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Canterbury Topaz (aka Belgian Topaz)

Canterbury Topaz (aka Belgian Topaz)
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Brewed by Canterbury Brewers
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Canterbury, England


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RATINGS: 13   MEAN: 3.52/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.28/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 141   ABV: 4.7%
Cask and bottle conditioned; Special
A Belgian style treble hopped pale ale. Dry hopped with two of our favourite Australian hops, Summer and Topaz. Exceptionally full bodied and complex for a beer of this strength, the punch of dry hops gives a huge aroma and delicious tropical and passion fruit flavours. A few gems of the Australian summer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mike_77 (5560) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - JUL 29, 2014
Fruity aroma with some orange peel and yeast. Flavour has slightly sweet and toasty malt. Also some fruity hops.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
mR_fr0g (9514) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 11, 2014
Cask at the brewery. Clear orange / light amber coloured pour with thin halo of white head. Aroma is orange leaves, tangerine, biscuit malt. Flavour is stale malts, oxidisation, tangerine, carbonic acid, grassy tangerine in the finish. Palate is chalky thin and carbonic acid bite. Hop bitterness is firm and slightly rough. OK.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
maeib (8749) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - MAY 15, 2014
Cask conditioned gravity dispense Banbury BF 2014 09/05/14. A slightly hazy golden beer with an off-white head. Really good Belgian yeasty nose with good hops. Superbly constructed with great flavours. Pretty exquisite.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
imdownthepub (13370) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 11, 2014
Cask conditioned at Banbury Beer Fest í14. Hazy gold with white head. I had this on day 3 of the festival and it had improved vastly from day 1 when it was receiving poor comments. It had a distinct Belgian yeast aroma, pear drops, herby, it drank really quite fruity, tropical, juicy. An amazing turn around ending in a very decent and well received beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dEnk (4200) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - NOV 13, 2013
Draft @ the foundry. Aroma is tangy with mandarin and light pumpkin spice. Flavour is very fruity, a bit tangy, quite bitter of citric hops. Nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
chriso (7513) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 26, 2013
500ml bottle, no best before date that I could see, at tasting on 20 January 2013. Thanks to harrisoni for sharing. Excellent flowery (but not estery) aroma. Lots of fresh, herbaceous hop character on the nose. Less on the palate. Dry and bitter. Very drinkable. Didnít really get much Belgian character, which may be no bad thing as Iím not sure that Belgian yeast always works that well for me in this type of beer. Shame the aroma didnít quite carry through onto the palate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (44144) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUN 19, 2013

Bottle 500ml. @ ChrisO Snow Tasting.

Unclear medium orange yellow colour with a small to average, frothy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, pale malt, moderate to heavy hoppy, grass, pink grapefruit, hoppy, papaja. Flavour is moderate sweet and moderate to heavy bitter with a long duration, dry, hoppy, dusty hop, almost leather ! Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft. [20130120]

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
suprchunk (2962) - Crestview, Florida, USA - MAY 9, 2013
Gold pour. Small white head that lasts the entire drink. Lacing. Malt aroma with notes of caramel and roast. Nice hop presence. Taste is spot on with the nose. Quite drinkable and tasty. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
FatPhil (14003) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - FEB 11, 2013
500ml bottle (Snow@ChrisO)
Pleasantly fruity hops in the aroma. Smooth palate, quite full body. Sweetish and fruity taste too. Decent balance, but this canít cut through my fatigue, I need more excitement in my glass.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Leighton (18668) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 25, 2013
Bottle at the ChrisO Snow Tasting, London - thanks to Ian, Canterburyís top homer. Pours lightly hazy gold with a bubbly, white head. Big floral hop nose, some wheat. Medium sweet flavor with heavy doses of grass and flowers, some dirt, perfume. Medium bodied with fine carbonation. Decent balance to finish, lots of perfumey and floral bitterness. Nice.

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