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Bowman Wallops Wood

Brewed by Bowman
Style: Mild Ale
Southampton, England
Serve in English pint


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RATINGS: 20   MEAN: 3.18/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.08   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
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Cask, Regular;
Light chestnut in colour which puts it into the 'brown beer' category. As far as flavour goes, it tends rather more towards the malt than the hops, though there is a pleasing hop taste right at the finish. The aroma is light and pleasant.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
wheresthepath (1521) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - JUL 4, 2014
Cask at Derehams Inn beer festival, High Wycombe. Amber with a small white head. Caramel with maybe a little baked apple. On the sweet side. Not a lot else. Sweet and bland really. Bowman are normally better than this.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
downender (6120) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - JUN 10, 2013
Cask-conditioned at the Old Drum, Petersfield 8/6/2013. Amber with a slight,off-white head. Sweetish, cereal malts, with some hedgerow fruits and decent, bitter finish. Fine.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
fonefan (34166) - VestJylland, DENMARK - APR 16, 2013

Cask (gravity) @ The 18th Reading Beer and Cider Festival 2012, Reading, Berkshire England.

Clear medium yellow orange colour with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, light vomit, light hoppy. Flavor is moderate sweet and light bitter with a average duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat. [20120502]

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Theydon_Bois (7895) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - SEP 14, 2012
Cask at the Junction - St Denys (So’ton) - 09/09/12. Clear dark amber in appearance. Caramel, toffee and a little apple on the nose, taste follows. Medium bodied, moderate carbonation. File under ’W’ for whelmed!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (20216) - Vasa, FINLAND - MAY 15, 2012
Cask@Reading Beer Festival 2012. Golden colour, small white head. Aroma is marzipan, a bit eggy with some notes of caramel and yeast. Flavour is fruity, wooden, herbal and quite sweet malty notes too. Ends in a quite nice and bitter way.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mr_h (2695) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - MAY 11, 2012
UPDATED: NOV 3, 2012 Cask by handpump at Bon Accord, Glasgow (9 May 12) - clear amber ale, thin off-white head, nutty malt aroma, good temperature, sweet caramel flavour, refreshing

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BeerViking (2288) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 24, 2012
Cask at the Cricketers, Duncton, a brown bitter malty nose, balanced fruity hoppy body, malty finish. OK but a bit dull.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Vignale (1975) - Malmö, SWEDEN - DEC 17, 2011
Bottle bought ina local store in Greatha, Hampshire. Sweet and fruit, red berries, brown bread and a little bit to thin.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
FatPhil (8995) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - APR 23, 2011
500ml bottle - shared by SaintMatty - thanks!
5 Fairly bland aroma, some swimming pool aspects, a little chemical and watery.
3 Slightly hazy orange, a bit of a scummy head. Looks a little muddy and flat, portends being sour.
6+ Initial taste is an immediate wow of sweet but sharp citrussy hops, really nice. However, past that peak it’s a little dull. Sherbetty.
3 Soft palate, carbonation low to non-existent. Finish pleasantly hoppy, citrussy and sweet.
13 Flatness is a flaw, trouble with the bottling. Fortunately not soured. It is a tasty beer, but I’m sure I’d give this .5 more if it was cask. English beers are very hard to translate into bottle form, often some luck is required, and this had none.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
berkshirejohn (4376) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - APR 15, 2011
50cl bottle from the Home Brew Show, Aldershot. Amber with a rapidly fading white head; malty aroma with a hint of apple; soft textured with a malty flavour. Pleasant enough, but nothing special.

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