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Banks’s / Saint Archer Pale Ale

Formerly brewed at Banks’s (Marstons)
Style: American Pale Ale
Wolverhampton, England


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RATINGS: 22   MEAN: 3.45/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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Collaboration brew for Wetherspoons.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
downender (6890) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - MAY 8, 2014
At the Commercial Rooms, Bristol, 8/5/2014. Deep gold with a frothy, white head. Fragrant, orange blossoms, sweetish malts and marmalade fruits and a dryish finish. Another good USA/UK collaboration organised by JDW.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
maeib (8750) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - MAY 8, 2014
Cask conditioned handpump Moon On The Square Northampton 25/04/14. A golden coloured beer with a white bubbly head. Great grapefruity hops on the nose. Quite hoppy in the mouth as well but there’s an apply sweetness which is a bit disconcerting. It has a good bitter finish though. Decent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SarkyNorthener (2927) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 7, 2014
Cask@the avion, aldridge. Amber beer with small head and decent lacing. Aroma of malts and hops. Taste is malts, citrus, mild piney hops and herbs. Decent beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beese (2560) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 6, 2014
Cask at The Columbia Press (JDW), Watford on 30 April. Poured golden, with a tiny halo of white head. Malty aroma with notes of tropical fruit and brown sugar. Initial flavours of grapefruit, caramel and grain. Finish was straw, resin and cereal.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
minutemat (2415) - Shrewsbury, Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAY 6, 2014
Cask @ The Moon Under Water, Wolverhampton. Pours amber with a nice robust fruitiness and hoppy presence with a bitter finish. Alright.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
davidtjm (887) - Berlin, GERMANY - MAY 4, 2014
Gold pour with a creamy head, aroma is mango, citrus and pine. Taste is mango, light hops and lemony citrus. Nice

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gegwilson (1939) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 1, 2014
Cask in the Isaac Wilson, Middlesbrough. A deep golden ale with a white head. Very bitter with plenty of pine. Pretty good, but lacks depth and feels a little thin to be outstanding.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerandBlues2 (10715) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 30, 2014
Cask at Moon Under Water. Pours clear orange with a large, creamy off-white head, medium retention with light lacing. Aroma is citrus, pine, and herbal hops, biscuit malt and pear esters. Flavor is heavy hops and bitterness, light crisp malt and fruity esters with a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
imdownthepub (11294) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 30, 2014
Cask conditioned at a Wetherspoons. Gold to amber with white head. There is a pleasant hoppy aroma to this, quite promising, but doesn’t quite deliver. There is a mid range malty body, some cereal, this is then joined by a fruity, light hop note, some sweetness, some peachiness. Reasonable enough though.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
RichTheVillan (4384) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - APR 29, 2014
Cask at JDW Charlie Hall; clear light amber pour with a small frothy white head, grapefruit aroma, taste has light grapefruit along with peach and a hint of citrus.

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