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Caledonian / Tree Brewing Thirsty Beaver

Formerly brewed at Caledonian (Heineken UK)
Style: Premium Bitter/ESB
Edinburgh, Scotland
Serve in English pint


on tap


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RATINGS: 27   MEAN: 3.17/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.09   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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Cask: Special - Wetherspoon Autumn Festival 2012.
A version of Tree Brewing Thirsty Beaver made by Dave Goekiert of Tree Brewing, Canada at Caledonian Brewery.
This amber-coloured beer has a slightly sweet malt aroma, leading to a distinct malt character, with caramel and nut undertones in the flavour, resulting in a beer with a clean finish and bursting with flavour.
Hops used: Cascade, Palisade, Perle

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Beese (2560) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 1, 2014
Cask at The Moon Under Water (JDW), Watford on 24 Oct 2012. Poured amber, with a dense white head. Aroma of funked hop, flat malt and caramel. Sweet malt flavours, some aniseed and bread. Finish was berries, spice and grain.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Stuu666 (6179) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 6, 2014
Cask at Wetherspoons. Pours hazy amber, toffee, caramel, fruity, thin, light citrus.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
SilkTork (5398) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Kent, ENGLAND - JAN 11, 2014
Oct, 2012. JDW, Rochester. Fruity premium bitter with a dryish palate from caramel or crystal malt. Doesn’t sit together well for me - rather rough but drinkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
downender (6888) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - JAN 5, 2013
Cask-conditioned at the Commercial Rooms, Bristol, November 2012. Copper coloured with a slight, off-white head. Tangerine fruit with some caramel, a touch of sherbet and moderately bitter finish. Ok.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
ManVsBeer (5659) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 12, 2012
A mild amber ale in character. Has a slightly strong texture, malts are evident with a sweet nose.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mr_h (3553) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - DEC 2, 2012
Cask by handpump at The Hengler’s Circus, Glasgow (24 Oct 12) - clear golden amber, thin bubbly white head, very little aroma, caramel, quite sweet, easy to drink

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Rune (9236) - Tromsø, NORWAY - DEC 1, 2012
Festival ale, cask, half-pint at JDWs Pommelers Rest. Clear copper coloured body. Bubbly ring to the rim of the surface. Spotty lacing. Malt-fruity nose. Spiced fruity taste mixed with semi-sweet malt. Bittersweet finish. Fine with the Chilli Con Carne (London, 03.11.2012).

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
DruncanVeasey (7633) - NUNEATON, CONF N, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - NOV 14, 2012
Cask handpull, The Felix (JDW), Nuneaton, 13/11/12. Draped bronze. Weak caramel and ground fennel seed aroma. Aniseed, chlorine, chewed pencil and toffee flavours. Standard issue dull brown bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (34856) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - NOV 13, 2012
From cask at The Hengler’s Circus. Pours clear and golden deep amber with a small white head. Aroma is toasted malty and light fruity. Sweet, toasted malty, fruity and light bitter. Dry and crisp hoppy into a toasted malty finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (17889) - , Essex, ENGLAND - NOV 8, 2012
25th October 2012
Hamilton Hall Spoons. Clear gold beer, little off white head. Light dry palate - smooth. Sweetish dry malt. Floral notes with a subtle ester. Tasty and juicy hops - tangy tangerine, orange, lemon and lime. Dry finish with a minerally carbonated bite. Like the hops here and the way they contrast with the esters. Decent.

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