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Arbor Single Hop Phoenix

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

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RATINGS: 9   MEAN: 3.42/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.15   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask & Bottle Conditioned; Special.
Single hop series.
As the name suggests we’ve used just one variety of hop in this pale golden ale. For this range we select the more interesting hops and add several bucket loads to each brew. This one uses the English variety Phoenix. Expet subtle fruity flavours with gentle hints of spice and a very smooth bitter finish.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
chriso (7347) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 25, 2014
500ml bottle, best before 22 Dec 2012, at home on 1 April 2013. Hazy straw colour. Loose white head. Some herbal and onion/garlic notes. Not the biggest hop presence. Fair amount of bitterness. Maybe a bit past its best and suffering from hop fade although I don’t think Phoenix is the most aromatic hop in the first place.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (14711) - , Essex, ENGLAND - SEP 1, 2013
15th December 2012
Hazy gold beer, tidy white head. Slightlky lagerish nose! Palate is crisp and semi dry. Nice hops, sweet and sour lemon. Touch of orange followed by bitter grapefruit pith. Mild minerals. Dry finish. Nice!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (34595) - VestJylland, DENMARK - AUG 19, 2013

Bottle 500ml.

Clear medium yellow colour with a average to large, frothy to creamy, good lacing, mostly to fully lasting, white head. Aroma is moderate malty, toasted - caramel, light to moderate hoppy, grass. Flavour is moderate sweet and bitter with a long duration, fruity, hoppy. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20130401]

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
johndoughty (3956) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - NOV 17, 2012
Bottle. Golden and slightly hazy.Hoppy with some fruitiness.Amazingly powerful for such a low strength beer.How do they do it? Check it out and try.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DanielBrown (3777) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - NOV 8, 2012
Bottle from Cotteridge Wines. Opaque yellow. No head to speak under. Yes it’s sort of hoppy - a dusty, tinned pineapple taste. It does have a pleasing tart bitterness. Not the brash hops of modern times, but a good UK jolt to the tastebuds.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
imdownthepub (10133) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 27, 2012
Bottled, 500ml from West Country Ales, Cheddar, Somerset. Cloudy yellow gold with white head. Nice aroma, plenty of autumn like leafy notes, but the actual beer is a little harsh. It is bitter orange with sharp chemical note, salty perhaps, but not quite that. Challenging and dry but interesting all the same.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
downender (6200) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - JUL 8, 2012
Bottle from Grape & Grind, Bristol. Pale gold in colour with a slight white head and moderate carbonation. Crisp, slightly earthy malt aroma with a touch of hedgerow fruit. Grainy malt flavour, with a spicy kick and bitter finish. Unusual.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beersiveknown (2850) - NORTHERN IRELAND - JUN 24, 2012
Cask at bridge inn, bristol.Burnished gold with vegetal hop aroma, nettles, dry bitterness, bit one dimensional

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kwik-lime (1292) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 17, 2012
Cask at Euston Tap in London. Very light in colour, a pale straw colour. Really hoppy, but with a refreshing citrus hint. Very drinkable. Enjoyable beer.


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