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Russell Blood Alley Bitter - Russell Brewing Company

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Russell Blood Alley BitterRussell Blood Alley Bitter

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BA SCORE
87
very good

54 Ratings
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Ratings: 54
Reviews: 20
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 9.41%
Wants: 5
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Russell Brewing Company visit their website
British Columbia, Canada

Style | ABV
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BDTyre on 01-04-2011)
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Reviews by marty21:
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marty21

Manitoba (Canada)

4.03/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a clear copper/bronze with two fingers worth of off white fluffy head. Settles to a solid, creamy cap completely covers the glass with thick lacing.

S: Quite a bit of hops up front with some earthy aromas. I get a bit of citrus in there as well.

T: Hops and biscuity malt for the most part but there is a little citrus pop on the tongue. I wouldn’t say it’s as bitter as the bottle says though. (50 IBU)

M: Light carbonation with a medium body.

O: I’m glad we got a few bottles of this out here in Winnipeg. It’s a really tasty and balanced beer that you could definitely session.

Serving type: bottle

05-28-2011 17:52:38 | More by marty21
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3.7/5  rDev -5.9%
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A - clean amber pour, 1/4 finger of white head which dissipates quickly leaving moderate lace

S - decent amount of hops and citrus upfront, grapefruit and maybe some lemon

T - fairly potent hops, some pine, fresh grass, toasted brown bread, medium bitterness on the finish

M - medium bodied, medium carbonation, slightly slick/oily going down and afterwards

O - Overall this is pretty damn good, nothing outstanding but definitely enjoyable . A well put together ESB but i think the stated 50 IBU might be a bit high.

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3.98/5  rDev +1.3%
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Russell Brewing 'Blood Alley ESB' @ 5.5% , served from a 650 ml bottle purchase for $7

A-pour is a pale gold from the bottle to a clear amber in the glass with a medium size off white head leaving a minimal spotty lace along the pint glass

S-very citrus almost IPA like , hints of caramel in the back

T-crisp and clean tasting Bitter , doesn't have that IPA vibe

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prost LampertLand

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Russell Blood Alley Bitter from Russell Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 54 ratings.