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Crack Shot - Daleside Brewery

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Ratings: 2
Reviews: 2
rAvg: 3.75
pDev: 6.13%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Daleside Brewery visit their website
United Kingdom (England)

Style | ABV
English Brown Ale |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 11-27-2003)
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Photo of jazzyjeff13
3.53/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A 500ml bottle with a BB of March 2012, so it's just out of date. The story on the label is that this ale is based on a 17th century recipe from Ripley castle, and is named after 'Trooper Jane', one of the castle's famous inhabitants. Includes barley, wheat and oats.

Poured into a tulip pint glass. A clear coppery-amber colour with low carbonation. Forms a small off-white head of foam that lasts for a minute or two before dissipating. Aroma of sweet caramel malt with hints of brown sugar and stewed hops.

Tastes of caramel malt with a mild bitter finish. Slightly sweet. Notes of subtle roasted grain, brown sugar, fruity yeast and stewed hops. A faint dry bitterness upon swallowing. Mouthfeel is smooth and full-bodied, with a slight tingling from the carbonation. Aftertaste of sweet, grainy malt.

Tasty - this ale has a pleasing sweet malty character. The body is great; feels like your tongue is enveloped in velvet. Very drinkable, and the historical background makes it more interesting than most beers out there. Grab one if you come across it.

jazzyjeff13, Apr 22, 2012
Photo of DaveFL1976
3.98/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A 17th Century Ale?
This should be interesting.
A nice, amber colour, but with little head. Alcohol in the nose, with a bit of bittering hop smell. Maybe Fuggles? A nice balance between malt and hops in the taste, with a ester-fruity taste. Nice, medium mouthfeel with a nice smooth aftertaste.

DaveFL1976, Jun 04, 2006
Crack Shot from Daleside Brewery
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