Brewed by Purrumbete Brewing
Style: Irish Ale
Alfredton, Ballarat, VIC, Australia
Serve in English pint


on tap


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RATINGS: 17   MEAN: 3.19/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.07/5   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
The perfect festive ale, deep ruby red, rich malt characters and moderately hopped with Glacier, our Red Admiral offers hints of plums, raisins, soft stewed fruits, and the flavours are evocative of a rich plum pudding covered in treacle. We think that Red Admiral will mature and improve over the coming years, developing richer flavours and even more balance.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ComradeK (1200) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - FEB 20, 2013
330ml bottle. Pours a slightly hazy deep ruby, with a small off-white head, which lasts reasonably well without leaving much lacing. The aroma is soft and fruity, with some plum, candied fruit and floral hops notes. Mild floral hops and a touch of allspice up front lead into fruitcake and plum characteristics in the mid-palate. There is a little sweet spice in the finish. This is not the most exciting beer around, but it is a nice enough sweeter session ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
gam (3909) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JAN 9, 2011
Pinkish bubbly head misty red brown por strong carbonation aromas nutty chocolate vanilla flavour caramel chocolate vanilla fairly smooth mild bitter good alcohol content winter special beer warm tasting flavours malts mainly

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BeerChaser0078 (909) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - DEC 2, 2010
Bottle. Dark brownish red pour with a smalltan head that quickly disappears. Sweet, slightly vinous aroma has notes of berries, cola, spice, brown sugar and molasses. Flavour is very similar: still sweet but with some balancing bitterness, malty, fruity and spicy. Mouthfeel is a touch thin and watery with low carbonation and a lingering bittersweet finish. This is drinkable, if somewhat unbalanced, and as far as Irish Ales go it isnt too bad, however its not something I could see myself going back to often.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
bluebetty (1021) - AUSTRALIA - JAN 12, 2011
Bottle. Pours a very deep mahogany with a very frothy light tan coloured head. Disappears pretty quickly to nothing. Decent malt aromas supported by dark fruits and some dark toffee. Unfortunately though I also get plenty of slightly off yeast aromas coming through. Flavours are a little bland. There is definately some malt sweetness but not much else. Mouthfeel is on the thin side. Didnt really enjoy this.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Lunkie (1923) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - JUN 3, 2008
Malt sweet aroma with banana. Murky brown red colour with great head and lacing. Smooth malt flavour with banane and fruit. Smooth palate.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Dredd (902) - Bentleigh, AUSTRALIA - MAR 7, 2008
Pours red with very low carbonation and a thin caramel head. Aroma is mainly vegemite with a slight hint of fruit. Upfront flavour is spice, plum pudding, brown sugar which evolves in to a strong long bitter finish. Apart from the nose, the brewer description is spot on. Gets more complex with every mouthful, lots of stuff going on, almost impossible to nail all of them down though. Will probably improve after a few months.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
madquacker (1136) - Canberra ACT, AUSTRALIA - MAR 3, 2008
Dark red with no head. A bit cordially for me and overly sweet. Not my pick of styles.

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