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Brewed by Hawkshead
Style: Premium Bitter/ESB
Staveley, England
Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 117   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask, Keg & bottled; Regular.
Well hopped golden ale made using, as the name suggests, 5 different hop varieties; Goldings, Bramling Cross, Fuggles, Citra and Amarillo. Flavours of tropical fruit, orange marmalade and herbal hop aromas are balanced by a juicy malt character.


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4.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jmgreenuk (7690) - Kuala Lumpur, - SEP 2, 2012
Cask at The Moon in the Square, Bournemouth. Now let me firstly say, this is a great ale! A clear medium amber pour with little head and no lace. A really fruity aroma leading to an amazing hop explosion! It had a wonderfully complex set of flavours with a surprisingly smooth edge and citrus notes. The bitterness sits on the palate for a good while longer too. A really special ale which I wish was more widely available. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Holmen1 (4816) - Stavanger, NORWAY - AUG 30, 2016
Kveldens første på Mi2, Cardinal aug-16: vi begynner med fatøl, uklar gylden med ok skum. Og dette er en frisk og aromatisk start på kvelden - citrus/appelsinmarmelade og tropiske frukter i fin forening. Citra er og blir en av mine favoritthumler, og med de tropiske fruktene fra Amarillo langt fremme i smaksbildet er dette en deilig apa. Fin maltkropp, og noen solbærtoner fra Bramling Cross gjør helhetsinntrykket enda bedre. Vi skåler fornøyd og gleder oss til neste runde!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tandembrauer (1147) - Stavanger, NORWAY - AUG 29, 2016
On tap at Cardinal, Stavanger. Pours hazy amber with little white head. Aroma of tropical fruits, citrus, some pine needles. Tastes bitter with little sweetness. Thin bodied, dry mouth feel, bitter finish.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sigmund (6719) - Tau, NORWAY - AUG 29, 2016
On tap at Cardinal Pub & Bar, Stavanger. Hazy deep golden to orange colour, low white head. Lovely and intense aroma of tropical fruits, also some citrus. The flavour is mid between sweet and dry, tropical fruits and citrus again, pine needles and resin in the medium bitter finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
aleksander9 (1364) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUL 24, 2016
-cask- clear golden with stable white head. green, tropical fruit and pine. Dry, hoppy and fruity. Nice.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tommann (3352) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUL 8, 2016
Cask at the Brewhouse, Staveley. Pours dark orange with a small head. Aroma is acrid bread and orange. Taste orange to start and a bitter bready and marmalade finish.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Travlr (21446) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUN 26, 2016
Cask at the source. Clear golden yellow color, dense white head with solid lacing. Beautiful floral aroma. Taste is earthy, almost dank flowers and summer fruit. Awesome.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
gegwilson (3207) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 28, 2016
Cask in the Hawkshead Beer Hall. Amber with a frothy white head. Really nice tropical aroma with mango especially. The taste has lots mor mango and pineapple over caramel with a slightly dry bitter finish. Good.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Mjp12 (1391) - York, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 20, 2016
Not really sure why this is listed as a ESB, I’m taking it as more of an IPA, good hop bitterness, and a nice bitter finish

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Turtles (1991) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 13, 2016
Keg @ Man in the Moon. Hazy golden, white rich lacing head. Fruity hoppy nose. Medium carbonated, juicy mouthfeel. Tropical fruity taste, citrus zest, passion fruit, grass and hay. Pleasant dry finish with zesty bitterness.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rlgk (18220) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - FEB 4, 2016
Draught at Man In The Moon, Stockholm. Hazy copper/orange beer with a decent offwhite head. Hoppy fruity aroma, citrus, grass, hay, some caramel. Hoppy citrus flavor, some tropical fruits, citrus, grassy notes. Decent beer.


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