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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: 45   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47/5   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 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
shoulderbroken (3664) - Tokyo, JAPAN - AUG 8, 2016
Tap at the Euston tap. Nice sessionable, light maltiness, easy drinking. Was a bit smashed so should rerate this some time.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ManVsBeer (8499) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 1, 2016
Cask @ Drink? Hebden Bridge. Clear golden coloured ale with a small creamy head. Session ale with a fruitiness, but hoppy in the main.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (43723) - VestJylland, DENMARK - APR 27, 2016

Draught @ 7th Borefts Beer Festival 2015, Brouwerij de Molen, Bodegraven, Netherlands.

[ As Magic Rock The Magic Spanner ].
Unclear medium orange yellow color with a average to large, creamy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white to white head. Aroma is moderate to light light heavy malty, grain, pale malt, sweet malt, moderate to light light heavy hoppy, grass, crispy hops. Flavor is moderate sweet and moderate to light light heavy bitter with a long duration, dry, grass, pale malt, sweet malt. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft. [20150926]

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
anders37 (22720) - Malmö, SWEDEN - DEC 26, 2015
Draft @ Taproom, Malmö. Pours a hazy golden color with a small white head. Has a fruity malty weak grassy hoppy aroma. Fruity malty weak grainy and weak grassy hoppy flavor. Has a fruity malty grainy weak grassy hoppy finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mabel (8537) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 19, 2015
[7735-20150926] Cask. Mild orange citrus hops aroma. Slightly hazy, pale orange body with a medium-lasting creamy white head and some lacing. Bitter citrus hops and light leafy green bitter wood flavour. Medium body is quite bitter. Tasty! (7/3+/8/4/15) 3.7
(@ North Bar, Leeds, England)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (40181) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - DEC 10, 2015
From tap. Pours cloud yellow to orange with a small white head. Aroma is mild fruity, slight grassy to herbal. Bitter, grassyand slight fruity. Mild citrusy and crisp hoppy.bitter and dry finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tderoeck (8090) - Gent, BELGIUM - OCT 21, 2015
26/IX/15 - on tap @ Borefts 2015 (Bodegraven) - BB: n/a (2015-1389) Thanks to 77ships, Elmanana+1 and the Israeli beer tickers scene for sharing today’s beers!

Clear pale orange beer, creamy yellowish head, little stable, bit adhesive. Aroma: lots of exotic fruits, very nice, resinous, citrus, pineapple. MF: ok carbon, medium body. Taste: bitter, lots of grapefruit, citrus, bit medicinal. Aftertaste: very bitter, dry, hoppy, bit medicinal. Lovely for a 3.9% beer!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DSG (11505) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - OCT 18, 2015
[9/26/15] Draught sample at Borefts Beer Festival 2015 in Bodegraven. Golden. Fruity hops aroma with light graininess. Dry flavor, a bit grainy, with bitterish fruity hops. Light-bodied. Refreshing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Towey1989 (1764) - Stoke On Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 15, 2015
Keg at The Hop Inn, Newcastle-Under-Lyme. A slightly hazy deep golden colour with a thin off white head. Aroma of passion fruit, mango, some sharp lemon, subtle pineapple and a little caramel. Taste is different of mango, grapefruit, subtle peach, and slight peppery, grassy hops. Light bodied and moderate carbonation. A short, dry, peppery, grassy hop bitterness in the finish. It is nice, refreshing and generously hopped for a 3.9%er but it’s quiet average for magic rock. Decent overall though.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jercraigs (9722) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 14, 2015
2015-09-26. Lightly hazy dark yellow body with a modest white head and lace. Aroma of pithy not quite funky lemon hops. Flavour is similar, pithy lemony hop character, lightly grassy notes, moderate bitterness throughout. Smooth average bodied palate, good carbonation. On tap at North Bar, Leeds.

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