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Acorn Northdown Blonde

Acorn Northdown Blonde
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Formerly brewed at Acorn
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Wombwell, England


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RATINGS: 9   MEAN: 3.16/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.99/5   EST. CALORIES: 123   ABV: 4.1%
Cask; Occasional.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
fonefan (43888) - VestJylland, DENMARK - SEP 2, 2010

Cask (handpump) @ NWAF 10, National Winter Ales Festival, The Venue, Sheridan Suite, Manchester, England.

Clear light to medium yellow color with a small to average to large, fizzy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, white to off-white head. Aroma is light to moderate malty, toasted, fruity, light hoppy, peppery notes, light yeasty, vomit, UK yeast. Flavor is moderate sweet and bitter with a average duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is flat. [20100122

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 2, 2010
Cask. Clear yellow with a small white head. Unclean fruity nose. Thin body, completely flat, a little fruit and a somewhat raw hoppy finish. 220110

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DonMagi (5593) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 21, 2009
Cask in the market porter. Alround rating: Pale biscuity malt, grassy and peppery hop, clean and very bitter as i expect.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DJMonarch (9179) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - JUL 14, 2009
UPDATED: NOV 26, 2009 1. Cask Stillage at the Blacksmiths Arms, Broughton Mills 10/11/2007 Creamy hoppy aroma. Clear golden coloured and very hoppy with some citrus fruit flavour. Crisp and creamy on the palate with a bitter lasting malt finish. 2. Cask Handpump at the University Arms, Sheffield 14/11/2009 Hoppy and floral aroma. Clear golden coloured fruity and hoppy with a crisp and slightly bitter lasting malt finish.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 17, 2009
Cask at Wellington Arms, Bedford. Gold with a small white head. Citric aroma with a hint of sulphur. Slightly oily citric taste. Mid bitter finish. Not a favourite.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Whelk (123) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 27, 2008
Cask at the Fox and Duck. Pours a pale gold with a thin white head. Aroma is citrus hops and a little spice as well. Flavors are slight malt, grass, citrus fruit (orange, lemon).

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 13, 2008
A Mes rate: Cask at the Wenlock.
Pale gold with a very thin white head. Heavy tobacco in the aroma with some lovely citric hops and lots of green fruit. Flavour is along the same lines but even better. It’s all about the finish. Bitter and grassy with really good length. Slight tobacco and lots of orange. Almost like vitamin c tablets. (Could do with one of those right now actually...) Plenty of other tropical fruit notes too but the orange takes centre stage. Decent stuff.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
imdownthepub (13233) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 30, 2007
Cask conditioned at The Salutation inn, Nottingham. Pale gold with white head. ESBman has summed this beer up perfectly. A light, if a little thin, malty bitter with noticeable citrusy Northdown hops. Lemony, garpefruit and dry. A pleasant, easy going summery beer. Good stuff.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ESBman (53) - Andover, Hampshire, ENGLAND - JAN 31, 2007
Tasted by a half-pint at the Swim Inn, a JDW pub in Sheffield. Served by a handpump w/ a sparkler. Appearance: pale yellow in colour like a baby duck, with a very tight and creamy white frothy head that lasts throughout the drink… very low in carbonation. Aroma: an ashy and spicy note comes through the thick froth, gradually Northdown’s aroma of citrus-peels reveals itself… the hop profile is balanced and mild, with a good sour kick at the back and minimum malt entry. Somehow the thick froth has hindered the free movement of the potentially nice aroma, but that’s the price to pay for a good-looking pint of real ale… Flavour: a wave of assertive, vertical bittersweet maltiness dominates the palate, like pop-corns, with a buttery touch closely behind; the malts come hand in hand with a mild aroma of lemon-grassy, citrus-zesty, straw-ish and floral hoppyness, followed by a 3D-structured and superbly-lingering hop bitterness, pleasant touches of spiciness and tannins in the aftertaste. Palate and Overall: creamy-smooth and refreshing at the same time, the aerated froth and texture makes this beer a really soft nectar; despite its light body, this deliciously hoppy Blond Bitter tastes intense with a clear theme and high complexity due to the nice structure b/w pale malts and juicy hops.

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