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Crack Shot | Daleside Brewery

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Daleside Brewery
England, United Kingdom

Style: English Brown Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 11-27-2003

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Photo of jazzyjeff13
3.52/5  rDev 0%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A 500ml bottle with a BB of March 2012, so it's just out of date. The story on the label is that this ale is based on a 17th century recipe from Ripley castle, and is named after 'Trooper Jane', one of the castle's famous inhabitants. Includes barley, wheat and oats.

Poured into a tulip pint glass. A clear coppery-amber colour with low carbonation. Forms a small off-white head of foam that lasts for a minute or two before dissipating. Aroma of sweet caramel malt with hints of brown sugar and stewed hops.

Tastes of caramel malt with a mild bitter finish. Slightly sweet. Notes of subtle roasted grain, brown sugar, fruity yeast and stewed hops. A faint dry bitterness upon swallowing. Mouthfeel is smooth and full-bodied, with a slight tingling from the carbonation. Aftertaste of sweet, grainy malt.

Tasty - this ale has a pleasing sweet malty character. The body is great; feels like your tongue is enveloped in velvet. Very drinkable, and the historical background makes it more interesting than most beers out there. Grab one if you come across it.

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Photo of DaveFL1976
3.97/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A 17th Century Ale?
This should be interesting.
A nice, amber colour, but with little head. Alcohol in the nose, with a bit of bittering hop smell. Maybe Fuggles? A nice balance between malt and hops in the taste, with a ester-fruity taste. Nice, medium mouthfeel with a nice smooth aftertaste.

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Crack Shot from Daleside Brewery
Beer rating: 3.75 out of 5 with 2 ratings
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