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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".


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
dnas2 (705) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - JUL 17, 2007
(Gravity at Plymouth Beer Festival, July 2006) Straw appearance with a short foamy head. A very grassy, malty scent. Very good on the palate. Bitter with slightly citrus aromas.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
joe19612 (1821) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - MAR 25, 2007
Bottle from Wrights Brewery shop Farnham Surrey. A very hazy yellow colour, thin white head and slight carbonation. Aroma are sweet, a light and refeshing beer. Sweet aftertaste. Not bad however this to me is no a session beer.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
leaparsons (7995) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - MAR 24, 2007
Bottle. Slightly hazy gold with a small head. Aromas are sweet lemon with honey a floral heather. Light and fresh. Flavours are light mellow lemon with soft sweet hops. Sweet marmalade fruitiness follows with grapefruit bitterness. Sry and bitter on the finish. Quite tasty.


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