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Ludlow Stairway

Ludlow Stairway
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Brewed by Ludlow
Style: English Strong Ale
Ludlow, England


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RATINGS: 10   MEAN: 3.26/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.07   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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Stairway has a honey gold complexion with a grassy, citrus floral aroma. It has a sharp, sweet, full bodied taste. Unusual use of Sladek lagering hops, building a large cult following. Awarded silver for the SIBA regional beer for strong bitters 2011.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jmgreenuk (3563) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - OCT 25, 2013
Bottle from Connollly’s Wines, Solihull. Poured a clear medium amber with a thin white head. The aroma is malty. The flavour is medium to weak bitter with a malt weak liqourice watery palate. A decent session beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kermis (4256) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - OCT 25, 2013
Bottle shared thanks to Jmgreenuk. Pours clear dark golden with a small off white head. Aroma is yeasty, toffee, fudge, malt, biscuit . Flavour is moderate sweet and bitter. Light medium bodied with soft carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
deanso (4662) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - OCT 25, 2013
50cl bottle courtesy of and shared with JMGreenUK. Very thin white head. Clear golden pour. Nice bitterness.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
minutemat (880) - Ford, Shropshire, ENGLAND - SEP 16, 2013
500ml bottle from their stall Ludlow Food Festival. Has a pleasant hoppy flavour, not too strong and a little placid but generally a mildly tasteful session beer. Terribly boring label design as usual. Can someone at Ludlow Brewing Co please sort this out? Ta.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
joe19612 (1743) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - AUG 3, 2013
Bottle. Pours a gold colour with a medium size head, light fruity aroma some grapefruit, the taste is light sweetness, with a short dry finish. very drinkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Grumbo (493) - Suffolk, ENGLAND - JUN 1, 2013
Gravity served at Charlton Arms, Ludlow as when I arrived the pipes for the handpull were still being cleaned. Golder beer, small white head, rich and hoppy. Slightly sweet and sticky. Enjoyed this one.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DruncanVeasey (6950) - NUNEATON, Top 24, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - NOV 28, 2012
Another of Octo’s ’sharing bottles’, 24/11/12. Bright gold, bright white collar. Aroma of honey and Madeira cake. Hints of sponge cake and Refreshers with a slight soapy bitterness and cornflake afters. Touches of grass and pastry. Inoffensive, well-constructed, doesn’t beg another.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
imdownthepub (9622) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 30, 2012
Cask conditioned at The Kings Head, Bridgnorth, Shropshire. Pale gold with white head. Ligh, sharp, relatively hoppy beer, some citrus, some orange hints. Bitterness, dry. Quite pleasant.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jfb (3462) - GERMANY - JUN 10, 2012
(bottle) pours a clear golden colour with a frothy white head. aroma of oranges, light gooseberries and nettles, with notes of straciatella and caramel. flavour is mostly the same, with dominant notes of herbal hops and a hint of bread crusts. medium-bodied with average carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BlackHaddock (3183) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - APR 7, 2012
Had the pleasure of visiting this brewery and its visitor centre in the summer of 2011: this review however is of a hand pulled pint in the excellent Cock Hotel, Wellington on 2nd Feb 2012. Almost lager looking: pale golden, clear and bright with a thin snow white head on top. One sniff tells you its an ale though, not a lager: waves of citrusy hop esters fill the nose along with freshly cut grass. I thought it might taste a bit weak from its looks but I was mistaken: good flavoursome blend, hop frontage and rear with a bready malt centre. Very easy to drink and refreshing.

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