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3 Ravens 55 - 3 Ravens Brewing

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3 Ravens 553 Ravens 55

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BA SCORE
82
good

12 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 12
Reviews: 9
rAvg: 3.56
pDev: 7.87%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
3 Ravens Brewing visit their website
Australia

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: brendan13 on 03-16-2008)
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KalanM

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heygeebee

Australia

3.95/5  rDev +11%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

From Slowbeer. No BB. Must be new batch!!!

Aggressive pour yields minimal off white head over a dark amber/orange body. Head as it is fades quickly. Odd.

Aromas are really quite muted. Citrus leans toward grapefruit/mango.

Taste is different. Full on grapefruit, apricot, and pine. Quite dry. Balanced but significant hops on back palate. Malt is also noticeable.

Mouthfeel lightly carbonated. Medium body.

Overall this is a Big Beer for style. Borders on AIPA not APA but with low ABV, given big hop taste and malt backbone. Well made, good stuff.

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3.43/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Brewer Marcus Cox is a big fan of elegantly crafted beers that don’t overload the senses, so with stylistic bent in mind I think this beer is a success. Light touches of herbal hops, some pepper, a mild citrus twang, and the late appearance of some sweeter malts. I drank this beer too cold but it worked well. There aren’t too many beers I try these days where I’d be happy to consume a 6 pack in one session but I think this is one such beer.

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lacqueredmouse

Australia

3.55/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Purchased from Slowbeer as part of a big on-line order. Such a fortunate country are we that we have such a dedicated advocate for craft beer.

Pours a burnished copper colour, slightly hazed, although I avoided adding the sediment which clumped at the bottom of the bottle. Head is firm enough, forming some sudsy lace with a thickness like soft-beaten egg-whites. Collapses, however. Looks very still in the glass, with minimal carbonation. More like an English style pale ale in this regard.

Nose is sweet and a little acidic, giving some light green appleskin characters over a malty grain basis. Some crushed cookie sweetness seems to form the base, with only those mild slightly acidic fruit characters giving much sign of the hops. It's ok, but the style demands more.

Taste is certainly more malty than anything else, giving a certain chewy biscuit character to the front. Slight nuttiness on the back, but almost no hop character. Very mild, again, it strikes me as very unlike the classic American profile. Feel is pleasant and smooth.

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LittleCreature

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3.8/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance - 3.0
Pours a finger of off-white head that gradually reduced over a hazy, rusty orange body with lots of suspended sediment.

Smell - 4.0
A pleasant aroma where the malt, hops and yeast all plays parts, providing whiffs of caramel, biscuit, honeysuckle, red apple, citrus and a little pine.

Taste - 4.0
Complex malt backbone comes from a blend of barley, corn, wheat, oats and rye. They more than meet their match in five hop varieties which provide floral, citrus and pine as well as assertive bitterness. Dusty yeast is promient, giving an apple and plum fruitiness atypical to the style. Alcohol is noticeable, but does not detract.

Mouthfeel - 3.5
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Drinkability - 3.5
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This brew pours a deep copper hue with average carbonation that leaves a one finger head that slowly reveals a ring of lacing,the aroma is a mix of citrus mainly lemon and caramel malts,it has a nice easy mouthfeel which just slides down with tastes of lemon,grapefruit and a little toffee twist at the end but the citrus overtones definately ovewrwrite most tastes in this brew,but in saying that i would definately recommend this as a session brew as it is very easy to knock back and there isnt too much to it yet its tasty.

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Pours dark amber with a lovely creamy head.
Nose shows simcoe-style resin and pine with lots of caramell and nutty malt underneath. Very nice.
Flavours include more nutty and caramel malt before a strong, resinous, aggressive bitterness takes over.
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juju7

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3.55/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thought I'd revisit. Pours a little darker than expected, but it's a beautifu colour. Not much head to speak of. 5 different hops used and I can barely spot any of them unfortunately. No freshness date on the bottle (which always shits me) but given the lack of fresh hops on the nose I'm going to assume it's about 9 or 10 months along. The malt is much more prominent, nice chewy caramel notes. Again malt heavy on the palate but some hop bitterness comes through which is nice. A decent beer that probably tastes great fresh. I'd keep my eye out for a fresh one but if they don't put dates on the bottles how would I ever know?

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Macca

Australia

3.25/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This pours a golden straw colour with a fluffy whit head. Not very good retention.

The nose is dominated by floral notes but not as dominating as I would hope from an APA.

The hops aren't really kicking on the palate either.

The flavour profile is a bit lacking at the front of the palate but there is some nice bitterness at the back.

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brendan13

Australia

3.25/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A - Poured into a pint glass a slightly hazy orangey golden colour with a centimetre of white head that falls away to a thin lace quite quickly.
S - Some floral hop notes atop quite a grainy base.
T - Floral & some vauge citrus fruit notes hit first followed by the graininess that was also evident in the smell.
M - Medium bodied, slight sticky resin, fairly low carbonation.
D - A nice enough beer for the beer nerd without being too daunting for a "insert macro lager here" drinker. Could have a bit more oomph in the hops and malt.

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3 Ravens 55 from 3 Ravens Brewing
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