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Kirkstall Three Swords

Brewed by Kirkstall
Style: American Pale Ale
Leeds, England


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RATINGS: 46   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.26   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
Very pale and spectacularly thirst-quenching. Three different hops give this beer a delightful citrus nose.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
HogTownHarry (6322) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - AUG 24, 2015
September 11, 2014 - on cask at Euston Tap. Was a pretty wild pour - it settled in the glass to a very pale gold with quite the display of tiny suspended black floaties, but only really visible in the bright light of the doorway of the Tap ... bright white foamy lasting head too. Smells like a slightly sour golden ale - and not really sour in the "good" way, more dishwater - generic light fruit and grassy bitterness behind (actually, a little puke-y). Taste - some citrus bitterness, but more golden ale/lager character - heather and honey sweetness, light grain, actually tastes sticky and gluteny, with slow-emerging true bitterness --- hey, no dishwater or sick in the taste, so it’s all good (7-). Chewy, solid body, airy and eventually quite bitter, but you have to wait until the aftertaste, it takes that long to kick in. Interesting.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
JorgeLee (1480) - Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 14, 2015
Cask at GBBF 2015. Very pale straw yellow colour. Very dry. Citrusy hop finish, but dry and bitter. Love the Pennine versions of golden ales, dry and quenching, just the job.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (36243) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 12, 2015
From cask. Pours clear and golden yellow with a small white head. Aroma is citrusy and crisp hoppy. Bitter, smooth fruity and crisp hoppy. Grassy and slight citrusy. Bitter and smooth fruity finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Stuu666 (7311) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 14, 2015
Cask at fynefest. Pours clear golden, nose is toffee, cheesy, taste is dry, cheesy, light fruit.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sound67 (570) - Offenbach, GERMANY - JUN 3, 2015
[International Beer Festival, Burton-on-Trent, 2015] - Kirkstall Brewery Three Swords 4.5%. hell orange klar, angenehmes, fruchtiges Pfirsicharoma, etwas blumig dazu. Kaum wässrig, relativ voll im Mundgefühl. Im Antrunk wiederum Pfirsich, diesmal aber trocken und floral. Zur Mitte ist die Fruchtigkeit verschwunden, es bleibt die Floralität bei zunehmender Bitterkeit. Abgang hauptsächlich hopfig bitter bei einer geringen floralen Note. Nachhall mittellang und sehr moderat bitter. Sehr solides Golden Ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gegwilson (2242) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 3, 2015
Cask in the Tithe Bar, Northallerton. Pours blond with a white head. Bitter with some tropical note and a little caramel. Nice body for the strength. Decent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (13441) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - APR 26, 2015
Keg at CBC Clerko, 24/04/15. Golden with a moderate off white covering. Nose is singy citric peel, orange, straw, toasted malt, hop jus, lemon rind. Taste comrpises peach, orange pith, floral notes, light pine, straw. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close with an earthy hop wash. Decent enough sessioner.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
MrBlueSky93 (503) - Sutton Coldfield, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 29, 2015
Cask at Manchester Beer Fest. Pours light copper in colour, no real head on this, white if there was one. Aroma of malts....Taste of biscuity malt then grass, Hops at the back of the palate. Touch of lemon too. Very bitter. Very Nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
anders37 (20000) - Malmö, SWEDEN - DEC 14, 2014
Cask @ London Craft Beer Festival 2014. Pours a yellow color with a small white head. Has a fruity citrus hoppy aroma. Fruity citrus hoppy flavor. Has a fruity citrus hoppy finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
teorn88 (3922) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 3, 2014
Cask at CPK tap takeover, London. It pours a pale straw color with a small white head. Aroma is sweet and malty with notes of toffee and ripe peaches, Taste is a bit bland with notes of grains, toffee, biscuit, some milder tropical fruit hops and resin notes. Light in body with soft carbonation. Overall, ok

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