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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: 26   MEAN: 3.57/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 117   ABV: 3.9%
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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
teorn88 (3489) - 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 (2793) - 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 (9433) - 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 (2301) - , 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 (3933) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Rune (8828) - Tromsø, NORWAY - AUG 1, 2014
Cask ale, third pint measure, at the Sportsman in Huddersfield. Clear golden coloured body. Tiny head, solid lacing to the upper part of the glass. Lemony hops on the nose. Pineapples and lemony flavours followed by a mild fruit bitter ending, mid-dry. Easy to drink. Satisfying. (09.07.2014).

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Mjp12 (573) - York, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 27, 2014
Drunk on the day of the tour in York, tasty session golden ale, very easy drinking.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
s_hartshorne (2025) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 23, 2014
Cask west riding dewsbury. Straw colour good white head lacing. Aroma is tropical citrus fruits. Taste is lemon mango good malts and nice long bitter hoppy finish. Medium body. V good golden.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dogbomb (997) - ENGLAND - JUL 9, 2014
Cask. Golden ale with a thick white head. Fruity with mango, pineapple and a slight lime. Taste is mild, but gives a nice lime, lemon, grapefruit and mango. Delicious.

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