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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)


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (35220) - VestJylland, DENMARK - SEP 1, 2012

Cask (handpump) @ The Bankers Draft, 1-3 Market Place, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England S1 2GH.

Clear medium amber orange colour with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white to white head. Aroma is moderate malty, grain, caramel, moderate hoppy, citrus, orange - citrus, grass notes. Flavor is moderate sweet and bitter with a long duration, fruity, citrus hop, thin, cat piss and limestone notes. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is flat. [20111020]

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
oh6gdx (20620) - 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.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
madmitch76 (15309) - , Essex, ENGLAND - DEC 28, 2011
5th October 2011
Crosse Keys Spoons. Clear pale gold beer. Residual white head. Light dry palate. Light fruit with a touch of sulphur. Dry finish with a mild minerals. Was looking forward to this but a total meh! Nelson - what blinking Nelson?

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
cgarvieuk (14707) - 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

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
harrisoni (13857) - 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 (11327) - 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.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
imdownthepub (10481) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
maeib (8750) - 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
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
leaparsons (8179) - 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.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
DruncanVeasey (7285) - NUNEATON, Top 22, 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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