Sunny Republic Dolphin Amber

Formerly brewed at Sunny Republic
Style: Bitter
Blandford Forum, England
Serve in English pint


on tap


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RATINGS: 19   MEAN: 2.92/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.88/5   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
Cask; Regular.
Traditional copper coloured best bitter/session ale based on a 1920s recipe from the old Dolphin Poole brewery. This beer came about as an experiment in to researching our Dorset premium ale and was never meant to leave the brewery. As word spread, popular demand meant we had to release the experimental batch for sale and it is now in regular production.
Malt: Maris Otter Pale, Mild Ale Malt, Chocolate & Crystal
Hops: Brambling Cross & East Kent Goldings

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esox's rating

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
esox (1226) - Oulu, - FEB 1, 2013
Cask. Amber, slightly hazy. Aroma has ripe fruitiness, biscuity malts and perfumy/herbal hops with woody notes. Flavor has some nutty depth but it’s still too watery. Needs more hops too.

MissPxx (991) - Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 27, 2014
Lovely aroma. Appearance is a bit fishy. Half clear. Half cloudy. It doesn't know what it wants to be. Clear taste. Tastes like cheese. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

Theydon_Bois (21480) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - SEP 9, 2014
Cask at the Lyric, Soho, 05/09/14. Clear chestnut brown with a well appointed beige covering that retains well. Nose is green apple, light toffee, woody vibes. Taste comprises caramel, mellow fruit, light spice, brown bread, biscuit. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, drying close with bitterness present. Adequate bitter.

IronBlue (6) - Weymouth, Dorset, ENGLAND - JUN 11, 2014 does not count
Cask at Old Rooms, Weymouth. Cloudy pale yellow in colour, certainly not amber. The initial aroma is promising with fresh hops, but it is sadly downhill from there. The first taste again provides pleasant hop tastes but is immediately overwhelmed by a very unpleasant backbone full of frankly nasty flavours. The malt aspects are not particularly balanced against the hops, but the main issue is something different - I believe the water chemistry may be seriously flawed. I’ve toured this brewery (it is local to me) and all the beers show this same characteristic, an unpleasant off-flavour dominates the water and main body of the beer. It is almost as though someone has added a spoon of table salt straight to the glass. A shame.

maeib (8749) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - JUN 8, 2014
Cask conditioned handpump Market Porter London 29/05/14. A dark brown coloured beer with an off-white head. A malty beer with husky notes. Sweet and a bit thin. Something weird and unrecognisable in the nose. Not my thing.

a_cross (639) - Poole, Dorset, ENGLAND - JUN 23, 2013
Copper, opaque, thin bright white head; malt, some vinousness on the aroma; lightly sweet, with an interesting, well rounded dark fruit flavour, a hint of candy peel; some earthy hops and just that hint of vinousness again on the finish; moderately bitter; smooth; good depth of flavour for a session strength bitter.

VastActiv (7749) - Oulu/Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 1, 2013
Cask at Oluthuone Leskinen, Oulu. Colour is clear orange with small bubbly white head. Aromas and flavours: Fruits, sweetness, toffee, bitterness and malts.

daniele (9888) - ITALY - MAR 27, 2013
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DruncanVeasey (8428) - Nr NUNEATON, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - MAR 25, 2013
Gravity, Leicester BF 2013, 22/03/13. Deep clear bronze loosely crowned with bubbles. Aroma that could go either way; vegetable scraps, saline and some pleasing toffee aspects. Discreetly smoky, well done veggie sausage undertones; sweet toffee malt, almost chocolate Eclair (the sweet); hazelnut, mineral hints. No twigs. Above average BSB.

leaparsons (10865) - Wigston, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - MAR 22, 2013
Cask, Leicester Fest 13. Amber with a thin head. Aromas are toffee and biscuit with Weetabix. Floral soapiness with red berries and soft spices. Slightly nutty with low lemon. Flavours are malty with woody notes and mild lemon. Fairly spicy with a dry finish. A bit dull.

fonefan (52368) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAR 19, 2013

Cask (handpump) @ Market Porter, 9 Stoney Street, Southwark, London, Greater London, England SE1 9AA.

Clear medium amber orange colour with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white to light beige head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, fruity, kornaks - ears of corn, light hoppy, dusty malt. Flavor is moderate sweet and light bitter with a average to long duration, caramel, dry grass notes, keller notes. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat. [20121203]

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