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RATINGS: 126   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 249   ABV: 8.3%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
• Modest essential benevolence of humanity
• Beer Type: Double Red Ale

Aorta Ale is a double red ale that indicates an intensity of flavor simply by its dark reddish-brown appearance. Subtle aromas of candy, brown sugar, and toasted malt are released from the depths of this full bodied beast. Raisins, figs, and burnt caramel are among the sweeter and more forward flavors. It finishes with a roasted cocoa like bitterness, which is magnified by the high alpha hops.

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3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Hansen (8565) - Assentoft, DENMARK - AUG 20, 2012
Beer-marathon at Sdr. Borup 2012. Dark amber coloured and hazy. Has an off-white head, medium duration. Aroma has too much of bisquit/cerial notes. Red berries too. Flavor is mainly sweet, light acid, light bitter finish. Creamy texture and soft carbonation.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ibrew2or3 (8557) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - AUG 9, 2012
12oz bottle pours clear garnet with tan head of foam. The aroma is thick with clouds of various roasted and crystal malts and then getting earthy and pine and nutty all at the same time. The taste supports the aromatics with a pleasing and rich variety of roasted malts, sweet nuttiness, crystal malts and some chocolate malts too. It seems to pick up additional notes like slivers of burnt malts around the edges that are woven within the malts and ribbons of pine hoppiness. If you are looking for tons of malts this is for you.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fiveacestx (970) - Texas, USA - JUL 2, 2012
Bottle - deep red-brown in color with a decent light tan head. First taste was the alcohol and the second taste was rye. Medium mouthfeel that finishes with a biscuit flavor and is dry.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Silphium (3199) - Traverse City, Michigan, USA - JUN 14, 2012
Draft at Reno’s, East Lansing, sometime in the near past. Deep ruddy body, thick creamy, puffy beige head. Resinous nose with big citrus rind and pulp, sweet, bitter, and tannic, with notes of tropical fruits (pineapple, mango, and papaya), caramel, and brown sugar. Fleshy. Very sweet body with tropical fruits and tangerine rind, tobacco, raisin, berries, and grain; tannic and hot. Hints of Cheerios and cereal box. The overall impression is cloying, with the sweetness and sticky hops resins burying the palate after a few ounces. That said, it was a somewhat favorable cloying.

4.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
rumproasts (5324) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAY 31, 2012
reddish brown with small head. hoppy read ale. alcohol well hidden. very nice red.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BelgianBeerGal (4022) - Panama City, Florida, USA - MAY 7, 2012
Since it was Shorts for pre-DLD I will assume Jale provided it. I had no idea what style this was but my notes said it was surprisingly hoppy in the aroma and flavor. Guess that makes sense for an ASA.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (24302) - , Essex, ENGLAND - MAY 5, 2012
14th August 2009
Cloudy red brown beer. Decent creamy head. Softish palate. Nice soft malt shot through with powerful hops that have a sweet pineapple and grapefruit flavour but also impart good bitterness. Finishes light and dry with more malt and a little minerals and aniseed. Very well joined up tasty beer.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Enjoyit (3809) - Vadum, DENMARK - APR 27, 2012
Hazy brown of color with an orange head. An aroma of caramel, appels, bitter and sweets. A flavor of raspeberries, dry and bitter.

4.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
milewide (2200) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - APR 21, 2012
Perfect blend of red/amber malt sweetness and fruity hops. Smooth, solid mouth feel. Very slightly cloudy, beautiful red color. Should be full time!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MaartenRF10 (1944) - Wageningen, NETHERLANDS - APR 19, 2012
Tasting @De Molen
Clear reddish appearance, off- white head. Aroma has rye and some wood. Taste is a lot of rye, it’s rather sweet and hoppy. Ok body and carbo.


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