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The Bloke - Sail and Anchor Pub Brewery

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The Bloke
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BA SCORE
81
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10 Ratings
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Ratings: 10
Reviews: 5
rAvg: 3.43
pDev: 11.66%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Sail and Anchor Pub Brewery
Australia

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: heygeebee on 03-01-2014)
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Reviews by heygeebee:
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heygeebee

Australia

3.03/5  rDev -11.7%

From Danno's. Dead fresh batch.

A - hazy amber, with one finger dark off white head. Lots of spotty lace.

S - muted caramels and butterscotches. No real hops.

T - muted again, and any malt/hops balance just isn't there. Comes across as dull and bland with no redeeming feature. Earthy with almost an English IPA back palate.

M - medium, almost harsh finish.

O - sad, I like the idea and pricing of the S&A range at Danno's but this one is a MISS, and not up to others in the limited range. Shame, Mrs Heygeebee passed on her option so I have to finish the lot myself :-(

03-01-2014 08:19:13 | More by heygeebee
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pin

Australia

3/5  rDev -12.5%

03-20-2014 03:03:30 | More by pin
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jjh19

California

3.7/5  rDev +7.9%

I got a bottle of The Bloke here in San Diego from Austalia. The Bloke poured a rich amber-ish red color and looked great. The beer had a medium to light body. Decent amount of hops but the malts do most of the work here. Pretty tasty and very drinkable. Worth a try.

07-09-2014 16:20:28 | More by jjh19
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magpieken

Australia

4.25/5  rDev +23.9%

04-19-2014 19:43:21 | More by magpieken
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MenInVen

Australia

3/5  rDev -12.5%

05-19-2014 20:36:39 | More by MenInVen
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ADZA

Australia

3.15/5  rDev -8.2%

Pours a bright red hue with a fluffy two finger head and lacing here and there,the smell is toasty malts,boiled candy and floral hops not bad,the mouthfeel is light bodied and too light for me and a touch overcarbonated and has tastes of toasted sweet malts,boiled candy and finished with a floral hoppiness that is well balanced by the sweetness of the malts and overall it's average but better than expected cheers.

04-18-2014 08:16:34 | More by ADZA
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admiral

Australia

3.75/5  rDev +9.3%

03-11-2014 07:53:52 | More by admiral
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SmashPants

Australia

3.7/5  rDev +7.9%

Bottle: a big solid brown 640mL bottle with a cool old-school craft label. Looks good

Appearance: pours a heavy amber-orange with a reddish tinge. Plenty of visible carbonation and a small white head that fizzles away to a thin cap.

Aroma: some caramels and biscuit malts with sweet orchard fruits. Some spices and a touch of alcohol.

Taste: follows the nose pretty closely, but with a bit more of those orchard and some citrus fruits. Plenty of flavour to this one, but it's smooth.

Aftertaste: not much bitterness - this beer is predominantly malt-driven.

Mouth feel: a pretty good feel, but could have used a touch more carbonation. Still, very drinkable.

Overall: a good version of the American red ale - well worth the price and definitely one to have again.

04-04-2014 09:00:06 | More by SmashPants
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Steppenwolf

Australia

3.19/5  rDev -7%

This is nothing like what one would expect from say an Irish red ale, rather it seems to be more akin to an American IPA in its boldness. Diving in I found the hops to be unappealingly fierce. My palate was sent into a spiral of confusion. Lip smacking bitterness. Indeed it was not until near end of the 640mL bottle that my senses became acclimatised and I could begin to discern some of other (more polite) subtleties at play: namely grapefruit and sugar plum.

I see where the Sail & Anchor Brewery are going with this, and I respect them for their fearlessness. There does seem to be a market for such "kick-arse" inventions. If you are one of those "mad about hops" beer apostles then go for it, but if you like your beer more balanced (like myself), then it doesn't lend itself to being a regular buy.

Edit: I just realised this was my introduction to American red ales. Definitely not like its continental kin. Actually, if you took an excoriating American accent and put it into liquid form, it would almost perfectly match the outspoken bitterness of this beer.

04-11-2014 11:25:22 | More by Steppenwolf
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KrisBeerndt

Australia

3.5/5  rDev +2%

04-10-2014 10:20:35 | More by KrisBeerndt
The Bloke from Sail and Anchor Pub Brewery
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