J.W. Lees Hopmeister
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Brewed by J.W. Lees
Style: Bitter
Middleton, England
Serve in English pint


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RATINGS: 12   MEAN: 2.9/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.85/5   EST. CALORIES: 108   ABV: 3.6%
Guten tag meine Hopmeister. This golden ale is brewed with Cascade hops for a bitter flavour then a blend of Willamette and Celeia hops later on for a fruity flavour. Food match: A tasty bratwurst, or banger and mash.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Svesse (7924) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - DEC 4, 2011
(Cask at Edgar Wallace, Strand, London, 23 Nov 2011) Golden amber colour with brief, white head. Fruity nose with notes of citrus and hints of vinegar. Fruity, slightly malty taste with citrus, grapefruit, biscuity malt and a touch of acidity coming through. Thin body, with a touch of sweetness. Doubtful about the form of this one.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
prawlie (1500) - ENGLAND - DEC 4, 2011
Pint on draught at the Old Manor in Bracknell. Nice little bubbly head over a dark amber beer. Tangy and a little bitter, with a bit of grapefruit. Quite reasonable but a touch watery. Light malt aroma.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
tkrjukoff (4306) - SWEDEN - NOV 25, 2011
Cask @ The Three Guineas. Pours clear amber with a nice bubbly off white head leaving lace. Aroma ids fruity, dry, malty and a bit acidy. Flavor much the same with medium bitterness - not much Cascades here no. Finishes dry bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ober (2812) - Bommelerwaard, NETHERLANDS - NOV 23, 2011
Cask @ The Black Horse in Witby. A clear orange/amber colored beer, with a white head. The aroma fruits with hop. The taste fruits, citrus and orange, with bitter hops. The aftertaste flat sweet and bitter. A little cider, apple.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 21, 2011
On cask at Cloisters. Pours a golden colour with a thin white head. Aroma of grassy hops, caramel, alcohol and treacle. Similar flavours with mild carbonation and a little oily mouth-feel. Nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
cgarvieuk (21834) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 21, 2011
cask at cloisters ... golden amber .. thin white lacing ... soft toffee hop nose ... sweet syrupy light orange hop ... light soft malt fruits ... easy if boring

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
berkshirejohn (6065) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 18, 2011
Cask at the Old Manor (JDW), Bracknell. Amber with a thin white head; surprisingly full bodied, with a sweet biscuity malt flavour and a touch of caramel; then some light dry hops before a toasty finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerSkull (1374) - SWEDEN - NOV 4, 2011
Smell and taste are typical of an English bitter, a little caramel malt, a pinch of hops and some fruity notes. Some hop masters is definitely not, and some Cascade hops is not noticed, but it sure is easy to drink and it has refreshing hop tones. Taste wise, the beer is a little better than an ordinary bitter.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SilkTork (5557) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Hampshire, ENGLAND - OCT 19, 2011
JDW Rochester. Slightly acidic - flat condition. Off. Pale amber - light hop dusting. Neutral malt palate. Drinkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Bullit (4460) - Burgos, SPAIN - OCT 15, 2011
Cask @ The State Bar. Clear golden colour, off-white head. Nose is caramel malts, slight vegetables. Flavour is light malted, vegetables, bit of citrs upfront, followed by biscuit. Slightly bitter finish. Pretty average, and definitely not a ’hopmeister’.

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