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Colchester AK Pale

Brewed by Colchester
Style: Bitter
Colchester, England
Serve in English pint


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RATINGS: 11   MEAN: 3.01/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.99/5   EST. CALORIES: 111   ABV: 3.7%
Cask; Status uncertain.

1900s pale ale, mildly hopped. Fresh and fruity.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
erickok (5452) - Leuven, BELGIUM - JUL 26, 2016
Golden and misty. Mandarin and delicate cake malts. Smooth, low carbonation. Nice juicy bitterness, more than the modern but moderate aroma. Nice brew. (Cask at The Maypole)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
The_Osprey (6596) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 29, 2016
Cask HP at The Edgar Wallace, London. As Colchester Edgar Wallace, 3.7%. Perhaps a rebadge, but maybe not. Pale orange, clear, still, small foamy beige head. Aroma is light and airy, some apple, elderflower. Body is smooth with tingly carbonation. Taste is light but has perfect balance between malt and hops. Very delicate. A touch of poor condition would send this off a cliff, I think. But very tasty here. A bit special actually. Crackers, socks, light gooseberry, watery toffee sugars, lime water, smokey astringency. This one took me by surprise. Delicate yet complex.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
imdownthepub (13389) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 25, 2016
Cask conditioned at The Royal Blenheim, Oxford. Yellow gold with white head. Thin, light, fruity beer with a perfumed note. Some boiled vegetable hints. Just a little dull.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
ManVsBeer (8767) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 24, 2015
Navigation Tavern Beer Festival. Yellow-blonde with a small creamy head. Hoppy, malty and a sugary-sweetness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
FatPhil (14094) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - SEP 6, 2015
Cask (Maypole, Cambridge)
Smells of white bread. Phil gets mushrooms, Anna doesn’t. Yellow. Flat. There’s a horlicks-ey maltiness, but it’s yeasty too. Nah, this is sour, seriously past its prime.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
Sad24 (208) - GREAT YARMOUTH, Norfolk, ENGLAND - NOV 1, 2014
At the beer festival in Norwich. Perfectly nice but lacks the flavour that I like. Bitter but not ipa

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
maeib (8749) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - JUN 1, 2014
Cask conditioned gravity dispense Lamplighter Northampton 23/05/14. A yellow gold coloured beer with a white ring of head and lace. Nice fruity hops. Good sticky malt base. Tasty and nicely sessionable Solid brewery.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
mr_h (4789) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - JAN 9, 2014
Cask by hand-pump at Malt & Hops, Edinburgh - clear straw coloured, thin bubbly white head, fruity, citrus aroma, sporadic lacing, malty, fruity, apple flavour, dry fruity aftertaste

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
cgarvieuk (21876) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 3, 2014
Cask at the malt and hops... Golden amber.. Thin white lacing... Soft dry zezty toffee nose... Swet clawing light spicy fruits

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
madmitch76 (22351) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUL 14, 2012
10th July 2012
Chelmsford Beer Festival. Light haze on this gold beer. Residual bubbly white head. Palate is light and dry. A little minerals. Nice dried fruits and citrus leading to orange marmalade bitterness in the dry finish. Decent - nice citrus.

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