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Blindmans Icarus

Brewed by Blindmans
Style: Bitter
Frome, England
Serve in English pint


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RATINGS: 32   MEAN: 3.15/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.08   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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Cask; Regular.
Fruity rich mid dark ruby ale.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
anders37 (17614) - Malmö, SWEDEN - DEC 15, 2014
Cask @ Market Porter, Borough SE1. Pours an amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty caramel aroma. Fruity sweetish malty caramel flavor with weak hoppy hints. Has a fruity malty caramel finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beese (2560) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 1, 2014
Cask at The Moon Under Water (JDW), Watford on 3 Sep 2012. Poured a clear, mid brown colour, with an off white head. Aroma was nutty, with some light fruit and brown sugar. Malt forward flavour, with some berries and grain. Finish was astringent earth, grass and copper.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Grumbo (630) - Suffolk, ENGLAND - JUN 15, 2013
Cask handpull at The Old Green Tree, Bath, Somerset. Mid brown colour with an off white head. Malty, and somewhat fruity, but not a stand-out beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sic1314 (3813) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - OCT 22, 2012
Fairly standard bitter. Poured a medium brown with a minimal white head. Aroma of not a lot. a slightly hoppy malt. Flavour of berry fruit and some nut in the malt. Slightly dry aftertaste.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
wimpyjoe (4424) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 27, 2012
Little nose, but the slightest malts are apparent. Golden red in colour but with little identifiable flavours and only a an above average bitterness to speak of.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DruncanVeasey (7316) - NUNEATON, CONF N, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - SEP 24, 2012
Cask handpull, The Baron (JDW), Hinckley. Chesnut slicked with beige. Roasted, buttered biscuit aroma with some damp wood. Rich malt, liquorice and black pepper hints; some bitter orange and apple peel fruitiness. Solid bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mr_h (3105) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - SEP 22, 2012
Cask by handpump at Last Post, Paisley - clear red ale, thin white head, fruity and sweet malt aroma and flavour, good temperature, easy to drink, nice

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jmgreenuk (4990) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - SEP 2, 2012
Cask at the Moon in the Square, Bournemouth. Dark mahogany pour with a big off white frothy head. Slightly malty notes in the aroma and a wonderfully rich fruity malt flavour with a hint of bitterness that lingers on the palate for a while after swallowing. An excellent beer which deserves a better rating in my opinion! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
chriso (7428) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 4, 2011
Cask (handpump) at the Market Porter on 1 March 2011. Mid brown colour. Not much aroma. Dryish, with some fruity malt - berry fruit up front - and a hint of bitterness. I was going to describe this as a quite soft, middle-of-the-road, fruity bitter but I see the commercial description calls it a mild, which I find a little surprising. Still middle-of-the-road whatever it is.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
tkrjukoff (4101) - SWEDEN - OCT 29, 2010
Pours ruby brown with small tanned head leaving lacing on the glass. Aroma is malty and bread with notes of sweet caramel. Flavor is slightly flat, acidy, berries, malts and hopps. Palate feel is acidy sour. Finishes first a bit fruity turning into shortlived bitter hoppy aftertaste.

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