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Old Dairy Blue Top

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

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RATINGS: 49   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.18/5   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MartinT (9191) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 21, 2016
My Bottom Line:
This smooth Premium Bitter shares herbal tea notes, apricots and mild caramel in a classic setup.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A slice of foam laces atop the clear amber.
-This is a professional job. Makes me want to seek out more Old Dairy brews.
-Mouthfeel is pleasantly suave.
-Drinkability is through the roof.
-This is a brew that clearly shows the link between Bitter and IPA monikers.

On cask at the The Lion and Lobster, Brighton.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Mr_Pink_152 (3476) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - JUL 8, 2016
Tried at he golden eagle Lincoln. Brownish Amber colour with an off white head. Light toffee aroma taste mid sweet with a gentle aftertaste.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
WendyFire (5) - Rolvenden, Kent, ENGLAND - MAY 18, 2016 does not count
Great golden coloured IPA with a wonderful hoppy aroma and a fresh, hoppy, bitter flavour,.

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Rune (10928) - Tromsø, NORWAY - MAR 16, 2016
GraviCask, shared with Finn at The National Winter Ales Festival. Golden-brown body. Minimal head, dotted spots on the the glass. Modest smell of juicy malts. Malt-fruity taste of caramel and lemony hops. Bittersweet endnotes. Easy to drink. Accepted (Derby 19.02.2016).

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Finn (6197) - Tromsø, NORWAY - MAR 4, 2016
Fra cask/gravity på NWAF i Derby 19 Feb 16. Delt med Rune. Gylden. Filmskum med litt bobler. Bra plommearoma. Smaken balansert. Fersken. Tørr ettersmak av papp.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kwik-lime (1647) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 24, 2015
Fairly low carbonation and disappointingly low hops, although it has a pleasant malty body and nice caramel.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
eastkenttom (118) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
guzgorog (675) - FRANCE - APR 1, 2015
Ambrée limpide, faible mousse, peu de bulles. Nez de caramel, biscuitl et houblons herbeux, pruneaux. Bouche plutôt malté : caramle, pudding.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
triskaideka (340) - 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

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
MissPxx (959) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 20, 2015
Creamy and toffee caramel aroma. Deeply syrupy tasting with a sweet lingering aftertaste. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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