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Caledonian / Zululand Zulu Blonde Export Ale

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Formerly brewed at Caledonian (Heineken UK)
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Edinburgh, Scotland

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RATINGS: 12   MEAN: 3.02/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.93   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 25   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask: Special - J D Wetherspoons Festival Spring 2012
Zulu Blonde Export Ale. Brewed with Passion at Caledonian brewery by Richard Chennells from The Zululand Brewery South Africa.


3.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SilkTork (5218) - Rochester, Kent, United Kingdom, Kent, ENGLAND - NOV 10, 2013
Spring 2012. JDW, Gravesend. Creamy blonde with a musty finish. Citric tangerine notes. Quite nice.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
RichTheVillan (2770) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - OCT 19, 2012
Retro review from Spring 2012 Wetherspoons Beer festival; yellow colour, light crisp, some fruity hops.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
wimpyjoe (3782) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 31, 2012
Not too blond in its character, and the ale has more of a malty taste to it.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
mr_h (2825) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - MAY 20, 2012
Cask by handpump at Last Post, Paisley (14 Mar 12) - clear deep golden ale, good off-white head, mild honey aroma, malty, moderate carbonation, bitter aftertaste, oily feel

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
imdownthepub (10170) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 11, 2012
Cask conditioned at a Wetherspoons. Gold with white head. Light, fruity, thinnish blonde beer, some malty graininess with a yeasty bread dough character. Just a bit dull and uninspiring in reality.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
shoulderbroken (1991) - Tokyo, JAPAN - APR 2, 2012
Cask at the Coronet JDW, Holloway. Golden blond colour, quite clear, beige creamy head. Aroma is grass hops, bit lemon, lots of malt, touch of stink. Taste is bready, grain, bit of cream, little bit of lemon. Maybe cherry hint, and some almond. Not bad.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
stravale (2076) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - APR 2, 2012
Cask @ JDW Elgin
Amber, clear, dense white head
Aroma - Could tell it was brewed by Caledonian straight away, typical Caley maize popcorn malt aroma, light sweet fruits
Taste - the same caley malt, like Deuchars with some honey notes, bit of spicy hop, light citrus, bit dull but drinkable
Finish - as main flavour...light bitter..cleans off palate
Overall - Seemed to be a typical Caley beer to me - drinkable but rather dull

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerViking (2445) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 28, 2012
Cask at the Pommeler’s Rest (JDW), deep gold with clingy thin white head, slightly dusty malt aroma, nice crisp malt and hops body with touches of citrus and pepper, well balanced.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
DruncanVeasey (7160) - NUNEATON, Top 18, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - MAR 27, 2012
The Baron, 26/03/12. Odd, herbal, damp grassy aroma; some rubber, some fart. Shampoo, gastric bitterness; grain, earth, minerals. Park bench almond, rubber, trampagne notes. Pale gold skimmed with a white scum. Unpleasant.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
wheresthepath (1532) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAR 23, 2012
[Cask at the Falcon (JDW), High Wycombe] Gold, small white head. Lemon with some fresh, leafy hops and moderate crisp bitterness.


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