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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)


3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
leaparsons (7805) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - OCT 7, 2011
Cask, Last Plantagenet, Leicester. Golden with an off-white head. Aromas are leafy with honey and lemon with caramel and cereal. Hints of cardboard with floral aspects. Flavours are grassy with leafy notes and low lemon. Melon with spices. Peppery with light biscuit malts. Not bad.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
markas101 (1788) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 7, 2011
Cask, The Benjamin Huntsman, Sheffield, UK. Wetherspoon Ale Festival. Light slightly hazy gold. Citrus aroma. Bready with a very smooth texture and underlying but faint citrus zing. Some vegetable green comes through. Sweet honey finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 6, 2011
On cask at the Edward Wylie in Glasgow. Pours a hazy blonde colour with a fair white head. Interesting vinous Sauvignon Blanc aroma with passion fruit and grapefruit notes. Similar to the Oakhams Nelson Sauvin but not as intense. Also some caramel and barley. Similar flavours with a dry finish. Mild carbonation and a little thin. Not bad at all.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
harrisoni (12675) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - OCT 6, 2011
Cask handpull at Ashford Kent. Pale gold thin head. Some yeast and hop on aroma. Reasonably hoppy needs more of everything more hops more malt backbone. Some sting on finish. Some biscuit.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Leighton (9878) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 5, 2011
Cask at The Cross Keys, JDW, London. Clear yellow with a light, white head. Straw aroma, some sun-kissed malts. Light sweet flavor, some hay bitters, dough. Light bodied with fine carbonation. Fairly dry finish, more dough, hay, straw. OK.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
maeib (8404) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - AUG 26, 2011
Cask conditioned handpump Royal Blenheim Oxford. A yellow coloured beer which is virtually headless. A little lemony and a little biscuity. Light hops and a touch of tell tale gooseberry. Not enough NS but it’s OK.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SaintMatty (4763) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - AUG 25, 2011
Cask (Royal Blenheim, Oxford) - Gold/amber with a slight haze. Pineapple and a hint of spice in the aroma. Malty and slightly spicy taste with dried apricot.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gary (1305) - Brentford, London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 31, 2011
UPDATED: AUG 7, 2011 (cask @ a pub(i forget the name) in Woodlum village ,Kent ) After the first half of a country walk this was an unexpected obscure beer for me, shit I was just glad it wasnt a shepherd neame offering. Pale as a hermit who never goes out ...this was screaming pale. A nice zesty fruit nose; juicy and fragrant palate..lots of limey fruit and zest...slightly tart, a subtle sweetness interacts. Pretty impressive drink . This is a pale ale at 3.7 % that makes you contemplate what’s going on in the glass and twists ... I dunno what the hell rest of you were drinking looking at other reviews.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
oh6gdx (20003) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUL 26, 2011
Cask@White Horse, Oxford. Yellowish golden colour with a minr head. Aroma is fruits, nectar, some wood and mild doughy notes. Flavour is caramel malts, bitter grassyness as well as some mild doughy/sulphury notes.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
DruncanVeasey (6950) - NUNEATON, Top 24, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - JUL 8, 2011
Cask handpull, Derby Summer BF 2011. Photogenic pale gold with a plump white foam. Faint orange squash aroma, almost hops. They might as well have flushed the Nelson Sauvin down the toilet. Distant and grainy with breakfast cereal and honey notes. Misleadingly named, watery and a bit shite to be honest. Tastes and smells of cash-in. Went up for some Hardknott, but it wasn’t on. What was I thinking of??


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