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Brewed by Arbor
Style: Belgian Ale
Bristol, England

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RATINGS: 20   MEAN: 3.41/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.25   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
cask, special
Freestyle Fridays #35
Cloudy, Belgian smoked pale ale.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
johndoughty (3716) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - SEP 12, 2013
Bottle. Golden with a medium head Lively upon opening. Lovely smoked hoppiness. An excellent well rounded and unusua;. Pity about the lively opening.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
badmansam (58) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 25, 2013
Cask @ Jolly Butchers 2013/6/25 Oh yeah that’s how you do it. That’s how you brew a cask conditioned cloudy Belgian smoked pale ale.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tommann (2487) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUL 2, 2013
500ml bottle at 5.2%. Pours a very lively dark brown with a large head. Aroma is a mix, smoked ham, Belgian yeast and mango hops. Taste has sweet ham to start and a yeast smoked ham finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
zacgillbanks (1847) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - JUL 5, 2013
Bottle from Coppers, Newcastle. This is a hazy brown beer with an initial malty smoke flavour with hints of red fruit, caramel and a vanilla and smoked finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
brief_smile (110) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - JUL 17, 2013
Bottle. Deep hazy amber in colour with a fluffy white head. Aroma: grapefruit, mango, Belgian yeast, caramel, touch of smoked meat. Taste: zingy citric hops, smoky caramel malt and candied/spicy notes from the Belgian yeast. Finishes dry and bitter, with a lingering roasted malt/smoke presence. Lively (maybe to lively) carbonation. Interesting!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
leaparsons (7794) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JUL 20, 2013
Bottle. Hazy golden brown with an off white foam. Aromas are toasted malts with rye bread and light smoke. Bready yeast with hints of earthy pear and traces of banana and metal. Raisins with herbal and spicy aspects. Flavours are rye toast with floral notes and some lemon. Herbal with toffee and bready, zesty yeast. Spicy on the finish. Very nice.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
madmitch76 (13350) - , Essex, ENGLAND - OCT 29, 2013
13th July 2013
Almost clear amber beer with a big pale cream coloured head. Palate is minerally crisp. Good orange and tangerine citric hops. Goes well with the lightly smoky malt. Finishes with thin creamy malt and minerals. Decent.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
olio (5267) - Tampere, FINLAND - SEP 10, 2013
50 cl bottle. BBE 31.03.2014.
Pours amber color with a huge frothy head. Aroma is surprisingly strong with smoke, some grass, yeast notes and hops also. Flavor of smoky malts, caramel, mild wet hay, hops and faint goose berries at the end, distant yeast also. Medium carbonation, light-bodied, mildly bitter. I didn’t actually have that high hopes for this one but it managed to surprise me. The smokiness works very well considering the light body. Nice.
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3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Quack-Duck (7517) - Down South, GERMANY - DEC 28, 2013
bottle from Tuckers Maltings. Hazy amber colour, mid-sized off-white head. Shy smoky nose. Medium-bodied, malty with a shy touch of fruit, some faint smoky flavours in the far background. Expected it to be more smoky, nevertheless this is very, very tasty!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (6986) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - JUL 14, 2013
Bottle on the Black Country Train Tasting Part ZWEI, 06/07/13, thanks to Leighton. Hazed golden amber with a medium sized off white head. Nose is orange sherbet, light hops, caramel, bitter tropical notes, touch of smoke. Taste comprises caramel, bitter orange, fruits, light hops, sugars. Medium bodied, spritzy carbonation, hop bitterness in the finish. Ok stuff.


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