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Derventio Emperorís Whim

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


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RATINGS: 27   MEAN: 3.07/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.05/5   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
Cask; Regular. Also available bottled.
A golden hoppy ale with a long bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Towey1989 (1919) - Stoke On Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 11, 2016
Cask at The Roebuck, Leek (Titanic) A clear golden colour with a foamy white head. Aroma of orange, some grapefruit, subtle lemon, a little grain and slight herbal hops. Taste of orange, grapefruit, slight grain, a little tartness and grassy, herbal hops. Light bodied and an oily texture. A soft, dry herbal hop bitterness in the finish. A decent fruity aroma and a dry, hoppy taste. An ok golden ale.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Hanoi (849) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - JUL 8, 2013
Bottle:Nose is biscuit and slight honey. Taste is biscuit, butter, slightly metallic, lightly bitter finish. Mouthfeel is suitable. Forgettable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DanielBrown (4381) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - FEB 12, 2013
Bottle from cousin. Peach colour, soft froth ring, which clings perilously to glass. Smells malty... even though itís a Golden. Taste is a bit appley, a bit tart, with some very feint tropical fruit being hinted at before the dry, floorboard tang of UK hopfield takes root, firmly. Not the best.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
SarkyNorthener (4133) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - NOV 7, 2012
Bottle. Orange golden colour. Aroma of citrus hops. Taste is a big surprise, quite complex. Very tangy orange tones, a bit like a belgian white beer. Reminds a bit of Hogaarden . Bitter finish. A good beer, unusual for a golden ale. Maybe hints of an IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BlackHaddock (6394) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAY 17, 2012
From Jan 2009: The second beer from this brewery to be reviewed by me today. Clear 500ml bottle (bottle conditioned), best before 2 Feb 09, so two weeks of its life left when drank. Poured into a straight pint glass, with very little sediment getting into the glass. Dull golden colour, slighty hazey and with a large foaming white head. This beer is all about hops, Cascade and WGV are used and they come through into the nose as soon as the bottle opens. A real English bitter taste, hoppy and dry, very impressive. Good feel to this beer, a whole lot better than the first beer I reviewed from them. One more to go (today).

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
tommann (3389) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 12, 2011
500ml bottle. Pours gold with a small head. Aroma is grass and butter. Taste has grass to start and a strong bitter grassy finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
imdownthepub (13397) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 20, 2010
Cask conditioned at Far From the Madding Crowd, Oxford. Gold with white head. Quite a juicy, fruity beer with a hint of strawberry hoppinesss. Certainly pretty reasonable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
downender (7960) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - JUL 3, 2010
Cask-conditioned at the Three Tuns, Bristol 3/07/10. Deep amber with a slight, white head. Biscuity malts, some berry fruit, a touch of orange and some grassy hops, leading to a decent bitter finish. Good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
cgarvieuk (21902) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 18, 2010
cask at guilford ... amber creamy white head ...soft toffe hop ... bitter soft lenonfront ... soft lemon hop ... little thin ... little bitter

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
fonefan (44143) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAR 17, 2010
Bottle 500ml. @ Fastelavnssmagning, Ulfborg.
Clear medium yellow orange color with a small to average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is light to moderate malty, toasted, fruity, butter notes, light to moderate hoppy, citrus - orange. Flavor is moderate sweet and bitter with a average duration. Body is medium, texture is watery to oily, carbonation is soft. [20100220]

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