Brown Paper Bag Project Dr Rudi


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Brown Paper Bag Project
Formerly brewed at Eight Degrees Brewing

Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Dublin, Ireland


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RATINGS: 8   MEAN: 3.59/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.22/5   EST. CALORIES: 222   ABV: 7.4%
keg and 330ml bottles
Original version in plain packaging, no barcode.
Brown Paper Bag Project releases their first beer onto the market this weekend in Dublin. The first of the ‘Brown Paper Bag Projects’ was dreamed up by Brian Short, Michael Foggarty, Colin Hession and Seáneen Sullivan, and brewed by Brian and Colin (clad in their finest galoshes) in Mitchelstown County Cork. It is brewed using a single hop (the delightfully named and eponymous Dr Rudi hop) and is a Belgian style ale. It has an ABV of 7.4% and pours a dark ruby red with a tightly bound foamy head.
It is a great beer for contemplative sipping, for enjoying alongside a saucy portion of Moules Frites or a fine companion to an intriguing episode of Hercule Poirot.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
culchiem (3844) - Berlin, GERMANY - APR 6, 2013
Bottle. Hazy brown with a creamy head with good lacing. Aroma is caramel wheat. Flavour is yeasty, sharp sour caramel wheat. Finish is light candy sweet.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sizzler80 (502) - Dublin, IRELAND - MAR 23, 2013
Dark amber/reddish pour with a dissipating off-white head. Aroma: malt, hops, bread, leafy, banana, tangerine, apple, booze. Very bitter, sweet, fruity, woody, orange peel, apple. Good carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beersiveknown (5215) - NORTHERN IRELAND - MAR 17, 2013
UPDATED: JUN 21, 2013 Bottle at home from drinkstore
Dark hazy ruby amber with fluffy magnolia head that collapses to a lacing. Rich meaty caramel, nutmeg and banana yeast esters on the nose. Medium body and carbonation. Banana up front then clove phenols, candy sugar sweetness and vegetal hop bitterness. There’s some citrus and plenty more candi sugar to finish. Interesting to single hop a yeast led beer. Its kinda a tripel dubbel cross. Look forward to trying what these guys do next.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Coyler (112) - Dublin, IRELAND - FEB 17, 2013
Reminded me a little of Chimay(a lighter version), decent beer, little lighter than i thought it was going to be, hazy brown colour, floral aromas, hints of bread, biscuit, banana maybe? I’ll revisit this one again, did enjoy it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thelynchfella (199) - Dublin, IRELAND - JAN 12, 2013
On tap in wj kavanaghs. Served in a brandy glass. Shame, because i’d have loved a pint glass but has a beautiful, sweet malty aroma, like a good triple but with hops. Flavourwise, it has a good level of bitterness without losing that malty belgian triple feel. Its a really good beer, and considering its their 1st attempt at a commercial beer they should be very proud of it

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ciaranc (1102) - Dublin, IRELAND - JAN 6, 2013
330ml bottle from Deveneys. Copper/Amber pour with a nice off white, tight, slightly creamy head which doesnt last too long, settles to some spots floating on the surface. Aroma is glace cherry, perfume, some floral notes, dates, a touch of caramel, some molasses and some summer fruits. Lovely. Taste is sweet at first, sugary fruits, rising to a tart bitterness towards the end, along with some spicy (coriander) notes. The hop bitterness lends this one some real character. Smooth mouthfeel, soft carbonation. Quite light in body despite the ABV, which isnt apparent. Very good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beermack (725) - London, ENGLAND - DEC 5, 2012
Draught at LMG, Dublin. Pours lovely hazy red with thin white-ish head, not much lacing. Aroma is sweet candi sugar, caramel, light red fruits, yeast, spices, banana, clove. Taste follows suit with a sweet hit of candi sugar followed by an interesting array of fruits: cherries, banana, melon, slight peach. The unmistakenly belgian yeast note adds a spicy bit of complexity to proceedings - all fits together well. Touch of booze warmth as it goes down, but a lovely fruity tang lasts long into the aftertaste. This is an interesting little concoction - not half bad for a pilot brew, hope there's more to come from these guys.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
garthicus (2920) - Dublin, IRELAND - NOV 30, 2012
On tap at L Mulligan Grocer. Appearance: Served in a brandy snifter. Ruby red, thick, creamy off white head. Aroma: tons of yeast, banana, cloves, malt, a little spice. Flavour: Creamy mouthfeel turning to a bitter & yeasty flavour, tons of malt with a good hop profile, the alcohol is a little evident with a quick spicy and hoppy finish. Quite good.

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