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Kelham Island Pale Rider

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Brewed by Kelham Island
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Sheffield, England

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RATINGS: 200   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask; Regular. Also available bottle conditioned. Was also contract brewed at Ridleys under the name Pale Island.
A well-balanced, strong, fruity, full-drinking pale ale, flavoured with North American hops.
Supreme Champion Beer of Britain 2004.


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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Hippoman (169) - Durham, ENGLAND - AUG 23, 2015
Cask at a JDW pub in Manchester, Pours light amber with diminishing white head. No aroma to speak of. Taste is dry with cereal flavour and small amounts of grapefruit. Hops come in hard on a long, bitter finish. I felt the overall flavour was let down by its overtly alcoholic nature. I’d have enjoyed this more at less than 5.2% ABV, but still a decent beer.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bartlebier (2683) - Belchium im Biersgau, GERMANY - AUG 21, 2015
500ml bb?, courtesy of Sheffield D&M, ta. "Hand crafted Pale Ale.", not "A Strong Pale Ale". The Roger Protz tasting notes quoted on the label is near-spot on, apart from the biscuit malts which have run a tad thin and fizzed. Floral citrus aromas, "perfumy", earthier lemongrass notes make a brisk, zippy appearance in taste, quickly turning resinous in taste, bitter finish. Bright clean quencher with a certain UK subtlety, relinquished towards shorted-breathed US hop clarity.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jjsint (1467) - Ely, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - AUG 9, 2015
Cask at the White Lion, Bridgnorth. Mid gold. Apple, astringency, slight tropical fruit cocktail aroma. Bitter taste with sweet edges. Key lime pie, pineapple. Fuller palate than would normally be expected with a pale ale. This is an iconic ale, and while better than most does not quite live up to the almost reverential reputation. Damn good though.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerowl80 (24) - - JUN 28, 2015
Cask at Fat Cat. Pale gold colour. Good strong aromas of tropical fruits and pungent hops. Flavour of citrus with moderately bitter hops. This is a great beer and one of the best pale ales around.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
MissPxx (852) - - JUN 5, 2015
Very pale almost washed out appearance. Very hoppy aroma and extremely pungent taste. Nice creamy subtle head. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
androman (980) - Maarssen, NETHERLANDS - MAY 7, 2015
50cl bottle at home from beerritz.co.uk. Body is clear pale golden, head is very small, white, mostly diminishing, fair lacing. Nose is floral, flavor is honey, light malt, floral, wheat, millet. Medium to heavy sweet, light to medium bitter. Finish is medium lasting hoppy bittersweet. Medium body, dry texture, soft carbonation. Easy, refreshing, tasty, sweet but moderated, light hoppy summer beer.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
witthatsbier (404) - glasgow, SCOTLAND - APR 27, 2015
Cask @ Camperdown palce Glasgow A pale golden ale with white head Aroma is fruit with grain Taste is dry with fruity tones and long bitter finish nice beer

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Stuu666 (6779) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 16, 2015
Cask at cloisters. Pours clear golden, nose is sweaty, toffee, taste is dry, sweet toffee, light fruit

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   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 1/20
SilverfoX (750) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - APR 3, 2015
smells like rotting seaweed, pale gold in colour with no head, has a weird flavour. just weird like. rank.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ramboraffe (1294) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - FEB 18, 2015
500 ml bottle from Beer central, Sheffield. Clear amber with white head. Smells is malty with floral and earthy hops. Taste is malt forward with bitter citrus zest, pine and floral finish. Dry with medium bitterness and medium carbonation.


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