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Arbor Why Kick A Moo Cow

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Brewed by Arbor
Style: American Pale Ale
Bristol, England

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RATINGS: 53   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
cask,special
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.


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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
berkshirejohn (5223) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 23, 2015
568ml bottle from Marks & Spencer, Camberley. A hazy amber pour with a dense white head; fruity aroma; fruity gooseberry taste and a creamy texture; with a persistantly bitter finish. Rather subdued for NZ Pale Ale.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
johndoughty (4458) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 11, 2015
Bottle ( one pint ) Unusual slightly hazy appearance.Hoppy bitterness with some sourness. Not as good as many of their beers and a bit of a let down.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jjsint (1464) - Ely, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - AUG 10, 2015
Cask at the Beacon Hotel, Sedgley. Light gold, not quite clear with a thin white head. Pineapple, coriander and buttermilk scent. Taste is hoppy bitter with a solid malt base and a bit of spice at the fore. Not completely balanced, but still quite good although I was expecting more.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
joe19612 (2199) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - JUL 18, 2015
Bottle. Pours a dark orange colour with a fluffy white head, sweet malt aroma with tropical fruit, taste is light and soft with some subtle bitterness and a dry finish.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Mortlach (1314) - Rome, ITALY - JUL 12, 2015
On tap @So Good (Rome). Muddy light orange with a medium white foam. Aroma of yeasts, fruits, malt, roots, flowers. Flavour is rough, licorice, malt, herbal, yeasts... medium body, light carbonation. Not in a good condition.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
jamestulloch (2221) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 26, 2015
Bottle from The Beerhive. Murky golden/amber body with a thick off-white head. Steady carbonation. Nice lacing. Aroma of peach, mango and green hops. Flavour of orange, juicy pineapple and lime. Medium body with a smooth, oily mouthfeel. Soft fizz. A crisp, hoppy beer in cask-like condition. I love this brewery - their recent beers have been excellent.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nilz (460) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - JUN 25, 2015
Fill from Grunting Growler’s pop-up at Peckham?s Glasgow pours a hazy light amber with slim head. Aroma, lemon, orange and floral. Taste, Seville orange, sherbert, nice bitter finish. I rather liked it.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fombe89 (703) - Asturias, SPAIN - MAY 23, 2015
On tap. @El Lúpulo Feroz, Oviedo 22/05/2015. Color ambar, aroma resinoso, sabor frutal, cuerpo medio.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
zvsn (1114) - ISRAEL - MAY 17, 2015
Bottle. Cloudy orange with a stable white head. Smell of citrus and tropical fruits. Sweetish, fruity (peach, orange, grapefruit), a bit of malt, finishes with pleasant hops bitterness. Light-medium bodied, smooth and easy drinking. Quite nice.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ragnampiza (751) - 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.


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