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Fallen Grapevine

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Brewed by Fallen
Style: American Pale Ale
Stirlingshire, Scotland

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RATINGS: 38   MEAN: 3.53/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48/5   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Bottled; Regular. Has also been available on cask.

The village of Kippen, nestled at the foot of the Gargunnock and Fintry hills was once home to the largest Grapevine in the world covering an area of 5000 square feet.
This pale ale has an almost vinous flavour and aroma, provided by the choicest New Zealand hops. Seriously fruity, floral and citrus, this beer showcases the best qualities of two stunning NZ hops.
Dominant flavours: Floral, citrus, tropical, fruity, bitter. Grapevine tastes great on its own or with Indian curries, spicy pizzas or chorizo. Serve at 4C for a refreshing tropical citrus hit or at 12C for a fuller bodied, fuller flavoured experience. No additives, no adjuncts; just four top quality, natural ingredients: Malt, Hops, Yeast and Water.

Specifications:
Malts: Maris Otter, Vienna
Hops: Magnum, NZ Cascade, Motueka
IBU: 43
OG: 1.054

Note: Until April 2014, contract brewed at Tryst.


3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Heidbummer (168) - SCOTLAND - JUL 16, 2016
Keg at Hippo Sauchiehall St. Poiur hazy orange, foamy white head. Aroma of fruit and malt and some hops. Easy drinking smooth, malty, fruity with a slightly bitter edge. Excellent session beer.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
larsga (7219) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 1, 2016
Medium offwhite head. Clear amber body. Fruity wooden dusty aroma. Dry-sweet resiny citric taste with roasty pineapple notes. Mid-bodied. Mild, soft, mealy mouthfeel. Dryish fruity roasty dusty aftertaste with citric notes. The combination of flavours doesn’t quite work for me. The roasty goes poorly with the citric and fruity. (0.5l bottle, odd bins, Edinburgh.)

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (43243) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JAN 27, 2016

Cask (gravity) @ Nottingham Robin Hood Beer Festival (2014), Nottingham Castle, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England NG1 6EL.

[ As Fallen Grapevine ].
[ As my rating # 1000 of beers from Scotland on ratebeer ].
Clear medium amber orange color with a small to average, open and frothy - fizzy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, moderate hoppy, orange - citrus, fruity hops. Flavor is moderate sweet and bitter with a long duration, fruity hops, hoppy, orange. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft to flat. [20141011]

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RichTheVillan (6274) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - JAN 17, 2016
Keg at Victoria Birmingham; clear golden amber pour with a bubbly white head, aroma has some floral action along with assertive citrus, taste has bitter grapefruit, some pine, tangerine, mango, quite nice.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
joe19612 (2501) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - NOV 29, 2015
Bottle. Pours a dark gold colour with a thin white head, light malt aroma with plenty of fruit, taste is bitter with hops and fruit with a soft dry finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
imdownthepub (12910) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 6, 2015
Bottled, 500ml from The House of Trembling Madness, York. Clouded amber with volcanic white head. After a nearly disastrous pour, which included the near destruction of the cutlery drawer, the aroma of this calmed me down, citrusy, fruity, The flavour is of tropical fruits and citrus, clean and reasonably bitter, clean palate. Really very decent (apart from the over conditioning!).

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
spacecube (1562) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 2, 2015
500ml bottle, pours hazy orange gold, small white head. Aroma is tropical fruit, passion fruit and lychee, dusty malts, light caramel, spritzy carbonation developing into a long, bitter finish.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
gegwilson (3033) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 14, 2015
Bottle from Hippo Beers in Glasgow. Pours hazy amber with a rocky cream head. Nice tropical fruit aroma with sweet pineapple, lychee and mango. The taste is nicely hoppy with more tropical fruits, light spice and lingering bitterness. Pretty impressed.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
johndoughty (4862) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 11, 2015
Bottle. Fruity flavours impact at first followed by hops. What develops is a well rounded pleasant beer that is so easy to drink.In fact its a pleasure.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
planky84 (2748) - , Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 6, 2015
Bottle from Oddbins Beer Shop, Blackheath. Hazy dark amber pour with a white head. Pineapple, kiwi fruit and fresh cream aroma. Mango and sweet citrus flavour. Nice.


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