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Kirkstall Three Swords

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Brewed by Kirkstall
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Leeds, England

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RATINGS: 29   MEAN: 3.28/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Very pale and spectacularly thirst-quenching. Three different hops give this beer a delightful citrus nose.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Iznogud (618) - CROATIA - JUN 21, 2014
Cask at the Euston Tap, London. Pours yellow with creamy with head. Fruity hop aroma. Sweet malty, fruity and grassy flavor.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
s_hartshorne (1073) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - APR 8, 2014
Cask west riding dewsbury. Golden colour good white head and lacing. Aroma is citrus. Taste is citus slight hoppy bitterness. Medium body. Decent enough.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
wimpyjoe (3543) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 20, 2013
Mid-yellow with a good head on it. It has a hoppy base but a fair bitterness is dominant in its aftertaste.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
stravale (2057) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - NOV 16, 2013
Cask @ W J Kavanagh’s, Dublin [141113]
Pale blonde, clear, thin white head
Aroma of citrus hops, light grapefruit, some old lemon, soft sweet fruity malts
Taste - Soft tropical fruits, sweet fruity malts, dab of pithy grapefruit
Palate - Medium body, quite sticky. Finish as main flavour, fairly sweet
Overall - Good tasting blonde ale, quaffable.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
garthicus (2658) - Dublin, IRELAND - OCT 10, 2013
Cask at the porterhouse. Appearance: Cloudy yellow, medium thickness white head. Aroma: citrus and mango, quite fruity, a little grass too. Flavour: nicely bitter, very hop forward, mango for sure with some strawberry and grass, very refreshing, medium length bitter finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
culchiem (2419) - Berlin, GERMANY - OCT 6, 2013
Cask at Brewdock. Hazy gold with a solid head, super lacing. Aroma is biscuit and fruit. Fruity, hoppy, refreshing. Lovely

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ACD (621) - Dublin, IRELAND - OCT 6, 2013
Cask at Porterhouse, Temple Bar. Hazy light gold with decent lasting white head. Shedloads of lacing. Light orange and citrus in the aroma, some cereal and sweet biscuity malt too. Plenty of crisp citrus in the taste - good hop bite. Well balanced by semi sweet biscuit malt. Medium/thin body. Lightly tropical and citric hop notes linger. Very crisp and refreshing. Spot on thirst quencher.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mr_h (2741) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - SEP 12, 2013
Cask by handpump at Paisley Beer Festival - clear yellow and lime green, thin rapidly disappearing head, mildly meadow aroma, no lacing, bit of biscuit, bit of fruit, clean dry finish

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
fonefan (34282) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUN 19, 2013

Cask (handpump) @ York Tap, Tea Room Square, Station Road, York, North Yorkshire, England YO24 1AB.

Clear medium yellow color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, white to off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, toasted - caramel, fruity, light hoppy, earthy hops. Flavor is moderate sweet and bitter with a average to long duration, dry, dusty, acrid bitter, alcohol note ! Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat. [20130121]

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Leighton (10512) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 1, 2013
Cask at the Euston Tap - London. Pours perfectly clear yellow with a tight, creamy white head. Doughy white bread in the nose. Light sweet flavor, biscuity pale malts, straw, some cereal. Light bodied with fine carbonation. Lightly sticky to finish, more doughy biscuits, faint corny cereal, mellow straw bitterness. Hints of lemon rind. Simple but easygoing sessioner.


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