Red Hill Temptation | Red Hill Brewery

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Red Hill Brewery

Style: Belgian Strong Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Spring

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Added by belgbeerdrinker on 10-06-2007

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Ratings: 14 |  Reviews: 12
Reviews by wordemupg:
Photo of wordemupg
4.42/5  rDev +22.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

341ml bottle poured into tulip April,28 2011

A hazy golden orange with loads of suspended particles and chunks settled at the bottom, finger of foam quickly falls to a thin film that leaves some patches of unorganized lace

S bubblegum, booze, spice, a little brown sugar, yeast, and some white fleshed fruits, pretty well done in this department

T thankfully it mimics the smell quite well, not very sweet but still has a brown sugar flavor and a yeasty, fruity and quite spicy, not sure if it's spicy hops or actual spices but well done either way

M light and fluffy with plenty of bubbles and a rather clean finish the flavors didn't linger like I expected but that's not a problem

O I found this one fairly complex and very enjoyable, I'm a little upset I had to share the bottle because I didn't get fully acquainted and found myself smelling an empty glass

I'm a little surprised this ones not getting a little more local Aussie love because I thought it was great. This one could fit into a few Belgian categories with success and I'll be looking for the next time I'm in OZ. thanks Kate for lugging this one around the globe for me.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of CrazyDavros
3.28/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a brilliant burnished gold with a big creamy head - too big in fact.
Aroma shows lots of spices and fruit: sultanas, apples, pears as well as cinnamon and some subtle white wine notes. Lacking in yeasty aromas though.
Flavours include more of the above fruit and spices, along with grapes, doughy yeast and some quite powerful alcohol which is almost overbearing in its presence. Quite a sharp and long-lasting bitterness which, along with some strong spicy phenols, creates a very bold finish.
Alcoholic warming on the palate is too strong, and the body is slightly watery.
A good try, but needs a lot of work. The alcohol needs to be tamed, and more complexity and balance is required in the flavour profile.

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Photo of Macca
3.38/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This pours a dark golden colour with a generous head.

The high alcohol level is immediately evident on the nose along with a strong hop presence.

Maltiness dominant in the mouth.

The mouthfeel is dominated by the alcohol warmth but the balance is pretty good. Not normally a favourite style of mine but I didn't mind this one.

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Photo of Hyperionecta
4/5  rDev +10.8%

Photo of spycow
3.5/5  rDev -3%

Photo of koolk
3.92/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a dusty light orange with a thick white head that persists.

Top Notch nose - strong tropical fruits of pineapple, banana, mango and also some peach along with tons of super freaky yeasty goodness - love it!

Palate flavours mimic the nose and if anything this isn't a great thing as the yeast flavour and taste dominate - however it is more of a neutral yeast flavour than anything else, perhaps some more tropical fruit. Finishes with tart fruit flavours. Good green hoppy bitterness.

Great mouthfeel and balance. Starting to expect no less from these guys.

Another top effort from the Red Hill crew. This seems to be a very yeast reliant beer, but it works well. Check it out!

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Photo of belgbeerdrinker
3.15/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

a: golden color, slightly hazy, some carbonated activity, small head settling to ring
s: very hoppy, spicy aromas and sweet fruit undertones
t: sweet malts upfront, spicy in the middle and end, strong hoppy finish that lingers
m: medium body on the verge of creamy, big carbonation on front
d: interesting balance of sweet malts & hops -- a little too hoppy for me, but i always appreciate a new attempt from a brewer. worth a try.

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Photo of laituegonflable
4.09/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a metallic golden colour with modest - for a Belgian - white head, just a thin crown with puffy lace that sticks around well. Fairly proud, almost haughty-looking beer; not bad.

Smell is quite lovely. Rich, melony fruit with cantaloupe and some stone-fruit: apricot and peach mostly. Rich, scotchy booze note and hints of vanilla spice, kiwi and cardamom. Pleasant, sweet and rich. I like it a lot.

