Friday, July 10, 2009

Race Rocks Amber Ale (Speed review)

Race Rocks Amber Ale (Lighthouse brewing)

This seems to be standard beer in every pub in Victoria. I had this at the Penny Farthings and gave it quite a low review. There was one in my fridge, so I gave it another try. The score only slightly improved

Ratebeer 3.03 43rd percentile
Beer Advocate B+

Taste +1

There were mildly, roasty and nut flavours to this malt forward beer. The nose in the pub consisted of fermented fruit (aka vomit). At home you could notice caramel and roast in the nose, but still very sweet. The colour is a striking dark copper colour, one might have expected more flavour. There was also the bareness of fruit flavours, it seems a littel watery.

Aftertaste 0

There was a vague hoppy ting at the end; it sure didn't last long. Your mouth was left with a flavourless milky feeling.

Alcohol Content 0 5.2%

Value 0

At the pub I gave it a -1 and almost sent it back. It tasted OK at home, but I would not buy it.

Ingame Enhancement 0

Still at the Penny Farthing. I know I have sampled quite a few beers, but they were all glasses and my buddy drove me home.

Overall 1/10

It is beer. I would rather get this breweries Keepers Stout; a very good dry stout.

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