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Lancaster Pearl

Formerly brewed at Lancaster (UK)
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Lancaster, England


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RATINGS: 10   MEAN: 2.52/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.61/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 114   ABV: 3.8%
Cask: Special - JDW Spring 2012 Beer Festival.
This new beer, brewed especially for this Wetherspoon real-ale festival, is a fresh, light pale ale, with an easy-drinking character and fine hop flavours throughout, resulting in a refreshing, hoppy finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 7/20
Beese (2570) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 16, 2014
Cask at The Moon Under Water (JDW), Watford on 29 Mar 2012. Poured a lightly hazy blonde colour, with a spotty white head. Aroma of bread, soft fruit and hay. Flavours were very light, some peach and straw. Finish was almost non-existent, just mineral and watery.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
SilkTork (5541) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Hampshire, ENGLAND - JAN 10, 2014
Spring 2012. JDW, Rochester. Light, hazy gold colour. Dry and thin. Lagerish. Prefer Carlsberg. Cheaper as well.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
RichTheVillan (6636) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - OCT 19, 2012
Retro reviews from Spring 2012 Wetherspoons Beer festival; apparently brewed exclusively for festival, I wonder what the remit was to make something completely uninspiring and mediocre.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
ManVsBeer (8666) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 31, 2012
Lightly hopped golden ale, in both aroma and taste. Pleasant enough to drink.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
leaparsons (9835) - Wigston, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - MAY 5, 2012
Cask, William Wygston, Wigston. Hazy gold with an off white head. Aromas are biscuit and cardboard with mellow lemon and soft spices. Flavours are low lemon with hints of ginger and cereal malt. Very boring.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
BeerViking (4140) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 18, 2012
Cask at the Green Man (Bank), golden and faintly hazy, big white foamy head that vanished fast, malt and a touch of orange on the nose, sweetish body, a little orange juice and floral hops in the finish. OK but a bit dull.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Howellsey (13) - - APR 5, 2012
On tap at Milsom Rhodes in DidsburyVery pale and quite sweet with a citrussy flavour. Not much body to it but that made it very drinkable and refreshing and a good choice for a warm day or post-walk. It would make a reasonable introduction for non-ale drinkers

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Leighton (18517) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 5, 2012
Cask at the Crosse Keys, JDW, London. Pours clear gold with a faint, white foam head. Almost nothing in the aroma, just some faint straw. Almost nothing in the flavor, either. It’s faintly sweet with light plastic and light dough, and some faint straw. Light bodied with soft carbonation. Bland finish with mild tangy citrus and straw. This could be poor conditioning (and also a poor beer to start with) but as it is this is the worst beer of the spring JDW fest for me.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
harrisoni (17278) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - MAR 30, 2012
Cask at Sir John Oldcastle Farringdon. clear pale gold lasting cream head. Inoffensive golden ale. Nit much malt not much hop. Touch of lemon flavour. Just completely forgettable. Some grainy pale malt flavour. Dull

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DruncanVeasey (8012) - NUNEATON, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - MAR 27, 2012
The Baron, 26/03/12. Had no idea this was one of the festival beers. Unfizzing gold with a slim white neck. Beeswax, faint lemon, maybe peppermint aroma. Soft and drab with buttered honeycomb fragments; a licked wicker note, some grass. Soporific, wet English air. Overpriced @1.60 a pint.

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