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Ilkley Dinner Ale

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Brewed by Ilkley
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Ilkley, England

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RATINGS: 51   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.06   EST. CALORIES: 99   ABV: 3.3%
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Keg. Also available bottled.
Using a recipe from 1884 found in the archives of the original brewery in Ilkley, this distinctive Victorian Pale Ale was designed as the perfect accompaniment to food, being light and crisp. We have added our modern slant using Australian and American hops and the result is a beer for any occasion. Available in cask and bottle Hops: Calypso (USA), Stella (AUS) & Nelson Sauvin (NZ) Food Match: Yorkshire Lamb Burger, Teacakes


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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
larsga (6177) - Oslo, NORWAY - AUG 4, 2014
Big white head. Clear pale yellow body with light coarse carbonation. Fruity strawy resiny aroma with herbal notes. Aroma is very light, but good. Dry strawy resiny taste with herbal notes. Mid-bodied. Sharpish mouthfeel. Dry, salty grape and resin aftertaste with dusty strawy notes. Nice, drinkable, perhaps a little low on flavour. (0.5l bottle, from Meny Oslo City.)

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JohnRMurdoch (3239) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - JUL 30, 2014
500ml bottle from Drygate. Pale yellow, reasonable head. Lemon grain aroma and flavour. Bitter aftertaste. Light & refreshing.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TheJvd (830) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 12, 2014
50 cL bottle at home. Pours clear yellow with a small to medium white head. Aroma is a bit grassy and sweaty with some hops. Taste has some citrus, grass, hops and a slightly dry, medium bitter finish. Medium body, soft to medium carbo.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Osprey87 (1586) - WALES - MAY 31, 2014
Keg at Draft House. Pale hazy yellow, highly sparkling, big foamy white head endures, very uniform lacing. Aroma - malt, musty, lager, yeast. Body - light, active carbonation, not foamy. Taste is light with watermelon, passionfruit, slightly sour, lager finish. Very drinkable. A pint of this disappears very quickly.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SaintMatty (5180) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - MAY 17, 2014
500ml Bottle - Pale golden with a white head. Lime, lemon and grain in the aroma. Refreshing if a little thin taste with notes of lemon, lime, grain and tea.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
s_hartshorne (1159) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 17, 2014
Bottle cotterdige wines. Golden colour. Thin white head. Aroma is fruity malts. Taste is good malts fruits decent bitterness. Medium body.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bergstaden (1216) - Røros, NORWAY - APR 24, 2014
Golden with a white head - Good aroma of hops - Good malt body with a good hop profile with a nice bitterness - Good hop finish that ends dry - This was good considering the abv

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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Palme (3284) - Bergen, NORWAY - APR 8, 2014
0.5l bottle. This is a really crystal clear golden one, some few unfiltered particles in the glass and it only has a tiny bubbly white top. On the nose it’s not all that interesting to be honest. Mild yeast fruity with melon and a good amount of honey. Other than that it’s quite generic and a little dull imo. It has a nice round bitterness all the way in the taste. Feels soft oily in the mouth while the carbonation level is just about average. Grass bitter, quite typical for the genre really. Enjoyed accompanied to a roast beef sandwich. Did the job just fine! 21.12.2013

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   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Vighals (1083) - Sørumsand, NORWAY - MAR 29, 2014
Klar gulbrun i fargen med et tynt lag med hvitt skum. Malt, blomster og sitronlukt. God bitter humle og sitrus i smaken. Tynn munnfølrlse, kort lett bitter ettersmak.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Sigmund (5009) - Tau, NORWAY - MAR 3, 2014
Shared bottle at hotel room tasting. ABV is 3.3%. Deep golden colour. Aroma of malts, toffee and dust. Surprisingly hoppy flavour for a beer of this low ABV, quite nice, also noticeable malts. Might sample again.


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