Gilroy Favourite Pale Ale
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Brewed by Gilroy’s
Style: English Pale Ale
Muldersdrift, Gauteng, South Africa
Serve in English pint


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RATINGS: 12   MEAN: 2.89/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.84/5   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
A superb pale ale brewed with Gilroy's own yeast. The Gilroy Favourite has 4% alcohol by volume, earning its place as the favourite pale ale.

Oakes' rating

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Oakes (15651) - Vancouver, British Columbia, - NOV 3, 2012
Light amber colour. The aroma is soft, malty bitter. Light body, soft, very English with a malty character, touch of diacetyl and a creamy cask finish. Underhopped, though.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Holmen2 (2872) - NORWAY - MAR 14, 2015
From tap at Gilroy’s Brewery in Gauteng, South Africa, 14.03.15. Dark gold. Small head. Fruity aroma and taste, with low bitterness. Low carbonation. Good drinkability.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
Splitenz (368) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 10, 2014
Strong on the nose, weak on the tongue. A fine drinking Ale, with enough hops to make it easy and, Belgian (?) style yeast.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
werner22 (6) - SOUTH AFRICA - MAR 10, 2014 does not count
This is a strong aroma beer. But very smooth and not as heavy. No heart burn or hang over

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
AtronSeige (1263) - Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA - SEP 3, 2013
Aroma: Buttered banana bread, Appearance: Clear, light copper, almost no head. Taste: Light bitterness, banana bread, buttery Palate: Light, thin body, light carbonation, Overall: An easy drinking beer, but not my favourite from Gilroy’s Brewery. 340 ml, poured.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Beershine (5221) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - OCT 17, 2012
Draft at brewpub. Amber with scattered lace Bland nutty malt aroma with late plastic. The palate is oily and laden with butter but yields to a toffee and lightly toasted malt finish

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 22, 2008
(On tap) Beautiful clear amber colour with a small, off-white head. Sweetish aroma of caramel, fruit and nuts. Medium body, a little low in carbonation with sweetish - almost exotic - fruit accents. Smooth and lightly hoppy finish. 040508

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
mojoharper (32) - SOUTH AFRICA - MAY 8, 2008
Bottle: Amber with fluffy, but white, minimal head. Yeasty, fruit aroma. Biscuit and subtle fruit tastes with a good, dry finish. Somewhat "thin", could do with more body.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
PilsnerPeter (3045) - Flushing, New York, USA - SEP 11, 2007
Bottle: Pours copper in color with a brief head. Fruity aroma. Sweet dates, mild citrus, accompanied by a toasted barley subtlety. Has a toffee-ish malt character, light prune suggestions, and a rounded mouth feel. Toasty with a mild bitterness, yet it’s lacking hop character in my own opinion.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
bridge (659) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAR 7, 2006
Hazy amber with a minimal head. Initial aroma smells a bit of Belgian-type yeast, but subsides to fruity orange and some chewy malt. The flavour is a bit meek, showing some light bitterness. Light bodied and a bit metallic, but lasting and well carbonated.

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