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Thrappledouser - Inveralmond Brewery Ltd., The

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85
very good

12 Ratings
THE BROS
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world-class

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Ratings: 12
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 11.08%
Wants: 2
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Inveralmond Brewery Ltd., The visit their website
United Kingdom (Scotland)

Style | ABV
English Pale Ale |  4.30% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 05-04-2002)
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Reviews by flyingpig:
Photo of flyingpig
3.78/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

500ml Bottle from Aldi, Scotland (£1.69):
Clear, red tinged amber with a thumb-sized, creamy head with the odd bubble across the surface. Retention isn't bad with little movement over the opening couple of minutes, before eventually settling as a thick lacing.

Not the strongest, a very typical English bitter aroma with medium strength malts & earthy hops, touches of grain & sweetness. Faint toffee features with background sugar & fruits before being rounded off by some bitterness.

Earthy hops & malts with some bitterness & biscuit flavours with some spice. Touches of sweetness offset the bitterness some before the a combination of caramel & toffee malts finishes things off.

Medium bodied & bitter with some sweetness helping balance things out. Carbonation was medium as well & the beer was fairly smooth with some spice parts & a crisp, dry finish.

A beer that I quite enjoyed and it certainly came out as one of the best from the ten beers I picked up in Aldi recently. Good balance of earthy malts & hops with a pleasantly sweet backing & some decent bitterness throughout; one I'd pick up again.

More User Reviews:
Photo of sponberg
4.33/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

On cask. Bright auburn color with a thin head - a fine looking pint. Aroma of earthy hops (I agree, Goldings are in this brew) and toasty-sweet maltiness.

Ahh, the balance - the hops and malt are good friends, and like each other quite a bit. Great blending of earthy English hops and slightly sweet, toffee and cracker like maltiness. Just sort of envelops your taste buds in a very nice manner. Could drink this for a week, happily.

A fine cask ale.

Photo of Jason
4.47/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

The name won me over so I had to try it. Reddish brassy colour, seems to have dropped bright with a thin bone colour lace floating on top. Obvious East Kent Goldings hops used (hopback?) with a sweetish, oily and earthy flavour and aroma. Good foundation of malt that has a light twang of crystal malt (?). This was one of the best at NERAX, I could not get enough of it and it was a hoot to say the name.

Photo of champ103
4.43/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On cask at Prince of Wales in Aberdeen Scotland.

A: Pours a bright and clear copper/reddish color. At first a two finger white head forms, but recedes to a ring. Sticky lace is left behind.
S: Really well balanced. At first citrus and floral hops with a spicy and earthy aroma are big and up front. A nice sweetness balances everything out. Lots of bread and biscuit as well.
T: Follows the nose. Plenty of citrus and spicy hops. Floral hops as well. A nice sweetness balances everything out. Though the bready and biscuit malt is even better.
M/D: A medium body and carbonation. Very creamy and smooth. So easy to drink. Just a bit high for a traditional session beer, but one I can enjoy all day.

This is great. Another excellent English Pale Ale from Inveralmond. A brewery that is quick becoming a favorite of mine in the UK. Highly recommended.

Photo of vurt
3.35/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Enjoyed on cask at the Priory Arms, South Lambeth, SW8. (2nd half of the pint was had with a packet of bacon flavoured crisps, which suited the pint exceptionally well.)

appearance:
Amber with gold highlights, and a finger of white foam at the top. Head was not "shaving cream" full, yet still lasted to the bottom of the pint.

smell:
Fresh and appetizing, with creamy maltiness, a little sweetness, and a slight hoppy tang. Sweeter and maltier than your average pint of premium bitter. Very appealing.

taste:
Exactly what the nose would lead you to believe. More fruity than malty, with a sweetness rather more sugary than malty, and a light smoky and grassy finish which was by far my favorite aspect of the beer. I wish it finished a bit drier.

mouthfeel:
Feels very soft, with a touch of richness. Lively carbonation gives a welcome edge. (And for the record, it's a marvelous foil for the bacon-flavoured crisps. Provides a complimentary sweetness with a lightening texture. Good combo.)

drinkability:
Strictly average. Slightly too sweet and soft for my palate.

Photo of crwills
3.65/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Half pint on cask at the Guildford Arms, Edinburgh, UK. Picked it out of the other 9 cask ales available because of the goofy name, and was not disappointed.

Poured surprisingly dark with a half inch creamy white head. Sweet, if difficult to place aroma. Surprisingly sweet taste, with a bit of brown sugar and extremely mild hops. Almost a milky, lactose flavour in there that makes it somewhat unique. Malty, cakey aftertaste.

Different, and definitely worth trying. Wish I'd had time for more!

Photo of Schmoog
3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

Photo of Brewer1980
3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

Photo of Bierman9
3.8/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Unsure of the style-category for this. Inveralmond website describes it as "a refreshing amber beer with reddish hues.. ..it's crisp hoppy aroma..." . Enjoyed on cask at Nerax.... Copper in color with a nice head, but leaving no lace... Very mild hoppy nose. Medium body/tongue. Hoppy and fruity throughout, evidence of it's cask-nature, with a crisp, dry finish.

overall: 3.85
appearance: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | mouthfeel: 4 | drinkability: 3.5

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Photo of abeeronthebeach
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of charlatan
3.42/5  rDev -9.8%

500ml bottle with freshness date 17 months away (into my forties: I might make it but the beer won't). Amber coloured with a sherbet and caramel nose. Surprisingly earthy caramel start with metallic hops and a slightly spicy finish. Not really my thing, but certainly a well coordinated beer.

Thrappledouser from Inveralmond Brewery Ltd., The
85 out of 100 based on 12 ratings.