Brewed by Cromarty
Style: Specialty Grain
Cromarty, Scotland
Serve in Shaker, Tumbler


on tap


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RATINGS: 118   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Red Rye Hop Extravaganza!

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Towey1989 (2558) - Stoke On Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 28, 2017
Keg at Beerdock, Nantwich. A hazy deep amber colour with a thin off white head. Aroma of rye, spice, some caramel, slight resin, a hint of chocolate and subtle grassy hops. Taste of rye, caramel, some spice, slight resin, a little red fruit and subtle grassy hops. Medium bodied and soft carbonation. A dryish, spicy rye bitterness in the finish. A red ale focusing on the spicy rye which I like. Would prefer a little bit more hop bite but still good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
john44 (3034) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 9, 2017
Gravity Cask Third of a Pint at GBBF 2015, Olympia, London Aug 2015 - Red Brown in colour. Large foamy off-white head. Fair lacing. Malty; grainy rye malts, heavily malted, caramel. Spicy. Fruity; citrus orange, grapefruit notes. Hoppy; some piney hops. Bitter grainy malty spicy fruity and dry throughout. Liked the rye malts. Nice Beer! (2015-08-12)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
berkshirejohn (6407) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - APR 6, 2016
Cask at the Bell, Waltham St Lawrence. A rather dull chestnut colour at first glance with a loose cream head, but when the sunlight hits the glass (as it did in the beer garden this evening) a bright reddish copper gleam appears; the aroma is full of red fruit with a hint of rye; the taste is fruity with a caramel sweetness at first, then becoming drier with a gentle bitterness and some woody resin towards the finish. A perfect pint for a beautiful spring evening.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
larsga (7497) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 1, 2016
Medium beige head. Clear brown body. Floral citric fruity aroma with dusty corn notes. Sweetish fruity lemsip taste with candy notes. Mid-bodied. Mild, soft mouthfeel. Dryish resiny floral aftertaste with spicy wooden citric notes. Its not bad, but the overly artificial fruity flavours dont work for me. (0.5l bottle, from odd bins, Edinburgh.)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
StuartC (74) - Lochgilphead, Argyll, SCOTLAND - MAR 31, 2016
Bottle from Fyne Wines, Argyll. Deep amber-brown, no bubbles but thick browny-white head. Very malt-dominant aromas, earthy, cut grass, espresso. Medium body, not bubbly yet fairly spritzy, good intensity, medium acidity, dry, peppery tingle lasts a good long time. Dark flavours on the palate: smoky, dates, black pepper with cinnamon swirls; Theres a hint of sweeter spice and woody elements, rye bread kicks in mid-palate; Bittering hops come in right at the finish with a purge of wet grass and over-ripe grapefruit. Was expecting something quite a bit fruitier; needs either more hops to tone down the smoke, or more sweetness to round it out.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Iznogud (3699) - CROATIA - FEB 27, 2016
Cask at the Kinlochewe hotel, Kinlochewe. Pours dark copper, off white head. Lots of hops in aroma, fruity, hint of pine, caramel malty. Medium bodied. Dry bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
stouby (4622) - Holbk, DENMARK - FEB 13, 2016
Draught at YNWA. Clear dark amber. Aroma medium malty (caramel, bread, spicy) and hoppy (citrusy, piney). Flavor medium sweet and bitter, light spicy. Medium body.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bubeer (430) - - JAN 22, 2016
Slightly hazy mahogany. Large head, medium retention. Aroma intensity 3.5/5. Dark hoppy aroma, with notes of citrus, hay, banana and vanilla. Malt and apple comes out in the heavy bitter taste. Medium to full body, with interesting complexity

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
imdownthepub (14334) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 19, 2015
Cask conditioned at The University Club, Oxford. Red amber with white head. Fuller malty notes from the start, grainy notes, some cereal hints then a light caramelised character. Berry fruity notes then come through. Decent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
flying_pig (1544) - SCOTLAND - DEC 1, 2015
Pint on-tap at Derygate brewery, Glasgow (4.50):
Good stuff again from Cromarty & much improved on their Happy Chappy that I had last from them. Hoppy (although the nose could have used more) with nice citrus & pine flavours balanced well against the caramel and biscuit malt sweetness that gave the beer a similar flavour to that of an American pale ale in places. Very nice stuff & one Im likely to try again.

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