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Arbor Single Hop Motueka

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

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RATINGS: 51   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
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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.


3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
wimpyjoe (4359) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BrewTom (311) - - 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

3.8
   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

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
allmyvinyl (4006) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hirigalzkar (2338) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 26, 2014
Cask @ Euston Tap. Nice sweet and hoppy brew with notes of toasted pineapple and caramel.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
leaparsons (8258) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
a_cross (623) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
s_hartshorne (1630) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 5, 2014
Cask west riding dewsbury. Golden good thick white head lacing. Aroma is fruity. Taste is fruity ok malts and hoppy bitter finish. Medium body. Decent enough.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ComradeK (1045) - The Vale of Dundas, AUSTRALIA - JUN 4, 2014
500ml bottle. Pours a hazy pale gold, with a smallish white head, which lasts fairly well and leaves a little lace. Mandarin, mango and floral hops notes sit over a caramel base to create an appealing aroma. Mango and mandarin hops up front segue into a light caramel body. Floral hops come through in the finish. This crisp golden ale serves as a good vehicle for Motueka hops. Quite enjoyable.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jackl (4797) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - MAY 14, 2014
Cask @ Old Fountain. Listed as "Motueka" @ 3.8%, so I’ll put this here. Still, strange that Arbor have separate entries for single hop goldens that only differ by .2%. Gold with a small head. Almost cheesy, funky nose. Tangerine, tropical undergrowth. Salted cheesecake. Similar flavor. Slightly oily creamy funk. A touch of acid and citrus fruits. Mildly bitter finish. Light oily body, soft carbonation. OK.


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