The Craft BeerAdvent 2014 Calendar Day #15 – Karoo Red (S. Africa)


The Craft BeerAdvent Calendar 2014 Day #15

Karoo Red – Porcupine Quill Brewing Co., 5.5% ABV – 330ml., (South Africa)

  • Style: Amber Ale
  • Taste: Tangy light roast dark fruit barley malt
  • Do I love this enough to drink it again: no
  • Would I recommend this to beer aficionados:

Visual: Pours jatoba reddish-brown with minimal dissipating head, micro ringed retention, lots of varied speed streams.

Nose: sweet heavy malted barley, fig/date. (lvl-8)-pungency

Attack: crisp-watery thin

Mid-palate: fizzy-micro tingyly, (lvl-7)-sweetness, (MAIN) light roasted tangy barley malt, almost woody, chestnut -> sourness

Finish: burpy, lingering malty sweet, subtle bitter hopped finish.

Summary: A drinkable brew of mainly tangy sweet barley malt with some dark fruit. I found the entry watery and the sourness threw me off a bit. Just average.