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Red Duck Amber | Purrumbete Brewing Company (Red Duck)

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Purrumbete Brewing Company (Red Duck)

Style: English Bitter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.90%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by heygeebee on 03-09-2013

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3.3/5  rDev n/a
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Bottle: solid brown 330mL bottle with a very stylish (and cute) label. I particularly like the "Does not contain any real ducks" label.

Appearance: a slightly hazy mid-amber in colour with steady streams of carbonation. A solid one-finger off-white head pops up and drops away surprisingly quickly, leaving a simple ring around the glass.

Aroma: quite light on the nose, with some sweet malts overriden by a bitterness that isn't so much hop-driven as it is an almost herbal bite.

Taste: again very herb-driven with some malt backing. The flavours come through quite spiky and sharp - definitely more of a slow-drinking beer. An awkward fug spoils the flavour.

Aftertaste: the biting bitterness backs off, leaving a smoother malt flavour. Not bad.

Mouth feel: medium in body, but with a spiky attitude - reckon they could have tuned the carbonation down a little.

Overall: a decent English Bitter, but certainly not the best I've had. Pretty dear too - I just think I'll stick with the English brewers for now.

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3.82/5  rDev n/a
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From Jim's. No BB.

Note.... This is Red Duck Amber, a new addition, English Bitter, not be be confused with Hoppy Amber, nor Amber Ale.

In a nutshell, it does all the things that English Bitter should, except that it fizzes rather badly out of the bottle, and looks better with the ring of film than the spitting one finger head.

Apart from that its Malt Central all the way, and well done at that, without the nasty astringent mouthfeel that comes with some Bitters out of the bottle.

Good stuff.

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Red Duck Amber from Purrumbete Brewing Company (Red Duck)
3.56 out of 5 based on 2 ratings.
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