Hardys & Hansons Rocking Rudolph (Cask)

overall
35
49
style
Brewed by Greene King
Style: Bitter
Bury St. Edmunds, England
Serve in English pint

bottling
unknown

on tap
available

Regional Distribution

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RATINGS: 88   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.98/5   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask: Seasonal - December.
Greene Kings 4.2% abv version of Hardys & Hansons 5% abv Rocking Rudolph.
A full bodied, malty and fruity premium Christmas Ale with a refreshing bitter finish.

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2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
mithe (1729) - Opava & Brno, CZECH REPUBLIC - JAN 5, 2017
(cask 1 pint @ The Brewmaster (London))
Aroma: Very light sweet, very light caramel, light yeasty.
Appearance: Clear dark amber color. Long lasting white head.
Taste: Light sweet.
Palate: Light body. Light bitter finish.
Overall: Meh.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
simontomlinson (289) - Blackburn, Lancashire, ENGLAND - JAN 3, 2017
Dark Amber ale, woody, bitter & slightly tangy back. Not much "Christmas" in this

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mrbillshaw (2) - Cockenzie, SCOTLAND - DEC 28, 2016 does not count
Very nice Amber Christmas ale with hints of cinnamon. Hoppy with a nice head.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
Cokemonkey11 (787) - - DEC 26, 2016
Pint, Shakespeares. Pours translucent brown ale with a white head. Scent is minimal, soapy ale. Taste is decent pale ale malts with a bit of soap and some decent Amber malt. Fine.

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
mabuzzer (756) - Hamilton, SCOTLAND - DEC 24, 2016
Cask in The Blue Pig, Grantham. Nutty brown with a thin, bubbly head. Sweet, slightly spicy aroma. Soft fruit, Christmas spice flavour. Thin body. Ok

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
erickok (5932) - Leuven, BELGIUM - DEC 22, 2016
Copper, classic looks. Sweet resin, woody, simple brown malts. Quite sweet with a light spice. Watery body but its not devoid of all flavour. Could be worse. (Pint at The Green Dragon Cambridge)

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dervock (1260) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 17, 2016
Tap - pours ruby with an off white head. Caramel and hop in the aroma. Taste is caramel malt with a mildly dry finish.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
shoestring (388) - larkhall, SCOTLAND - DEC 16, 2016
Cask in auld hoose, north berwick . Deep mahogany . Creamy head . Malts to the fore.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BeardedAvenger (663) - Addlestone, Surrey, ENGLAND - DEC 11, 2016
Cask at The Station, West Byfleet. Vague hay aroma. Dark Amber. Blotchy, unattractive, head. Medium sweet, with some stray notes of bitterness. Fruity. Light bodied and soft. Perfectly drinkable but also completely average.

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
W42ren (4) - Southampton, Hampshire, ENGLAND - DEC 4, 2016 does not count
End of cask pub Chandlers ford Rocking rudolph has a clear dark red colour however unlike ruldolf the reindeer it has very little nose red or otherwise..initial flavour is balanced Christmas cake fruit and nutty hints of rich raisin then the rocking stops and leaves the stage no encore provided.


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