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Arkells Moonlight (Cask)

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Brewed by Arkells
Style: Premium Bitter/ESB
Swindon, England
Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 37   MEAN: 2.84/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.83   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask; Occasional. Originally available as part of the Wethersppons May 2005 beer festival.
NOTE: Usually only available pasteurised in bottle, which has a separate listing.
This beer has been brewed using a special blend of malts and English Fuggles and Susan hops to give a beautiful golden colour, ligering taste and toasty aroma.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
miquelcrush (1384) - Granollers, SPAIN - JUL 12, 2014
Bona cervesa, és bastant equilibrada i gustosa. Buena cerveza, es bastante equilibrada y sabrosa.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jjsint (769) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 21, 2014
Cask @ The Castle, Bedford. Dark gold/copper with a smallish but lively head for a cask ale. Sulphurous aroma which fades to light herby and biscuit note with a hint of soft fruit. Taste is full and sweet with a bitter finish. I find the aftertaste somewhat acrid. An interesting ale, well-made but a bit unbalanced. Won’t be to everyone’s taste.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SaintMatty (5242) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - DEC 27, 2013
Cask (White Hart, Whutchurch) - Amber in colour. Apricot and biscuity malt in the aroma. Apricot and biscuity malt also feature in the taste along with some pleasantly hoppy notes.

3.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
SilkTork (5218) - Rochester, Kent, United Kingdom, Kent, ENGLAND - NOV 27, 2013
March, 2012 Royal Inn, Wootton Bassett. Good malty beer with a refreshing vanilla wash and a light noble hop finish. Damn nice.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Gethinbeer (2154) - Nova Scotia, CANADA - AUG 12, 2013
Copper pour with a thin to non existant lace. Sour vinager aroma. Yeast, mango fruity flavour. Smooth texture. Little sweet honey finish.

1.3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
Beese (1783) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 22, 2013
Cask at Moon Under Water (JDW) on 19 June. Poured a very unattractive, cloudy amber. No aroma to speak of very little flavour followed by some unpleasant bitter notes on the palate. I don’t doubt that this was not in good condition, but I get the impression that it wouldn’t have been might much better if it had been perfectly served.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
berkshirejohn (4526) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 3, 2013
Cask at the Old Manor (JDW), Bracknell. An average, and rather, boring brown bitter. Copper with a foaming white head; basic, malty aroma; sweet malty taste with a few nuts thrown in; and a biscuity finish.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
OwainTurner (322) - Leicester, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 25, 2013
#10 - Moonlight offers a burst of fresh fruit and sweetness, with a comforting backnote of bitterness, just enough to satisfy your beer craving. Incredible easy to drink, at 5.4%, Moonlight is a perfect pint to get you warmed up for an evening of drinking.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
mR_fr0g (3117) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 14, 2013
Cask at moon under water watford. Dense white head, light amber sticky lace. Aroma is sharp granny smith some solvent. Nutty malt flavour solvent and earthy hop. Not in good condition at all.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jfb (3818) - Freising, GERMANY - MAY 24, 2013
(cask) pours a slightly hazy golden-amber colour with a creamy off-white head. aroma of herbal hops, bread dough and caramel, slightly grainy, with light notes of tobacco and lemon peel. flavour is mostly the same, with some sweetness, notes of green apple, earth and a light-bitter finish. light to medium-bodied with soft carbonation.


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