Red Duck Bumble Bee | Purrumbete Brewing Company (Red Duck)

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Purrumbete Brewing Company (Red Duck)

Style: English Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.60%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by lacqueredmouse on 05-26-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Reviews: 6 | Ratings: 6
Reviews by heygeebee:
Photo of heygeebee
3.43/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

At Taphouse. From notes.

Pours honey / deep gold with a coarse off-white head.

Not a lot on nose. Some earthy English style hops, but no honey to me.

Taste is immediately honey driven and light. Needs to warm.

Smooth and light carbonation.

An odd take on an English style, but goes down well.

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Photo of CrazyDavros
3.25/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours dark amber with a massive head.
Nose shows honey with dry bark characters, soft spicy notes and a little bready malt.
Flavours instead focus of grainy malt and honey, with little else to pick things up. Some spicy hops.
Body feels a bit too light.
Could be a an ideal spring quaffer.

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Photo of laituegonflable
2.98/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours an amber colour, very slight cloud to it. Cream-coloured head is nice and dense and clings to the glass. Looks nice; good colour.

Smells like Crunchy Nut Corn FlakesĀ®. Decent actual honey character to it giving nice sweetness. Sweet and nutty, yeah I could enjoy this.

Bit simple on the palate, also a little bit off. Unfortunately it gets a bit of pure ethyl alcohol from those characterless, flavourless fermentables. Lacking a bit of honey character and gets a slight fruity by-product as well. Bit meh.

Bit light on the body, could really have ramped up the stickiness by adding more malt body. Wouldn't have gone amiss in a honey ale.

Bit meh overall, and bland. Disappointing.

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Photo of lacqueredmouse
3.33/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

English-style ale brewed with honey and Bramling Cross hops. Tried on-tap at the Great Australasian Beer Spectapular in Melbourne.

Pours a bronzed amber hue with some hazing present. Really solid body, and a firm fine head of white. Looks good.

Aroma is mostly grainy but rather pleasant. Some aromas of spiced honey or mead, and a hint of plasticene. Overall, it's pretty light though, and it doesn't have a whole heap going on.

Similar on the palate, in fact, it feels even more empty than the nose. Mild grain comes through on the front, with a touch of bland malty sweetness going towards the back, and a pretty empty finish. Smooth enough finish.

It's light enough. It's not bad. But it's very middling in the big scheme of things.

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Photo of ADZA
3.5/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a orange amber hue with a two finger head and sporadic lacing.

On aroma i get honey,sultanas,bready malts and floral hops.

Taste is pretty much the same with honey being really noticeable its like very dark honey followed by biscuty malts,raisins,a light touch of ripe fruit with the finish being dry and sessionable.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied and well carbonated maybe just a little too much carbonation for me.

Overall its a nice session brew with the honey being quite noticeable which i like but not something id revisit in a hurry cheers.

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Photo of dgilks
3.88/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hazy copper colour with a smooth offwhite head. The aroma comes in sweet, fruity and honeyed with notes of caramel. Not bad at all. The malty palate has a hint of honey. It is well balanced with some berry notes coming through as well. I like the medium body and moderate carbonation here. On the whole, this is solid with plenty of flavour and lots of delicious honeyed notes.

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Red Duck Bumble Bee from Purrumbete Brewing Company (Red Duck)
3.4 out of 5 based on 6 ratings.
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