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Style: English Strong Ale
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RATINGS: 21   MEAN: 3.49/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
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Doctor Hornbook is brewed using the finest Maris otter and wheat malts with American hops and coriander to produce this stunning blonde wheat beer.


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JohnRMurdoch (3291) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - NOV 23, 2012
750ml bottle from Appellation Wines. Golden yellow colour, big foamy head. Cereal biscuit & tropical fruit aroma. flowery biscuit citrus flavour. Bitter aftertaste. Not sure about the "blonde stout" or English Strong Ale classification. It is more like a Belgian Blonde. Nonetheless it is still a good beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 11, 2012
On cask at Cloisters. Pours a golden colour with a barley wine style aroma of caramel, candy sugar, pine and alcohol. Similar flavours with alcohol fairly present . Mild carbonation and an oily mouth-feel. Definitely made me think of a barley wine more than a stout.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
mr_h (2881) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - APR 1, 2012
Cask by handpump at Glenpark Hotel, Ayr - fruity / citrus hop aroma, slightly hazy deep golden ale, but it cleared as it warmed up (served just a little bit cold), medium off-white head, sweet, citrus and smooth, slightly dry finish, this is a lovely drink and is very easy to drink, which does not reflect it’s alcohol content

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Blairgus (2614) - California, USA - JUN 25, 2012
25 June 2012, bottle. Yellow, clear, some steady bubbles. Nose is lemony and yeasty. Thin body and slightly fizzy. Really sweet, moderate alcohol, lemon meringue. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
AshtonMcCobb (2575) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 29, 2012
75cl bottle. Pours golden, almost clear and with a nice head. The nose has pale malt, meadow flowers and a sweet custard note. The taste has more of the custard and floral notes and there’s just a little bit of pineapple in there too. The palate is great - a large but elegant structure, with a big creamy texture through the middle section and an elegant, gradually tapering away finish. Overall, I really like this, it’s not a stout as we know it these days, an Imperial Blonde perhaps or a Belgian Blonde but using British yeasts. Great!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerCast_Rich (1879) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 29, 2012
[750ml bottle, Appellation Wines, Edinburgh] Launch of Dr Hornbook in 750ml swingtop bottles. Brilliantly clear lemon yellow beer, with a very quick-dispersing head. Leaves only a lacing almost immediately, together with rising carbonation. Sweet banana and toffee aroma – banoffee? Surprisingly thin for a 7%er, but it’s very smooth in terms of mouthfeel, and hides the alcohol really well. On the flavour - orange, honey, glucose and maybe some of the added coriander come out. It’s pretty complex, and would no doubt be great after sitting for a couple of months (was only bottled seven days ago). All told, a really nice beer [28052012]

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tombyars (1365) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - SEP 21, 2013
Tasted this at the Paisley Beer Festival in September 2013. Cask, Gravity dispense. Clear gold in colour with a thin white head. Malt notes in the short aroma with hints of sweet golden syrup. Thin almost resiny mouthfeel. Poor dispersed lacing. Pale malt base gives a juicy wine gum fruit flavour, full in the cheeks with notes of pineapple, satsuma and barley sugar. Dusty and floral taste to the hop resins give a spicy herbal note in the short aftertaste. Sweet malt comes back with warming golden syrup notes to the malty finish. A Strong Pale Ale in true Scottish tradition with sweet pale malt to the fore, reminded me slightly of the old Lorimar & Clark Strong Ale for those who can remember blasts from the past!

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dantheman278 (1361) - SCOTLAND - JUN 28, 2012
Gravity at SRAF. Pale yellow colour, thin white bubbles. Lemon meringue pie, hint of white chocolate, light apricot, light fruitcake spice on the nose. Velvety smooth, lemon and vanillla, custard, resinous hops, crramy and sweet but still light. Dessert wine esque. Nice light bitterness on the finish. Really really interesting, I’m unconvinced by the whole "white stout" fad, but this is definitely my favourite of the ones I’ve had. Great beer.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Stuartyboy (656) - SCOTLAND - MAR 24, 2013
Bottle from the brewery a clear golden ale with fruity nose strong blonde ale with flavours of orange flowers and herbs spicy and sweet very nice beer

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
mighty_meadow (203) - Kilwinning, SCOTLAND - APR 6, 2013
Lovely white beer brewed close to my home town. Will do a better review later but this is a lovely beer for sipping. Best Ive had in a while.


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