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Scarlet Fever - The Wild Beer Co.

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8 Ratings
THE BROS
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(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 8
Reviews: 4
rAvg: 3.51
pDev: 12.82%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
The Wild Beer Co. visit their website
United Kingdom (England)

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  4.80% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: CwrwAmByth on 02-15-2013)
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jazzyjeff13

United Kingdom (England)

3.28/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

A 330ml bottle with a BB of May 2014. Picked up a while back from Trembling Madness in York. Described on the label as a red ale combining New World hops with classic English malts.

Poured into a Duvel tulip. Bottle conditioned. A dark reddish-brown hue with considerable fine sediment and plentiful carbonation. Lively - produces a vast head of creamy off-white foam that lasts for a while before reducing to a persistent surface layer. Nice lacing. Aroma of caramel malt with hints of toasted grain, subtle ginger, grass/hay, earthy yeast and stewed leaves. A touch of harsh cardboard in the background. Faintly sweet, but little in the way of hop character.

Tastes of mild roasted malt and earthy yeast, with a bitter finish. Notes of caramel, roasted grain, earthy yeast, faint molasses, grass/hay, stewed leaves and cardboard. A twinge of sweetnees, but nonetheless very dry. A leafy bitterness upon swallowing. Mouthfeel is smooth, tingly and dry, with prickly carbonation and a rather insubstantial body. Pretty astringent, followed by an aftertaste of harsh stewed leaves, earthy yeast and caramel malt.

Meh - not particularly impressive. A pity, as I've enjoyed most of this brewery's output so far. Looks OK, with a nice big head, but the aroma and flavour are heavily slanted toward malt and dry yeast. The aromatic hops mentioned on the label seem to have gone AWOL. So-so body - overcarbonated. Doesn't live up to it's promises. Perhaps this was just a bad batch, but I'd hesitate before grabbing another in the future.

Serving type: bottle

02-02-2014 01:43:42 | More by jazzyjeff13
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3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

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wl0307

United Kingdom (England)

4/5  rDev +14%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle-conditioned in a 330ml slim brown bottle, no BB date is printed on the bottle; served mildly chilled in a straight pint glass.

A: pours a dark reddish russet brown colour coming with light haze and abundant carbonation, in support of a thick, reddish beige frothy head that lasts only too well.
S: through the thick froth, the aroma detected is a rich mixture of toffee-ish malts, nuts and perfumy citric hops, while zingy and white grape-ish aroma also stays in the background. All in all, wonderfully balanced and fairly rich but not heavy on the malt bill.
T: a juicy, medium-bodied malty foretaste suggesting dark fruits, dried berries (even raisins), bitter roast malts and burned nuts along with faint toffee-ish aroma is balanced by earthy bitterness, a touch of bitter roasted teas or herbs, and a rather mildly aromatic citric hoppiness to linger in the long, dry-ish roasted-nutty and well-attenuated finish. Citric hops make themselves felt as a supplementary layer to the malt bill, just like what the back label describes, making this beer staunchly in the tradition of a rich dark malty bitter with a New World zingy citric twist.
M&O: creamy on the palate due to a very soft but abundant input of carbonation, medium-bodied, balanced and all in all a superbly drinkable hoppy Best Bitter that Wild Beer has proudly created.

Serving type: bottle

11-17-2013 20:32:02 | More by wl0307
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heygeebee

Australia

2.49/5  rDev -29.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

From Leura Cellars. No BB.

A - massive sudsy three finger head over deep red body. Colour good, bathtub look bad.

S - ok, it's not often I smell nothing in a beer. Vague malts, vague hops, but dear dear. Vanilla though after it warms a lot....

T - earthy hops, moderate malts. Hint of caramel/toffee, and vanilla at the end but that's it. Bland taste with an astringent aftertaste to make things less appealing.

M - overcarbonated really for style, but you could tell that by looking.

O - good to get a variety of beers on these shores, but this has to be one of the blandest beers I have drunk in along while. Importers please think... Or re- think....

Serving type: bottle

10-13-2013 08:42:19 | More by heygeebee
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Kirk

United Kingdom (England)

3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

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CwrwAmByth

United Kingdom (Wales)

3.78/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 330ml bottle into a Fullers snifter glass.

Pours a very dark red colour with an off-white head.

Smells very sweet, burnt sugar and malts.

Taste reflects the smell but with more spices, and a yeasty tang.

Overall quite a nice beer, not great and with a bit too much spice.

Serving type: bottle

02-15-2013 20:21:24 | More by CwrwAmByth
Scarlet Fever from The Wild Beer Co.
- out of 100 based on 8 ratings.