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Old Dairy Blue Top

Brewed by Old Dairy
Style: Premium Bitter/ESB
Tenterden, England
Serve in English pint


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RATINGS: 44   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.18/5   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
Cask and bottle: Unfiltered.
Blue Top maintains the heritage of the famous India Pale Ales which were originally brewed in the 18th century to satisfy demand for English beer in India. In order to survive the voyage unspoilt the beer was always strong and well hopped.
Our Blue Top has a satisfying bitterness smoothly balanced with caramel flavours from the crystal malt and a hint of lemon from Styrian Golding hops.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kwik-lime (1555) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 24, 2015
Fairly low carbonation and disappointingly low hops, although it has a pleasant malty body and nice caramel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
eastkenttom (111) - herne bay, Kent, ENGLAND - MAY 2, 2015
UPDATED: SEP 6, 2015 Yes! Love it. Like a nice beery cuddle. Nice caramel silkyness. One of my recent faves. Will be buying more. 8/10.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
guzgorog (525) - FRANCE - APR 1, 2015
Ambrée limpide, faible mousse, peu de bulles. Nez de caramel, biscuitl et houblons herbeux, pruneaux. Bouche plutôt malté : caramle, pudding.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
triskaideka (265) - Killarney, IRELAND - FEB 23, 2015
Cask at Lamb Inn, Wartling. Dark amber with white short-lived head. Aroma - floral, citrus, caramel; Taste - hoppy bitterness over the malty, caramel. Soft carbonation

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
MissPxx (911) - - JAN 20, 2015
Creamy and toffee caramel aroma. Deeply syrupy tasting with a sweet lingering aftertaste. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
AshtonMcCobb (4200) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 14, 2014
On cask at the Guildford Arms. Appearance - golden amber with a decent head. Nose - earthy with biscuits and honey while still having a bitter citrus thing in there. Taste - bitter biscuits and earthiness. Some tang in there too. Palate - medium bodied with a dry crunchy texture and a finish that is bitter but not clean. Overall - lots of things going on but I’m not sure it all works together. Interesting though.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Theydon_Bois (14315) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 17, 2014
Cask at the Sussex Arms, Twicers Green, 12/09/14. Clear golden copper with a moderate off white covering. Nose is caramel, biscuit malt, candied fruit peel, nutty twang. Taste comprises bitter fruits, trace of vanilla, candied sugars, toffee, pecan nuts. Medium bodied, moderate carbonation, semi drying close with a dose of bitterness. Ok stuff.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ManVsBeer (6461) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 2, 2014
Cask @ George Hotel, Ashford. Golden with a small creamy head. Has a slight sugary sweet malt with a medium to full body and a small bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Idiosynkrasie (5323) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - JUL 23, 2014
500ml bottle. Slightly cloudy, orangey golden colour with average to huge, thick, frothy, fairly lasting, minimally lacing, white head. Fruity, hoppy aroma has notes of gooseberry, some rhubarb, a touch of mirabelle, caramel malty background. Taste is dry hoppy, initially with caramel malt supported fruity sweetness, a gooseberry note, later dry, strawy, minimally chalky and mineral; bitter, almost medicinal finish. Not bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Countbeer (5601) - Best of E-Town mit 2 Brauhausen, NETHERLANDS - APR 19, 2014
Bottle @ DVMBBT: Small white head/some bubbles on top of a clear to cloudy orange colored beer. Aromas of butters, creamy, light malty, some marzipan, some fruits. Flavours of butter, malts, nuts, some bitters, light dry, yeast, creamy and nuts. Aftertaste is a mix of malty, herbal, light dry, light bitter... Low carbo, soft lightt creamy mouthfeel, low to medium bodied and a light oily ish texture.

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