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Arkells Summer Ale

Formerly brewed at Arkells
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Swindon, England


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RATINGS: 19   MEAN: 2.8/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.79/5   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
Cask; Seasonal - Summer.
Just the beer for those long evenings, Summer Ale is refreshingly light in both colour and taste. In fact, it is suited to whatever weather the British summer has to offer and has been a favourite with Arkell's drinkers since it was introduced in 1994.

Ungstrup's rating

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Ungstrup (34226) - Citizen of the universe, - APR 9, 2005
[Cask at GBBF, 2004] An orange beer with no head. The aroma is very light - what is there is hoppy. The flavor is wheaty and hoppy with a dry end.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
oh6gdx (25182) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 18, 2010
Cask@GBBF2010. Golden colour, small white head. Aroma is citrus, some bready malts, a bit mild wooden notes as well. Flavour is much the same along with a slightly sappy finish. A bit watery, otherwise decent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
joe19612 (2532) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - AUG 15, 2010
Cask at GBBF 2010. Lovely golden colour with a thin white head, plenty of citrus and malt in the aroma. The taste is hoppy with plenty of citrus fruit again, with a dry finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
berkshirejohn (5950) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 2, 2010
Cask at the Back of Beyond (JDW), Reading. Bright amber with a thin cream head; grainy aroma; thin body, with a creamy, grainy, texture and a touch of lemon; lacking finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Alphadelic (2144) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 18, 2010
Great summery hop cereal balance on the nose. Metallic and sulphurous not wholly pleasing on the tongue. No hop dryness there really. Vaguely unsettling.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
swoopjones (7021) - Buffalo, New York, USA - SEP 24, 2009
Cask @ the White Hart, Stow-on-the-Wold. light yellow pour, honey-lemon flavor, saaz hops, clean, crisp, lighter body, decent summer beer

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Nekronos (4056) - Xalapa, MEXICO - SEP 3, 2009
Very nice to find a lot of blonde ales this year. This one was fine not too tasty.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SaintMatty (6734) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - AUG 27, 2008
Cask (White Hart Hotel,Whitchurch) - Golden in colour. Light citrus aroma with some malt notes. Moderately bitter initially, the taste then becomes more hoppy with grapefruit notes featuring. Refreshing.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fonefan (43533) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUN 6, 2008
Cask gravity @ Reading Beer Festival 2008.
Clear medium orange color with a small to average, frothy - fizzy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, moderate hoppy, citrus - orange, notes of toffee. Flavor is moderate sweet and bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is flat. (010508)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
dnas2 (705) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - AUG 22, 2007
(Cask handpump at The Wellington, Birmingham). Perfectly clear, still, amber in appearance, with a short head. A very strong fruity, peachy scent. Bitter with a very dry end. Some sweetness. Rather lacking in taste: some biscuit and earthiness in there. Simple and slightly sour, which detracts from the taste after a few mouthfulls.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 16, 2007
Cask at White Hart, Stow-on-the-Wold, Gloucestershire. Mid to dark gold with a small white head. Hoppy aroma with a whiff of sulphur. Sweet vinous taste with some biscuit and a little sourness. Pleasant bitter finish. Not bad.

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