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Empire Strikes Back

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

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RATINGS: 21   MEAN: 3.05/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.98   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
RichTheVillan (2688) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
maeib (8627) - 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.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Nilz (378) - 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.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Theydon_Bois (8081) - The ’Sham, Surrey, 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.

2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 2/20
ralphdot (982) - Billingham, Durham, ENGLAND - APR 2, 2013
4.0% golden with a thin head, citrus hop aroma, the taste is hops, too much hops.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
leaparsons (8019) - Leicester, 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.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
imdownthepub (10124) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bullit (4007) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Fin (7343) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 26, 2011
Cask, handpump at The Riverhead Brewery Tap, Marsden, West Yorkshire, 22.04.11 There is quite a lot of ’Burton Snatch’ on this beer. Pour is gold with a white head, its actually to get beyond the sulphurous nose and taste but when you do there is a light fruitiness and reasonable hop presence. A6 A4 T6 P3 Ov12 3.1

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
downender (6196) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - AUG 7, 2010
Cask-conditioned at the Hillgrove Porter Stores, Bristol 7/08/10. Golden coloured with a slight white head. Sweet and malty, with a touch of citrus and decent, dry finish. Ok, perhaps overshadowed by the other beers sampled at the same pub festival.


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