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Allendale Curlew’s Return

Brewed by Allendale
Style: Bitter
Hexham, England
Serve in English pint


on tap

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RATINGS: 32   MEAN: 3.18/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.11   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
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Cask; Seasonal - Februay to July. Also available bottled.
A true red brown coloured ale, highly drinkable with a full bitterness and an exciting citrus floral hop character from a late hopping of Cascade.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (20902) - Vasa, FINLAND - OCT 9, 2014
Bottled (backlog). Amber colour, small off-white head. Aroma is nutty, resiny and wooden along with some caramelly, bready and earthy notes. Flavour is crisp on the malty side (crystal, caramel, biscuit) and has a nice wooden, nutty and mildly toasted note to it as well. Nice floral and grassy finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Geokkjer (6016) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - SEP 27, 2014
Bottle. Pours amber with an off-white head. Aroma of lemon, citrus, peach, fruitiness and malt. Flavor is sweet and malty with some biscuit, bread, some bitterness and herbal notes. Medium body, average carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
yngwie (14069) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - SEP 27, 2014
Bottle. A dense, finger-thick off-white to light beige head forms over an unclear, dark amber colored body. The aroma is mostly on the toffee side, with a pleasant citrusy touch. Cocoa notes and some resiny hints. It’s medium bodied and quite dry on the palate, with a pleasant carbonation level. Toffee, hazelnuts, cocoa, citrus peel and resins in the flavor, with a nice bitterness. Lasting finish. Quite pleasant and easy drinkable this one, sessionable. 140927

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Meilby (8180) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - SEP 27, 2014
Bottle 500ml @ Geokkjer
Pours clear deep golden with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, caramel, nuts, citrus, grass and floral with hint of cocoa. Taste is light to medium sweet and medium bitter with a long nutty, caramel and grassy/floral finish. Body is light, texture is thin, carbonation is soft.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (35959) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAR 25, 2014

Bottle 500ml.

Clear medium amber color with a small to average, frothy, good lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, nutty, light hoppy, orange - citrus. Flavour is moderate to light light heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, nutty, caramel, grass. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat. [20131229]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SaintMatty (5518) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - MAR 15, 2014
500ml Bottle - Dark amber/copper in colour. Walnuts, chestnuts and hops in the aroma. Nicely balanced taste with biscuity malt, nuts and some floral hops. Easy to drink.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Idiosynkrasie (4088) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - JAN 24, 2014
500ml bottle. Clear, reddish dark amber colour with average, thick, frothy, half-way lasting, minimally lacing, off-white head. Airy hoppy aroma has cautious fruity hints of red berries, a touch of nougat. Taste is minimally bitter hoppy, cautious unspecific malty background with a nuttily touch and hints of nougat. Slightly unbalanced, doesn’t meet my taste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
HenrikSoegaard (10775) - Randers, DENMARK - DEC 29, 2013
Bottle. Creamy white good mostly lasting head. Yellow colour. Moderate malty and hoppy aroma. Average moderate malty and hoppy aroma. Average moderate hoppy finish. Oily palate.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Camons (6305) - Hasselager, DENMARK - DEC 29, 2013
Bottle @ Johns, Århus newyear tasting. Pours golden with a offwhite head. Aroma of malt, little caramel, nuts, grass. Flavor is malt, caramel, nuts, wood, grass. Medium body, lively carbonation

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rasmus40 (11787) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - DEC 29, 2013
Bottle @ Aarhus tasting. Clear amber with a lasting off-white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel, nutty and light hoppy. Flavor is medium sweet and moderate bitter. Dry and moderate bitter finish. 291213

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