that is so common for this style.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
GandGKevin (934) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - FEB 27, 2013
This is a pretty average, but drinkable red. Nothing to write home about. Would be good on a hot day.

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