4 Pines Adobo Ruby Ale - 4 Pines Brewing Company
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Ratings: 2 | Reviews: 2 | Display Reviews Only:
3.3/5 rDev -8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Pours a red colour, dark and pleasant. Head is yellow-tinged, decent lace pattern left behind. Looks nice.
Smells chilli, with a bit of heat/spice pungency, and a lot of vegetative capsicaian notes. Could use more sweetness, or possibly some more smoke.
Taste is very intriguing. Vegetative, bit of cumin and a touch of pear, then follows with a big chilli or capsicum flavour. Drops off towards the finish a little, slightly earthy but not really a lot of flavour presence late. Might be enjoyed by people who generally dislike chilli beer, but I really love the heat usually, and I'm left wanting.
Thinnish body but a bit of presence at the end.
Kudos here for showcasing the flavour of chilli without capturing that flaming heat, but I just happen to be 'that guy' in the world who enjoys the heat of chilli beer and is less a fan of actual chilli flavour. I find this oddly lacking.
Serving type: on-tap
03-07-2013 05:55:00 | More by laituegonflable
3.88/5 rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Had on-tap at 4 Pines during Sydney Craft Beer Week. This beer was brewed under the "Beer Mimics Food" mantle of the week. Specifically, this was created in collaboration with a local Sydney homebrewer to mimic a spice pulled pork sandwich. Mmm.
Pours a lovely hazy red hue, almost cloudy, but refracting light pleasantly. Body is really very light, surprisingly so, in fact. Off-white head forms a mild, smooth, clear crest. Lace is fussy and bubbly. Love the colour.
Aroma is wonderful. Mild, smoky chipotle chilli, pulled pork, pickled jalapeños, Mexican black beans, crushed pepper. It could probably be stronger, and punch me in the face more, but the aromas are just right: they've nailed what they were going for.
Slight meatiness on the front palate, stone-cooked meat, pepper and a little smokiness, but it all falls away pretty quickly. There's some mild roast towards the back, and a very faint hint of chilli, but certainly not enough to burn. Finish is smooth, but pretty empty: it's a little bit disappointing after what came before.
Feel is pleasantly smooth throughout, even when the flavour drops out.
Overall, this is very drinkable, and still very interesting. There are some really nice ideas here put together into a pretty neat little package. This was another impressive "Beer Mimics Food" brew from 4 Pines.
Serving type: on-tap
02-12-2013 02:56:57 | More by lacqueredmouse
4 Pines Adobo Ruby Ale from 4 Pines Brewing Company
- out of 100 based on 2 ratings.