Hardys & Hansons Rocking Rudolph (Bottle & Keg)

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


on tap

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RATINGS: 133   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.82/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
Bottle/keg: Filtered.
A full bodied, malty and fruity Christmas Ale with a refreshing bitter finish.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rune (12241) - Troms, NORWAY - FEB 3, 2017
500ml bottle kindly shared by Finn. Good looking with a deep copper coloured body under a remaining, off-white head. Spotty lacing. Dark caramel-fruity aroma. Fine blended taste profile of slightly roasted caramel malts and English, leafy hops. Smooth bittersweet ending. Drinks very well. Typical for the style and I like it (Session at Finns place in Troms, 02.02.2017).

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Finn (7038) - Troms, NORWAY - FEB 2, 2017
Flaske 500ml fra Kilpishalli. Delt med Rune i heimen 2.2.17. Mrk amber. Lavt kremaktig skum. God karamellaroma. Smaken mye malt ispedd litt krydder. Litt julestemning i denne.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
nephirem (448) - CROATIA - JAN 23, 2017
Backlog. Bottle, 0.5l. Clear amber pour with very visible carbonation. Small sized slightly off-white head with poor retention. Practically no lacing. Smell is malty and grassy. Thin body with watery texture. High carbonation. Bittersweet taste with notable metallic acidity. Aroma of malts and caramel. A bit grassy, touch of bread and vanilla. Watered down and quite subdued, works really poor in combination with very high carbonation level. Dry finish. Overall, mediocre bitter.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DraftDodger (1404) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 22, 2017
Copenhagen 22/1 2017. 50 cl bottle from Skjold Burne. Transparent glass bottle with Rudolph playing the guitar on the label. With a glowing red snout. Looks kind of delirious. Pours clear dark reddish brown with small white head. Head diminishes rapidly leaving only small remnants of foam. Aroma is caramel, butter and a skunky odeur that leads you to believe that the beer has been exposed to the sun for too long. Soft carbonation and slightly thick palate. Flavor is pretty well balanced. Medium sweet followed by typical English bitterness. Not bad - but a bit too much of skunky aroma.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Idiosynkrasie (7309) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - DEC 30, 2016
500ml bottle. Clear, dark ruby colour with average, frothy, half-way lasting, minimally lacing, sulphureous head. Slightly wet strawy, mellow malty aroma, half-baked fruity hints of red berries and cherry. Taste is minimally doughy malty and bitter hoppy, minimally toasty-spicy nutty malty overtones. Rather boring - maybe useful as a kind of "neutralizer" between all the heavy and spicy Xmas specialties.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jjsint (2889) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - DEC 12, 2016
Bottle from the Champion of the Thames. Light russet brown, thin and clear with only slight head. Metallic filtered-to-hell beer smell, but theres a nice berry and forest floor scent underlying this. Taste is pretty good, with vanilla fudge sweetness tempered by fruity hop. The finish unfortunately throws a bit of astringency, which doesnt work at all. Far too carbonated. Disappointing.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Beerheart65 (1503) - Pori, FINLAND - NOV 25, 2016
Clear, sparkling mahogany, thin light brown head. Dry and malty aroma, wood, bit caramel, raisins, over-ripe banana, dough. Light to medium body, low carbonation, malty. Bit dull actually.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
tommann (3669) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - NOV 20, 2016
500ml bottle. Pours dark reddy brown with a small head. Aroma is dusty toffee and yeasty ribena. Taste has berries to start and a burnt caramel finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ken1 (1961) - DENMARK - SEP 14, 2016
Aroma: fruity and malty sweet with spices. Flavour: malty sweet with notes of caramel, nuts and sweet berries. Aftertaste is fruity sweet and slightly bitter. Colour: reddish brown with a white head. From: Bottle @ Voldby Kbmandsgaard Sept. 2016.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hrabren (1173) - Zagreb, CROATIA - JUL 1, 2016
Bottle appeared one winter few years ago at a local Konzum store in Zagreb. Shared with Marko. Amber, diminishing whiter head. Dominating malty aromas. Strong caramel in the beginning, dry fruits. Light, some hops in the finish, dry aftertaste. This could be much better.

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