Sweet F.A. | RCH Brewery

BA SCORE
-
no score
Awaiting 10 Reviews
THE BROS
-
no score
Send samples
Sweet F.A.Sweet F.A.
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
RCH Brewery
England, United Kingdom
rchbrewery.com

Style: English Bitter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by CwrwAmByth on 03-20-2012

BEER STATS
Reviews:
2
Ratings:
2
Avg:
3.31
pDev:
0%
 
 
Wants:
0
Gots:
0
For Trade:
0
View: Beers | Events
User Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
Reviews: 2 | Ratings: 2
Photo of jazzyjeff13
3.33/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A 500ml bottle with a BB of Dec 2012 on the cap. Acquired quite a while back from a local off-licence. The label has a football theme going on, with the tag line 'A beer of two halves'.

Poured into a Sam Smith's pint glass. Evidence of bottle-conditioning. A golden hue with faint haze and very high carbonation. Forms a decent head of white foam that resembles meringue; this subsides after a minute or two. Aroma of malt, sharp citrus, grassy hops and dry yeast. Quite a nice hop presence.

Tastes of pale malt with an aromatic hop character and a dry finish. Notes of earthy yeast and citrus. A restrained hop bitterness upon swallowing. Mouthfeel is smooth and dry, with good body. Pretty astringent - a bit over the top. Dries the palate completely. Aftertaste of yeast and aromatic hops.

Quite nice - even with the excessive yeast flavour/aroma. The citrus hops are tasty. I suspect that the age of the bottle is responsible for the yeast dominating the beer, so a fresher example probably goes down a treat. Would be nice on a hot day - worth sampling.

 1,061 characters

Photo of CwrwAmByth
3.29/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 500ml bottle. For those who don't know the F.A. is the English Football Association. Contains wheat oats and rye and spelt according to the label.

Pours a dark/reddy amber colour wih a quickly dying head.

Smells faintly of hops, very faint, slight skunk to it as well.

Tastes very very malty at first, with a faint hops, which come forward towards the end in the form of a very bitter aftertaste.

Overall a bit of a mess but could be alot worse. There are far better bitters out there though.

 520 characters

Sweet F.A. from RCH Brewery
3.31 out of 5 based on 2 ratings.
  • About Us

    Your go-to website for beer (since 1996), publishers of BeerAdvocate magazine (since 2006) and hosts of world-class beer events (since 2003). Respect Beer.
  • BeerAdvocate Microbrew Invitational

    Join us June 2-3, 2017 in Boston, Mass. for beer, cider, mead, kombucha and sake from over 70 small producers.

    Learn More
  • Subscribe to BeerAdvocate Magazine

    No fake news here. Get real beer content delivered to your doorstep every month.

    Subscribe