English Real Ale | Redoak Boutique Beer Cafe

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Redoak Boutique Beer Cafe

Style: English Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.70%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by vancurly on 08-25-2006

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Photo of Vanz
3/5  rDev -13.5%

Photo of laituegonflable
3.31/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours (very, very slowly) an orangey-brown, with very very fine head with great retention, obviously thanks to the cask conditioning and hand-pumping. Gorgeous thick lacing with a fair amount of sediment cloud throughout. Exquisite.

Nose is sweet and almost meaty, almost resembles haw flakes. It's a one-note aroma although that one note is complex enough to be enjoyed. Quite pungent, and not bad at all.

Taste is quite sweet and lofty. Lofty is the word, as it's almost like there's nothing there. Kind of a wheaty character on the front and a banana aspect at the end. Overall, a tad too sweet. Could use more hopping.

Mouthfeel is almost like you're not drinking, it's so lofty. Fascinating, but I would like some more body.

This is really quite pleasant, and a fairly good sessioning beer except it takes an hour to pour a glass. Could stand to be more bold and impressive.

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Photo of vancurly
4.09/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Only the second hand-pumped ale I've tried in Australia (after Braidwood Ales at the Royal Cricketers Arms in Prospect), it pours a dark honey-amber, with a frothy head that doesn't linger long, as you'd expect.
It's room-temperature, which, even in Sydney in winter, is maybe a touch too tepid. No real dramas here...
The nose is a marvellous muesli-mix.... grains, dried apricots... really, really fresh. Fresh hops in there too, and I mean fresh....you can smell green-ness....
Fairly still, with a fruity, floral, apricot taste, and the flavour of the hops.... Goldings I guess...
A light body and finish. Although cask-conditioned, I didn't detect any sourness.... maybe they turn these casks over so frequently that the beer doesn't get the chance to age too much....

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English Real Ale from Redoak Boutique Beer Cafe
Beer rating: 3.47 out of 5 with 3 ratings
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