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Brewed by Pig & Porter
Style: Amber Ale
Tunbridge Wells, England

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RATINGS: 30   MEAN: 3.43/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38/5   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask, keg & bottle; Regular.

A red rye ale featuring an American clean tasting yeast to showcase the Centennial and Columbus hops. Each cask is dry hopped with both of them to enhance the aroma. A small amount of rye malt lends a spiciness to balance the beer. It is named after a Whitstable landmark, the Red Spider Cafe, now sadly long gone.

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3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cgarvieuk (22145) - Edinburgh, - MAY 11, 2013
cask at some london festival in a very nice building ... dark red copper ... thin white head ... soft zezty fruits ... juicy hp nose ... soft frutis ... soft sweet frutis ... juicvy malts ... soft zezty hop ... light rye


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Grumbo (1655) - Ipswich, Suffolk, ENGLAND - NOV 2, 2016
Bottle got from the brewery. Pours dark red with a small white head. Aroma of rye, caramel, fruit, chocolate and hop. Medium sweetness and bitterness. Medium body, sticky texture, soft carbonation. Finish is dry, bitter, chocolate and rye. Very nice.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
leaparsons (10044) - Wigston, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - SEP 30, 2016
Cask, The Blue Boar, Leicester. Hazy red, brown with a firm cream head. Earthy with toffee and cream. Leafy pine with light grapefruit. Hedgerow berries. Smooth yet with peppery spices coming through. Floral with hints of orange. Pithy, nutty finish. Good

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
minutemat (4616) - Shrewsbury, Shropshire, ENGLAND - SEP 6, 2016
Keg @ The Bailey Head, Oswestry. Pours a deep reddish brown, off-white head. Aroma is earthy, lightly sweet. Taste is earthy rye, light caramel, red berries, spice. Smooth and moreish.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jmgreenuk (8008) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - JUL 23, 2016
Tap at the Birmingham Beer Bash 2016. Poured a murky medium brown with a thin broken white head. The aroma is mineral yeast, light hop. The flavour is moderate bitter with a light watery mineral, light floral hop bitter palate. Medium to light bodied with average carbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Towey1989 (2000) - Stoke On Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 20, 2016
Cask at The Earl Grey Inn, Leek. 4.8% ABV. A clear deep ruby amber colour with a medium off white head. Aroma of malt loaf, toffee, some red berries, slight dark fruits, a little spicy orange, a hint of pepper and subtle herbal hops. Taste of red berries, caramel, some toffee, slight spicy orange, a little pine, a hint of pepper, maybe some grass and subtle herbal hops. Medium bodied and soft carbonation. A bittersweet, malty, peppery and herbal hop bitterness in the finish. A complex amber ale, lots of fruity, spicy, peppery and herbal flavours. Good body too, punches above its weight.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SarkyNorthener (4183) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - APR 30, 2016
[email protected] arms, Birmingham. Amber beer with small head. Aroma of malts and red berry. Taste is red berry, caramel, dry leafing malts. Ok.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
RichTheVillan (7052) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - APR 30, 2016
Cask at Craven Arms; dark copper pour with a bubbly beige head, aroma has red fruits, a hint of caramel, taste has red fruits, biscuity malts, along with caramel,

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (11251) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 11, 2016
Bottle at home. Pours deep ruby, nose is malty toffee, biscuit, taste is dry, light orange, malty, peppery.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
allmyvinyl (9664) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 4, 2015
330ml bottle from Ales by Mail. Pours clear red amber with a thin white head. Aromas of spiced orange. Taste is light bitter, light spice. Clean finish, slightly spiced orange linger.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (21991) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - OCT 17, 2015
Gravity cask at Nottingham festival 2015. Hazy to cloudy amber color. Aroma of herbal caramel. Taste is spiced caramel. Tasty.


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