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Axholme Special Reserve

Brewed by Axholme
Style: English Strong Ale
Scunthorpe, England


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RATINGS: 21   MEAN: 3.38/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31/5   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
Cask & Bottle Conditioned; Status uncertain.
A powerful, rich and fruity beer. Flavours of candied orange peel dominate this full-bodied, decadent brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
leaparsons (9271) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - SEP 19, 2015
Bottle. Golden brown with an off white head. Nutty weetabix malts with toffee and spices. Peppery alcohol with orange and lemon. Dry and woody with bready yeast. Marzipan with a low pine finish. Creamy oak barrel. Decent English Ipa.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
imdownthepub (12167) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 15, 2015
Bottled, 500ml from The Real Ale Store, Newark, Notts. Gold with white head. This proved to be quite a smooth beer, fruity with a peachy, apricot flavour along with juicy orange. The alcohol seemed really well masked in a fuller body. Easy drinking for a bigger beer, liked it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
mR_fr0g (7237) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 29, 2015
Bottle shared at Leighton’s gaff. Thanks to Scopey for this one. Translucent orange/ golden coloured pour with a loose lasting white head. Aroma is sweet citrus, nutty, grapefruit, dusty. Flavour is composed of tangy citrus, grainy, grain tanin, Assertive grapefruit bitterness. Palate is dry, grainy with highish carbonation. Nice lingering tangy citrus.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mjp12 (1097) - York, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 29, 2015
From a bottle, bought from a brewey stall at malton food fest. Pours hazy orange, with a thick white foamy head. Lots of orange on the tongue, an easy drinking ESA .

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (14969) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 28, 2015
Bottle split at LKS skyline, thanks to Paulo, 27/05/15. Hazed orange golden with a moderate off white covering. Nose is light spice, dark fruits, prune jus, caramel. Taste comprises bitter orange, straw, sweet’n’sour notes, straw, fruit cake, sultanas, candied fruit peel. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close. Decent enough ES, decent balance, drinkable stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Leighton (16280) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 27, 2015
Bottle shared in London - many thanks to Paul. Pours unclear gold with a frothy white head. The nose has some bready pale malts, slight marmalade, dry pale grains. Medium sweet flavor with some pleasant oily hops, citrus fruits, pale bread, hay. Medium bodied with fine carbonation. Pretty well balanced on the finish with some bready sugars, light bitter hay, pine needles, more citrus. Solid.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Scopey (10641) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 27, 2015
Bottle shared at Leighton’s. It pours hazy golden amber with a medium white head. The nose is sweet, juicy, stewed orange, candied peel, brioche and assorted muffin selection. The taste is smooth, some bitterness, malt-driven, cracker, doughy, cereal, spice, light alcohol, earth, pear drops and sweet me.on with a dry, sort of spicy finish. Medium body, moderate carbonation and foamy mouth-feel. Decent gear.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mr_Pink_152 (2726) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - MAY 16, 2015
500ml bottle from Gonzo Beer, Coventry. Slightly cloudy darling gold colour with an off white head. Aroma has spiced fruit, and citrus orange. The taste is sweet fruIt.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jackafholmes (882) - - JAN 3, 2015
Cask at Bath hotel, sheffield. Deep golden ale with small white head. Aroma is fruity with rhubarb and custard sweets coming though. Taste is sweet and slightly bitter. You can taste the alcohol, even if it doesn’t burn. No carbonation and medium body. Weird one, sort of like a suped up golden ale. Get you pissed quick though.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AshtonMcCobb (4413) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 21, 2014
Bottle thanks to allmyvinyl. Appearance - golden with a proportionate head. Nose - lemon and orange with malty backdrop. Taste - more tangy orange melded with biscuity malt. Palate - medium bodied with a creamy yet tangy texture and a long dry finish. Overall - yes a decent ESB or English Strong Ale.

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