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Ashover Butts Pale Ale

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Brewed by Ashover
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Chesterfield, England

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RATINGS: 10   MEAN: 3.24/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.05   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask; Regular.
Strong and pale with plenty of American hops, in the style of a west coast IPA. The Butts refers to the local quarry and the address of the brewery.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
McNeillR (979) - SCOTLAND - NOV 2, 2013
Soft peachy. Pale hazed beer. Wift of a head. Slightly sweet, prickly carbonation and lemony lemony finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cgarvieuk (13188) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 2, 2013
bottle at home ... golden yellow amber ... small white head ... soft light orange light dry fruit nose ... soft zezty orange ... light dry hop ... light oily fruits ...

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (7002) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - OCT 16, 2013
Cask at the Arkwright Arms, Duckmanton, 04/10/13. Clear pale golden with a thin white head. Nose is citrus zest, orange, light hops, lemon sherbet. Taste comprises light grapefruit, orange pith, good hop presence for a GB. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, dry grassy bitterness in the finish. Decent GB.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
jamesie1857 (1227) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 20, 2013
On cask at Old Poet’s Corner, Ashover - Hazy gold with slight head. Big fruity aroma, peachy then just a touch grainy, malty on drinking. The hops show through, quite citrusy, sharp, the body remains a touch thin perhaps but still pretty drinkable. Still okay mind you.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Bullit (3856) - Burgos, SPAIN - JUL 2, 2011
Clear light golden colour, white head. Nose is cooked vegetables, bit of malts. Flavour is light malty, cooked vegetables, fairly bitter. Not good.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Fin (7035) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 28, 2009
Cask, handpump at the Hop Pole, Aylesbury, Bucks, 27-04-09 Pours gold with a thin white head. Like the Mauldons Cuckoo this also has a touch of the floral about the nose along with some honey. The strength is apparent but there it doesn’t detract from the drinking experience. Plenty of honey, sweet malts, quite tangy but backed up with that sweet twist. This is actually quite bitter at times. A nice beer. A6 A4 F7 P4 Ov14 3.5

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Alphadelic (1751) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 5, 2009
Cask @ London Drinker 25: A vibrant yellow hue and as pale as decently allowable. Almost flourescent and uncomfortably close to urine. Lemon squash nose with the slightest hint of bluke cheese. Interesting. Very lemony, chardonnay style beer. Big, mouth-filling flavours of ripe fruit and a tongue drying bitterness give way to airy summer cereals. This is a very interesting little number.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fonefan (33333) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUN 6, 2008
Cask gravity @ Reading Beer Festival 2008.
Clear medium yellow color with a small to average, frothy, good lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is light to moderate malty, toasted, light to moderate hoppy, citrus, fruity. Flavor is light to moderate sweet and moderate bitter with a average duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is flat. (010508)

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
RichardGretton (4182) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - MAR 9, 2008
Cask@Loughborough Beer Festival 2008. Pale golden beer with a quite dry and vinous aroma. The flavour is vinous and malty. Overall a reasonable strong pale drink.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DJMonarch (9158) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - JUL 24, 2007
UPDATED: JUL 29, 2009 1. Cask Handpump at the New Oxford, Salford 16/03/2007 Hop aroma. Almost colourless and a little hazy in appearance. Some dryness in a crisp full malt finish. 2. Cask Handpump at the Marble Arch Inn, Manchester 17/03/2008 Fruit and hop aromas. Small white head. Clear golden coloured and hoppy with a pineapple fruit flavour. Some bitterness in a crisp and slightly dry lasting finish.


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