Sail & Anchor / Karl Strauss The Bloke Red Ale

Formerly brewed at Sail & Anchor Brewery
Style: Amber Ale
Fremantle, Australia


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RATINGS: 26   MEAN: 3.48/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
Australia holds a special place in our hearts here at Karl Strauss Brewing Company. After all, while on a trip through Australia it was the Sail & Anchor Hotel that provided the inspiration to start a brewery in San Diego. (...) Medium body with well balanced malt and hop characteristics. Pours a bright red hue in the glass, with lingering hoppy, grapefruit and tangerine aromas.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rosslew (320) - - APR 24, 2014
Pours copper with light head but little carbonation. Malty with biscuit, caramel and soil on front of tongue. Possibly caramel. Great mouthfeel. Bit of bitterness on the finish that lingers nicely. Really like this beer as an experience. Glad it came in 640ml bottle. Got Karl Strauss touch. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

HoppingHop (21) - Gold Coast, AUSTRALIA - DEC 31, 2014
Basic red ale with a distinct malt on the note. Pleasant maltiness is present from the aroma to the palate and it lingers on with a sweetness to the exit. Medium body and again medium level of carbonation but the lasting white/yellowey head gives you an assurance of the continuance of a quality taste. One of the best red ale but just not my cup of tea.

ShaneJ (910) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 3, 2014
Bottle from Dan Murphy’s (April 2014). Copper-red, creamy off-white head, rich caramel/toffee aroma, lots of sweet toffee, citrus, resinous, piney hops, smooth texture, medium bitterness, a well balanced, easy drinking amber. Nice.

Muggus69 (2728) - Yarram, Vic, AUSTRALIA - SEP 1, 2014
640mL BB 06/02/2015 Pours a very attractive red copper body, good clarity with a dense off-white head hanging around. Not a lot on the nose; biscuity, nutty malts, some resiny & grapefruit hop notes in there. Medium-full body, moderate carbonation, certainly doesn’t feel 6% Markedly more hoppy on the palate; plenty of citrus rind, caramels, nuts, toastiness, with a good bitterness with lingering woody hop spice. Quite nice!

M_Sack (773) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - AUG 19, 2014
Bottle. Clear, deep amber/mahogany with thick, frothy cream head and heavy lacing. Citrus and floral hop aromas with a malt background. Big grapefruit and orange hop flavours, with a smooth, roasted malt mud palate and long, medium bitter finish. Nice beer. Very bitter for an amber ale. Indian red ale?

Illywhacker (12) - - AUG 11, 2014
Resplendent deep amber with a thick but dissipating buttermilk-white head. No huge hops on the nose. Strong and satisfying malt backbone of sweet caramels, light toffee, burnt brown toast, balanced by a subtle hop spiciness. Somewhere in between the citrus and spice of an american hop schedule and softer smoother fuggles or something British. Thick silky mouthfeel. Seems more of an amber than red ale to me but has personality and complexity. Highly recommend.

Pyobon (1497) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - AUG 1, 2014
(Bottle) Clear deep reddish amber with decent tight off-white head. Nice aroma, mainly citrus with slight hints of pine and biscuit. Medium body with good carbonation. Great taste, than transforms significantly sweet toffee start to a nice bitter finish. The start has a fair amount of complexity with citrus, candy and cough medicine notes. This mellows nicely and then a good hoppy bitterness steadily grows for a nice sustained bitter finish. Generally I am not a fan of this style of beer, but was pleasantly surprised by this.

Shark_Pants (765) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 24, 2014
Pours ruby red into a tulip glass with a 1.5 finger head that quickly retracts to a soapy film. Aromas of sweet biscuit, vanilla and tangerine. Taste is sweetened grapefruit, biscuity malts and finishes with a dryness and bitterness. Medium bodied. Certainly not bad at all but doesn’t reach the standard of their Jack Tar imperial stout.

StevieT (2039) - AUSTRALIA - JUN 22, 2014
From a bottle. Pours a clear red/brown, off white head, balanced hop and malt aroma, typical red ale flavours. A very good beer.

mkel07 (6406) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JUN 19, 2014
640ml bottle from Dan Murphy’s 190614. Good solid red in colour. Almost like a scotch ale. Big full mouthfeel.

gam (4078) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JUN 6, 2014
Medium frothy head deep amber pour aromas citrus rich malts the flavours medium strong bitter grapefruit toffee caramel pine grassy note crisp on the palate the finish nice ale good hops rich malts lasting bitter decent ale

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