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Arbor Why Kick A Moo Cow

Brewed by Arbor
Style: American Pale Ale
Bristol, England


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RATINGS: 35   MEAN: 3.52/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41   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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
imdownthepub (10508) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
davidtjm (475) - Berlin, GERMANY - OCT 20, 2014
Bottle from Independent Spirit, Bath. Pour is murky gold with a frothy head, aroma is tropical fruits, mango. Taste is nice and fruity, pineapple, light bitterness towards the end, solid malty backbone, light body and gentle carbonation. Nice one

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theydon_Bois (9280) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - OCT 15, 2014
Keg at the Euston Tap, 13/10/14. Clear golden with a decent off white head. Nose is juicy hops, bitter citrics, pine, lemon rind, orange, straw. Taste comprises earthy hops, grapefruit, pine, ornage pith, light caramel, pinch of spice. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close. Decent enough fayre.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Stuu666 (2887) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 14, 2014
Keg at hanging bat. Pours hazy amber, taste is light tropical fruit, dry toffee.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Garrold (1495) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 12, 2014
Cask. Gravity dispense. Sheffield Brewfest. 5th October. Clear, pale amber. White head. Sweet biscuit malt. Peachy hop. Tropical fruit. Taste is soft sweet. Light dry. Light bitter. Medium body. Rising, pithy bitterness that lasts.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Palme (3459) - Bergen, NORWAY - OCT 6, 2014
On tap @ La Cervrtica. What a delicious name on a beer! This is a cloudy looking one orange straw colored one. A small islandy and lacing white head safely placed on the top. Soft fruity nose. A bit mild perhaps. Hints of apricots, the really ripe kind and tones of grass. Bitter in the taste. Well actually it has a good amount of malt sweetness to back it up. A nice light oily feeling in the mouth and it’s soft on the prickling carbonation. Sweet peachy, some pine hints here actually and a little bit of dry wood towards the finish. Slightly yeasty ripe tail. Not something I would buy again, but one was definitely OK. 12.08.2014

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
scarab (36) - - OCT 6, 2014
Very nice pale ale. Great aroma of citrus (lemon, orange, grapefruit) and tropical fruit (mango, ananas) with some malty pinch of caramel. Nice, well-balanced taste. High carbonisation. Well done.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ALLOVATE (2443) - 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 (7285) - NUNEATON, Top 22, 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 (1372) - 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.

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