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Arbor Single Hop Motueka

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


on tap

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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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
leebotton (335) - 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 (4762) - 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
AdiBeer (2283) - 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 (277) - 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 (14695) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (3433) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 21, 2015
Arbor Motueka 4% cask at GBBF is a clear light gold with a wonderfully hoppy nose and smooth medium body. Really nice. 3.5

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (36243) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 11, 2015
From cask. Pours cloudy yellow with a small white head. Aroma is citrusy and light peachy hoppy. Bitter, light fruity, toasted, bitter, dry and crisp hoppy. Smooth citrusy hops finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mr_h (3871) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - AUG 3, 2015
Cask (3.8% abv), hand-pulled, State Bar (as Arbor Motueka), grassy, citrus aroma, pale golden amber, thin white head, sparse lacing, herbal, citrus, oily, well balanced

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jamestulloch (2331) - 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 (96) - 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

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