Great Oak | McCashin's Brewery

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Brewed by:
McCashin's Brewery
New Zealand (Aotearoa) | website

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.60%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by laituegonflable on 12-05-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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2.9/5  rDev n/a
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Brewed for GABS Festival in Melbourne 2013. Called a 'red/brown' ale on the booklet; I've classified it as a red because that's more how it came out.

Pours a rich red colour, clear with slight off-white head. Webbed out a bit but dissipates quickly. Not very brown, and a bit listless-looking.

Smells very sweet, with buttery caramel notes and a big whiff of medicinal phenols. Not much else to it, just mediciney-sweet. Not hugely appealing.

Taste is dry, and grainy. Nutty malt upfront with oatmeal and a touch of pecan, develops some slight toffee flavour on the mid-palate before moving into woody territory - oak and cedar wood with a touch of sawdust. Remains sweet throughout, and doesn't really go anywhere.

Body is fine, fluid with a bit of mouth presence.

I don't really get a 'great oak' character, tastes and feels a little underattenuated. Certainly underwhelming.

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Great Oak from McCashin's Brewery
2.9 out of 5 based on 1 ratings.
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