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


on tap

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RATINGS: 102   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Cask & bottled; Regular.
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.

Stumblor's rating

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Stumblor (64) - - MAR 24, 2013
Bottle from the beer emporium. An absolute cracker. An abundance of fresh fruity hops that is balanced by a smooth dry refreshing finish. Very moorish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Baramba (448) - ITALY - NOV 18, 2015
On tap. Amber whit thin off-white head. Hoppy aroma, sweet malt flavour with bitter finish

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
47574xeCD (758) - God’s Country, West Midlands, ENGLAND - NOV 14, 2015
Cask at The Euston tap. Poured clear golden with white head. Nose is pine citrus. Taste is slightly fruity citrus wheat straw light malt. Refreshing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Towey1989 (962) - Stoke On Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 9, 2015
Cask at The Reginald Mitchell, Hanley (JDW) A clear deep golden colour with medium white head. Aroma of grapefruit, orange, melon, slight mango, subtle pineapple, some biscuit and grassy hops. Taste is similar of grapefruit, orange, melon, subtle pineapple, maybe apricot, a little caramel, slight biscuit and grassy hops. Medium bodied and an oily texture. A lingering, dry, crisp, citrus hop bitterness in the finish. A big citrusy, tropical flavour and a refreshingly, crisp bitterness in the finish. A cracking IPA style golden ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
joe19612 (2290) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - OCT 25, 2015
Cask at Craft Clapham. Pours a gold colour with a thin white head, aroma is all fruit, taste is light bitterness, with a dry finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
teorn88 (4717) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 5, 2015
Cask at CBC Clapham, Craft 100, London. It pours a slightly hazy golden color with a small white head. Aroma is crispy and grainy, lightly grassy. Taste is more grains, zest, grass and straw. Light biscuit and light bitterness. Light bodied with soft carbonation. Overall, ok

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
davidezdonz (113) - , HONG KONG - SEP 10, 2015
A 330ml bottle with a best before date of May 2016 and poured into a pint glass. The beer poured a hazy golden orangey colour with a thin weak white head that leaves some stringy lacing. Aromas are fruity and start with melon, pineapple, tangerine and orange with hints of caramel. Taste was a little on the weak side when you consider the amount of fruit in the aroma. Biscuity caramel malt with some citrus mandarin and grapefruit. There are also hints of mango, grass and pine with a long bitter finish. Medium bodied with low to medium carbonation. Overall this was quite good especially the aroma but was hoping that there was more of a punch in the taste considering the nice aromas.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Don2711 (282) - - SEP 7, 2015
Golden. Very hoppy aroma. White head. Grassy caramel tangerine taste with citrus bitterness. Good strength. Enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Desverger (5064) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 31, 2015
Cask@GBBF 2015, Olympia, London - fuzzy golden coloured pour with white head. Citrus fruity hoppy aroma and taste, satsuma and lemon, straw, some grassy and floral nuances, refreshing, easy going brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
amhart88 (37) - Manchester, Lancashire, ENGLAND - AUG 30, 2015
Aroma of oranges/tangerines. Initially sweet and fruity with zesty bitterness in aftertaste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
LoneR (31) - - AUG 16, 2015
The taste comes through as slightly sweet, possibly as a result of the strength albeit a "golden" ale. For this reason only, I marked it down otherwise not too shabby.

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