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Arbor Single Hop Motueka

Brewed by Arbor
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Bristol, England


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RATINGS: 70   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35/5   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
Cask; Regular. Also available bottle conditioned.
As the name suggests, we’ve used just one variety of hop in this pale golden ale. Brewed with just low colour Maris Otter malt and a little wheat for head retention, we’ve selected some of the more “interesting” hops and added several bucket loads to each brew. Currently we’re using one of our favourites, NZ Motueka. Expect a tropical citrus twist, with hints of lemon and lime.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Vladivostok (452) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - OCT 22, 2016
Pale amber with a mildly citrus aroma. Hopping quite restrained but tasty enough. Perhaps a little sweet. Not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Garrold (4352) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 9, 2016
Tap. Sheffield Tap. Hugely overpriced, and massively under measured, but that’s the Tap for you! Very hazy gold. Thick, frothy, off white head. Nose has light, spicy hop. Some floral notes. Soft herb. Taste is soft sweet, with a light, citric bitterness. Light body. Prickly fizz. Light bitter finish. Nice for being on keg. Crisp and refreshing.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Mr_Pink_152 (3909) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - AUG 23, 2016
Tried at the Queens Head, Kings Cross, as Arbour Motueka Golden Session Beer and at 3.8%. Hazy golden to orange colour with a small white head. Slight tropical fruity aroma. Taste light sweet to light bitter. Medium body, bigger taste than expected for this sessional golden beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Towey1989 (1899) - Stoke On Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - APR 23, 2016
Cask at The Earl Grey Inn, Leek. A clear deep golden colour with a medium white head. Aroma of lemon sherbet, lime, some mango, slight passion fruit, subtle peach and a little floral hops. Taste of lemon, lime, passion fruit, some mango, slight peach, a little apple and subtle floral hops. Light bodied and soft carbonation. A sweetish, citrus hop bitterness in the finish. A fresh Motueka hopped beer, not a lot of bitterness but great fruitiness. Little thin but very sessionable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TBone (16197) - Pori, FINLAND - APR 21, 2016
Bottled 568ml ("Arbour Motueka Golden Session Beer" 3.8% ABV, AbM)
Hazy orange-yellow color, small white head, some lace. Tropical fruity aroma, maybe hints of wheaty banana. Light-bodied, crisp carbonation. Tropical fruityness, light banana, aftertaste has some grapefruity bitterness. Nicely tasty for its ABV.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Tselloufc88 (337) - Coventry, West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAR 12, 2016
Bottle from Warwick Real Ale. Lemon, lime, bright tropical fruit aroma. Taste is grassy, citrus, slight sherbert lemon. Mild bitter finish, easy drinking but a little thin.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
evergreen0199 (3030) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 28, 2015
Cask at Amersham beer shop, Amersham, Bucks. A golden coloured pour with a medium white head on top. Hoppy, citrus, peach aroma. Tastes similar, hoppy, citrus, peach. A little thin but tasty for the strength.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Stuu666 (10874) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 20, 2015
Cask at cloisters. Pours clear golden, nose is passionfruit, toffee, taste is sweet, fruity,little thin.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
leebotton (406) - Bristol, Somerset, ENGLAND - OCT 6, 2015
Lovely juicy tropical fruit aroma hinting pungent herbs and even strawberries and banana. It somehow smells ’thick’. The flavour is fruity with tropical and berry notes. Not as thick as the smell somehow suggested but very flavoursome whilst being easygoing. Low bitterness for Arbor, which is fitting. A solid, well-balanced beer. I would only enjoy it more if there were a little more intensity to the flavour.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
jfb (5567) - Freising, GERMANY - SEP 20, 2015
(cask) hazy pale golden colour with a frothy white head. aroma of lemon peel and yeast, slightly green, with a light touch of grass and yeast. flavour is mostly the same, also rather green, with prominent notes of yeast and grainy pale malts, some treebark and a light-bitter finish. medium-bodied with soft carbonation.

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