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Great Oak - McCashin's Brewery

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Reviews: 1
Hads: 1
Avg: 2.9
pDev: n/a
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Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
McCashin's Brewery
New Zealand (Aotearoa) | website

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale | 5.60% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: laituegonflable on 12-05-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Beer: Reviews & Ratings
Reviews: 1 | Hads: 1
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2.9/5  rDev n/a
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Brewed for GABS Festival in Melbourne 2013. Called a 'red/brown' ale on the booklet; I've classified it as a red because that's more how it came out.

Pours a rich red colour, clear with slight off-white head. Webbed out a bit but dissipates quickly. Not very brown, and a bit listless-looking.

Smells very sweet, with buttery caramel notes and a big whiff of medicinal phenols. Not much else to it, just mediciney-sweet. Not hugely appealing.

Taste is dry, and grainy. Nutty malt upfront with oatmeal and a touch of pecan, develops some slight toffee flavour on the mid-palate before moving into woody territory - oak and cedar wood with a touch of sawdust. Remains sweet throughout, and doesn't really go anywhere.

Body is fine, fluid with a bit of mouth presence.

I don't really get a 'great oak' character, tastes and feels a little underattenuated. Certainly underwhelming.

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Great Oak from McCashin's Brewery
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