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Arbor FF #23- Conkered

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Brewed by Arbor
Style: Bitter
Bristol, England
Serve in English pint


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RATINGS: 7   MEAN: 3.43/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.11/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 123   ABV: 4.1%
cask,special; Freestyle Fridays #23 "Conkered"

Most Fridays, after a busy week, brewing our regular beers, we like to have a bit of fun and come up with something a bit different.

On this occasion, we decided to play around with some smoked malt, crystal wheat & rye and ease back on our usual heavy handed approach with hops.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (23920) - Vasa, FINLAND - SEP 20, 2014
Bottled (From Ales by Mail, backlog). Ambery brown colour with a small off-white head. Aroma is fruits, nuts, some toasted notes as well as some spicy and chocolaty notes. Flavour is toffee, chocolate, mild toasted notes as well as some mild wooden and spicy notes. Pleasant bitter with a slight twist.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fonefan (41314) - VestJylland, DENMARK - APR 4, 2013

Bottle 500ml.

Clear medium to dark red amber colour with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramle, berry, wood, chestnut fruity, light roasted malt. Flavour is moderate to light light heavy sweet and moderate bitter with a long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20130125]

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jmgreenuk (6517) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - DEC 28, 2012
Bottle from Cotteridge Wines & Spirits, Birmingham. Poured a dark mahogany colour with a thin broken tan head. The aroma is spicy and of liqourice. The flavour is medium bitter but very dry and spicy with loads of pepper on the palate. Another winner from Arbor.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
zacgillbanks (3770) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - DEC 21, 2012
Bottle from Coppers, Newcastle. A very dark brown hazy beer with red fruity, toffee, oak and nutty flavours followed by sweet slight smoked finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rune (10010) - Tromsø, NORWAY - DEC 9, 2012
Half, cask at Euston Tap. Pours a clear, dark amber coloured body. Fragile layer that laces well. Aroma of malty sweetness mingled with resinous hops. Taste of choc-caramel malts offset by resinous hops. Smooth and mid-dry, bittersweet ending. Quite well bodied. A Brit bitter in its best condition (London, 27.11.2012).

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
madmitch76 (20074) - , Essex, ENGLAND - DEC 2, 2012
26th November 2012
Euston Tap. Light haze on this deep amber beer, tidy cream coloured head. Smooth palate, slightly soft. Fine carbonation. Smooth malt, nice medium flavour and slightly nutty. Minerals. Mild apples and dried fruit hops. Finishes crisp and dry. Fresh beer with a shade too many apples but good. A few days later a little of the bottled version (thank you Paul from Arbor) which lacked the apples. Nice bitter!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
downender (7394) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - OCT 23, 2012
Cask-conditioned at the Three Tuns, Bristol 20/10/2012. Copper coloured with an off-white head. Malty aroma with some hedgerow fruits and leafy hops. Flavour had some caramel, bready malts and a decent bitter finish. Fine.

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