Super Rusty - 2 Brothers Brewery
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3.8/5 rDev +4.4%
Bottle purchased from Plonk in Canberra.
Pours a very, very deep amber, to keep in the spirit of what the brewers have called it. In reality, it's a deep russet hue, red-tinged and really quite dark. Clarity it excellent, and the head is fine, but relatively supple and persistent, staying as a fine film on the top of the glass. Lacing is patchy but solid, and while we're on the topic of solidity, that body, phwoar! Lovely, thick and juicy with very fine static carbonation. It's a really very good looking brew.
Nose is very pleasant, with deep dark fruit characters giving a juicy sweetness, melded with some lovely estery Belgian yeast characters. There's a hint of the booze to it, with a slightly sharper solvent-like tone to it, but it's mild and doesn't interfere with the rounded sweetness. Very nice.
Taste is a little flatter, and certainly missing the fullness of flavour I was expecting. Smooth entry leads to a mild, round port-like sweetness that eventually peters out leaving a dull and slightly cardboard-flavoured finish. On the end, a mild remnant of spice tries to give it a little kick, but it really doesn't have much luck. Feel is smooth and only very mildly carbonated, which helps, and would have really given an extra notch to the beer had it been fuller and more complex in flavour overall.
Still, this is good stuff from 2 Bros. There's very little off-kilter or our of character in the brew (leaving aside the slight oxidation that probably comes from me leaving it a little too long to open it), and while it lacks complexity, it's a pretty decent stab at a style that's really quite hard to get as complex as you want it to be.
10-08-2012 06:48:59 | More by lacqueredmouse
3.48/5 rDev -4.4%
Actually listed as a Belgian Amber Ale.
Clear mahogany colour with no head. Slightly disappointing due to lack of head.
Bright fruity aroma with lots of raisins and hard fruits. Some clove and alcohol. A slightly over sweet Belgian ale.
Malty and fruity. Good smooth alcohol and nice spiced notes. It seems fermented a little warm as the fruit character is out of balance with the phenols but it is still drinkable.
Medium body with moderate carbonation. Fine.
A decent beer really. Enjoyable ester profile with only some small technical faults.
05-14-2012 08:19:13 | More by dgilks
Super Rusty from 2 Brothers Brewery
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