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Derby Quintessential

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

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RATINGS: 34   MEAN: 3.34/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.25   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask; Regular. Also available bottled.

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


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BlackHaddock (4137) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - DEC 15, 2014
500ml bottle (5% ABV) from Booth’s Knutsford: BBD end of July 15. Poured into an 8 Sail Brewery badged, tall pint sleeve at home on 15th Dec 14. Golden and clear body, smooth white blanket on top. Hop lead in the nose and taste, mini citrus feel to both. Malts never far away but always playing second fiddle to the hops. Marmalade flavours as it warms a little: Decent.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
allmyvinyl (4224) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 12, 2014
500ml bottle from Booths, Penwortham. At 5% ABV. Pours clear gold, thin white head. Aromas of honey, light spice, marmalade. Taste is sweet, more cooked oranges, dark honey. Medium body, sweet, sticky finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
stravale (2258) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - SEP 13, 2014
Bottle from Ales By Mail [080814]
Golden amber, clear, frothy white head, good lacing
Aroma of lemon, crisp, fresh, good citrus nose, soft floral
Taste - Lots of citrus zest, bitter zest, some spicy notes, light pale malts, touch floral, nice citrus in here
Palate - soft carb, medium body, bitter palate offset by fairly sweet oale malts. Finish a bit dry, bitter dry zesty hop finish
Overall - Decent beer, fairly good drinakability

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
zacgillbanks (2541) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - AUG 28, 2014
Bottle from Booths, Keswick. Pale golden coloured with a sharp citrus and pine flavour followed by a woody and grapefruit finish.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
johndoughty (4077) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUL 11, 2014
Bottle. Golden with a small head. Quite hoppy and easy to drink. Pleasant and delivers what you expect of it.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ianwelby (540) - SCOTLAND - JUN 30, 2014
Golden beer with a thin head and a light citrus aroma. Flavour is sweet citrus as well with bitter hops following close after. Sharp, tart and tasty.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
a_cross (623) - Poole, Dorset, ENGLAND - MAY 24, 2014
Cask; light gold, thin white head; no big aroma; taste is sweet barley sugars - juicy lemon, orange, lime; some biscuity, bready malts; fairly light for the abv; ok.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bammers54 (57) - Camberely, Surrey, ENGLAND - APR 11, 2014
from bottle, a really good pale ale, very assessable, moreish, like a session beer, but with lovely complexity and fruity taste from beginning to end. I really like this pale ale would definitely buy again

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
yespr (32032) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - APR 4, 2014
50 cl bottle. Pours hazy orange with a small white head. Aroma is mild herbal, grassy and ashtrayish. Mild soapy, grassy and light herbal hops flavoured. Bitter and mild toasted malty. Dry and light fruity far finish.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
RichTheVillan (3478) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAR 15, 2014
Cask at The Wellington; clear amber pour with bubbly white head, feint whiff of malt, taste had caramel, fruit pale malt, peach and light bitterness.


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