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1648 Royal Britannia Ale

Brewed by 1648
Style: Wheat Ale
Lewes, England
Serve in Shaker, Weizen


on tap


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RATINGS: 10   MEAN: 3.18/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.02/5   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 123   ABV: 4.1%
Cask; Seasonal - March to September. Also available bottle conditioned.
Originally a Jubilee special but retained in the seasonal line up.

Pale gold, smooth with plenty of body and only lightly hopped.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (44143) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JAN 14, 2015

Cask (handpump) @ GBBF 2013, Great British Beer Festival, London Olympia, Hammersmith Road, London, England W14 8UX.

[ As 1648 Royal Britannia Ale ].
Clear medium orange color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, pale malt, fruity, riped fruit, light to moderate hoppy, sweet fruit notes. Flavor is moderate sweet and bitter with a average to long duration, fruity, riped fruit. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft to flat. [20130814]

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MrTipple (3710) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 9, 2014
Aroma: citrus, peach flavours. Appearance: light gold, medium frothy white head. Taste: light bitter. Palate: hoppy bitterness, low carbonation. Overall: decent Wheat Ale. Pint at the GBBF13, London.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (18744) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 25, 2013
Draft at GBBF 2013 - London. Pours clear, bright gold with a light, foamy head. Tasty beer with some nice citrus, pale bread, mild hay. Light bodied with fine carbonation. Clean finish with pale bread, light citrus, a bit of meringue. Very good stuff.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
elbernays (1260) - Dublin, IRELAND - NOV 6, 2013
Sour aroma, Orange. Pours light gold. No head. Nice rounded bitterness. Low carbonation, medium body. Sour aftertaste. Walnuts, grass earthy. Sweet malts. Like this, a good bit going in.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Rune (11372) - Tromsø, NORWAY - SEP 18, 2013
First day at the Great British Beer Festival 2013, cask, one-third pint glass. Bubbly white head to a dark golden body, slightly cloudy. Fresh aroma of peach and apricot. Fruit hoppy taste with a faint touch wheat. Dry, bittersweet ending. Oily palate. Likable, a strange kind of wheat beer though. (London Olympia 13.08.2013).

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
AndySnow (6812) - Huddinge, SWEDEN - SEP 12, 2013
How: Cask.
Where: Great British Beer Festival (GBBF), London.
Appearance: Hazy golden colour with a small white head.
Aroma: Peaches, malt, hops.
Body: Medium body, low carbonation.
Flavour: Citrus, wheat, malt. Bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (40865) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 31, 2013
From cask. Pours cloudy orange with a small white head. Aroma is peachy, grassy and light herbal. Bitter, citrusy and light grassy. dry and bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Scopey (12720) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 26, 2013
Cask at GBBF 2013. It pours golden yellow with a small white head. The nose is sweet apricot, peach, nectarine, hay and grain. The taste is smooth, bitter pine, grainy, pithy citrus and marmalade with a dry, bitter finish. Medium body and fine carbonation. OK.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
madmitch76 (22535) - , Essex, ENGLAND - AUG 26, 2013
13th August 2013
GBBF Day 1. Light haze on this gold beer. Little white head. Light dry palate. Whisper of floralness. Little marmalade citrus. Light dry finish with a marmalade twang. Okay.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
worldbeertaste (1796) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - SEP 14, 2012
Clear medium dark yellow with a lacy white lasting thin head. Smells like a cream malty smooth with light vegetable, hops and citrus. Wheat and slightly musky no banana. Light frothy oily body. Wheat malty with a soft citrus kick and some yeasty bits.

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