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Black Hole Milky Way

Brewed by Black Hole
Style: Wheat Ale
Burton-on-Trent, England
Serve in Shaker, Weizen


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RATINGS: 40   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.12/5   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
Cask; Regular.
A pale wheat beer, Milky Way is brewed using Mount Hood and Styrian Golding hops which provide a bitter sweet finish to this strong ale.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tombyars (1602) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - OCT 21, 2016
Tasted this at the Troon beer festival on the 7th October 2016. Cask, gravity dispense. Pours a clear pale amber in colour with a thin white head. Hint of boiled eggs present in the thin sulphurous aroma. Thin mouthfeel and good lacing throughout. Mixed malts give a digestive biscuit base with hints of gingerbread and golden syrup notes sweet in the mouth. Spicy peppery flavour in addition to the floral hop resins add an extra dimension to the short bitter aftertaste. Finish is malty, spicy and dry with notes of warming mead and ginger evident in the mouth. A decent Wheat beer - just a pity about THAT aroma, was really looking forward to smelling bananas!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Towey1989 (1899) - Stoke On Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 1, 2016
Cask at The Duke William, Burslem. A clear golden colour with a thin white head. Aroma of fruity esters, some wheat, slight caramel and subtle lemon. Taste of wheat, some grain, lemon, slight apple, subtle grape, maybe melon, a little fruit and herbal hops. Medium bodied and a slick texture. A long, slightly astrigent, herbal hop bitterness in the finish. A sweet, fruity beer but with a dry, astrigent finish which weirdly kept a sugery sweet taste in my mouth. Ok.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
theprof (522) - Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - APR 20, 2016
Cask. Aroma of yeast and malt. Pours golden with white top. Taste has soft hop fruits with some acidic citrus notes at the back. Medium bodied with some sugary languor on the palate. I drank it in memory of Victoria Wood whose death has just been announced. She deserved better but you never know. Drink for today.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
fonefan (44143) - VestJylland, DENMARK - FEB 28, 2016

Cask (handpump) @ GBBF 2015, Great British Beer Festival, London Olympia, Hammersmith Road, London, England W14 8UX.

[ As Black Hole Milky Way ].
Clear medium yellow color with a average, frothy - fizzy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing to lasting, off-white to white head. Aroma is moderate malty, fruity, wheat, pale malt, light to moderate yeasty, phenol. Flavor is moderate sweet with a average duration, pale malt - wheat, yeast, phenol, fruity. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft to flat. [20150812]

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
anders37 (23363) - Malmö, SWEDEN - DEC 3, 2015
Cask @ GBBF 2015. Pours a slightly hazy yellow golden color with a small white head. Has a fruity wheat malty aroma. Fruity wheat malty spicy weak hoppy flavor. Has a fruity wheat malty spicy weak hoppy finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
niquillis (2344) - Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 1, 2015
Cask at Hop Inn, Newcastle under Lyme. Pours golden with a white head. Very sweet but well balanced sticky boozy ale. Alcohol warmth, well hopped

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
sound67 (702) - Offenbach, GERMANY - SEP 14, 2015
[Cask, at the Great British Beer Festival, 2015] - Black Hole Brewery Milky Way, 6%, bright yellow, mildly hazy, small frothy head. Pineapple and lactose, faint medical note on the nose. Full body, oily, next to no carbonation. Strong pineapple, lemon and lactose at the start, with a medical note. Stays pretty much the same into the rather weak finish, where the lactose is what remains of the flavour. Almost no noticeable aftertaste. Initially interesting take on a wheat beer (the milky way, indeed!) that peters out halfway through.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rlgk (18323) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 22, 2015
At Great British Beer Festival 2015, Day 2. Slightly hazy golden beer with a nice offwhite head. Malty caramel and grape aroma, wheat, citrus, oranges, some hay. Fruity hop flavor, passion fruit, nectarines, some grapes.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
The_Osprey (6600) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 21, 2015
Cask at GBBF. Pale orange, still, clear, small foamy white head. Aroma is ggluey, apple and wheat. Body is medium, smooth, low carbonation. Taste is apple, straw, a little sweet and sugary with some resin and paint towards the finish. Alright.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Alengrin (4604) - BELGIUM - AUG 13, 2015
True Anglo-Saxon wheat ale with snow white, stable head, creamy as is often the case in beers containing wheat; hazy golden colour. Aroma has some cooked vegetables and sweaty graininess, not too inviting actually, apart from light bready and grassy notes. Light in the mouth, subtle fruitiness, smooth but rather thin body, grainy, with a very mild grassy hoppiness in the finish. Lacks character.

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