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Arbor Single Hop Motueka

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


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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jamestulloch (2113) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 23, 2015
Cask at Cloisters, 3.8% ABV. Clear golden body with a thin white head that holds well. Nice lacing. Aroma of green apple, hay and apricot. Flavour is light and fruity - notes of lime, underripe pear and orange. Thin to medium body with a creamy texture. Soft tickle of carbonation. This is a beer I could drink all day long.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
cbnz (87) - Berlin, Berlin, GERMANY - APR 6, 2015
Cask @ The Old Red Cow in London

Appearance: Pale golden, small white head
Aroma: Standard tropical fruit and lime from Motueka
Taste: Melon, lime, tangerine, light caramel
Palate: Oily, short finish

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beersiveknown (3925) - NORTHERN IRELAND - MAR 28, 2015
Cask@thre tuns
slightly hazy pale amber with offwhite lacing.pineapple dry pithy grapefruit peel, fruity, light carbonation. Brief bitter finish

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ManVsBeer (5803) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 15, 2014
Cask @ Castle Hotel, Manchester. Paler gold colour with a small creamy head. The hop is lovely with a very drinkable light tropical fruit fused with a sweet bubbly gum flavour. It’s nose is very guava fruit.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BrewTom (451) - - OCT 11, 2014
A huge fruit bomb hits the tongue from the off followed by a more subtle bitter finish. This hop is amazing & this beer takes full advantage of its taste. Rated by BrewTom

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
oldgeezer (72) - brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 5, 2014
cask at the euston tap.pale and hoppy.Citrus. pine good use of this hop. like it a lot

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
allmyvinyl (6301) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 15, 2014
Cask at the Hanging Bat. Pours pale gold, light haze, thin white head. Good citrus aromas, light malt. Taste brings the lime notes, tangy sweetness. Bitter finish. Nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hirigalzkar (2550) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 26, 2014
Cask @ Euston Tap. Nice sweet and hoppy brew with notes of toasted pineapple and caramel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
leaparsons (8832) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JUL 25, 2014
Cask, The Swan & Rushes, Leicester. Golden with an off white foam. Aromas are green apple with light grapefruit and bready yeast. A bit sudsy with clean melon and white grape. Flavours are clean grain with mellow pithy grapefruit and spices. Sweet white grape with green apple skin. Dry with a lightly nutty, leafy finish. Mellow but nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
a_cross (639) - Poole, Dorset, ENGLAND - JUL 5, 2014
On gravity at Parkstone beer festival; gold, no head; the first beer of the festival is often the best and this wasn’t the exception - a classic grapfruity pale ale, but nicely soft, with lots of grassy hops; straightforward but good and moreish; I tend to avoid Arbor because of the ridiculous and annoying number of one-off beers they brew - I fortunately forgot on this occasion; chances of ever coming across this again are unfortunately very slim, however.

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