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Downton Chimera German Pale Ale

Brewed by Downton
Style: Bitter
Salisbury, England
Serve in English pint


on tap


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RATINGS: 22   MEAN: 3.08/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.01   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
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Cask; Seasonal - September & October.
Four varieties of German hops (Perle, Tettnang, Mittlefruh, and Spalter Select) add herbal, floral flavours and a fresh aroma to this golden coloured bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
anders37 (19112) - Malmö, SWEDEN - SEP 27, 2014
Cask @ Bricklayer’s Arms, Putney SW15. Pours a golden color with a small white head. Has a fruity malty grassy hoppy citrus aroma. Fruity malty grassy hoppy flavor. Has a fruity malty grassy hoppy citrus finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Gary (1633) - Brentford ,London , Texas, Somerset, ENGLAND - AUG 3, 2014
Cask @ Magpie. not very Germanic really, just a text book UK bitter. Grassy hop floral nose. Light malt caramel . Bright golden. Notes of grass. caramel honey spice. a bit chewy on the palate. Not bad, pretty text book

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
joe19612 (2107) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - MAY 11, 2014
Cask. Pours a gold colour with a short white head, aroma is malty and hoppy with a floral hint, taste is light and bitter with some citrus,with a dry finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
cgarvieuk (17018) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 17, 2013
Cask at the bow bar... Golden amber... Small white head... Light dry grassy nose... Soft togfee fruits... Dull soft malts.. Not me

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
jackl (5608) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - OCT 22, 2012
Cask @ The Priory Arms. The pour’s light gold with a small head. The nose is mild grass and bread. Slight notes of honey. Not much aroma. The taste is pale malt, some mild grassy hops, hints of angel food cake. Light body, smooth. Overall, entirely forgettable. OK.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
leaparsons (8794) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - SEP 23, 2011
Cask, Criterion, Leicester. Clear gold with a white foam. Aromas are an abundance of cereal with mellow lemon and caramel. Lots of garlic from the garlic bread in the room. Flavours are sweet cereal with caramel and cardboard. Spritzy yeast with lemon and light honey. Floral with a dry finish. Lots of lager aspects without actually being anything like a lager - still decent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
imdownthepub (11291) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 24, 2009
Cask conditioned at The Turf Tavern, Oxford. Gold with slight head. easily more of a British bitter than anything German in character. Dry, lighlty hoppy, cereal malt a little toasted. Some bittersweet notes, reasonably drinkable and refreshing.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
reakt (949) - Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 23, 2009
Cask @ The Old Fountain. Clear gold with a lasting white head. Grassy hop nose, a little fruit and grainy malt. Has a strange pistacio nut note that I can only assume is the yeast? Flavor is much the same, slightly wheaty with a bittersweet linger. Decent but more of a British take on German really.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Christian (11722) - Odense, DENMARK - JUL 27, 2009
Yellow with a lasting white head. Grainy malt and floral hop aroma. Dry and husky malt flavour

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fonefan (38685) - VestJylland, DENMARK - OCT 6, 2008
Cask (handpump) @ Wenlock Arms, Islington, London N1, England.
Clear medium orange color with a average, frothy - creamy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white to white head. Aroma is moderate malty, hay, straw, toasted, moderate hoppy, grass. Flavor is moderate sweet and moderate to light heavy bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is flat to soft. (030808)

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