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Isle of Purbeck Force Four

Brewed by Isle of Purbeck
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Swanage, England


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RATINGS: 12   MEAN: 2.87/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.83/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
Force Four has been designed to celebrate all things great about our British sailing team ahead of the 2012 Olympics. It is a wonderfully crisp and hoppy blonde beer. The careful addition of wheat provides a wonderful lacing to the glass. Pale straw in colour, this beer has a wonderful hop aroma and a lingering crisp dry finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
niquillis (2344) - Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 24, 2014
On cask at White Star, Stoke. Pours amber with white head. Quite a malty smooth beer to start with caramel notes. Dies a little toward the end. Certainly not a pale golden ale?

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
imdownthepub (12919) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 20, 2014
Cask conditioned at The Market Porter, Borough Market, London. Yellow gold with white head. Thin, caramelised beer with a perfumey hop note, light sweetness. Borderline for acceptability.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SilkTork (5528) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Hampshire, ENGLAND - MAY 20, 2012
Railway Tavern, Bexley. Pale, mildly hoppy. Some apple, some apricot, some sourness. A few small pieces at the bottom of my glass. OK, but it’s an indifferent, amateurish sort of beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
TBone (15940) - Pori, FINLAND - MAY 1, 2012
Cask @ O’Connels, Tampere
Pale yellow color, small white head. Weak lime-grapefruit nose, pale maltyness too. Light bodied. Pale malty, light citrusy hoppyness. Dry aftertaste. Very typical golden ale.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
ration (2120) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 30, 2012
Pours light golden with a small head. Aroma light hops, grass, butter. Very typical cask.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
olio (9010) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 29, 2012
Cask @ O’Connels, Tampere.
Pours hazy yellow color with small head. Aroma of grassy hops, fruits and mild herbal notes. Flavour of dry hay, fruits, mild goose berrirs and some herbs. Bitter and quite watery palate.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
laiti (7981) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 29, 2012
Cask @ O’Connell’s
Aroma is sweetish with peach and hints of hay. Flavour is dry with hay, some peach and hops. The bitterness is quite harsh here. Somewhat watery, quite typical and easy to forget.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (24925) - Vasa, FINLAND - APR 26, 2012
Cask@Black Door, Helsinki. Golden colour with a small white head. Aroma is floral notes, some honey, qute crisp and sweet maltyness with. Mild biscuity notes. Flavour is sweet and crispy malts, some floral, herbal and mild resiny notes as well. Crisp and refreshing.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
harrisoni (16932) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - MAR 14, 2012
Cask handpull at The Castle London. Clear pale gold thin collar white bubbles. ascetic hop citrus aroma. ascetic gold ale barely ok

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
anders37 (22523) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 10, 2012
Cask @ Southampton Arms, Gospel Oak NW5. Pours a clear yellow color with a small white head. Has a fruity malty caramel and toffee aroma. Fruity malty caramel and weak butterscotch flavor. Has a fruity malty caramel finish.

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