Red

Red

Premium Red Ale

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Packed full of dark crystal malts this brew takes on a rich amber colour. A bouquet of caramel, amber malts and sweet berries give way to a palate of biscuit malts, woody & fruity hops that deliver a medium dry finish. This brew performs superbly cask conditioned as well as in bottle.

Tasting Notes

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Tasting Tips from the Brotherhood

Colour

Make yourself comfortable in a well-lit room. Pour your beer into a glass and take a good, long look.

Describe what you see. Is it clear or cloudy? Does the foam on the head stick around or quickly dissipate? Is that foam "rocky" or "fluffy" and how would you describe its colour? Does the foam leave "lace" on the glass as you sip the beer? And the bubbles? Tight and champagne-like or larger and more bulbous?

Finally, colour: Use as many words as you want to describe it.

Amber, Red
Smell

Tasting Tips from the Brotherhood

Aroma

Did you know the sense of smell accounts for about 80% of flavor perception?

Okay, here we go: Let your freshly-poured glass of beer breathe for a few moments. Now, give it a few brief sniffs. Swirl the glass a bit—like you’ve seen wine-buffs do—and have another whiff. Look past the obvious "smells like beer" responses. What other aromas are you getting? Maybe toasted malts, piney hops, maybe ester-and-phenol-producing yeast? Fruit? Spices?

Sweet Berries, Amber Malts, Caramel
Taste

Tasting Tips from the Brotherhood

Taste

Now that you have visually inspected your beer & described its aroma, you can engage in tasting. Remember that tasting is about the transition of flavors from the first sip contact through the finish.

Allow the beer to coat the inside of your mouth. Allow the liquid to run the full gamut of your tongue and hit all those taste bud areas, importantly, the bitterness receptors at the back of the tongue.

Now, describe the length, intensity and quality of the finish.

Biscuity, Fruity, Woody, Bitter, Medium Dry
Bitterness
3
Sweetness
3

Brew Sheet

Style
Red Ale
ABV ?

Brewer's Lingo

ABV

ABV stands for Alcohol By Volume. It is a standard measure of how much alcohol is contained in a given volume of an alcoholic beverage.

4.5%
IBUs ?

Brewer's Lingo

IBUs

IBUs stands for International Bittering Units. We use the IBU scale to measure of the bitterness of beer, which is provided by the hops used during brewing.

The bittering effect is less noticeable in beers with a high quantity of malt, so a higher IBU is needed in heavier beers to balance the flavor.

32
OG ?

Brewer's Lingo

OG

OG stands for Original Gravity.

1046
Malts
Ale Malt, Malted Wheat, Oats, Vienna Malt, Dark Crystal
Hops
First Gold, Savinjski Goldings, Amarillo, Cascade, Chinook
Full ingredients
Water, Malted Barley, Malted Wheat, Oats, Hops, Yeast Allergy Advice: For allergens, including cereals containing gluten, see ingredients in bold above.
Calories
43kcal per 100ml
Available in…
500ml Bottle, Cask

Drink Red with…

Sausage, Root Vegetables & Nutty dishes

From the drinkers of Red

I drink this beer yesterday. I find it in a little beer shop in Vercelli (Italy). It's the best ale I ever drink!

– Sam

Very nice red ale indeed, could easily have a few of these. If you get a chance pick it up stick it in the fridge for half hour then crack the sucker open, ah stuff it I'm off to get one now.

– Brian Sheriff

By far my favourite beer of the moment. This and Seven Giraffes.

– Nick
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