Brewed by Everards
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Leicester, England


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RATINGS: 33   MEAN: 3.08/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.03/5   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 111   ABV: 3.7%
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)

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gary (1732) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beersiveknown (4409) - 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!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mike_77 (4330) - Breda, 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
markas101 (2089) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Leighton (15396) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 9, 2011
Cask at Wellington Arms, Bedford. Gold with a small white head. Faint hoppy aroma took a long time to develop. Fresh fruity taste, a trace of biscuit, and some sharp bitterness to follow. I liked this.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
EdKing (2232) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bobinlondon (1263) - Harrow, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 23, 2011
Hand pulled cask at several JDW pubs during 2011 Autumn Beer Festival. Pale gold with a white head. Bitter hops with some citrus flavours but overall rather astringent. and masking the malt character. Refreshing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (40503) - 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]

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