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Clotworthy Dobbin - Whitewater Brewing Co

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BA SCORE
86
very good

28 Ratings
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Ratings: 28
Reviews: 17
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 9.38%
Wants: 3
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Whitewater Brewing Co
United Kingdom (Northern Ireland)

Style | ABV
Irish Red Ale |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: cypressbob on 11-18-2006

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4.27/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

500ml dark brown bottle. Freshness stamped on label.
Pours a ruby-hued brown leather color with a thin, but lasting beige head and a fair amount of patchy lacing.
A smell of fruit cup rises instantly. A background smell of crushed barley and dry hay and whiff of limes linger. A slight sweet perfume aroma follows.
A lightly caramel sweet and edgy rye-like malty taste is upfront. The complex hop profile provides distinct tastes of grapefruit, limes, citrus peel and a slight metallic bite. As it warms a bit, a taste of tea and honey is noticed. The malt to hop ratio is very balanced.
The mouthfeel is nearly oily slick and fluid. Smooth!
This is a well-made, highly drinkable ale.
Thanks Cypressbob!

Photo of mdagnew
4.1/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Half pint sampled at the Belfast Beer Festival, 17th November 2006 on the recommendation of cypressbob...

Poured a light mahogany brown colour... Creamy tan head poured quite thickly then faded slowly to thin layer... very light carbonation... some decent wispy lacing...

Aroma - Nice strong caramel maltiness, some light fruitiness (figs and raisins), biscuity hints, light molasses hints, some nice nutty sweetness, light peppery hops, faint toasted bread notes...

Taste – Lots of nice caramel maltiness, some light spicy hops, light nutty sweetness, maybe a faint hint of nutmeg, some biscuitiness, some light prune and fig notes...

Feel - Nice and smooth... Medium bodied... Very, very quaffable - a superb session beer...

Overall - A very good (and extremely drinkable) beer from Whitewater... glad to see a local brewer producing something so good.... Definitely recommended...

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4.18/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On cask at the 2006 Belfast Beer Festival

Pours with a deep rich red body, some burgandy highlights and hints of maroon, some shimmering ruby hues. Off white tight creamy head, fantastic retention and some lacing on the way down the glass

Smell, thick aromatic sweet malt initally on the nose, slight hint of a few well balanced floral hops but they definatly take a backseat on the nose allowing the thick, burnt sugar, caramel malt to take over

Taste, as smooth as it could possibly be, buttery mouthfeel (not typical diacetyl butteriness but just an overall smooth, slick mouthfeel). Thick caramel and toffee malt, some dried fruit in there too, slight hint of esters lingering in the background also. Very subtle hop character but its there and is balanced to perfection

Was looking forward to see what whitewater could pull out of the hat for this years festival and to be honest they've totally out done themselves. This is an example of how good the brewery can be, a fantastically drinkable ale which has session beer written all over it.

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Clotworthy Dobbin from Whitewater Brewing Co
86 out of 100 based on 28 ratings.