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Arbor Hoptical Delusion VIII

Formerly brewed at Arbor
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Bristol, England


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RATINGS: 11   MEAN: 3.57/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.28/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 114   ABV: 3.8%
keg and cask, special

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Stuu666 (10880) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 21, 2014
Bottle at home. Pours hazy golden, taste is sweet fruitiness, light bitterness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
johndoughty (5006) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 24, 2013
Bottle. Up to the usual high standard of this brewery. Bronze with a small head. Complex hoppiness shows that you donít have to have a high alcohol level to produce a decent flavour .Worth checking out.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
NateSeats (15) - Barlborough (nr Sheffield), Derbyshire, ENGLAND - JUL 18, 2013
Arbor rarely disappoints and this is no exception. This little beaut delivers everything it promises, an excellent hoppy session pale. Slight clean hoppy nose followed up with a decent complexity of flavour and a good amount of bitterness. A very accomplished pale ale

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RichTheVillan (6903) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUL 13, 2013
Bottle from Cotteridge Wines; Cloudy amber pour with frothy white head, citrussy aroma, big citrus taste lemon mandarin a hint of grass delightful lie ABV golden ale, oh yeah there was some malty action.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
zacgillbanks (4557) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - JUL 8, 2013
Bottle from Coppers, Newcastle. This is a hazy golden ale with light tropical fruit flavours, toffee and citrus notes with a slight bitter pine finish. Very good for a low ABV beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
minutemat (4452) - Shrewsbury, Shropshire, ENGLAND - JUL 7, 2013
500ml bottle from Trafalgar Wines, Brighton. A lovely citrusy session ale from Arbor here. Freckled white head with a hazy orange body that gives a tantalising glimpse of the mandarin-lined mouthful to come. Lime & mint come through from time to time, and this citrus punch propels the taste past the normal 3.8%-ers. Another bottle? Why not.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jamestulloch (3505) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 28, 2013
Aroma: Mint, lime and a hint of herbs and garlic.

Appearance: Hazy golden body with a large white head. No carbonation. Excellent lacing.

Taste: Vine tomatoes, lime and pale malt. Fresh green hops. Light bitterness.

Palate: Medium body with an oily mouthfeel. Soft carbonation.

Overall: Amazing mouthfeel for such a low ABV beer. One of the best sub 4.0% beers Iíve tried.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tommann (3390) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUN 28, 2013
500ml bottle. Pours a slightly hazy light gold with a small head. Aroma is lime and mandarin jelly. Taste has mandarins to start with a lime finish. Bish has it right, just a bit of soap, too.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
The_Bish (1123) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUN 21, 2013
Yep, a rather good golden, many thanks to Arbor. Itís just on the edge of being the right side of soapy which just kinda tantilises you into thinking that it might not be good. But it is. Top golden.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (18745) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 25, 2013
Cask at the Old Fountain - London. Pours clear gold with a fine, foamy white head. Nice dry citrus nose punctuated with tangerine and hay. Light sweet flavor, very well balanced, more tangerine, some orange, mild hay and general pale malts. Light bodied with fine carbonation. Great condition. Superb balance to finish, a bit more pale malt sweetness, mellow citrus, tangerine. This is a great session golden ale.

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