Liquid Mistress
Siren Craft Brew

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Red Ale - American Amber / Red
Ranked #130
Ranked #27,517
3.82 | pDev: 9.16%
Siren Craft Brew
England, United Kingdom
Very Good
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Sigmund from Norway

3.63/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Fermentoren, Copenhagen. Reddish brown colour, moderate off-white head. The brewery’s description: "biscuit / crackers and burnt raisin malt base" and a "peach and grapefruit spark" seems quite appropriate both for aroma and flavour. Quite enjoyable, would buy again.

May 11, 2021
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TooManyGlasses from Canada (AB)

3.99/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a murky reddish brown/dark copper with scant tan head - almost appears a little flat. Aroma is quite malty - caramel but with almost a concentrated orange smell - hints of cocoa.
Taste begins with caramel malt sweetness, touch of chocolate but with some citrus notes - on back of palate there is a distinct aggressive bitterness that follows and lingers.
Mouthfeel is more full and creamy than expected and there is indeed tight carbonation that is quite appropriate. Quite enjoyed.

Feb 14, 2019
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vinicole from England

3.89/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Cask. Dark auburn. Creamy head.
A hippy, grainy, malty aroma.
Earthy taste. Quite rich malt that the hop can push through.
Soft. A well conditioned pint.

Dec 07, 2017
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EmperorBevis from England

4.03/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Bottled and possibly bottle conditioned
cherry wood stain coloured body with decent enough frothing white heas
carob syrup aroma
maple syrup flavour with woody bitter finish

Sep 27, 2017
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Spike from England

3.82/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

330ml bottle. 3mths past bbd.
L: Dark red with a thick, dense, cream-coloured head.
S: Strong, rich & malty.
T: Smoky, earthy, extremely dry.
F: Medium body, smooth up-front but with a bitter finish that verges in harsh.
O: Super hoppy, very bitter, very dry.

Dec 24, 2015
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Jerseyislandbeer from Jersey

3.59/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours a very dark brown colour with a beige head. Aromas of toffee & roasted malts. Tastes of roasted malts, toffee, caramel & sweet fruits leading to a mouth feel of mild hop bitterness. Overall not one I loved on my first go, but would give it a second chance.

Dec 14, 2015
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DJ-Hophead from England

4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Keg @ The Colston Yard, Bristol. Dark brown/reddish pour with a small off white head. Medium carbonation. Smell - Fruits with a hint of toffee. Taste - Sweet mixed with a hoppy over current, medium bitter finish. Solid.

Jun 24, 2015
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aleigator from Germany

4.04/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Many thanks to Gavin for providing the bottle.

Pours a dark red, brownish color, with a huge orange-brown head. Awesome looking beer with an unusual color combination.

The nose offers an interesting interplay between lemon infused blood orange and biscuity, toffee topped malts. Results in a great aroma variety, ranging from a fresh, fruity bitterness to an earthy, sweetness. Its malt foundation grows more profound as the beer warms up, revealing a coppery hint in it.

Has a medium carbonation among a very soft mouthfeel with a surprisingly full and still refreshing appearance.

Hops are on the palate from first glance, revealing grassy qualities, coated up by earthy, slightly wooden malts. The hops grow more bitter, as lime gets present, as do the malts, exhibiting a gentle sweetness, due to toffee and a whiff of caramel. The sweetness gets perfectly adapted by the hops, producing a luscious fruitiness. The finish then reveals bakers chocolate among soft, earthy malts and dry, pleasantly bitter hops.

A pleasantly hoppy red Ipa, with a very well aligned malt and hop bill, featuring an unusual, dough malt profile. Hops gain the upper hand during the dry finish, while the malts are evolving the whole time, interacting perfectly with the them.

Jun 12, 2015
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TX-Badger from Texas

4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a dark reddish brown color with off-white head. Pine, grass, and caramel malts on the nose; follows onto the palate. Finishes witha nice balance of malt and hop.

Jun 07, 2015
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kindacold from Virginia

3.9/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

This is tasty. Pours red with minimal head. Smells of bitter caramel and hops. Tastes of raisins and citrus with some yeast and bread, but only mildly. Very light mouthfeel, even though there is a bit of stickiness and lingering hops at the end.

May 11, 2015
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jongleich from Ireland

4.24/5  rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

If you like IPAs and are looking for something a little different, this one is for you.
If you like Reds, this a super hoppy version of what you probably like.

As an IPA snob, I really enjoyed this one. Would drink this regularly, no problem. Can't wait to try more Siren.

May 10, 2015
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NilocRellim from Minnesota

3.92/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Poured a hazy dark amber/red colour.

Smelled of mellow malts and hops, very balanced.

Tasted more hops than malts, but the malts were there. There was a slight bitterness. A very hearty IPA flavour.

Would I buy it again? Yes.

Apr 24, 2015
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CrazyDavros from Australia

3.5/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

Pours copper with a large lasting head.
Nose shows toasty malt, caramel, spicy and resinous hops.
Flavours include sultanas, golden syrup, bready malt and piny, resinous hops followed by an assertive bitterness.
Much too highly carbonated.

Mar 17, 2015
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interzen from England

4.46/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

330ml bottle poured into a tulip glass

Look: Deep red/brown with ruby red highlights. Thick tan head, and lots of it - took a couple of attempts to get a full pour. Head is quite bubbly and sticks around for a fair while. Quite a bit of lacing sticking to the sides of the glass.

