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Brewed by Clockwork (Maclay)
Style: Altbier
Glasgow, Scotland

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RATINGS: 11   MEAN: 3.29/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.2/5   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Previously known as Thunder & Lightning
The undiluted version of Red Alt Beer.

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3.3
jjsint (3110) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - JAN 29, 2017
Cask at the Brewpub. Mahogany and translucent with a big cream-coloured head. Malt loaf and stone fruit dominate the aroma with a touch of smoky liquorice. Tastes sweet and fruity but there is a dry herby bitter hoppiness in the finish. Body’s a bit on the thin side and there is the slightest astringency to it. OK but I think I wanted a tiny bit more.

2.9
mr_h (5535) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - NOV 27, 2016
330ml bottle at home on 27 Nov 2016, from Good Spirits Company, West Nile Street, Glasgow (bb 1 Aug 2017), earthy, toffee aroma, deep chestnut brown with a thin short-lived head, herbal, toffee flavours, oily, very bitter herbal finish on warming.

3.2
Stuu666 (13425) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 6, 2015
Keg at the clockwork beer Co. Pours murky deep amber, nose is light fruit, caramel, taste is sweet toffee, caramel, blackcurrant.

3.3
allmyvinyl (10618) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 13, 2014
Cask at Clockwork beer Co. Pours dark amber with a thin white head. Aromas of toffee, biscuit, little butter. Taste is sweet, dark fruits, more biscuit. Bitter finish. Ok.

3.1
JohnRMurdoch (4876) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - DEC 22, 2012
Cask @ Clockwork Beer Co. Hazy reddish brown colour, reasonable head. Toffee aroma. Dry citrus biscuit malt flavour, grapefruit aftertaste. One of Clockwork’s better beers.

3.3
tombyars (1702) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - NOV 23, 2011
Tasted this at the University of West of Scotland 1st beer festival, Paisley in March 2008. Cask, handpump dispense. Cloudy copper red in colour with a poor open white head. Strong sulphurous aroma with hints of canned fruit salad. Good smooth mouthfeel and poor lacing. Pale malts deliver a very juicy malt base with syrupy fruit salad flavours. Sweet cherries, honeydew melon, peaches and pears are present. Aromatic hop resins give a floral dusty aftertaste which compliments the malt well. Finish has a sweet edge with dry redcurrant fruit and sweet sherry notes. Reminded me of Caledonian Strong Ale in places. Worth seeking out at the brewery.

2.9
Bullit (4637) - Burgos, SPAIN - MAR 16, 2011
Cask @ Clockwork Brewpub. Amber colour, thin off-white head. Aroma is malty, caramel, bit of vegetables. Flavour is slight sour and malty, vegetables, fairly bitter, with a hint of sour fruits. Medium bodied.

2.3
cgarvieuk (24515) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 5, 2007
Red in colour with again a flavour that i cant place that just didnt work for me.

4
DonMagi (5593) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 19, 2006
Aroma gives rich fruity spicey malts with some ginger saying something over peppery grassy hops. Taste has a huge mouthfeel almost sticky at times it seems to rich, but the peppery hops stop it from cloying, alround defo one of the best beers iv had from a scottish brewer and may ake me think differently about this place also.

4
CampbellWilson (533) - SCOTLAND - JUL 25, 2005
Draught at the Clockwork. Reddish dark brown. No head. Aroma of malt, fruit, vinous notes, grapefruity hop. Great mouthfeel. Almost like a barley wine despite the abv - reminiscent of Fullers Vintage Ale. Classy stuff.


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