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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: 40   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31   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.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
daniele (6400) - 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

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
99smithsamuel (74) - - MAY 22, 2015
500ml bottle from ales by mail. Poured clear, golden amber in colour with a thick, frothy white head leaving the glass well laced. Floral, caramel sweetness and citric aromas. Hoppy, fruity flavour with a crisp, sharp bitterness. Good tasting, well made beer.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
ManVsBeer (5650) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 19, 2015
Bottle from Booths, Media City. Amber with a thin head. Hopped with a light fruity character. It’s crisp without a finish to it which as it is dry and tasteless after the initial burst of flavour.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Benzai (9913) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - APR 9, 2015
Bottle @ home. Clear golden color, medium sized white head. Nice clean, crisp and hoppy aroma. Tastes about the same: clean, crisp, hoppy, softly bitter. Suitable carbonation and body. Lovely session beer!

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Rune (9231) - Tromsø, NORWAY - MAR 1, 2015
500ml bottle bought at Kellentay Beers. Clear dark golden body under a film-type layer. Aroma of toffee and herbal hops. Rather similar taste profile of toffee and honey together citric hints. Semi-dry bitter tail. Oily palate and fine bodied. Drinks very well (session with Are, Johnny, Dark Erik and Knut, hotel room Derby 22.02.2015).

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Mr_Pink_152 (1792) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - DEC 31, 2014
500ml bottle from brewery via eebria. Golden colour with white head. Aroma has orange citrus and grapefruit. The taste has more orange with a decent bitter finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BlackHaddock (4863) - 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 (6041) - 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 (2478) - 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 (3090) - 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.


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