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Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
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RATINGS: 33   MEAN: 3.08/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.03   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 111   ABV: 3.7%
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Cask - included in 2011 JDW Autumn Festival.
Whakatu is Everards new beer for 2011. Brewed using Nelson Sauvin Hops this light golden ale has a crisp, dry bitter taste. The name ’Whakatu’ derives from the Maori name for ’Nelson’ where the Nelson Sauvin hops originate. With hints of grapefruit and kiwi, Whakatu is a delightful zest of crisp fruit flavours. (Also has Challenger hops)


2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
stravale (2035) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - OCT 14, 2011
Cask @ Inverness JDW
Straw, frothy white head, good lacing.
Aroma - very faint aroma of citrus hops and malt.
Taste - citrus lemon hop...bit of grape...light flavour...cereal malts...a bit buttery
Palate is thin, bit watery..soft carb....finish light citrus and bitter with a hint of weetabix coming though...bit of lingering sourness
Bland showcase for the Nelson Sauvin hop...just an OK average golden ale

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
imdownthepub (9954) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 12, 2011
Cask conditioned at a Wetherspoons. Gold with white head. Compared to another beer with New Zealand hops, this paled into insignificance. Caramel, dry and a little flowery, very little of the hop characteristics showing through. Dull.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mike_77 (2963) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 11, 2011
Gold colour, creamy white head. The sauvin hops give their distinct sweet fruity, citrus aroma and taste leading to a light, dry hoppy finish.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
cgarvieuk (13921) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 11, 2011
cask at white lady... light hazy yellow ... bubbly white head ... zezty light fruit hop nose ... very bitter hop front ... long dry bitter linger ... hint of passion fruit .. but too bitter for me

2.4
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
undercurrent25 (1372) - Barnton, Cheshire, ENGLAND - OCT 11, 2011
Dry and watery if that makes sense? Overall taste is slightly bitter, not bad

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
tombyars (1328) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - OCT 10, 2011
Tasted this in The Esquire House, Glasgow (JDW) in October 2011. Cask, handpump dispense. Clear pale straw in colour with a thin white head. Floral hop and green apple in the shoirt aroma. Thin but refreshing mouthfeel and good lacing. Pale malts give a full juicy note of lychees, gooseberry, kiwi and pineapple. Good floral hop resins impart a fragrant aftertaste. Sweetness noted in the fruity dry finish with the tang of grapefruit evident. A good summer session blond ale and well recommended.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
berkshirejohn (4381) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 10, 2011
Cask at the John Logie Baird (JDW), Hastings. Amber with a ring of translucent head; aroma of tropical fruit; sweet, tropical fruit flavour with some grapefruit adding a touch of bitterness; then a crisp fruity finish. Not bad.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beersiveknown (2728) - NORTHERN IRELAND - OCT 9, 2011
UPDATED: OCT 16, 2011 Glasgow Wetherspoon Light blonde butter bomb, horrible first beer I’ve not been able to finish in three years. Re-rate Bridge House Belfast, 15/10/11 Much better! Gentle kiwi and pepper on the nose, light blonde, tropical fruits and brief bitter finish. Glad to have given this a second chance!

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Bullit (3961) - Burgos, SPAIN - OCT 8, 2011
Cask @ Sir John Moore, JDW. Spoons Real Ale Festival autumn 2011. Clear golden colour, dense off-white head. Nose is little fruity, sweet malty, bit of vegetables, a bit non-descript. Flavour is light malty, biscuit upfront, bit of citrus. Slightly bitter finish. A bit bland.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
EdKing (1788) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 7, 2011
Cask in JDW The Metropolitan. Colour is clear golden, small head. Nose is lemon and cereal grain. Taste is delicate citrous lemon, grapefruit, dry grass and bit of honey on finish. Very very light but nice on palate.


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