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Arbor Single Hop Motueka

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


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RATINGS: 67   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36/5   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Towey1989 (1665) - 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 (15940) - 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 (332) - 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 (2903) - 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 (9989) - 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 (5401) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MrTipple (3182) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 4, 2015
Aroma: light citrus, some floral hops. Appearance: clear gold, small, white, frothy head. Taste: light bitter. Palate: light body, soft carbonation, bitter finish, floral hops again. Overall: very quaffable and light Golden Ale. Pint at GBBF 2015, Kensington Olympia.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Alexi91 (437) - Bristol/Romsey, Hampshire, ENGLAND - AUG 26, 2015
Origin: Tap. Vessel: Tumbler. Supplier: The Christmas Steps (Bristol). Pours a murky gold with small head. Nose is sweet and citrusy. Lemon flavour is nicely balanced against dulled hop bitterness. Mild carbonation. Well blended sweet and bitter make this a very drinkable beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rlgk (17322) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 22, 2015
At Great British Beer Festival 2015, Day 1. Clear golden beer with an offwhite head. Hoppy citrus aroma, grassy, hay, floral, some pine apples and mango. Hoppy pine flavor, peach, hay, spicy notes. Quite nice.

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