Brewed by Bays
Style: Bitter
Paignton, England
Serve in English pint


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RATINGS: 23   MEAN: 3.32/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.2   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
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Launched in June 2010, Topsail is a well balanced beer, deep amber in colour with a subtle sweetness throughout.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (37269) - VestJylland, - MAR 15, 2012

Cask (gravity) @ The 17th Reading Beer and Cider Festival 2011, Reading, Berkshire England.

Clear medium amber orange colour with a small to average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, pale malt, toasted - caramel, fruity, light to light moderate hoppy, orange - citrus, lemon - lime notes. Flavor is moderate sweet and bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat. [20110430]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
allmyvinyl (5159) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 16, 2014
Cask at the Guildford. Pours clear copper with a thin off-white head. Aromas of biscuit, some citrus. Taste is more biscuits. Crisp finish, decent bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AshtonMcCobb (3398) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 14, 2014
On cask at the Guildford Arms. Appearance - deep copper with a nicely proportioned head. Nose - biscuits going into ginger cake. Taste - toffee and biscuit. Some spice. Palate - medium bodied with a creamy yet biscuity texture and a long dry finish. Overall - interesting and slightly challenging bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DruncanVeasey (7379) - NUNEATON, CONF N, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - SEP 14, 2014
Cask, Le Bistro Pierre, Torquay, 05/09/14. Handsome auburn with a persistent dense lacing collar. Nose of pine needle, forest floor, soapy and peachy orange hop. Very decent rounded orange and pine hop balanced with digestive biscuit-type malt with sprinkles of milk chocolate. Hints of crushed hazelnut, Ovaltine and orange-hinting hop tang. Pick of the local shit.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RichardGretton (4364) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - OCT 16, 2013
Cask@The Criterion, Leicester. Amber beer with a strong frothy head. The aroma is fruity and dry, and the flavour is more drier with a fruity sweetness. Overall a really nice dry and bitter beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuartyboy (771) - SCOTLAND - OCT 8, 2013
Bottle from Cavendish hotel Torquay a clear amber beer with some intial toffee and carmel sweetness with grassy notes and some hop bitterness decent bitter

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
StueyD (1330) - Heacham, Norfolk, ENGLAND - OCT 8, 2013
A mid orange brown coloured beer with a thick white head. A mild malty aroma, touch spicy and nutty. Dry mouthfeel. A dry, biscuity malt taste, nutty and spicy again, with a background of caramel then a zesty lemony hop flavour comes through to lift the finish. Tasted at the River Cottage Canteen, Axminster, Devon. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
OwainTurner (375) - Leicester, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 10, 2013
Toffee smell, lovely. Looks uninteresting. Taste o toffee, sweet and bitter. Overall very nice and refreshing. Yumm

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Juseq (158) - FINLAND - JUL 5, 2013
Draught. Aroma has malty sweetness. Flavor is a bit dull but quite clean and is dominated by maltiness and amber malt bitterness. Aftertaste has a bit ash, nothing special but drinkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tampierre (931) - Pilsen, CZECH REPUBLIC - MAR 17, 2013
Bottled 0.5l ; Devon ; UK ; Malty,cereal,fruit and citrus aroma ; Dark amber color with smaller head ; Medium sweet and bitter taste ; Refreshing ; Medium body ; Pleasant bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
wimpyjoe (5090) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 11, 2012
Some hops on the nose, weak bodied bitter in the palate, not much in the way of flavour.

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