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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: 18   MEAN: 3.17/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.06   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.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Leighton (11890) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 19, 2014
Draft at the Great British Beer Festival 2014, Day 1 - London. Pours clear, pale yellow with a bubbly white head. Nice beer, with biscuity pale malts, lemony hops. Medium bodied with fine carbonation. Moderately sweet on the finish with sugary pale bread, a bit of bitter hay. Very simple but not offensive.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Theydon_Bois (9960) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - SEP 7, 2014
Cask at GBBF ’14, day 1, 12/08/14. Pale golden with moderate off white spotting. Nose is yeasty, straw, bread pangs, lemon rind. Taste comprises much the same. Medium bodied, moderate carbonation, semi drying close with a bitter linger. So so, doesn’t really do enough to justify its 5%!

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
madmitch76 (16111) - , Essex, ENGLAND - AUG 31, 2014
12th August 2014
GBBF Day 1. Cask. Clear pale gold beer, few white bubbles for a head. Palate is light and crispy. Light pale malts. Sweetish floralness and mild tangerine citrus. Whisper of lemon. Light dry finish. Not too bad.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Benzai (8987) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - AUG 19, 2014
Sampled @ GBBF. Clear golden color, small white head. Smell and taste malts, the slightest touch of fruit and fruit hop, slightly bitter. Average body and carbonation.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
harrisoni (14139) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 14, 2014
At GBBF 2014. Clear gold few white bubbles. Hoppy citrus flavours. It had some sweetness. Ok strong hoppy golden ale. Some bitterness on the finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
johndoughty (4114) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUN 8, 2014
Bottle. Golden with a medium head. Not a lot of flavour which was quite disappointing. Bland and pretty ordinary.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
dynamiteninja (1591) - Richmond, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 18, 2014
Bottle. Yellow to gold body. Frothy white head with no retention. Red fruit, iron, champagne, grass, mild citrus. Mild bitterness. Slight sourness. Dry finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
downender (6526) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - APR 17, 2014
Cask-conditioned at the Plough, Worcester, 22/3/2014. Deep gold with a decent, off-white head. Marmalade and honey sweetness, with some solid, cereal malts and a moderately bitter finish. Good.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jmgreenuk (4988) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kermis (5751) - 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.


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