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Abbeydale Absolution

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Brewed by Abbeydale
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Sheffield, England

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unknown

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common

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RATINGS: 53   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.25   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
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Cask; Regular.
Pure Maris Otter Pale Ale malt, and English Goldings hops produce this fine single varietal golden coloured beer, giving a rich mellow sweetish taste tempered with citric overtones and a subtle bitterness in the finish...Gold Medal winner in strong ale class at Peterboro' CAMRA beer Festival 1998.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BlackHaddock (3760) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - SEP 10, 2014
Hand-pulled cask pint in the newly refurbished Oddfellows, Wellington, Shropshire on 10th sep 2014. Light golden body, clear and bright (almost lager like) with a good white head. Fruity and tasty, semi-sweet with a light malty front, the hops being well suppressed from the start,

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
wyzzywyz22 (1961) - Wirral, Merseyside, ENGLAND - JUN 1, 2014
Cask, West Kirby Tap, Wirral. Hazy darkish gold looks with a small white head. Sweet malt nose with vague citrus hop notes. Creamy mouthfeel. Flavour was sweet and a bit cloying with a rather weak hop profile and some fruitiness. Drinkable but somewhat on the bland and insipid side of the fence.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerViking (2467) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 5, 2014
Cask at the Magpie, golden with a faint haze and a thick white foam, hints of peach and banana and peppery hops on the nose, body is very reminiscent of a Belgian abbey tripel, full yet bright malty body, dry bitterness, faint touches of honey, banana and citrus, notable bites of alcohol and dry hoppiness in the finish.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ladnewton (1413) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 7, 2014
Cask at CBC, Clerkenwell on 28th February 2014. Gold with thin white foam. Spicy and fruity aromas. Rich fruitiness in-mouth with berry fruits and floral hoppiness. Floral finish with plenty of sweet berry fruits and spices. Velvety mouthfeel and lightish body.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
allmyvinyl (3338) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 26, 2014
Cask at The Waggon & Horses, York. Pours pale yellow gold, thin white head. Aromas of light tropical fruits. Taste had a honey sweetness. Clean finish. OK.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
RichTheVillan (2868) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - FEB 3, 2014
Cask at The Devonshire Cat; hazy pale yellow pour with a frothy white head, clean crisp taste with some citrus a hint of honey.

3.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Vladivostok (237) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - JAN 26, 2014
This is a gentle pale beer with the slightest of malty aromas and a taste nowhere near its comparatively high alcohol content. Hopping is gentle and the finish length is just medium. All that said however, there is something about this beer that just says ’qualty’; completely indefinable but it’s there nonetheless. If it wasn’t so strong, I’m sure I could drink it till the cows come home, well at least until they were at the bottom of the street...

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
wimpyjoe (3864) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 8, 2014
Cask @ Shoulder of Mutton, Hebden Bridge. Slightly hazed yellow coloured ale with a small creamy head. It’s full of tropical fruit character, more so in taste than aroma with a mild bitterness.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
niquillis (812) - Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 22, 2013
On cask at Dead Poets Inn, Holbrook. Pours golden with fast diminishing head. Slight astringency, light fruits mango etc. OK.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
planky84 (2105) - , Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 12, 2013
Cask at the 2013 Grape and Grain Spring Beer Festival, Crystal Palace. Light amber pour with a white head. Baked apple and pear aroma. Sweet fruit flavour. Fruity finish.


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