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Offbeat Quirky Kiwi

Brewed by Offbeat
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Crewe, England


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RATINGS: 12   MEAN: 3.17/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.03/5   EST. CALORIES: 138   ABV: 4.6%
Cask & bottled, occasional;

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RichTheVillan (6767) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 3, 2014
Bottle from Cotteridge Wines; hazy dark amber pour with a frothy white head, zesty lemon and lime aroma, taste has citrus light grapefruit very zesty and tropical, malty backbone.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
imdownthepub (13370) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 26, 2014
Cask conditioned at Far From the Madding Crowd, Oxford. Quite a malty beer really, dryish and reasonably bitter with a slight citric edge, a touch acidic. It’s ok if just a little unexciting.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pikeysdoggy (20) - - JUN 1, 2014
Bottle from Microbrewery Outlet Shop Nantwich. Aroma: Zesty, Citrus. Appearance: There is no mention of this beer being bottle conditioned, however it poured very cloudy, with lots of ’floaters’ - More of a Weissbier in appearance. Golden Hazy, with a tight creamy head. Taste: Bitter, slightly Sour (Citrus not rank). Palate: Light to medium body, very soft carbonation. Clean finish. A very quaffable beer - one for warm Summer days - i could imagine putting a few of these away in an sunny Beer garden afternoon session. Shame about the first impressions with the appearance though.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
undercurrent25 (1953) - Barnton, Cheshire, ENGLAND - APR 6, 2014
Cask at Knutsford Beer Festival 05/04/2014. Pours a pale colour, thin body and very low on flavour, big dissapointment

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RichardW (1813) - Carlisle, Cumbria, ENGLAND - APR 4, 2014
Cask at Offbeat Brewery. Refreshing pale beer. Definitely has kiwi notes, the palate is soft and fruity and there’s a lovely long finish, with a hint of yeast & some light cough mixture. Very moreish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
allmyvinyl (9534) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 29, 2014
Cask at Cloisters. Don’t know why, but I was expecting a fruit beer! Anyway, a decent kiwi-hopped pale ale. Nice tropical fruit aromas, more fruit on the taste. Good.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
mR_fr0g (9514) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 26, 2014
Cask gravity at the Wandsworth beer fest preview night 26/03/14. Aroma is straw and beans on toast. Hazed straw coloured pour with a lasting loose white head. Flavour is straw and grainy malt with some tanin, grain husk. Medium palate. Not a huge amount of hop character. Average.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
madmitch76 (22309) - , Essex, ENGLAND - MAR 18, 2014
17th March 2014
Earl of Essex. Cask. Almost clear gold beer, no head. Palate is light and semi dry with fine carbonation. Weird awful dusty cardboard with insipid apple and cucumber notes. Finishes dry and slightly bitter. This train wreck is barely recognisable as a beer, what the hell happened?

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ManVsBeer (8765) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 11, 2014
Cask @ White Lion, Heptonstall. Golden with a small head. Tropical fruit aroma and sweeter tropical fruit tastes.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Brigadier (3550) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - JUN 6, 2013
On tap at the Furnace Inn
This was definitely a bit off beat for a golden ale. Even so I liked it. When brewers try something different sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn’t. This time it seems to be a success.

Aroma / Appearance - A coppery transparent base shows signs of carbonation with wisps of white head. Polished bronze door knobs, oaky floral hops, and sourdough mix with each other in a playful manner.

Flavor / Palate - Laid back citrus takes center stage for a while before ceding to grapefruit and mango. The wet bitter finish stings the throat then begins to dry out like roads after a spring rain. Melons hang in the back of the throat. This is a fruit cup in a glass.

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