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Moor Natural Beauty

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Formerly brewed at Moor
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Langport, England

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RATINGS: 13   MEAN: 3.44/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.22   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 123   ABV: 4.1%
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Natural Beauty was designed collaboratively with a dozen of Nicholson’s top managers. We wanted a beer that was summery, highly sessionable, and, of course, unfined. The recipe was the easy part. We found a limited availability hop from Slovenia (Dana) with a great profile. We were also working on a yeast selection project for a new yeast that would exhibit the best characteristics and performance of ale and lager strains. The inspirations for the style were the amazing Czech yeast beers we enjoyed so much during visits to Prague. So we put together a very pale malt grist, added loads of hops and our hybrid yeast. The result is a true crossover between an ale and a lager. The hardest part of the collaboration was the name, which we debated for many hours. We needn’t have spent so much time. We knew it was going to be a beautiful beer, and being unfined would allow its ‘Natural Beauty’ to shine through. The result is a 4.1% beer, very light in colour but deep in hop and yeast sheen. Dana really powered through with the high hopping levels we used. It had the strong herbal characteristics we experienced on the rub, but also added a layer of pineapple and orange peel that was an unexpected treat. It is definitely summery (despite the wettest summer on record!), highly sessionable, and intensely flavoured. A few extra casks escaped into the wild, and some of it even ended up keg-conditioned for even more Czech-styled authenticity. Na Zdravi!


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (33333) - VestJylland, DENMARK - DEC 11, 2012

Cask (handpump) @ CASK Pub & Kitchen, 6 Charlwood Street, London, Greater London, England SW1V 2EE.

Unclear medium yellow colour with a small to average to large, frothy - fizzy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, white head. Aroma is moderate malty, toasted, fruity, light to moderate hoppy. Flavor is moderate to light light heavy sweet and moderate bitter with a average to long duration, malty, citrus bitter, dry, grassy. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat. [20120806]

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
martinrumsam (457) - BARNSTAPLE, Devon, ENGLAND - OCT 11, 2012
cask pours light gold - hint of haze pure white head . aroma is citrus , herbal , yeasty . taste is fruity , some herbs , that yeasty weizen taste . medium mouthfeel low carbonation slides down well pleasant tasty light beer

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
AshtonMcCobb (2117) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 29, 2012
On tap @ the Haymarket. Pours golden with a nice head. The nose has meadow flowers and custard. The taste has more of the floral thing and there’s a creamy/buttery backbone. The palate is medium bodied and textured with a gently refreshing finish.Overall a good beer.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mr_h (2437) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - AUG 17, 2012
Cask by handpump at Drum & Monkey, Glasgow - clear pale golden, thin white head, aroma is fruity, grassy, flavour also fruity, some caramel, bitter citrus, but not overall bitter taste, thin body, moderate carbonation

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
oh6gdx (20004) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 17, 2012
Cask@Cask Pub & Kitchen, London. Hazy yellow colour, small white head. Aroma is fruity, floral, hoppy, grassy and some mild spices along with sweet malts. Flavour is fruity, caramelly, toffeeish and has some mild grassy notes as well.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
stravale (1883) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - AUG 4, 2012
Cask @ The Haymarket 030812
Light amber, slight haze, thin white head
Aroma - fruity pale malts, spicy and aromatic hops, quite floral
Taste as aroma, soft spicy floral Fairly viscous mouthfeel. Finish is a bit dry, soft pale fruit hop linger, light bitter spicy hop.
Overall - Cross between lager / golden ale that works really well, do like the floral spicy notes.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
kwik-lime (1159) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 15, 2012
Cask at Pontefract Castle, London. Easy-drinking session ale, nice malt character especially in the finish. Decent.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
cgarvieuk (13176) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 12, 2012
keg at tap ... light hazy yellow ... thin white head .... sweet fruity lemon zezt nose ... too cold ... though it kind of works ... mellow soft biter leon zezt ... light spicy lemon ...

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ladnewton (1325) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 9, 2012
Cask at the Pontefract Castle, Wigmore Street, London on 7th July 2012. Hazy straw-coloured with thin ring of foam. Hoppy aroma. Rich grassiness in-mouth, with fine grapefruit and a touch of nuttiness - peanut. Fruity finish with slight bitterness. Light textured mouthfeel and medium body.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
maeib (8391) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - JUL 9, 2012
Cask conditioned handpump Victoria Leeds 05/07/12. A hazy golden beer (unfined) with a bright white head and lacing. Lovely citrus hops and peppery notes throughout. A nice tingle of spice (I thought there was coriander in this but apparently not). Great hopping. The malts balance really well. Tasty and effortlessly easy tp drink.


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