Smell: Plenty of resiny, piny hops to the fore, with a background of toasted malts and dried fruits. Hop notes dominate.

Taste: Again, hops dominate to begin with but then give way to roasted malts and dark fruits before a long, bitter finish. Lots of other stuff going on the background too, with some spicy smokiness and more floral or grassy flavours. Surprisingly complex for an IPA.

Feel: Starts off sharp, mellows out a bit before the bitterness creeps back in the aftertaste. This, combined with the car crash of flavours means that there's an awful lot going on. Whilst eminently drinkable, even at nearly 6%, this one demands careful attention if you want to get the most out of it.

Overall: Siren have done it again - whilst I've not tried everything in their range (yet!) this one is right up there, and even though the American-style IPA market is extremely crowded, both with 'genuine' US-brewed beers and their UK-derived counterparts, there's something about Liquid Mistress that puts it a cut above the rest. Well worth a try, and I'd love to give this a whirl on tap, since out of the bottle it's absolutely superb.

Mar 02, 2015
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Sam-VW from England

3.55/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Bottle poured into CAMRA pint glass.

A - Red/Brown with a thick tan head which dissipates to a medium cap leaving sticky lacing.

S - Pine, Burnt Sugar, Berries

T - Caramel malt, Fudge, Brown sugar leaving a very bitter piny hop taste.

M - I think this beer could be a little more carbonated, but it's still great like this.

Jun 13, 2014

3.38/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

On-tap. Pint glass @ L´Espumossa (Barcelona). Pours red Brown in color showing ruby tints to the light. Chill haze. Yellowish off-white froth & creamy crown. Fairly good retention. Sweet caramel malts, berries & fudge chocolate hues to the nose. Strong malty flavor at first sip. Medium to full body. Soft carbonation. In the middle, increasing hops from the back mixed with chocolate notes linger into a sweet malty finish rounded by underneath resiny hues. Flavorful & easy drinkable.

Jan 06, 2014
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mdagnew from Northern Ireland

3.95/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

330ml bottle bought from The Vineyard, Belfast

Poured a deep hazy amber red colour. Creamy head poured small but quite thick then faded very quickly to light wispy covering with thicker edging... light carbonation... some light lines of lacing...

Aroma - Lots of piney, peppery and grassy hops up front mixed with toasted caramel malts... lightly roasted nuts, spicy dried fruits (raisins, figs), citrus peel, light tobacco, some rubbery traces, toasted malty loaf, blood oranges, light liquorice, some wet hay...

Taste - Good blast of grassy and spicy hop bitterness, piney resin traces, overripe fruits (bitter oranges, apples, bananas), also some dried fruits (prunes, dates, raisins), warming alcohol, brown sugar, crystal malt, toffee, rubbery traces, light smokiness, soapy...

M&D - Fairly sharp and dry initially then smooths out... full bodied... very very quaffable for a 6% brew...

Overall - An excellent Amber Ale and one of my favourite UK beers at the moment...

Dec 24, 2013
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flyingpig from Scotland

4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

330ml bottle from Good Spirits Co, Glasgow (£2.80):
Dark brown with some red & a 0.5cm llight tan head that holds well.

Hoppy with some tropical fruits, pine and citrus along with some sweeter malts and a few darker fruits as well. A good balance with nothing coming acorss too strong or overpowering, the aroma is rich with some nice caramel too.

Hoppy with pine & grapefruit plus lots of bitterness and some citrus fruits plus the sweet, caramel malts that appeared in the aroma as well. Quite a pleasant taste but perhaps just that little bit too bitter in places.

Medium bodied and bitter with a smooth and creamy feel to it. Definitely hoppy and sweet with a dry, bitter infused finish that goes down well.

A nice cross between an American IPA and a hop-filled red ale that had a nice balance between flavours and a pleasant, smooth body that results in a pretty good beer.

Dec 23, 2013
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wl0307 from England

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Purchased at the UTOBEER shop in the Borough Market; bottle-conditioned in a 330ml slim brown bottle, no BB date is printed on the beer label/bottle ; served mildly chilled in a straight imperial pint glass.

A: pours a very dark and hazy red-ish brown colour, coming with a 1cm thick light khaki frothy head and fairly moderate carbonation.
S: richly raisin-ish and burned caramel-like maltiness carries a fairly pronounced layer of flowery and lightly grapefruity hops. A little whiff of toasted wood also lingers. Quite intense, and not very well-structured.
T: pretty concentrated in terms of burned sugar elements, on top of raisins, cacao, liquorice, lightly spicy & zingy grapefruity hops and an almost roast malt like dry-ish palate. Finishing aromatic and soothingly bitter, not too sweet in the finish.
M&O: overall, the carbonation remains softly refreshing, the body not too heavy, and the heavier side of malts and sugar seems to be balanced off by the hoppiness and bitterness on a decent execution. This is not something I’d relate to an American style IPA, but the drinkability is pretty decent.

Nov 17, 2013
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CwrwAmByth from England

3.48/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 330ml bottle into a Fullers snifter glass.

Pours a dark ruby colour, with an off-white head.

Smells dark and hoppy. Roasted and sweet malts, with fruity hops.

Tastes fruity and rich initially, grapefruit with slight pine notes, as well as dark, sweet malts - molasses and dark fruits.

Overall quite a good stab at it, a bit disjointed though.

Sep 22, 2013
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