Sunny Republic Dorset Cross

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


on tap


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RATINGS: 21   MEAN: 3.21/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.17/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Cask; Regular.
A classic Wessex style premium ale. Copper-red ale with a smooth and velvet sweet body and a refreshing balanced bitterness. Complex and rewarding malt tastes, with hints of roasted hazelnut, toffee and caramel. This beer was developed whilst studying the recipes from the long since defunct Bournemouth, Shaftesbury & Milton Abbas breweries and adding a little Sunny Republic sparkle along the way.
Malt: Maris Otter Pale, Dark Crystal Malt, Crystal Wheat & Chocolate
Hops: Styrian Goldings & Brambling Cross

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Thure (152) - - SEP 13, 2012
Cask @ "The Wharf", Denmark. Brown colour with a off white head. Aroma is slight bready with hints of light toasted bread. Flavor is toasty with hints of port wine and dark fruit. The aftertaste linkers with some plum and toasty/burned bread.

imdownthepub (15513) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 9, 2015
Cask conditioned at The Royal Oak, Dorchester, Dorset. Brown with off white head. Quite a heavy caramel note right fro the start with this beer, some sweetness, some boiled malt notes. Not over keen with this beer.

IronBlue (6) - Weymouth, Dorset, ENGLAND - APR 10, 2015 does not count
Ruby brown colour. Good balance of malts, nice toffee flavour and no overpowering chocolate malt. Just about hoppy enough but not quite. Downsides: very thin and watery on the palate which wrecks a 5% malt focussed beer. Also slightly salty. I question this breweries water treatment.

Mr_Pink_152 (5750) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - FEB 9, 2015
Tried at the James Street Brewery Bath. Deep amber brown colour, lasting off white head. Aroma has fruit, caramel and nut. The taste is a balanced bitter.

dynamiteninja (1929) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 25, 2013
Cask at Pivni, York. Thin white head. Excellent lacing. Dark amber body. Coffee, hazelnuts, smoky, roasty, toffee, red fruit, black malt, spice, dark cherries, oak, banana, caramel, hops, lemon. Bittersweet. Slight lactic notes. Watery palate. Dry finish.

harrisoni (19529) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 9, 2013
Cask gravity at Six Bells Woodchurch. Dark brown clear lasting beige head. Malty fruity. Very malty pretty good.

oh6gdx (26485) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUN 30, 2013
Cask. Reddish brown colour, small white head. Aroma is fruity, wooden, caramelly and mildly nutty with some cookies as well. Flavour is toffee, cookies, fruits, wood and some mild floral and toasted notes. Quite an alternative bitter.

a_cross (639) - Poole, Dorset, ENGLAND - JUN 23, 2013
Deep bronze, thin loose head of white bubbles; bit a fruitcake aroma; big malty flavour with sweetish toffee and dark fruit; thick, soft mouthfeel; some balancing hops, but mellow malty goodness abounds here; perhaps more of a cold weather beer, but tasted just fine in mid June.

jookos (7155) - FINLAND - MAY 28, 2013
Cask. Mahogany, dark red. Malty dark hazelnuttyness, some syrupy, roasted coffee notes. Very fresh though, not that heavy. A very tasty amber/brown ale.

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VastActiv (7734) - Oulu/Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 24, 2013
Cask at Angleterre, Helsinki. Colour is reddish brown with small white head. Aromas and flavours: Fruits, caramel, toffee and malts.

sfhodense (4788) - Odense NØ, DENMARK - APR 28, 2013
Cask. Pours dark copper with a small beige head. Aroma is roasted caramel, dark fruit and copper. Flavour is roasted caramel, pine nuts and dark fruit.

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