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Great Heck Famous Five

Brewed by Great Heck
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Goole, England


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RATINGS: 11   MEAN: 3.42/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.18/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Cask conditioned; Special

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
nulptr (114) - SCOTLAND - NOV 11, 2013
cask at Dagda. deep golden, sweet aroma of biscuit and citrus, complex hop profile that lingers on the palate. tasty but not an everyday drinker, at least not for me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (44143) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAR 4, 2013

Cask (gravity) @ The 18th Reading Beer and Cider Festival 2012, Reading, Berkshire England.

Clear medium to dark orange yellow colour with a small to average, frothy, fair lacing, mostly lasting, off-white to white head. Aroma is moderate malty, toasted - caramel, moderate hoppy, citrus, grapefruit. Flavor is moderate sweet and bitter with a average to long duration, grapefruit. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat. [20120504]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (17229) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - DEC 17, 2012
Cask at the Sussex Arms, Twickenham Green - 30/11/12. Lightly hazed golden with a thin bubbly white head. Good lacing ensues. Nose is hops, pale malt, caramel notes, light floral tones. Taste comprises floral hops, citrus, touch of pine, orange. Medium bodied, soft carbonation, bitter finish. A more than decent cask offering.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Martin243 (1022) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - NOV 17, 2012
Pint at the Bridge Newcastle - seems to have lost the "Famous" tag, It was just "Five". Lovely looking orange gold body with a crisp dense white head. Citrus aroma, and a lovely bitter citrus and sauvignon flavour. Quite full bodied for a blond - felt more like a bitter to me, but quite delicious anyway.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
unstablefable (233) - SCOTLAND - NOV 16, 2012
Dark golden with a medium white head aroma of sweet pine and grapefruit, there's also a smell that reminds me of cutting open a fresh pumpkin or butternut squash. Taste is a big hop blast which lasts a long time via Beer Buddy

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (40836) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - NOV 16, 2012
From cask at Stockbridge Tap. Pours clear and golden yellow to orange with a small white and creamy head. Aroma is light fruity hoppy. Citrusy, bitter and crisp hoppy. Smooth citrusy and light bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mr_h (4792) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - SEP 8, 2012
Clear golden ale, thin off-white head, grapefruit aroma, good temperature, citrus flavour, bitter aftertaste

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jamestulloch (3496) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 25, 2012
Aroma: Dry hoppy smell. Slightly floral. Not too powerful.

Appearance: Clear, golden body. with a dense, lasting white head. No carbonation. Lots of sticky lacing.

Taste: Hops, hops and more hops. The initial sweetness is replaced with a lovely, lingering bitterness. Flavours of caramel and pine. There’s not a great depth to the flavour, but this is still a tasty beer. Light and moreish.

Palate: Smooth mouthfeel. Flat carbonation. Very dry.

Overall: A very hoppy, easy drinking ale. This is the first beer I’ve had by Great Heck - on this evidence, it won’t be the last.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
cgarvieuk (21887) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 24, 2012
cask at bow ...golden amber ... thin white head ... zezty orange .... dry fruit nose ... zezt dry bitter lemon ... intese lemon and grapefruit ... huge huge grapefruit ... very drying linger

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
oh6gdx (25472) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUN 20, 2012
Cask@Reading Beer Festival 2012. Golden colour, small white head. Aroma is fruity, floral and mildly sweet malty notes. Flavour is fruity, wooden, floral and quite grassy bitterness as well.

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