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Acorn SPA (Special Pale Ale)


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Formerly brewed at Acorn
Style: Premium Bitter/ESB
Wombwell, England
Serve in English pint


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RATINGS: 3   MEAN: 3.17/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.02/5   EST. CALORIES: 141   ABV: 4.7%
Cask; Status uncertain.
A light copper coloured, well hopped traditional IPA, with pronounced bitterness and a hoppy nose. Sweet malts on the palate, through to a hoppy finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
leaparsons (9942) - Wigston, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - MAR 1, 2005
Out of the Vaults, Leicester. Golden with an off-white head. Aromas are toffee malts with sweet spicy pine hops. Green and fresh. Flavours are fruity malts with spicy malts. Not a great deal of malt body but this is really about the hops. Dry, floral and pine. Hints of metal on the finish. Not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
RichardGretton (4653) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - FEB 26, 2005
Very dark amber beer with a very dry aroma with a slightly malty finish. The flavour is very dry. Overall a good dry beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SilkTork (5559) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Hampshire, ENGLAND - JUL 11, 2004
Crown & Thistle, Gravesend. Dark amber best bitter with a very dry and dusty hop finish. Some orange marmalade in the middle. Very old school. Not my thing. Chrissie felt this and the Mauldon were a bit green, and I had to agree. Surprising for a pub which prides itself on the beer’s quality and won CAMRA Pub of the Year.

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