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

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RATINGS: 73   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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Cask: originally brewed for a Wetherspoons real-ale festival. A strong, golden pale ale, with a highly hopped aroma of tropical fruit and a blend of traditional and modern hops, giving a full flavour and long, dry finish.


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4.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jmgreenuk (4022) - The Hague, - 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


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cybercat (3200) - Georgia, USA - JUN 24, 2014
Pours a clear golden amber with a decent pale buff head. Malty, hoppy aroma has a fruity overtone. Bold, malty flavor is more than the aroma promises, with fruity and subtle greenwood hop notes and a mildly bitter finish. Mouthfeel is tingly and smooth. Hop on over to your nearest package store or bar for one.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
chinchill (1617) - South Carolina, USA - JUN 16, 2014
500ml bottle served in a small tulip. Undercarbonated, medium-light body. English style PA in terms of limited hop flavor and bitterness, and earthy/herbal hops. Hoppy for a "golden ale". Clear medium amber with a small, weak head. O. Well crafted if rather tame brew.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
s_hartshorne (1030) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 29, 2014
Cask west riding dewsbury. Light gold colour good white head lacing. Light tropical hop aroma. Taste is sweet tropical fruits great long dry hoppy bitter finish. Medium body. Really good hoppy bitter.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (1442) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 28, 2014
Keg at the Hanging Bat. Sweet, malty toffee, dry, sticky toffee, light fruitiness.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jfb (3680) - GERMANY - MAY 25, 2014
(draught) pours a hazy golden colour with a frothy white head. aroma of tropical fruit and milk chocolate, quite musty and resinous, with a light hint of grain. flavour is more resin and mango, with a hint of banana and a bitter finish. medium-bodied with soft carbonation.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kayres (435) - , Georgia, USA - MAY 15, 2014
Hazy orange with a thin white head. Crisp fruity nose. Fresh floral flavor, light bodied and clean. Hint of hop finish ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
omhper (19194) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - MAY 8, 2014
Keg at Pitcher’s, Stockholm. Hazy amber, rich head. Rich aroma of ripe pears and mirabelle plums. Mid dry with medium body and rounded, spritzy mouthfeel. Mirabelled, pineapple and hay. Long bitter finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AdiBeer (876) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 28, 2014
Aroma: cereals, hay, sweet hops. Appearance: dark clear gold/light amber, small creamy white head. Taste: light sweet and bitter. Palate: quite heavily carbonated, flowery hops again, sweet notes dry bitter in the average-long finish. Overall: nice ESB, nice sweet aroma. Pint at the Beer Hall, Staveley.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jbruner (2138) - Athens, Georgia, USA - APR 13, 2014
Pours a slightly hazy pale yellow from the cask with minimal white head that doesn’t really lace. Aroma is floral hop notes with a hint o pine and biscuit. Taste follows, light and refreshing, easy to drink. A nice English cask ale with nice hop notes.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
angel77 (772) - oviedo, SPAIN - MAR 24, 2014
Botella de 33 cl en noviembre de 2013 del rincón de la cerveza. Esta con lúpulos fuggle (UK) y citra y amarillo (USA) entre otros y con un cuerpo medio de 6 vol. Sabores frescos y amargo final seco y resinoso.


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