Taste is similar, with that rich, booze-soaked fruit blossoming out of that palate. Rockmelon, kiwi and peach submerge beneath a big, single-malt-whiskey booze character that dominates the midway without subjugating the other flavours. Big piquant spice on the back as well, with pepper, cardamom and cinnamon. Lovely balance to the palate as well; just a big, bold flavour with very little segmentation of its parts. Bit rich, but solid and enjoyable flavours.

Smooth but full, nice texture with a bit of a booze sting.

Enjoyable brew, would go very nicely with a gooey chocolate dessert.

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Photo of lacqueredmouse
3.71/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a lovely golden colour, pale and streaming with carbonation. Head is frothy and solid and smooth. Lacing is frothy and persistent. It looks sophisticated, bright and intoxicating. Lovely looking brew.

Nose is solid as well, with pleasant lively peppery Belgian esters, slight spicy yeast notes and a slight marzipan astringency. Not all that complex or bold, but it pleasantly nails the stylistic characters.

Taste is similar, with more of those bittersweet nutty almond characters, and a slight coppery character towards the back which melds into a straight bitterness. Some rind characters on the back as well, giving a touch of bitter fruit. Interesting. Feel is smooth, but nicely livened by the carbonation.

Very drinkable beer, very pleasant and smooth, with stylistic interest. The 8% is pleasantly blended into the complexities so it doesn't affect the drinkability. Another very solid brew from Red Hill.

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Photo of dansmcd
3.77/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours a cloudy dull faded shade of yellow. Plenty of sediment and a thin creamy white head.

S - Pear, apple, barnyard funk, rainy orchard and booze.

T - Pears and apples backed by some funky yeast to bring the Belgium.

M - Highly carbonated and light bodied with plenty of zing.

O - Very drinkable and a nice introduction beer to Belgian characteristics.

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Photo of ADZA
3.85/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a hazy pineapple hue which leaves a fluffy two finger head and sporadic lacing,the smell is cloves,honey,apples,roses and spicy hops,the mouthfeel is abit light for the style and has tastes of apple,mandarin,lychee,floral pungent hops and the finish is lemon and lime juice mixed with Belgian bread and overall a very thirst quenching drop that even though isnt the best in style but very easy to drink while still being full of flavour cheers.

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Photo of heygeebee
2.16/5  rDev -40.2%
look: 1.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

From Leura Cellars. No BB.

Hmmm... the bottle notes a 'luxuriant white foamy' head. I see a flat glass of beer. 100% clear pale amber. Thin film. Marked against style it sucks.

Aromas are OK - yeast, apricots and booze mainly.

Taste is yeast and booze driven, but really this is a pale imitation of style. Some fruits, apricot, pear. Very sweet. Not complex.

Mouthfeel is flat, no zest, no zing, really quite watery. Carbonation low.

Must be a bad bottle tho previous reviews note no head, they also note lively carbonation.

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Photo of DIM
3.53/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

a: This was a slightly hazy golden color with some coppery hues. It poured with a firm, long lasting foamy head that left solid shhets of lace behind.

s: T got some bubblegum, flowery apples and pears, and a little perfumed heat. Fairly mild overall.

t: I tasted pears, toffee, and brown sugar. The finish dries out a bit with a spicy tingle.

m: Long lived, gently foamy carbonation along with a body that was on the thin side.

d: Nothing off, just mild overall. The alcohol is pretty well hidden.

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Photo of brendan13
3.75/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Pours a hazy golden colour in La Fin Du Monde tulip allowing a good couple of inches of fluffy white head. Slowly falls away to a thin layer.
S - Quite a strong, fresh fruity hop aroma. Some spice touches as well.
T - A sweet biscuity maltiness with some hop notes and a touch of alcohol as it warms.
M - Medium bodied with quite a fair amount of carbonation. Quite a dry finish.
D - A top beer. More than a couple would be too much but I think I'll be stocking up on this seasonal.

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Red Hill Temptation from Red Hill Brewery
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