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Empire Strikes Back

Brewed by Empire
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Slaithwaite, England


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RATINGS: 23   MEAN: 3.06/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.04/5   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
Cask; Regular. Also available bottle conditioned.
First beer brewed, appropriately titled to commemorate the reopening. A pale golden bitter with a hoppy aroma and good hop and malt balance, with a fruity citrussy flavour. Very light on the palate and a good session beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jamesie1857 (1943) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 28, 2015
On cask at Uxbridge Arms, Chasetown - A nice looking golden yellow body, thick lacing white head. Good nose of citrus and a sweet kick of caramel. Taste is well balanced bitter-sweet with a freshness that went down really well.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
ManVsBeer (8492) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - APR 14, 2015
Cask @ Blackburne Pub & Eatery, Liverpool. Golden-yellow with a thin head. Has plenty of floral notes in its taste with a berry sweetness attached - this is really dominant in its nose.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
RichTheVillan (6518) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 3, 2014
Cask at the Craven Arms; straw yellow pour with a creamy white head, grass and lemon aroma, taste has light citrus, straw.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
maeib (8749) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - MAY 16, 2014
Cask conditioned handpump Wig & Pen Northampton 15/05/14. A golden coloured beer with a whitish head and lace. A soapy hoppy beer. A bit of lemony flavour. Fairly tasty and OK but not particularly exciting.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Nilz (503) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - OCT 19, 2013
Cask at Paisley Beer festival on 12/9/13. Gold ale, aroma of hops and lemon, taste dry hops and balance bitter finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Theydon_Bois (16657) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - APR 13, 2013
GD from the cellar at the Merchants Inn, Rugby, 03/04/13. Clear pale golden with a small white head that quickly dissipates. Nose is pale malt, grass, light citrus, vegetal notes. Taste comprises pale malt, grain, touch vegetal, light sugar, citrus. Medium bodied with moderate carbonation, light bitterness in the finish. A dull and sub par GB.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 2/20
ralphdot (1029) - Billingham, Durham, ENGLAND - APR 2, 2013
4.0% golden with a thin head, citrus hop aroma, the taste is hops, too much hops.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
leaparsons (9774) - Wigston, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JAN 6, 2012
Cask, The Salmon, Leicester. Golden with an off-white foam. Aromas are toasted malts with yeast and prickly grapefruit. Woody with Burton notes. Flavours are dry and woody with mellow lemon and a peppery dry finish. Grapefruit pith bitterness with some grassiness. Clean and hoppy. Decent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
imdownthepub (13033) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 4, 2011
Cask conditioned at Harbury Beer Fest ’11. Gold with white head. Eggy, farmy nose, pretty sulpherous leading to a gypsum salts character. Drying hops later on, quite leafy, bitterness. It’s ok.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bullit (4399) - Burgos, SPAIN - JUN 12, 2011
Cask @ 3 Judges. Hazy golden colour, white head. Nose is slight malty and hoppy, bit of sourness. Flavour is light malted and a bit dusty, citrus, some sourness. Medium bodied.

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