Clotworthy Dobbin | Whitewater Brewing Co

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Whitewater Brewing Co
Northern Ireland, United Kingdom

Style: Irish Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by cypressbob on 11-18-2006

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Photo of jspruit
4.12/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bought this 500mL bottle while on a trip to Northern Ireland after hearing good things about Whitewater Brewing.

Pours a nice light brown with a bit or reddish toned while head up to the light. Small 1 finger head that is off-white and sticks around for some nice lacing.

Wonderful aroma of light fruits, hops, and a bit of malts. Very nice and inviting.

Tastes of a mix of hops, rye, light malty sweetness, and some fruit hints. Very nice overall and with a good balance-the hops are nice.

Goes down nice and smooth and leaves you wanting more too-which is great as long as you have more.

I could drink more of this if given the opportunity, but it's not readily available here in the Republic. It would be interesting to try it on draft or cask.

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Photo of JohnfromDublin
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This was a 500 ml bottle tasted on 15.02.09 (best by May 09). Already reviewed from the tap.

Suds on the top as the bottle uncapped. Poured this a dark tan clear brew with generous cream coloured head. Nice lacing evident on the glass.
Smell was an instant aroma of sipcy malts with a touch of coffee.
The taste didn't quite live up to the aroma; slightly rusty, slightly coffee malty brew. Solid nonetheless. Crisp finish. Overall a nice rounded brew.

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Photo of BeerResearcher
4.27/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

500ml dark brown bottle. Freshness stamped on label.
Pours a ruby-hued brown leather color with a thin, but lasting beige head and a fair amount of patchy lacing.
A smell of fruit cup rises instantly. A background smell of crushed barley and dry hay and whiff of limes linger. A slight sweet perfume aroma follows.
A lightly caramel sweet and edgy rye-like malty taste is upfront. The complex hop profile provides distinct tastes of grapefruit, limes, citrus peel and a slight metallic bite. As it warms a bit, a taste of tea and honey is noticed. The malt to hop ratio is very balanced.
The mouthfeel is nearly oily slick and fluid. Smooth!
This is a well-made, highly drinkable ale.
Thanks Cypressbob!

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Photo of mdagnew
4.1/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Half pint sampled at the Belfast Beer Festival, 17th November 2006 on the recommendation of cypressbob...

Poured a light mahogany brown colour... Creamy tan head poured quite thickly then faded slowly to thin layer... very light carbonation... some decent wispy lacing...

Aroma - Nice strong caramel maltiness, some light fruitiness (figs and raisins), biscuity hints, light molasses hints, some nice nutty sweetness, light peppery hops, faint toasted bread notes...

Taste – Lots of nice caramel maltiness, some light spicy hops, light nutty sweetness, maybe a faint hint of nutmeg, some biscuitiness, some light prune and fig notes...

Feel - Nice and smooth... Medium bodied... Very, very quaffable - a superb session beer...

Overall - A very good (and extremely drinkable) beer from Whitewater... glad to see a local brewer producing something so good.... Definitely recommended...

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Photo of cypressbob
4.18/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On cask at the 2006 Belfast Beer Festival

Pours with a deep rich red body, some burgandy highlights and hints of maroon, some shimmering ruby hues. Off white tight creamy head, fantastic retention and some lacing on the way down the glass

Smell, thick aromatic sweet malt initally on the nose, slight hint of a few well balanced floral hops but they definatly take a backseat on the nose allowing the thick, burnt sugar, caramel malt to take over

Taste, as smooth as it could possibly be, buttery mouthfeel (not typical diacetyl butteriness but just an overall smooth, slick mouthfeel). Thick caramel and toffee malt, some dried fruit in there too, slight hint of esters lingering in the background also. Very subtle hop character but its there and is balanced to perfection

Was looking forward to see what whitewater could pull out of the hat for this years festival and to be honest they've totally out done themselves. This is an example of how good the brewery can be, a fantastically drinkable ale which has session beer written all over it.

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Clotworthy Dobbin from Whitewater Brewing Co
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