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Matthews Davy Lamp


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Formerly brewed at Dawkins Ales
Style: Witbier
Bristol, England
Serve in Tumbler, Weizen


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RATINGS: 5   MEAN: 3.22/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.09/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Cask; Seasonal - Spring.
A crystal-clear Wheat Ale, rich yellow in colour, brewed with the addition of coriander and orange zest. Coriander adds a delicate hint of spice to the citrus hop aroma and creates a deep and satisfying warmth in this ale’s mildly bitter finish. The tang of orange zest complements the wheat and barley malts’ biscuit and vanilla notes, producing a well-balanced and highly quaffable ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DJMonarch (9177) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAR 6, 2016
Cask Stillage at the Black Horse, Darwen 28/01/2006 Citrus aroma. Clear golden a little hoppy and citrus flavoured with hints of dryness and bitterness in a slightly creamy finish. As Matthews Davy Lamp.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
harrisoni (16704) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JUN 6, 2008
Cask gravity at Reading BF 08. Bright gold with thin off white head. Bit of grapefruit, some peach, not too much hop, but fine.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 10, 2008
A Mes rate: Gravicask at Reading Beer Festival.
Gold coloured with no head. Big peach and tangerine notes from the hops. Nice bitter finish with a tiny bit of sweet malt. Not bad, just lacking a bit of character.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
downender (7676) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - MAY 2, 2008
Cask-conditioned at the Hillgrove Porter Stores, Bristol 2/5/08. Pale amber coloured with a slight white head. Aroma of citrus, light spicing and grain. Light mouth feel with a hint of spicing, sweet malt and some citrus hops in the finish. Enjoyable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
chriso (7513) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 11, 2006
UPDATED: DEC 17, 2006 Cask (handpump) at The Bell, Bath, April 2006. Bright, clear amber colour. Light citric aroma. Dry, crisp and fresh. I thought it had a slightly wheaty character. Perhaps it is a clear wheat beer? There’s no huge depth here but its a nice refreshing pint. Doesn’t taste 5%. [Update - There’s now a description on the brewery website and it is a wheat beer, although I can’t say I picked out the spices too clearly, so I think its somewhere between an American Wheat and a Belgian Wit in style.]

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