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College Green Headless Dog

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Brewed by Hilden
Style: Amber Ale
Lisburn, County Antrim, Northern Ireland

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RATINGS: 58   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.87   EST. CALORIES: 129   ABV: 4.3%
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Cask, Occasional & Bottled;
A bright amber ale, smooth initially with a slight hint of the Munich malt coming through from the grist. This is complemented well by the stronger refreshing taste from this well hopped beer. Named after the unusual mural of a headless dog at the front door to the brewery.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
TXBadger (1381) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 14, 2014
Pours a clear amber color with white head. Nice caramel malts on the nose, with some slight grass and citrus notes; follows onto the palate. Finishes clean and crisp. Very smooth.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Dervock (496) - Emu plains, AUSTRALIA - SEP 2, 2014
Bottle - pours golden with a white head. Leather, Malt aroma. Mellow with a hint of dryness into the finish. Medium palate.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
s_hartshorne (1349) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 21, 2014
Bottle asda 4.2% just called Hilden headless dog now, merged college green beers. Golden colour ok white head lacing. Aroma is fruity malts. Taste is same nice sweetness slight hoppy bitterness. Medium body. Decent.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jow (2149) - New York, USA - AUG 19, 2014
Bottle at Craig’s tasting. Pours golden amber with faint floral nose. tastes of English hops, hay, corn, pine sol, some flowers. watery and dry. not much here but a wonderful Northern Ireland tick

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
italianjohn (2337) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 17, 2014
Hilden brewing ... Clear to hazy amber golden pour with a thin white head .... Aroma of light citrusy (orange/lemon) hops and sweet malts, grainy and cereal ..... Taste is of caramel malts, grainy and cereal with a light citrusy (orange/lemon) hop bite. .... Very simple and sessionable

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Stuu666 (2283) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 14, 2014
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours pale golden, nose is sweet toffee, floral, taste is dry, toffee, ok.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Stuartyboy (646) - SCOTLAND - JUN 27, 2014
Bottle from Belfast a clear amber ale with light biscuit and hop aroma taste is sweet malt biscuit base with notes of orange peel and lemon hops provide a sharp counter ballance overall slightly sweet with a moderate bitter finish a very pleasant bitter

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
elbernays (499) - Dublin, IRELAND - JUN 11, 2014
500ml bottle from a shop in courtown. Pours clearish amber with white wispy head. Very Mild hop aroma, metallic, not much else. Some toffee, lots of fizz, so watery on finish it’s like a sparkling water but with a strange dry airy finish. Poor.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
mR_fr0g (3095) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 10, 2014
Bottle from the brewery shop thanks to mum and dad. Aroma is earthy hop, mineral and straw. Some light sulphur in the nose is slightly unpleasant. Light amber golden colour with a big fleeting white head. Flavour is composed of semi sweet base malt with a touch of caramel, with berry and light lemon hop. Flavour is a bit muddled by earthy straw and mineral tones. Palate is semi sweet and medium chalky carbonation. Boring golden ale.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
allmyvinyl (3336) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 21, 2014
500ml bottle from Beers of Europe, as Hilden Headless Dog. Pours clear gold, short-lived white head. Aromas of floral hops, orange, biscuit. Taste is only light-bitter, some caramel. Clean finish. OK.


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