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Kirkstall Three Swords

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Brewed by Kirkstall
Style: American Pale Ale
Leeds, England

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RATINGS: 51   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.27/5   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Very pale and spectacularly thirst-quenching. Three different hops give this beer a delightful citrus nose.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Martin243 (1017) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - SEP 4, 2016
Pint at the Central Gateshead. Golden body, white head. Grapefruit aroma and flavour ,hoppy bitterness Light bodied quaffer.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jjsint (2328) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - JUL 8, 2016
Handpull cask at the Kingston Arms, Cambridge. Light gold, very little head but lots of natural carbonation. Light citrus aroma. Bittersweet taste with hints of grapefruit and a trifle soapy. Bitter hoppy aftertaste. Thin body. Good without being great, I’d like a lot more character but alas it is not to be.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
allmyvinyl (9448) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 21, 2016
Keg at the Reliance. Leeds jaunt. Pours pale gold with a thin white head. Aromas of lemon, lime. Taste is light sweet, more citrus. Clean finish.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
berkshirejohn (5988) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 9, 2016
Cask at the Euston Tap, Euston. A pale amber pour with a creamy white head; aroma of damp straw; citrusy taste; and a long grassy bitter finish. A drinkable, but rather unexciting golden ale.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ladnewton (1803) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 7, 2016
UPDATED: MAY 25, 2016 Cask at CBC, Clerkenwell on 7th January 2016. Gold with disappearing off white foam and scant lacing. Malty aroma with berry fruits. A sweetish fruitiness in-mouth with fine citrus and floral hop notes. A late lemony burst. A crisp, floral finish. Zingy mouthfeel and lightish body.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
HogTownHarry (6375) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
JorgeLee (1758) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (40417) - 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.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Stuu666 (10594) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 14, 2015
Cask at fynefest. Pours clear golden, nose is toffee, cheesy, taste is dry, cheesy, light fruit.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sound67 (696) - 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.


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