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Brewed by Kereru Brewing Company
Style: Amber Ale
Upper Hutt, New Zealand

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RATINGS: 6   MEAN: 3.57/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32/5   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Old Red Oak Ale is a dark amber ale, gently bittered and lightly oaked. Its strong, sweet and malty, with notes of toffee and fruit. This modern old ale gets its depth of character from the layering of malts, treacle, toasted oak & time in tank.

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3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TedE (1248) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JAN 29, 2017
500ml bottle into pint glass. Randomly bought for me by my wife, which is nice. Clear mahogany red beer with pitted solid white head, many tiny bubbles. Laces well. Nose is dark smoky caramel. Viscous and smooth. Finish is long, long, long. Treacle toffee and raisins initially then the dry woody alcohol notes appear. Finally you are left with a hoppy bitterness. Great contemplative beer.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Skarecrow (637) - North Shore, Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - NOV 19, 2016
330ml bottle. Copper color with light head. Aroma is rum and raisin, slight oak and malt. Mild bitterness with a sweet finish. Meh.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
beer-yum (1619) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 29, 2016
Fruity malt aroma in a copper brown pour. Deliciously different from the usual IPA with a complex mix of hops malt and wood working subtly together and making an excellent ale. Probably better than my initial rating - will definitely be trying again and will update as required.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mkel07 (5742) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - APR 1, 2016
Bottle from Beer Cartel 010416. Strong flavours lead into a full mouthfeel and lingering aftertaste. This is a welled brewed red ale and ticks all of the boxes for me with vanilla and toffee in the aroma and a big malty flavour. Looks a bit murky in the glass and has an even layer of beige foam. Iíll be on the lookout for more beers from Kereru Brewing.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hawthorne00 (3853) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JAN 24, 2016
Bottle. Deep garnet with a beige head. Aroma of dried and stewed fruit, light roast, singed toffee. Very soft texture, creamy. Sweet and fruity (dried banana, prunes, wild figs) with firm roasted flavours and a drying touch of oak at the end. Lowish bitterness. A bit Old Peculier, a bit Old Engine Oil, slightly firmer roasted notes. Right up my street.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gam (3909) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - DEC 25, 2015
Medium off white head deep amber pour aromas woody toffee grain fruit vanilla grass the flavours toasted richness toffee oak strong note chocolate syrup grassy note mildly crisp good tasting the finish lovely aftertastes of oak toasted malt sweetness very decent tasting ale


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