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AllGates Winter Meltdown

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Brewed by AllGates
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Wigan, England


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RATINGS: 9   MEAN: 3.23/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.04/5   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
Cask; Seasonal Winter. Replaced by Winter Zing (lower abv and slightly different recipe) for 2012.

Originally brewed in October 2009 as a monthly special but due to demand it was retained.
A light coloured, well balanced beer. It is brewed with low colour Maris Otter & Lager malts to provide a perfect light coloured beer with the Brewers Gold hops providing a well balanced bitterness ideally complemented with the lemon and citrus aromas from the use of Pioneer as the late aroma hop.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
madmitch76 (22315) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 8, 2012
30th December 2009
Market Porter. Clear gold beer. Semi soft and semi dry palate. Fresh fruity hops. Sweet orange and grassy bitterness. Finishes a little overdry.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ungstrup (34658) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - FEB 11, 2011
Cask. A golden beer with a lazing white head. The aroma has notes of citrusy hops. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt, lemons and other fruits combined with hops and a light touch of diacethyl, leading to a bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
chriso (7513) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 7, 2011
UPDATED: JAN 16, 2013 Cask (gravity dispense). Beer #23 at Chelmsford Winter Beer Festival on 3 February 2011. Gold colour. Thin white head. Quite hoppy but not that aromatic. Some orange peel flavour. Also plenty of lemony citrus. Prominent finishing bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
cgarvieuk (21861) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 31, 2011
cask at bow ... golden amber ... big white head ... light zezty fruity hop ... big citrus ... nice and clean ... light bitter hop ... decent enough

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Fin (9672) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 25, 2011
Cask, handpump at Bar Fringe, Manchester, 20.01.11 Loads of soapy hops in the mouth, bit too soapy for me actually. Hazy gold appearance with medium white head. Itís fine but Iíve had much better from Allgates. A6 A3 T6 P4 Ov13 3.2

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fonefan (44144) - VestJylland, DENMARK - SEP 5, 2010

Cask (handpump) @ Bar Fringe, 8 Swan Street, Manchester, Greater Manchester England M4 5JN.

Clear medium yellow color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white to white head. Aroma is moderate malty, toasted, spicy - herbs, moderate hoppy, grass, citrus. Flavor is moderate sweet and bitter with a average to long duration, dry. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat. [20100120]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 13, 2010
Cask. Clear yellow with a creamy white head leaving laces. Sweetish fruity nose. Medium body, flat, citrusy with an almost Bretty astringency. Fairly hoppy finish. 200110

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
harrisoni (17352) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - FEB 18, 2010
Cask handpull at Market Porter. Pale gold, lasting white head. Asectic sherberty hop on aroma. Itís ok if a bit too ascetic to be really pleasant.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DJMonarch (9179) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - DEC 25, 2009
Cask Handpump at the Penny Black JDW, Northwich 21/12/2009 Hop aroma. Small white head. Clear golden coloured hoppy and fruity with a grapefruit flavour. Crisp and bitter malt finish.

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