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Derventio Cleopatra

Brewed by Derventio
Style: Fruit Beer
Derby, England
Serve in Flute, Shaker


on tap

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RATINGS: 35   MEAN: 3.16/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.13/5   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Cask; Seasonal - Summer. Also available bottled.
A complex beer, rounded off with First Gold hops and a hint of apricot.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gegwilson (3278) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 25, 2016
Cask in Einstein’s in Chesterfield. Light golden colour rather than the advertised amber, with a frothy off white head. Very fruity apricot aroma. The taste also has a lot of apricot juice. The underlying flavour is slightly thin and metallic. Not my thing, but OK.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jjsint (2374) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - JUN 12, 2016
Handpull cask at the Silk Mill Ale & Cider House, Derby. It’s advertised as an amber ale but it’s actually light gold, hazy with a small white head. Floral and astringent scent with a suggestion of hard citrus and talcum powder. Initial sweet taste, with note than a hint of apricot, finishes with a dry bitter-sourness. Complex compared to other beers of its type, and certainly well-made, but doesn’t quite float my boat.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Mr_Pink_152 (3893) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - FEB 18, 2016
On tap to the three horseshoes, Waddington. Golden colour with a white head. Aroma is mainly peach a bit like archers. Taste sweet peach.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (10843) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 7, 2015
Cask at the standing order. Pours clear golden, smells like fruity peach sweeties, taste is sweet, fruity, dry.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Towey1989 (1894) - Stoke On Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 9, 2015
Cask at The Green Dragon, Leek (JDW) A clear golden colour with a medium white head. Aroma is fruity of apricot, peach and mango with some floral hops too. Taste is again fruity of apricot, peach and mango. Quite sweet with some bitterness from grapefruit. Light bodied and an oily texture. A dry, fruity bitterness in the finish. Refreshing but average.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Rune (11341) - Tromsø, NORWAY - MAR 1, 2015
500ml bottle bought at KellenTay Beers in Derby. Loose white head to a shiny golden body. Fresh apricot on the nose. Flavoured with apricot and grass hops. Mid-sweet hoppy ending. Soft in the mouth. Very much on an ordinary level (Sunday session at the hotel room 22.02.2015).

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beese (2570) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 1, 2014
Cask gravity at the St Albans Beer Festival 2012. Poured a very hazy orange, with a scummy white head. Aroma of apricots, citrus and sherbet. Fruity flavours, with some brown sugar and toasted malt. Finish was toffee, tinned fruit and brown bread.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jamesie1857 (1960) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 28, 2013
On cask at Three Tuns, Dronfield - Much hyped by my friends who’d had this the night before, so was looking forward to it. Big nose of apricots dominate this, the body looks okay - a bit hazy, but nothing disturbing - and the head laced all the way down. The sweetness of the beer was apparent early on, the apricots again coming through, but leaving the bitterness of a sourer fruit. Unusual, and got a bit fed up of it towards the end....

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
SarkyNorthener (4128) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - NOV 7, 2012
Bottle, Pale gold hazy beer, no head. Aroma of what may be apricots, just sweeter. Taste is sour fruit, not sure what again could be apricots. Carbonated lager like on the palate. A good beer reminiscent of a belgian.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
mr_h (4786) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - AUG 6, 2012
Cask by handpump at Bon Accord, Glasgow - clear golden, thin white head, lemon hop, fizzy lemon / orange, high carbonation, citrus aftertaste

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