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Liberation Ale

overall
35
44
style
Brewed by Liberation
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
St Saviour, Jersey

bottling
unknown

on tap
common

Regional Distribution

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RATINGS: 44   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.9   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask; Regular.
This cask conditioned traditional real ale is quite light golden in colour with an EBC of 17 (most lagers are 8-10 and ales 20+) and is brewed at 4.0% ABV. It is brewed with Maris Otter Pale Ale malt and a low percentage of crystal and wheat malt, for flavour and head retention qualities. The bitterness, which is not too high at 25 is derived from English Goldings hops, whilst the floral, citric (orange/grapefruit) hop aroma comes from the use of two continental varieties, namely Hallertau Hersbrucker and Styrian Goldings.
Liberation Ale is now available throughout the Channel Islands and has been extremely well received since its launch in time for the annual Liberation Day celebrations; the overall flavour and zesty nature of the beer has proved very popular. Liberation Ale will now be the flagship traditional ale in all of our outlets.


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
allmyvinyl (2182) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 14, 2014
Cask at The Haymarket. Pours clear gold, thin white head. Light floral hop aromas, light malt. Taste has a chalky bite. Light and easy drinking.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mr_h (2446) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - MAR 8, 2014
Cask by hand-pump at Drum & Monkey, Glasgow - clear golden amber, very thin white head, floral hop aroma, negligible lacing, sweet, malty, hay, easy to drink, but lacking a bit in flavour

1.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Beese (1099) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 16, 2013
Cask at the Great British Beer Festival 2013. Poured a cloudy copper colour with no head. Funky aroma of wet grass and caramel. Flavours were stale and not very pleasant. Might have been toward the end of the barrel, but I’d drunk quite a few sub-parr cask conditioned beers at this year’s festival.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Theydon_Bois (7002) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - SEP 14, 2013
Cask at GBBF ’13, 15/08/13. Clear golden with a thin off white head. Nose is a little subdued, light floral hop notes, citrus, orange. Taste comprises toasted malts, popcorn, orange, grassy, light vanilla, a hint papery. Medium bodied, moderate carbonation, light bitterness in the finish. Ok golden blonde.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cuso (3816) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - AUG 27, 2013
Bottle from friend, who brought this from Jersey, many thanks.Golden color with small white head. Malt, fruity and grassy hops in aroma. Taste, malt, caramel, grass, floral hops. Drinkable beer.
Country # 94

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
mR_fr0g (2005) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 15, 2013
Cask at gbbf 2013. Clear golden pour no head. Aroma is hay. Some grass. Light body. Some grassy flavour. Some stale malt.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
HenrikSoegaard (10090) - Randers, DENMARK - JUL 10, 2013
Cask. Frothy white good mostly lasting head. Yellow colour. Light malty and hoppy aroma. Moderate bitter flavor. Average moderate bitter finish. Oily palate.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Grumbo (493) - Suffolk, ENGLAND - JUL 7, 2013
Cask handpump at the Plough, Chelmsford. Golden brown colour with a small slightly off-white head. Nice aroma of hops, straw and grass, floral with a touch of citrus. Medium body, slightly bitter finish pitched at right level. A very nice couple of pints enjoyed whilst watching the Cricket.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
varanid99 (431) - AUSTRALIA - MAR 16, 2013
Gold pour with thin white head. Not much aroma apart from malt and a little citrus. Taste is a bit bland..sweet, slight caramel but not much to it. Easy drinking but not anything too exciting

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
wimpyjoe (2967) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 29, 2012
Decent golden ale that is a nicely balanced ale with malts most evident in the flavour.


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