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Carn Brea Celtic Blonde

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Formerly brewed at Hepworth
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Horsham, England

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RATINGS: 13   MEAN: 3.11/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.99   EST. CALORIES: 132   ABV: 4.4%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Filtered bottle.
Originally produced for the wholesaler LWC Jollys at the, now defunct, Ring O Bells brewery in Cornwall. After the closure of Ring O Bells, Jollys changed the branding of a number of the bottled beers to Carn Brea and moved production (via Keltek) to Hepworth. The recipes may may differ from the originals.

A golden ale with a distinct hoppy aroma and a bitter sweet finish. Celtic ale made using malted wheat, hops, fortified with honey and heather.
Celtic Blonde is named after the beautiful celtic queen "Blonde Esmeree". During Arthurian times the fair queens life was a story of magical romance and honest chivalry. The Celtic meaning of Esmeree is "refined" and "excellent".


2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
madmitch76 (15782) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 13, 2011
5th March 2008
Tastes more like a lager - albeit a smooth and sweetish one. Other than some sweetness - I can’t really accout for the honey or heather. Slightly dissapointing.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DJMonarch (9159) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - AUG 14, 2009
From the Bottle at Chris O’s, GBBF Week 09/08/2008 Some floral aroma. Golden coloured and a little hoppy with a crisp and slightly dry malt finish.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
johndoughty (4057) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUN 24, 2009
Bottle. Medium head upon pouring. Lovely wheaty flavour with a bitter finnish.Lingering hoppiness adds to the all round excellence

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
berkshirejohn (4645) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 18, 2008
500ml bottle from Westholme Stores, Goring. Amber with a dense white head; yeasty aroma; watery, bready flvaour; dry and spicy bitter finish. Disappointing.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
MiP (13724) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - SEP 10, 2008
Bottle, 4.4%. Rough plasticky hops in the aroma. Clear pale amber colour. Rough and slightly yeasty flavour.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (20821) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 31, 2008
Bottled@Chris O Post GBBF Tasting. Golden colour, small head. Aroma is sweet fruits along with some mild spices and sweet cream. Flavour is fruity, nicely sweet caramellish along with mild grassyness.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MesandSim (7118) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 28, 2008
A Mes rate: bottle at Chris O’s Post GBBF Tasting.
Cleanish gold with a thin white head. Reasonably hoppy with some decent citric notes balanced with some faint sweet malt. Dry and bitter finish.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
KimJohansen (10350) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - AUG 9, 2008
Clear golden with medium white head. Sweet fruity aroma with floral notes. Sweet flavor with floral hops and hint of caramel.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
RichardGretton (4274) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - FEB 9, 2008
Bottle. Golden beer with a reasonably strong head. The aroma is lightly hopped, and the flavour is bitter and dry at the finish with a watery body. Overall a very average beer.

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jerryballoono (32) - Urgup, TURKEY - DEC 9, 2007
500ml bottle from Kernow mill craft shop, Cornwall. Golden coloured (mine poured crystal clear) moderatly carbonated, with a very short lived white head.Hoppy/winey aroma. Very sweet initial taste with a lingering bitterness from the heather. Unusual in that the ingredients are listed as only of malted wheat, hops, honey, & heather. - no malted barley !


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