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Redoak Boutique Beer Cafe

Style: English Brown Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by laituegonflable on 06-28-2010

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Reviews: 3 | Ratings: 4
Photo of tobeerornottobe
4.09/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

A: Really black colour, like an imperial stout, wasn't quite expecting that! Frothy head, perhaps dissipates a little too quickly. Reddy-brown colour starts to appear later as liquid is drained from the glass.

N: Smells like Xmas pudding, especially noticeable are dark berry aromas.

T: Follows through well from nose, expecting some hops to hit at some point but if they are there, they're largely over-ridden by berry flavours.

M: Lighter than I would expect and this is perhaps the only part of the beer that needs some improvement.

Really delicious beer overall, would love to get this kind of beer in a bar more often.

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Photo of lacqueredmouse
3.77/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Very deep brown colour, although it's clear there's a good deal of clarity to it. Head is minimal and filmy, but it leaves some very finely patterned lacing. Carbonation is fine, and stays static in tiny bubbles when swirled. Not bad.

Lots of liquorice and aniseed on the nose, quite sweet but with that underlying spice. Not much in the way of nuts, although the almond perhaps lends a slight marzipan character. Aniseed rules there though.

Taste is similar. Almond skin gives a rugged undertone to flavours of bitter orange peel, more aniseed and liquorice. Quite thin on the palate, could use some more depth. Bitterness comes through on the back, but it's almost a medicinal bitterness from the almond essence and aniseed. Very little hop character. Mouthfeel is certainly too thin, however. It's very odd, but it's not unpleasant.

A drinkable brew. Interesting and quite pleasant, with plenty of character. It's missing the raw excitement and aggression that I feel is missing from all Redoak brews, but it's doing something well, and it's certainly more interesting than most.

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Photo of laituegonflable
4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a dark murky red burgundy-colour but mostly black. Head is beige, sparsely webbed and sinks slowly. Doesn't leave much lace but does retain quite well and overall looks good.

Smell is very fruity. Lots of berry notes and hints of citrus peel and plum. Really quite tangy, but a pleasant sweetness underlying with nutty malt notes and a mild chocolate hit. Pleasant, but does lean oddly heavily on the tang.

Taste is a lot darker, although starts out with more of that citric tang. A hint of orange sherbet and some fresh berries descend midway into a very nice chocolatey malt palate. Sweet, fairly rich, not bitter at all really, just some nice hints of fruity acid cutting through the bold, black sweetness. Hints of some currants on the back, roasty and sweet-dry. A really tasty beer, useful as a warmer. Toasty, fruity, rich and enjoyable.

Medium body, goes down nicely. Nothing special on the feel but has no rough edges so it's perfectly fine. Bit dry at the back which is not ideal but it can be forgiven because of the overall smooth texture. Very drinkable beer.

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Nutter from Redoak Boutique Beer Cafe
3.96 out of 5 based on 4 ratings.
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