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Northern Dancer

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Formerly brewed at Blakemere
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Northwich, England

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RATINGS: 10   MEAN: 3.11/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.97   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask; Regular.

The classic Maris Otter malted barley is complimented by a single hop variety for both bitterness and intense aroma.


2.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
wimpyjoe (4347) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 16, 2012
Poor weak appearance, but has a finely hopped aroma. A dry hopped taste with some sourness.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
planky84 (2143) - , Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 24, 2011
Cask at NWAF, 2011. Bright golden pour with a white head. Light citrus nose with aromas of caramel, butterscotch, toffee. Quite sweet. Flavours of toffee, caramel and sweet malts. Sweet, malty finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 4, 2009
UPDATED: DEC 2, 2009 Cask at Wellington Arms, Bedford. Copper gold with a small white head. Malt aroma. Quite a sour fruity taste with some sweetness and a bitter finish. Rather liked this. 2.12.09, Same location. Grain in the taste with some citrus. Mid bitter finish. Good. Rated:6,3,6,4,11:3.0

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
fonefan (35735) - VestJylland, DENMARK - SEP 29, 2008
Cask (handpump) @ The Orange Tree, Alrincham, Cheshire England WA14 4DN.
Clear medium yellow orange color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, white to off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, sour malt, light to moderate hoppy, citric. Flavor is moderate sweet and bitter with a average duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is flat. (IMO the keg was a bit to old ! ) (280708)

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
peter48er (180) - Liverpool, Merseyside, ENGLAND - SEP 5, 2008
Cask @ Stamps Wine Bar/Bistro,Crosby. Poured an amber colour with a smallish head. Hoppy with citrus notes and a lingering bitterness. Would agree with previos raters that this is a refreshing bitter beer.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MesandSim (7118) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 4, 2008
A Mes rate: Cask in the Olde Market Tavern.
Pale gold with a thin head and some uncalled for floaters. Slightly sour, faint citric hoppage and generally inoffensive even if it is on it’s way out.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cgarvieuk (14973) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 9, 2007
Light ambercolour,with a light hoppy nose, a refreshing light bitter with a bitter linger.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DJMonarch (9158) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - FEB 15, 2006
1. Cask Handpump at the Marble Arch Inn, Manchester 21/05/2004 Golden coloured and hoppy with some citrus aroma. Dry lasting finish. 2. Cask Handpump at Wilkie’s Tavern, Warrington 09/11/2004 Golden coloured hoppy and slightly pale. Some citrus aroma. Dry slightly bitter finish.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MrWalker (926) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JAN 7, 2005
Cask @ Oxford Beer Festival, UK Backlog 23 Oct 2004
Golden and very fruity. Candy. Apricot. Grape. That sort of stuff. Refreshing but nothing special.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
maeib (8750) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - OCT 25, 2004
Cask conditioned - Oxford BF - gravity dispense. A lovely fresh grapefruit hop aroma to this golden ale which suffered from a slight haze. The taste is clean and hoppy with good citrus notes. I thought this tasted a little underconditioned, and would imagine a really great beer when fully settled.


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