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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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Scopey (7406) - 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 (3) - 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 (3049) - 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 (10458) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
joergen (21507) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 30, 2014
Bottle at Papsøs tasting at Amager Bryghus. Clear golden colored with a small white head. Fruity aroma of caramel with notes of hops. Fruity flavor of caramel, grass and hops. Hoppy finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
CloakedDagger (728) - - OCT 30, 2014
Bottle 50 cl. Pours a clear golden with a white head. Very British, slightly nutty aroma. Fairly light in body, subtle caramel and nuts and close to no hops. 301014

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sigmund (5312) - Tau, NORWAY - AUG 9, 2014
Cask pint at the Ship & Crown, St. Peter’s Port, Guernsey. Golden colour, low white head. Very moderate aroma, not as hoppy as expected. Decent hops throughout in the flavour, some malts too. Smooth to drink.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Erzengel (3552) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - AUG 8, 2014
Cask @ Ship & Crown, St. Peter Port. Smooth and mild in the beginning. Hints of grain, tends to be watery, easy to drink. Fresh and smooth. Slightly bitter to the aftertaste, nice ale aroma, but still quite watery. On the tongue remains a fresh, smooth ale aroma with a quite watery /thirst-quenching touch! Highly drinkable Real Ale, but not very deep. Hints of sweetness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rasmus40 (11891) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 31, 2014
Cask @ The Cock & Bottle, Jersey. Clear golden with an off-white head. Aroma is sweet, malty and moderate hoppy - flowers. Flavor is medium sweet and light bitter. Sweet and light bitter finish. Soft. High drinkability. 170714

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