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Brewed by McCashin Family Brewery
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Nelson, New Zealand

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RATINGS: 29   MEAN: 3.14/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.07   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
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Our artisan in charge created the Stoke Bomber Bohemian Ale to straddle the ale/lager debate perfectly. Everyone will enjoy the interaction of wheat and lightly roasted barley with the lively citrus and pepper flavours. The ale team will promote its rich golden hue, fully rounded mouthfeel and engaging honeyed malt complexity. The lager camp will insist that the spicy hop emphasis is classic Bohemian. Which side are you on?


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
floydian1 (967) - FNQ, Australia, - MAY 25, 2012
650ml brown bottle. A clear golden beer with a decent sized white head and a scanty lace. Honey golden malts dominate the nose with lively citrus fruits (grapefruit, oranges) and notes of bread and peppery spices. Well rounded grainy mouthfeel with a medium body and medium sweet malt flavours balanced by a fulsome hop bitterness. Like a Bohemian pilsner but with an added fruitiness and complexity. I rather enjoyed this.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerledgend (1197) - Waterloo, Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 27, 2012
Nice hop aroma. Great slightly hazy orange colour with thin white head. Crunchy hop flavour that lingers on the tongue for ages. Amazingly well balanced, another great Stoke beer.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Jimthechap (1652) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - FEB 15, 2012
Apparently I call this an ale at my peril. I have never known a lager to have wheat malt, but Iím happy to be proven wrong (with accompanying liquid proof). Golden colour with a fulsome white head that is creamy and looks like it should be scooped off with a spoon. Aromas are of uncut grass, citrus (grapefruit and kumquat) and smell really good. Cool at first and then more grapefruit, grapefruit and then grapefruit. Possibly gooseberry and grapefruit and then grapefruit. Having thought about it while the bitterness grabs the sides of my tongue with grapefruit-like tartness, there is a lingering grapefruit flavour that sits side by side with grapefruit. Okay, so thereís a bit of grapefruit, but joking aside thereís also lemon meringue and quite tasty grapefruit. Iím not taking the piss, Iíd quite happily recommend this beer and buy myself another.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Maris (989) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - JUN 2, 2012
From a 650ml bottle on 2/6/2012. Pours a light clear golden with a small to medium head. Has a modest aroma of biscuit, grass and citrus fruit which doesnít reveal the intensity of what is to come. This is quite a difficult beer to categorise. It has a touch of caramel malt and lots of citrus fruit (orange and lemon) but itís the long, slightly sour bitterness that really stands out (itís quite grapefruity in that regard). Itís got some APA, IPA and Saison elements to it. This is a beer with a very distinct character. Interesting stuff, though the lemony sour bitterness is perhaps just a little over the top from a balance perspective.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Travlr (11900) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 12, 2012
Bottle recommended by Eric at CK, thank you sir! "Try the Stroke beer" he said. Hazy golden yellow color, fluffy white head, solid lacing. Aroma of peppery and dusty lemons and straw. Taste is peppery lemons and cigars. Decent.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
M_Sack (378) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - AUG 30, 2013
Gold coloured with a big attractive head. Weakish aromas of malt, honey and a touch of citrus. Flavours of citrus, caramel malt, bread and a nice spicy/bitter finish. An ale in my mind and a very good one.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Morboso (52) - ECUADOR - JUN 28, 2014
Good beer, only bought it as half price ($4 AUD for a 650ml bottle) Lovely aroma, taste like an ipa, decent ale, wouldnít pay full price for it tho. but at half price was double the flavour and less cost than any other aussie crap lager in the bottle shop tho. Carbonation a bit high to nitpick, but still a verty nice drop

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gam (3246) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAY 27, 2012
Nice blocky head soft medium carbonation golden pour aromas grainy crisp fruit caramel strong the flavours citrys grain caramel mild bitter oily touch lovely bitter could drink this alnight the finish hoppy goodness some crispness grain lasting ibu spicy note good maltiness morishingly good

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mkel07 (3391) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - NOV 19, 2012
650ml bottle. Pours a strong sunshine orange colour with an even layer of white fam. Looks pretty good in the glass. Malty aroma is pleasing as is the flavour. This is a good session beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
kiwianer (3339) - Otorohanga, NEW ZEALAND - NOV 15, 2013
The head is ok, the body gold. It smells malty, hoppy, citrus. The taste is hoppy, malty, aromatic, fruity-citrus. Nice 3.5


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