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Moorhouses Pendle Witches Brew (Cask)

Brewed by Moorhouses
Style: English Strong Ale
Burnley, England


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RATINGS: 102   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.13/5   EST. CALORIES: 153   ABV: 5.1%
Cask: Regular.
Introduced in 1982 at 5% abv.
Light golden, award-winning beer with a full, malty flavour which is soft and crisp, leading to a sweet, fruity aftertaste and soft, citrus nose.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
stravale (2567) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - NOV 15, 2015
Cask @ The Linen Hall, Enniskillen [301015]
Amber, hazy, thin white head
Aroma of light soft sweet fruits, soft honey malt, dull nose
Taste of bitter English hops, flinty, some creamy caramel toffee malts, honey
Palate - Medium body, bitter, minerealy. Finish is very dry.
Overall - Not my cup of tea...not right...cloudy...seems to be old

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Mr_Pink_152 (2440) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - NOV 6, 2015
Tried at the Ritz (JDW). Amber colour with a thin off white head. Aroma is sweet and fruity, taste a touch too sweet.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
ThirstyBird (2309) - Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 2, 2015
On cask at the Crown in Berko, pours a clear light Amber with a light tan head. The smell is toasted malt, mild fruit. The taste is toasted malt, ripe fruit, grainy and dry on the finish. The body is light+ with very fine carbonation.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Holmen1 (3900) - Stavanger, NORWAY - OCT 31, 2015
Håndpumpet half pint på The Flying Chariot (Heathrow): lys kastanjefarget med ok skum. Mild citrus og malt i samk og aroma. My, med fruktig og halvtørr ettersmak. Slankog svært lettdrikkelig for sine 5,1%.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tdtm82 (1389) - Essex, ENGLAND - OCT 31, 2015
Cask, Ivory Peg, Chelmsford, 31st October 2015. A big malty profile, huge biscuit malt presence, like drinking liquid toffee crisp chocolate biscuits. Pretty solid and clean. Good old-fashioned English beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Hippoman (397) - Durham, ENGLAND - OCT 29, 2015
Cask at The Water House (JDW), Durham, £1.89/pint. Golden beer with a small but smooth, cream-coloured head that laces well. The nose is strange, with a chemical, medicinal sense to it, as well as touches of overripe fruit like fermenting apples. The flavour is fronted up by sweetish, caramel malts, with low bitterness and not much else. Tastes overly boozy too. Not one I enjoyed much.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
mR_fr0g (6484) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 26, 2015
Cask at the moon under water Watford. Mid golden / orange coloured pout with a speckled off white head that lasts. Aroma is some nice fruity English yeast esters, berry, low base malts, grainy. Some lace. Flavour is composed of nice rounded base malts, some nuts, light berry, good fermentation profile, hedgerow hop. Well balanced English ale. Palate is semi sweet, moderate carbonation. Good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
theprof (183) - Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - OCT 24, 2015
If there is citrus in the aroma from the cask ale, it’s elusive - more earthy and yeasty. Good golden colou with white top. I judge the taste soft, malty toffee with a lasting sweetness. Lingering notes an only background bitterness. I confess that as a Lancastrian anything Pendle related intrigues me. The beer is fine, but not spellbinding.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
The_Osprey (4165) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 23, 2015
Cask at The Railway, Putney. Orange, clear, still, small scummy off-white head, light lacing. Aroma is light and airy, vague mulched paper. Body is medium, smooth, soft carbonation. Taste is resin, apple skin, damp flannel, soft bitterness. It’s alright. Not overly drinkable but nice enough.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
nihtila (2086) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 17, 2015
Cask at JDW Standing Order. Nose is citrus, nuts and malts. Pours clear golden. Taste is sweetish, soft and quite full, malty, fruits. Easy to drink.

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