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Kelham Island Grande Pale

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Brewed by Kelham Island
Style: English Strong Ale
Sheffield, England

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RATINGS: 18   MEAN: 3.42/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.25   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 198   ABV: 6.6%
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Cask; Seasonal - Winter. Also bottle conditioned.
This is Kelham Island Brewery’s most popular seasonal special of the year and once again we welcome its return with anticipation. Grande Pale is a Pale Ale based on the recipie of our Champion Beer of Britain Pale Rider - Except extra strong!! This beer has a real kick to it and is perfect for the cold winter months


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
johndoughty (4077) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - FEB 17, 2011
Bottle. Yellow with a small head.Slightly acidic with some bitterness.Subtle fruitiness is also there. Reasonable but something is not quite right about this one.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ungstrup (29828) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUL 20, 2010
Bottled. An unclear amber beer with a huge orangey head. The aroma has notes of malt and citrus as well as lighter notes of american hops. The flavor is sweet iwth notes of malt, spices, hay, and fruit, leading to a dry, bitter, and spicy finish.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
anders37 (17520) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUL 18, 2009
Bottle. Pours a pale yellow color with a longlasting white head. Has a fruity malty slightly yeasty hoppy aroma. Fruity malty slightly yeasty hoppy bitter flavor. Has a fruity malty yeaasy hoppy bitter finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thebeertourist (4901) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUN 21, 2009
Bottle. Pours cloudy golden, visible sediment in the bottle. Refreshing orange zest aroma, unusual for an English pale ale. Yeasty, orange zest flavours, some spices, but kept in check. Very Belgian and quite accomplished in that regard.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (35959) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAY 28, 2009
Bottle 33cl. @ [ Fastelavns Tasting Ulfborg ].
Unclear light yellow orange color with a large, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, white to off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, toasted, fruity - exotic, wheaty notes, moderate hoppy, lime - orange, moderae yeasty, apple. Flavor is moderate to light heavy sweet and bitter with a average duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20090221]

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Christian (11274) - Odense, DENMARK - APR 10, 2009
Cloudy golden with a small white head. Fruity and candy sweet aroma like papaya and red apple. Sweet and fruity, slightly yeasty flavour

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
wyzzywyz22 (2032) - Wirral, Merseyside, ENGLAND - APR 6, 2009
Bottle, Dram Shop, Sheffield. This is a little gem of a brew, a really pleasant surprise. Pallid gold with a bit of haze and a white head. Fragrant and fruity aroma. Flavour was bright clean and very refreshing with citrus hop, lemon and banana notes. Would gladly drink a lot of this.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ethereal (2417) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAR 23, 2009
Bottle at Microbar, Battersea, 19th March 09, with tashi. Gold, white head. Nose has citrus, perfume. Quite full palate, a bit creamy. Restrained flavour, some honey sweetness.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Papsoe (25083) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 11, 2009
Bottle 33 cl. Courtesy of Ungstrup. Very cloudy golden with a tall and firm off-white head. Aroma of yeast and citrus. Medium body, fairly fruity, citrus, yeast and some phenols. Slightly astringent finish. Very atypical British. 080209

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cgarvieuk (15163) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 7, 2009
Bottle at home ... From Manchester Winter festival 2008 ... amber bubbles rising big foam head ... sweet pine hops little toffee light banana and creamy nose ... very odd but very pleaseant ... tad over fizzy ... again a light creamyness ... some bitterness ... flavour is quite subdued ... little spicy ... little yeasty ... again a little pine


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