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Derby Quintessential

Brewed by Derby
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Derby, England


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RATINGS: 49   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.29/5   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
Cask; Regular. Also available bottled.

A moreish and crisp golden ale with citrus fruit flavours and a complex hoppy finish.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
scotty (1156) - SCOTLAND - SEP 22, 2016
Cloudy golden with a very thin patchy white head. I’ve had this in the fridge for a day or two so perhaps this caused the haze. Nice nose of citrus fruit, medium bodied, nicely balanced biscuity malt with a citrus fruit edge. Nice beer let down, for me at least, by the unexpected haze.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
olio (9370) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 16, 2016
50 cl bottle @ Timo A. BBE 10/2017.
Pours clear golden color with a small head. Caramel malts and nuts on the nose, mild bready, orange peel and herbs. Slick palate, orange on the flavor, hay, mild hops and distant resin, subtle spices, some bread. Quite straightforward.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cgarvieuk (21868) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 14, 2016
Bottle at cropredy.. Thanks to nick... Copper.. Thin white lacing.. Soft sweet floral fruit nose soft sweet fruit.. Bitter herbal zezty fruits

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rasmus40 (17803) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 6, 2016
Bottle from Alesbymail. Clear golden with a white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, fruity and moderate hoppy - grass and citrus. Flavor is medium sweet and moderate bitter. Dry and moderate bitter finish. 060516

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Finn (6291) - Tromsø, NORWAY - MAR 1, 2016
Fra fat på Greyhound i Derby 16 Feb 16. Gylden. Filmskum. Lavt tett skum med litt filigranser. Smaken variert fruktig. Litt tørr etter hvert.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (25464) - Vasa, FINLAND - JAN 10, 2016
Bottled. Goldeny amber colour with a mediumsized white fluffy head, which leaves lace. Aroma is caramel malts, mild syrupy notes as well as some citrus and nectar to it. Flavour is mildly acidic fruitiness as well as some caramel, toffee and mild herbal and grassy notes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DruncanVeasey (8012) - NUNEATON, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - DEC 2, 2015
UPDATED: DEC 3, 2015 Bottle. From Knickersby Chavsda of all places. Pale bright foaming gold. Wafts of enticing sherbet and passion fruit citrus, greenery, dunked biscuit. Fine delicate galangal and passion fruit building with bitterness into a soapy biscuit finish. Almost cask-like fullness and lace. Better than expected by some margin.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Towey1989 (1895) - Stoke On Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 19, 2015
Cask at The Tap, Derby. A clear deep golden colour with a thin white head. Aroma of caramel, some honey, grapefruit, slight orange, subtle lemon and herbal hops. Taste of grapefruit, orange, lemon, some caramel, slight honey, a little butter, subtle brambles and grassy, herbal hops. Medium bodied and a slightly oily texture. A dry, lingering, herbal hop bitterness in the finish. A decent hoppy beer with big grapefruit, orange and herbal hop bitterness. A subtle off flavour of butter in there but it’s still nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
SilverfoX (871) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - NOV 15, 2015
caramel aroma, gold with white lacing, bland caramel flavour not my cup of tea, or beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
daniele (8080) - ITALY - JUN 8, 2015
bottle oro limpida buona schiuma un po grossolana piuttosto persistente note cereale floreale un tocco citrico secchezza media discreto amaro non molto aromatica

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