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Beowulf Mercian Shine

Brewed by Beowulf
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Brownhills, England


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RATINGS: 24   MEAN: 3.19/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.1/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Cask; Regular.
A pale bitter with a fresh, hoppy & fruity aroma and a dry finish with its bitterness dancing across the palate.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SarkyNorthener (4072) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - OCT 10, 2013
Cask@the avion, aldridge. Golden amber with medium head and very good lacing. Aroma of malts and lemon. Taste is a little bready, lemon and some bittering hops. Decent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
MrHangover (3952) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - AUG 6, 2013
Bottle, courtesy of jmgreenuk. Pours a clear golden beer with a soapy white head on top. Aroma is grainy, very faint and a slight bit yeasty. Flavour is again quite faint and watery, medium bitter. Very short aftertaste and a very watery mouthfeel. Fairly uninteresting brew actually.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
deanso (9051) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - AUG 5, 2013
50cl bottle courtesy of JmGreenUK. thin white head. Slightly hazy golden blond pour. Nice beer

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
imdownthepub (13246) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 9, 2013
Cask conditioned at The Plough, Worcester. Gold with white head. This was a dry and fruity beer, quite peachy and just a hint of wine like characteristics. Fairly full on the palate and a touch of alcohol. Reasonable.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jmgreenuk (7690) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - APR 3, 2013
Cask at JDW, Paradise Circus, Birmingham. Poured a very slightly hazy medium amber with a broken white head, lots of lace and no carbonation. The aroma is a little malty, but weak. The flavour is medium bitter, malty, with a hint of toffee and a little fruit on the palate and in the aftertaste. This is what a real ale should taste like and I could honestly drink this all night long!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
maeib (8749) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - JUL 17, 2011
Cask conditioned handpump Wig & Pen Northampton. A golden beer with a white head and lacing. A clean easy drinking beer with a little lemon in the nose. To be truthful there’s not a lot of flavour, but it’s quaffable and has a pleasant little body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Fin (9596) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 12, 2011
Cask, gravity at The Fox Inn, Wilbaston, Northamptonshire on the Welland Valley Beer Festival tour Sat 11th June 2011 Pours warm gold with a white rim of bubbles, good clarity. Nice fruity beer with good fruitiness also present on the nose touch sweet maybe but mid bitterness helps to balance this out. A7 A5 T7 P3 Ov13 3.5

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
FatPhil (13867) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAR 1, 2011
Cask (Cambridge Blue, Cambridge) - I hope I have the right ’mercian’
6+ Very simple caramelly body.
3 Rich orange, simple brief head
7 Richly hoppy taste. Full malty body
4 Full and rich, soft carbonation.
13 Quite sharp, but quaffable bitter for its strength.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tommann (3352) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - SEP 17, 2010
500ml bottle. Pours a pale yellow with a large head and lots of carbonation. Aroma is very faint, grassy hops, hint of lemon. Grassy hops make up the taste, too. Medium bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ungstrup (34369) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JAN 19, 2010
Bottled. A hazy golden beer with a thin off-white head. The aroma has notes of elderflowers and hops. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt, elderflowers, and hops, leading to a lightly bitter finish.

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