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Red Rackham - Yeastie Boys

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Red Rackham
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6 Ratings
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Ratings: 6
Reviews: 5
rAvg: 3.58
pDev: 19.27%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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New Zealand (Aotearoa)

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  6.80% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: ADZA on 12-26-2011)
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dgilks

Australia

3.08/5  rDev -14%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Clear amber colour with a small, tiny white head. Poorish head retention.

Musty aroma with some Belgian yeast aroma. Touches of fruit and spice. Little hop.

Sweet and malty with a distinct kick of Belgian yeast. It doesn't come together though.

Medium body with moderately-low carbonation.

This just doesn't come together all that well. The sweetness and fruitiness with what hop is there just doesn't meld.

Serving type: bottle

09-29-2012 07:06:19 | More by dgilks
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stretke

Oregon

4.5/5  rDev +25.7%

03-25-2012 13:23:20 | More by stretke
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laituegonflable

Australia

4.03/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours more golden than red, with head that's nice, dense and retaining well. Lace is pretty nice too. Needs more red colour for sure, but otherwise damn fine-looking beer.

Smells very pleasant with tangy fruit and lots of pie spice - cinnamon, clove and star anise primarily. Hint of raisin, with peach and citrus and a hint of pine resin late. Sultry and spicy, but a nice fresh twang. A real winner here.

Taste is Belgian and malty, lots of burnt sugar verging on quite roasty bitter. Molasses, with some clove and aniseed and a hint of pepper towards the back. Hit of hops on the finish with resiny notes and a fresh citric twang, but Belgian spiced malt lingers on the back. Very pleasant.

Smooth and full, quite sticky though. Would like more texture, maybe more hop pull or spicy yeast dryness.

Tasty brew with lots of flavour. Tangy and spicy but maintains a drinkability from good use of malt.

Serving type: bottle

01-05-2012 04:38:58 | More by laituegonflable
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lacqueredmouse

Australia

2.42/5  rDev -32.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Bottle purchased from Slowbeer.

Pours a really worryingly light and burnished golden amber colour. Not a touch of red to it, and in fact the colour itself is a little bit insipid even for an amber. Head is a filmy off-white, which leaves some sheeting lacing. Light body, minimal carbonation. Really disappointing look, to be honest.

Nose is mostly sweet, almost overtly so, with some slight earthy hop characters and a slight nut character. Mostly there's a sweetness reminiscent of extract or unfermented wort. It's not all that good.

Taste is also awkward. Here, in addition to the sweetness and the earthiness, comes a slightly spicy Belgian yeast note, leaving a residual pepper and acetone note on the finish. It dries out the palate, leaving it astringent and stretched. Sweetness has dropped a little bit, at least, but the other characters clash in anarchy, and don't meld to make coherence, nor bounce off each other to create interest.

Doesn't work at all for me. The Belgian characters warp the palate unpleasantly, and the earthy bitterness doesn't do it any favours. This is a genuine miss for Yeastie Boys, who do some of the most interesting beers coming out of New Zealand (and hence, the world). But this is a pretty much failed experiment, for me.

Serving type: bottle

12-31-2011 07:31:42 | More by lacqueredmouse
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CrazyDavros

Australia

3.45/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours amber with a large, lasting head.
Nose shows caramel and nutty malt, sweaty funky notes, spicy phenols and doughy wheat. Pretty eclectic.
The doughy and funky characters carry through as flavours, along with the phenols. Not much else though unfortunately; these three aspects don't really carry a beer. Alcohol is a little too noticeable.
Carbonation seems a little excessive.

Serving type: bottle

12-28-2011 00:10:12 | More by CrazyDavros
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ADZA

Australia

4/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy orange,copper hue which leaves a one finger head that stays and leaves a rim of lacing,the smell is weird its belgian funk,herbal spicy hops,a slight mustiness,honey ham and blood oranges,the mouthfeel is really smooth and medium bodied and has tastes of belgian funk,candy musk lollies,toffee,a touch of bananna and finished with a spicy hop finish that is more sweet than bitter and overall another brew that crosses the lines of styles and in my eye its like a cross between a Red ale and a Belgian IPA and i like the weirdness of this brew as its different but tasty and would drink again.

Serving type: bottle

12-26-2011 04:52:50 | More by ADZA
Red Rackham from Yeastie Boys
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