Sweet F.A. - RCH Brewery

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Reviews: 2
Hads: 2
Avg: 3.31
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United Kingdom (England)

Style | ABV
English Bitter |  4.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: CwrwAmByth on 03-20-2012

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3.33/5  rDev n/a
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A 500ml bottle with a BB of Dec 2012 on the cap. Acquired quite a while back from a local off-licence. The label has a football theme going on, with the tag line 'A beer of two halves'.

Poured into a Sam Smith's pint glass. Evidence of bottle-conditioning. A golden hue with faint haze and very high carbonation. Forms a decent head of white foam that resembles meringue; this subsides after a minute or two. Aroma of malt, sharp citrus, grassy hops and dry yeast. Quite a nice hop presence.

Tastes of pale malt with an aromatic hop character and a dry finish. Notes of earthy yeast and citrus. A restrained hop bitterness upon swallowing. Mouthfeel is smooth and dry, with good body. Pretty astringent - a bit over the top. Dries the palate completely. Aftertaste of yeast and aromatic hops.

Quite nice - even with the excessive yeast flavour/aroma. The citrus hops are tasty. I suspect that the age of the bottle is responsible for the yeast dominating the beer, so a fresher example probably goes down a treat. Would be nice on a hot day - worth sampling.

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Photo of CwrwAmByth
3.29/5  rDev n/a
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 500ml bottle. For those who don't know the F.A. is the English Football Association. Contains wheat oats and rye and spelt according to the label.

Pours a dark/reddy amber colour wih a quickly dying head.

Smells faintly of hops, very faint, slight skunk to it as well.

Tastes very very malty at first, with a faint hops, which come forward towards the end in the form of a very bitter aftertaste.

Overall a bit of a mess but could be alot worse. There are far better bitters out there though.

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Sweet F.A. from RCH Brewery
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