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Arbor Why Kick A Moo Cow

Brewed by Arbor
Style: American Pale Ale
Bristol, England


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RATINGS: 28   MEAN: 3.51/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37   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 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ALLOVATE (2408) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - SEP 10, 2014
At just on cool and into a snifter. Dull, muddy amber with very, very fine, well conditioned carbonation. Head is a mess of dirty white, loose foam that holds and spatters thee glass with lace. Could the ’Moo Cow’ in the name be because of the aroma, or am I missing something? This smells distinctly of cow pat; nice and fresh, still warm and damp. It has little inklings of lime zest, lemon grass, pine wood, sawdust and chaff, but it is the cow dung that reigns supreme. There is sharp, sweet and sour fruit on the palate. Vinous, white wine and pear with lime and lemon. Herbal, moderately bitter finish is rough and rugged. Body is just shy of medium-light yet it is weighted in the finish - one is ample. Moderate carbonation gives it enough bounce. Lightly perfumed with a floral note that lingers like rose petals. Toffee and toasted malts balance it out, and there is a touch of honey to it as well. What is with that nose as the palate is clean and streamlined. The aroma is definitely unique. Not unpleasant, just not a showcase of the hops used. Ok drinking. (50cL, BB 31/10/14, The Liquor Shed, Jandakot)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DruncanVeasey (7191) - NUNEATON, Top 18, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - SEP 9, 2014
Pint bottle: bonus point. Muddy bronze opaque with detritus. Sustained white mousse. Nose of beeswax, pollen, dishcloth, Cheddar, slushy tropical fruit and liquorice. Better that than sounds with a well-stewed, floral, deeply tropical, coconut-hinting and oddly rauch-splashed balance of good stuff; hits of peach, papaya, iced tea and good boozy orange liqueur warmth. Peachy and bilious with the bits in. I’m not selling it but it’s an aromatic and rounded APA with a cask-like fullness and softness of condition.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AdiBeer (1071) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 31, 2014
Aroma: intense flowers, some citrus fruits. Appearance:dark amber, medium white head. Taste: medium bitter. Palate: hops intensify, flowers, some citrus, soft carbonation. Overall: nice APA, great palate. Pint at BierCab, Barcelona.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SarkyNorthener (1950) - Walsall (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 30, 2014
Arbor Tap Takeover. Cask@barton arms, birmingham. Amber beer with smallhead. Aroma of faint dusty hops. Taste is marmalade, fruity hops and dry hop finish. Decent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mR_fr0g (3130) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 23, 2014
Keg at the farmer’s boy St Albans. Clouded orange coloured pour with a sticky thin white head. Aroma is tangy fruit, pineapple, dank and grass. Flavour is wheat and dough grains, tangy orange, some funky fermenting orange. Palate is medium full, highish carbonation. Doughy on the tongue. Maybe Dana hop? A bit weird.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KarlPopper (9) - Krakow, POLAND - AUG 3, 2014 does not count
Clear beer with a color of loght orange, delicate but interesting aroma of new zealand hops: white fruits and citrus (aroma could be stronger). Very nice taste with great bitterness, like a light IPA, very drinkable. Its a pity that the aroma is not stronger but still if You are a fan of NZ hops I strongly reccomend it

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
allmyvinyl (3347) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 31, 2014
Cask at The Hanging Bat. Pours clear amber, thin white head. Aromas of peach and light resin, some caramel. Taste is caramel and more peachy hops. Light bitter finish. Nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bluevegie (3053) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUN 14, 2014
Murky looking orangey body with a short and hardly lasting head. Hops on the nose with good bitterness in the taste. Balanced and easily drinkable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Benzai (8226) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - JUN 8, 2014
Bottle [thanks John!] @ home shared with Dutchdrebus and Ansjelaah. Hazy a bit pale orange color, medium to full sized off-white head that diminishes fairly quickly and leaves fair lacing. Aroma is decently malty, decently hoppy and decently fruity. Tastes about the same. Quite decent on all aspects without standing out.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DutchDrebus (4018) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - JUN 8, 2014
Bottle @ benzai. Hazy amber colour with a medium sized white head. Smells hops, sweet, winegums, sugary, fresh. Tastes hops, bitter, fruity, fresh, nice. Thin to medium body, crisp carbo.

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