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Brewed by Moorhouses
Style: English Strong Ale
Burnley, England

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RATINGS: 90   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.14   EST. CALORIES: 153   ABV: 5.1%
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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.


3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (16098) - , Essex, ENGLAND - OCT 26, 2010
26th October 2010.
Spoons Fest! Slighty hazy gold beer, residual suddy white head. Semi soft and semi dry palate. Creamy even malt base. Nice fresh grapefruit hop tempered by some sweeter orange and peach. Finishes the same. Tasty decent beer - guzzled down thirstily!

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
maeib (8750) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - SEP 21, 2010
UPDATED: NOV 14, 2013 Cask Conditioned handpump Wig & Pen Northampton. A blonde beer with a whitish head and lacing. A grassy hoppy aroma leads to a clean lightly hopped taste. Hints of lemon and hints of alcohol strength. Peaches come through late on. Fairly restrained but perfectly OK. Score 3.2
Subsequent rating scored 3.4. Average becomes 3.3

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
dnas2 (705) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - JUN 1, 2010
Gravity at Cambridge Beer Festival 2010. Hazy dark gold. Scent is mainly malts, possibly with some vinegar in there too. Nice mouthfeel. Cereal malts and grasses predominate. Quite nice.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
mike_77 (3377) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - MAR 15, 2010
Pale orange colour. Rich silky texture. Slightly sweet and fruity but with a mildly bitter finish.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
asheft (2549) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 14, 2009
[on cask @ RBESG 2009] Lemony hops aroma with a little caramel. Almost clear bronze topped by eternal shaving foam. Green apple and caramel flavour with slight floral hops, low bitterness, and okay maltiness. Light to medium body, very slight bitter finish, low carbonation.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Borresteijn (4915) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - DEC 8, 2009
Cask at In de Wildeman. Hazy amber colour, bubbly white head. Aroma of toffee, melon, sweet oranges. Flavour is oranges, some cloying fruitiness, toffee, light smokey/ashy in the light bitter hoppy finish. Light to medium bodied, soft mouthfeel, light carbonation.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
berkshirejohn (4673) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 9, 2009
Cask, gravity, at the Kingston Arms, Cambridge. ABV 5.1% Amber with a thin white head; fruity, apricot aroma; similar flavours with buttery apripot fruit; and a sweet fruity finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
oh6gdx (20902) - Vasa, FINLAND - OCT 29, 2009
Cask@Akkurat, Stockholm. Copper colour, small bubbly head. Aroma is zest, wood, some nuts and also mild caramel malts. Flavour is the same ending in a rather bitter and semidry way.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Nightfall (1307) - Hamburg, GERMANY - AUG 21, 2009
Cask @ Wethersponns Manchester. golden copper color. Fruity aroma. oranges, fruity malt taste bitter finish.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
bierkoning (10538) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - JUL 24, 2009
Cask @ Wethersponns Manchester. Golden color. Nutty vinous flavor with tangerine and earthy and flowery hops. Earthy hops and chloride in the aftertaste. Indifferent aroma. Not a prize winner, though initially a decent beer.


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