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Formerly brewed at Bristol Beer Factory
Style: Irish Ale
Bristol, England
Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 19   MEAN: 3.18/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.08/5   EST. CALORIES: 114   ABV: 3.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask; Regular.
Full in flavour and body for a low ABV. RED has Complex cereal flavours from Crystal, Rye Crystal and Roast Barley complement the blackcurrant and cherry aromas and flavour from the English Bramling Cross hops.
Dark, with a ruby red tint. It is a drink for all seasons, for those that love full-flavoured beers.

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3.4
BeerCast_Rich (1906) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 2, 2011
[cask at the Grain Barge, Bristol] Pours the expected dark ruby in colour, thin white head. Very slightly spicy from the Bramling Cross, rounded aroma from the sweet malt. Sweet and caramelly on the palate, but with no cloying edges. Finish is sweet, quite long in duration, and pretty satisfying [17102009]

3.2
Nightfall (1307) - Hamburg, GERMANY - AUG 21, 2009
Cask (handpump) @ The Microbar, Manchester, England. @ [ RBESG 09 ]. Red brown with a big foamy head. Malty with spicy note. Some toffee caramel. Easy drinking and a nice change after all the blonds.

3.2
asheft (3089) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 11, 2009
[cask @ RBESG 2009] Almost chocolatey malt aroma with toasted almonds and cream. Hazy red-brown with a dense, tan foam. Creamy nuts flavour with a touch of brown sugar and a weak bitterness and not hops. Weak flavour overall. Light body, low carbonation, very slightly bitter finish.

3.4
MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 10, 2009
A Mes rate: cask at the Microbar.
Darkish amber with a pretty impressive off white head. Assertive fruit and nut character but with some really good earthy malt in the background. Big caramel finish. Possibly a little under hopped but for something that I would not usually think too much of, I rather enjoyed this.

3.3
cgarvieuk (24793) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 30, 2009
Cask (handpump) @ The Microbar, Manchester, England. @ [ RBESG 09 ]... red brown ... big off white foam head ... spicy malty nose ... soft and creamy ...toffee ... easy

3.2
bierkoning (13387) - La Tropica/Doarp, NETHERLANDS - JUL 23, 2009
Cask @ Microbar Manchester. Dark amber color. Nutty caramelly aroma. Malty sweet nutty flavor with apple.

2.7
Borresteijn (7269) - Zaandam, NETHERLANDS - JUL 22, 2009
RBESG Sheffield 2009, day 3, MicroBar, Manchester. Cask. Dark amber colour, creamy off white head. Aroma of toffee and grainy malts. Flavour is light sweet, nutty, light grainy. Bit less than medium bodied.

3.2
Fin (10609) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 30, 2009
Cask at the Hop Pole, Aylesbury 29-06-09 Pours reddy brown good nick with a white head. Some fruit and nuts on nose. Solidly bitter, really fruity, served just a tad warm otherwise a good beer. A6 A4 F7 P3 Ov12

3.1
leaparsons (10608) - Wigston, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JAN 26, 2009
Cask, Derby Winter Fest 09. Red brown with an off-white head. Aromas are earthy and spicy with sweet Autumn fruit and caramel. Quite "Kentish" in its hops. Flavours are dry and earthy with light berries. Peppery and bitter on the finish. Decent>

3.2
RichardGretton (4770) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JAN 11, 2009
[email protected] Winter Beer Festival, 2009. Dark amber beer with a strongish head. The aroma is toffee and caramel, and the flavour is plainly toffee and hopped. Overall a nice beer.


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