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Arkells Waimea

Brewed by Arkells
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Swindon, England


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RATINGS: 10   MEAN: 2.87/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.82   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 108   ABV: 3.6%
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Cask; Special - August 2014 (International Hop Collection No.1).

For our international hop collection, we have carefully selected 4 unique varieties of hop each from a different hop growing country to brew 4 individual tasting beers demonstrating the diversity and flavour impact of hops from different regions.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
anders37 (17520) - Malmö, SWEDEN - OCT 7, 2014
Cask @ GBBF 2014. Pours a clear amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty weak hoppy aroma with hints of caramel. Fruity malty caramel hoppy flavor. Has a fruity malty caramel hoppy finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Leighton (11860) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 29, 2014
Draft at the Great British Beer Festival 2014, Day 1 - London. Pours gold-amber with a white cream head. Bland, some bready malts, some out of place diacetyl, citrus, grain. Light bodied with fine carbonation. Simple finish with mild caramel, dough, leaves. Meh.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rlgk (11456) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 21, 2014
Sample at Great British Beer Festival 2014. Clear golden beer with a small head. Grassy hop aroma, hay, floral notes, biscuits. Fruity hop flavor, grassy, floral, citrus, hay, some biscuits.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Theydon_Bois (9927) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - SEP 3, 2014
Cask at GBBF ’14, day 1, 12/08/14. Lightly hazed amber with a moderate off white head. Nose is earthy hops, vanilla, caramel, light citric peel. Taste comprises earthy hops, candied fruits, more vanilla, straw. Medium bodied, moderate carbonation, semi drying close. Ok.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 4/20
madmitch76 (16111) - , Essex, ENGLAND - AUG 31, 2014
12th August 2014
GBBF Day 1. Cask. Clear deep amber beer, small white head. Palate is light and dry. Light dry malts. Hops start floral - skunk then there is a surge of sourness and off flavours. Bleh!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Sledutah (5100) - Utah, USA - AUG 24, 2014
Cask at GBBF
Clear yellow, no head or lacing. Aroma and flavors are fruity and mild malts

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Benzai (8972) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - AUG 18, 2014
Sampled @ GBBF. Clear yellow color,small white head. Smell and taste malts, a hint of fruit hops, average bitterness. Average body and carbonation. Ok beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ferris (4989) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 17, 2014
Cask - Lots of grain and slight earthy hops.  Clear gold with almost no head.  Earthy, woody hops with some grain and light bitterness.  Pretty mild and grainy.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Osprey87 (2032) - WALES - AUG 17, 2014
Cask. Ugly dark brown, hazy, still, small bubbly white head. Aroma is lightly astringent suggesting nail varnish, bread and light pepper. Body is light, low carbonation. Taste is light and watery, tangy dry malt, soft bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Erzengel (3551) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - AUG 14, 2014
Cask @ GBBF 2014. Quite dark for a Golden Ale. The beer starts malty, fresh. Easy to drink with earthy hints. The malty body is very subtle so there is a nice taste of the hops. The mainpart is flowery earthy, easy to drink with only a moderate bitterness. On the tongue remains a smooth, fresh and nice earthy aroma with a low bitterness. Nice!

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