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Brewed by Wild Card Brewery
Style: Bitter
Walthamstow, England
Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 54   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.11/5   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Mainly bottled.
Was brewed at Brentwood until Wild Card acquired their own equipment.

A ruby beer which tips its hat to both the amber ales of the west coast of the United States and a traditional best bitter from the United Kingdom.
The ’Jack of Clubs’ is a bottle conditioned, light ruby ale. Initial malty sweetness from British Crystal malts gives way to a balanced and lengthy hoppy bitterness created using a blend of flavourful and fragrant American hops.

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3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
allmatthew (12) - London, - SEP 10, 2013
Bottle from Wanstead Tap at Wanstead Farmer’s Market. Clear brown body with an off-white head. A pleasant aroma - dark and spicy. A warm caramel flavour that doesn’t last long in the mouth.


3.2
jjsint (3203) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - AUG 5, 2017
Bottle from Tapping the Admiral. Ruby brown,cleae,very little head. Malty nose, hint of liquorice. Spicy, malty, herbal taste. Long sweetish finish with red berry in the finish. Nicely carbonated. So. One as you like and certainly enjoyable.

3
MrTipple (5292) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 18, 2017
Intense grain malts, light caramel, light floral hops, straw, hay. Hazy, brown malts, medium, creamy, beige head. Light bitter. More grain and cereal malts, some floral notes, soft carbonation, medium bodied. Boring Bitter. Bottle from Clapton Craft, Hackney.

3.6
sephyrott (156) - - JUN 10, 2017
Half pint from keg at the Wild Card Brewery. Malty aroma and flavour, slightly sweet. Pours a nice and consistent head.

3.1
JorgeLee (2134) - Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 7, 2017
Bottle at the brewery. Deep ruby colour. Sweet malts, some caramel, some fruitiness. Piney hop. Interesting attempt to combine a traditional English malt bill and crafty hops, somehow didn’t quite come together for me, felt like here was a gap not quite bridged between the malt and hop profiles, maybe needed a more expressive yeast?

3.3
imdownthepub (14755) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 17, 2017
Keg at The Famous Royal Navy Volunteer, Bristol, Gloucs. Chestnut with white head. There is a roasty, bitter start to this with a pleasing nutty character. Fruity sweetness comes through later, quite peachy, apricot in character. Reasonable enough.

2.1
AndrewC (376) - Canterbury, Kent, ENGLAND - JAN 6, 2017
Bottle. Mellow deep brown. Smells musty. Big roasted farm yard bite. Very odd. Belgium in style?

3.3
WaddlingPlatypus (186) - Durham, ENGLAND - JUN 16, 2016
330ml bottle. Dark ruby colour with a fine off-white head. Pleasant aroma of strawberry and peaches. Bitter taste of quinine and peaches, as well as a hint of aspirin. Aftertaste of gin.

3.4
rlgk (18850) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAR 3, 2016
Bottle with Chris and Ruth in London. Clear copper/orange beer with a decent offwhite/yellowish. Fruity caramel aroma, grapes, some biscuits. Fruity caramel flavor, grapes, citrus. Decent beer.

3.4
zacgillbanks (5299) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - JUL 20, 2015
Bottle from Fenwicks, Newcastle. Hazy copper coloured with blackcurrant and burnt toffee flavours, almond and spicy red fruit followed by a nutty and tart fruity finish.

3.7
HampshirePhil (241) - Portsmouth/London, Hampshire, ENGLAND - FEB 8, 2015
330 ml bottle - dry finish on a smooth crisp taste. Darkest ruby red appearance with a slight golden foam on pour.


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