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Arundel Old Scrooge

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

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RATINGS: 12   MEAN: 3.3/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.11   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask; Seasonal - Christmas.
A strong ale that will be remembered in Christmas past, eagerly enjoyed in Christmas present and looked forward to in Christmas future!
In December 2012 the ABV changed to 5.0% from 5.3%


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (35220) - VestJylland, DENMARK - AUG 19, 2013

Cask (handpump) @ The Lord Moon Of The Mall (JDW), 16-18 Whitehall, Greater London, London, England SW1A 2DY.

Clear medium yellow amber colour with a average, frothy to creamy, good lacing, mostly lasting, white to off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, nutty, fruity, light to moderate hoppy, fruity hops. Flavor is moderate sweet and light to moderate bitter with a average to long duration, nutty, caramel, fruity, spicy notes. Body is medium, texture is oily and smooth, carbonation is soft to flat. [20121207]

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
berkshirejohn (4571) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 28, 2012
Cask at the Old Manor (JDW), Bracknell, ABV 5%. Golden amber with a thin cream head; floral aroma; soft in the mouth with a sweet caramel malts and some orange fruit; and a crisply bitter finish. A pleasant bitter.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
imdownthepub (10460) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 20, 2012
Cask conditioned at a Wetherspoons. Amber with very slight head. Perfumed and quite flowery beer with a distinct orange blossom note, orange pith. This was fairly flat on delivery which followed into the drinking of the beer. Nothing special.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mr_h (2928) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - NOV 28, 2012
Cask by handpump at Last Post, Paisley - clear amber brown with a good creamy off-white head, mild sweet malty aroma, malty, caramel, tea leaf, dark chocolate flavour, moderate carbonation

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DJMonarch (9159) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - APR 27, 2011
Cask Handpump at the Penny Black JDW, Northwich 21/12/2010 (ABV 5.0%) Some malt aroma. White head. Copper golden coloured and a little fruity with a slighty dry and bitter nutty finish.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
meerbier (1474) - Pijnacker, NETHERLANDS - JAN 2, 2011
Cask@ShakespearsHeadLondon. Light sourish aroma with a hint of toffee. Amber colour, beige head, good lace. Sweet, caramel, toffee, light malty, herbal hops, nice bitterness. Light sticky and dusty dry in the finish.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Leighton (11315) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 20, 2010
Cask at the Pommelers Rest, JDW. Mostly clear, amber-gold pour with an off-white head. Foamy. Bread, some lightly toasted, burned edges, soft caramel aroma. Odd flavor, with heavy, heavy metals, such that I am about drinking this. Also some light plastic, faint earth, bread. Medium bodied with average carbonation. Metal metal metal to finish, with mild malts. What the hell? Metal subsides a bit as the beer warms but just barely. Something must be off here. At least, I hope so.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
madmitch76 (15309) - , Essex, ENGLAND - DEC 12, 2010
10th December 2010
On tap at the Goodmans Fields spoons. 5.0% version. Bright clear amber brown beer with a creamy off white head - it’s an attractive pint! Smooth semi dry palate. Fresh smooth malt, a little creamy. Sweetish beer, well intergrated smooth and semi dry orange. Dry malty finish. Just a very pleasant well joined up sweetish Crimbo ale that I could have happily drunk all afternoon as could everyone I was with.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 23, 2010
Cask at Bankers Draft (JDW), Bedford. A fraction too warm. Bright amber with a small white head. Sweet aroma of overcooked silage. Taste is interesting rather than attractive, sweet, malty and rounded, with some bitterness, and that composty, rotting hay flavour, redolent of rusty farmyards full of black plastic sheeting and old motor tyres, in a damp, flat, depressing English Midlands landscape. Probably Northants. Quite surprised at my scores.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Doppelganger (1388) - Dry County, Arkansas, USA - FEB 19, 2007
Gravity, Dover BF. Dark copper with an off-white layer of coarse bubbles. Warm fruity honey sweetness, cinnamon and marmalade. Lots for fruit in the flavor as well--seems like a blending of ester and hop contribution. Rather sweet, but finishes fairly dry, and combined with a touch of astringency, manages to stay refreshing.


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