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Magic Rock The Magic Spanner

Brewed by Magic Rock
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Huddersfield, England


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RATINGS: 30   MEAN: 3.53/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 117   ABV: 3.9%
Cask, special
This time we’ve made a beer to celebrate one of the greatest double acts know to man/woman... Bikes & Beer!
As you might have heard in 2014 Leeds is hosting the Grand Depart of The Tour de France and we thought it’d be nice to mark the occasion with a super refreshing, extra fruity session pale ale.
We’ve given ourselves plenty of time to perfect the beer by launching it at this years Leeds International Beer Festival which starts next Thursday 5th September and is held at the site of next years official start to the Tour, Leeds Town Hall...
The beer is a 3.9% extra pale ale using golden promise malt and dry hopped with both English and US hops, it should be perfect re-hydration after a hard day on the bike!
If you’re wondering about the name...
"magic spanner The situation where a mechanic in a support vehicle will appear to be making adjustments to the bike but in reality they are giving fatigued riders a break by holding onto the car and getting a massive push-off when the commissaires get too close."

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
HogTownHarry (6293) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - AUG 25, 2015
September 12, 2014, at Southampton Arms; handpull. Clear bright brassy gold with a smallish bubbly white/off-white head. Aroma - "huhhh-huuuuuh -----catty!!!&q - so good; pungent, tart fruity malt background, but mostly bitterness right in my wheelhouse (8+). Taste is solid, but not as "wow" as the aroma - restrained cat (heh), more simple golden ale honey ’n heather character - essentially no alcohol presence. Slightly watery and flat mouthfeel - medium-quick finish, a hint of acidity and quite dry in the finish - sessionable and fully attenutated - very nice!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
stravale (2525) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - JUN 18, 2015
Keg @ Anchorage, Sheffield [110615]
Light blonde, big bubbly head
Aroma of soft sweet citrus, light fruits, very light orange and peach, soft sweet, nose rather dull
Taste of soft sweet malts, light citrus fruits, soft grapefruit, soft peach
Palate - Medium carb, bit over fizzy, light to medium body, quite oily, slightly creamy. Finish as main flavour, quite refreshing
Overall - OK that’s all. Would prefer cask dispense.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (6777) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 14, 2015
Keg at fynefest. Pours hazy golden, nose is floral, toffee, taste is dry toffee, light citrus.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Fin (8428) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 13, 2015
On tap (keg) at Fyne Fest’, Achadunan, Cairndow, Argyll and Bute, Scotland, Friday and Saturday 12th & 13tg June 2015 Hazy golden actually it’s very light gold with a white film atop. Decent golden beer with a mild hoppy bite. A little fuzz on the tongue. A6 A4 T6 P3 Ov13 3.2

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
teorn88 (3630) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 23, 2014
Cask at CPK 5th B-day celebrations, London. It pours a clean golden color with a medium white head. Aroma of citrus, bread, grass, biscuit, ripe melon. Taste is medium bitter and lightly sweet with notes of honey melon, biscuit, grass, vanilla, apricots and citrus. Finishes lightly dry and bitter, fruity. Light bodied with soft carbonation. Overall, very nice and tasty

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Desverger (4349) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 9, 2014
Cask@Catford Constitutional Club, Catford, London (11/08/2014) - fuzzy golden pour with white head. Aroma and taste is medium hoppy, lemon fruity, floral, some peach and pineapple notes as well. Decent drop.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
simcoe_citra (19) - Surrey, ENGLAND - AUG 18, 2014
Cask at The Sussex Arms Twickenham. Subtle aromas of tropical mangoes. Slightly hazy, but great lacing on the glass. Restrained bitterness in perfect balance with the fruitiness from the hops. Malt flavours to a minimum. Mouthfeel a little thin but just enough body. Very enjoyable restrained and subtle flavours, thanks Magic Rock.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Benzai (10618) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - AUG 17, 2014
Cask at the Evening Star, Brighton. Clear golden color, small white head. Smell and taste malts, light to moderately hoppy, nicely bitter. Clean and crisp, smooth, quite like it. Decent body and carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
planky84 (2518) - , Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 15, 2014
Cask at the Catford Constitutional Club, Catford. Gold pour with a white head. Crisp summer fruit aroma. Flavours of peach and orchard fruit. Not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RichTheVillan (4685) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 1, 2014
Keg from Cotteridge Wines; clear straw yellow pour with frothy white head, grapefruit fruit and grain aroma, taste has zesty citrus, pine, biscuity malts.

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