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Liberation Ale

Brewed by Liberation
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
St Saviour, Jersey


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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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Calisky (1249) - ALSACE, FRANCE - FEB 21, 2015
Courtesy of Jaghana. Couleur dorée, mousse qui disparait. Nez caramel, toffee et houblonné. Gout caramel, toffee, houblon herbeux, note salée et legumes. Bon Corps. Fin caramel et petite amertume.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jaghana (4292) - Strasbourg (Alsace), FRANCE - FEB 21, 2015
Bottle 50cl, traded with olliejobbins thanks ! A golden beer with medium head and retention. Nose is on caramel and honey like hops. Aroma is on floral notes, grassy hops, light resin, vegetables, quite bitter, watery body. Finish is floral, and medium bitter.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
zvikar (3882) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - DEC 31, 2014
Bottle sample at a tasting at Beer Market Jaffa. Thanks kerenmk. Pours golden with a small head, aroma of caramel, honey, diacetyl, toffee, flavor of cauliflower, honey, rotten vegetables, medium bodied.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
kerenmk (2788) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - DEC 27, 2014
Bottle shared at a tasting at Beer Market Jaffa. Thanks vipinvelp. Clear gold with white head. Musky aroma, perfume-like. Tastes vegetal, a little sweet with a little DMS. Light body, diacetyl finish.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
DSG (6534) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - DEC 26, 2014
Bottle sample at a tasting at Beer Market Jaffa. Thanks kerenmk. Clear golden with a bit of off-white foam. Aroma of stale malt, cardboard, minerals and light fruitiness. Flavor is quite dry, stale, with minerals - very-hard-water-like - and light fruitiness. Quite light-bodied with strong carbonation.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Scopey (7867) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 5, 2014
Cask at the Cock & Bottle, St Helier. It pours clear gold with small white head. The nose is soft, grainy, oatcakes, grainy and mild spice. The taste is sweetish, grainy, cereal, biscuity malt, mild lemon with a short, dryish finish. Medium body and fine carbonation. Nothing much of note. Fairly basic by all accounts. Meh.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mrbung (4) - Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 23, 2014 does not count
Occasional in Forester, Northfields. Please and refreshing light coloured ale. Perhaps better in the Summer beer garden but good enough.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jesperhammer (3169) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 4, 2014
30-OCT-2014, bottle @Papsø tasting, @Amager Bryghus. Clear golden with low White head. Aroma is sweet, fruity with a touch of caramel. Taste the same. No hops at all. A nice surprice. Easy drinking.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
madsberg (10534) - Søborg, DENMARK - OCT 31, 2014
Bottled. Golden coloured. UNclear. Small off white head. Aroma. Grass, hay, straws. Flavour. Straw grass, light sweetness. Thin bodied. Ends light bitter.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
JanLaursen (3227) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 30, 2014
Flaske, 50 cl, tak Papsø. Klar gylden, hvidt skum. Maltet næse, let karamel og milde noter af nødder. En mild brise af sommerblomster. Let krop, harmløs, meget britisk og totalt uinteressant.

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