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Arbor Why Kick A Moo Cow

Brewed by Arbor
Style: American Pale Ale
Bristol, England


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RATINGS: 44   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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Big malty New Zealand pale ale, brewed with a large quantity of Southern Cross and Rakau hops added in the copper and dry hopped with Green Bullet.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ragnampiza (596) - Rome / Lecce, ITALY - FEB 26, 2015
568 ml bottle from Birra+. Dark amber, extremely hazy, with a nice, creamy and persistent off white head. On the nose citrus and lemon peel upfront, then slightly tropical and dank, with al a hint of that cat piss/animal aroma. Overall quite earthy and slightly spicy, not "in your face" hoppy, but decent enough. Definitely better in the mouth, even though it’s much more malty than usual. Nicely bitter from start to finish, quite juicy and not too dry, more than subtle caramel/dark honey sweetness. Herbal and hoppy aftertaste. Soft to average carbonation, light to medium body, creamy texture. I love Pacific hops and I was expecting a slightly more exciting beer, but it’s above average, no doubts about that.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ianwelby (626) - SCOTLAND - FEB 5, 2015
Clear amber beer with a thin bubbly head and a light, tangy fruit aroma. Very sweet, almost sickly but thankfully there’s some bitter, grapefruit-y citrus in there to balance it out. As mentioned in a previous rating, I think there’s some ginger in there too especially in the aftertaste. Probably a one-and-done beer for me but it’s nice for something a bit different.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bleki (103) - Gliwice, POLAND - JAN 18, 2015
Pours amber and hazy, nice head. In aroma pines, raisins and fruits, not intensive. In mouth much better, smooth, medium body, bitter finish. Really tasty. Average carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lowenbrau (2429) - Asturias, Oviedo, SPAIN - DEC 31, 2014
568ml bottle @El Lúpulo Feroz, Oviedo. 07-09-2014.
Pours murky golden with nice whie head. Short head retention, some lacing. Fruity nose. Medium body, average carbonation, oily texture. Taste is quite fruity, a bit off flavours, some dry and resinous aftertastes. Enjoyable anyway.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
SaintMatty (5750) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - DEC 30, 2014
568ml Bottle - Amber in colour. Peach, pine, apricot and orange in the aroma. Peach, ginger, grapefruit and orange peel can be detected in the taste. The finish is tangy and slightly spicy.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Quack-Duck (8358) - Down South, GERMANY - DEC 28, 2014
bottle from Darts Farm. Golden colour, white head. Lovely hop aroma, resiny and fruity. Full-bodied, malty with the right sweetness, lots of aromatic hops delivering a fruity and resiny-piney overall flavour. Superb.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
floydian1 (1110) - FNQ, Australia, - NOV 10, 2014
Another fine beer from this boutique Bristol brewery. From a 568ml bottle it pours unfiltered deep amber with a moderately sized and lasting off-white head. Nose has heaps of tropical fruits from the NZ hops used on top of a sweet caramel malt bill. Taste is fruity and malty with a refreshing resinous dry finish. Well balanced palate with a medium body and average carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Iznogud (1230) - CROATIA - NOV 6, 2014
On tap at the Hanging Bat, Edinburgh. Pours hazy orange to amber with white head. Fruity citrus aroma. Fruity and malty flavor with bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
zacgillbanks (2885) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - NOV 1, 2014
Bottle from Coppers, Newcastle. Hazy amber coloured with malty and tropical fruit flavours followed by citrus and toffee on the woody finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
imdownthepub (11091) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 24, 2014
Cask conditioned at The Harp, Charring Cross, London. Amber with white head. There is a stewed fruity note at the start, slightly sour and nasal, but this improves giving a kiwi fruit type flavour, sharpish. It’s fine.

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