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Farmers Ales A Drop Of Nelsons Blood

Brewed by Farmers Ales (Maldon Brewing)
Style: Bitter
Maldon, England
Serve in English pint


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RATINGS: 23   MEAN: 3.13/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.1/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 114   ABV: 3.8%
Cask; Regular. Also available bottle conditioned.
An easy drinking but flavourful bitter brewed for Trafalgar Day October 21st. After the battle, Nelson’s body was returned to England preserved in a barrel of brandy. It is said that the sailors on the Victory drank some of the brandy as part of their grog ration, which became known as Nelson’s Blood. Every glass contains a drop of brandy.
Ingredienats: Maris Otter pale malt, crystal malt, black malt.Cascade and First Gold hops. Brandy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Idiosynkrasie (5327) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - SEP 6, 2015
500ml bottle. Clear, reddish, amber colour with average, thick, frothy to creamy, fairly lasting, minimally lacing, off-white head. Floral-herbal, fruity, hoppy aroma, hints of rose hip, red berries, moss, tea, undefinable floral flavours due to botanical ignorance. Taste is somewhat neutral dry, minimally floral and fruity, hints of rose hip, tea, moss; a bit monotonous, slightly light and watery.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
wekker84 (2004) - etten-leur, NETHERLANDS - JUL 1, 2014
Cask at The Maldon Brewery a brown colored beer without a head aroma malts caramel fruits licorice and hops flavor malts some toasted malts spicy fruits dark fruits and hops

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mR_fr0g (6513) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 5, 2014
Cask gravity at Fullerians Rugby club. Red brown coloured pour with a lasting cream coloured head. Aroma is sweet nutty caramel malts, nice raisin bread fruits. Flavour follows, with more tangy fruits and sweet unrefined sugars. Decent condition nice fine bubbles.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
madmitch76 (19648) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUL 14, 2012
10th July 2012
Chelmsford Beer Festival. Clear amber beer, decent suddy offf white head. Nice semi crisp palate, fresh. Tangy dried fruits with a little red berry fruits as well. Nice malt backbone. Finishes smooth and dry with medium bitterness. Nice beer and great to see Farmers Ales doing good stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DruncanVeasey (7882) - NUNEATON, TOP, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - APR 29, 2012
Bottle the in-laws picked up for me at the brewery. Ribena red; sloppy, with a beige swirl of head. Seriously inviting aroma; ripe blackcurrant, pollen and coffee. Juicy, well balanced flavour with tangy hedgerow and floral hops, just-crushed milk chocolate Hobnob notes, dry roasted, liquorice. Something of the flavour profile of a black IPA. Not a hint of dead admiral, or even brandy. Quite a beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
maeib (8749) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - NOV 24, 2011
Cask conditioned Handpump Wig & Pen Northampton. A mid brown coloured beer with a whitish head. really good bready malts with strong fruity hops in this. verging on a US amber in many ways. The cascade is excellent here. A lovely body for a sub 4%er but the brandy probably helped with that although I couldn’t taste it. Superb flavours and excellent balance.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
berkshirejohn (5395) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 26, 2010
Cask, gravity dispensed, at the Cambridge Beer Festival. Deep reddish mahogany in colour with a trace of white head; fruity aroma; rich and full fruity flavour; then a dry finish. Rather like a porter, despite trhe low ABV.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Alphadelic (1975) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 12, 2010
500ml bottle: Still and syrupy looking without much of a head to it at all. The nose is lightly fruity but nothing to write home about. In the mouth it sweet caramel then slightly eggy yeast and a woody hint of spice and a dry finish. The aftertaste contains maybe a hint of that brandy warmth in the finish? It’s actually alright. A bit watery and still for me though.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
thebeertourist (5155) - Oslo, NORWAY - JAN 28, 2010
Cask at Southampton Arms, Gospel Oak. No head, mahogny-coloured. Chocolate, apples, caramel and a dry finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
anders37 (20464) - Malmö, SWEDEN - DEC 7, 2009
Cask @ GBBF 2009. Pours a clear dark amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty caramel aroma. FRuity malty and slightly hoppy bitter flavor. Has a fruity malty bitter finish.

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