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Old Dairy Sun Top

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Brewed by Old Dairy
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Cranbrook, England

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RATINGS: 15   MEAN: 3.2/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.07   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 108   ABV: 3.6%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask; Seasonal - Summer.
Sun Top Ale captures everything that is great about the classic British Summers that we fondly remember, is a light beer with a refreshing citrus taste, perfect for quenching your thirst, just close your eyes and take yourself to a favorite summer haunt.
The palest of our beers, being brewed with extra pale Maris otter malt and Amarillo hops, this easy drinking beer has a modest 3.6% ABV so you can drink it till the cows come home.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerViking (2476) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 19, 2014
Cask at the Magpie, golden-malty nose with hints of peaches and cream and a touch of lemon, dry-malty, crisp with a light fruitiness and grassy bitterness.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Quack-Duck (7920) - Down South, GERMANY - MAR 2, 2014
bottle from Noble Wines Tunbridge Wells. Golden colour, mid-sized white head. Malty with a fruity touch and some picy aromatic hops, slightly herbal.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beer4000 (4476) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUL 19, 2013
Cask @ The Three Chimneys, Biddenden - Ashford. Practically clear golden with a small white head. Mild, refreshing, citric fruity aroma. Flavor is light and refreshing, pale malt, citric fruit and some bitterness. Thin body and fruity aftertastes. Light and summery ale, decent flavor and somehow there is a certain balance here. Superb in the heat.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
leaparsons (8092) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JUN 22, 2013
Cask, The Salmon, Leicester. Pale gold with a white foam. Aromas are yeasty with hay and lemon. Some green pine with floral notes. Flavours are crisp lemon with grassy notes and a dry malt base. Bitter lemon to finish. Not bad.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
a_cross (600) - Poole, Dorset, ENGLAND - DEC 23, 2012
Bottle; gold, clear, no head; nice exotic hop aroma; light, moderately bitter beer which is saved from total mediocrity by a persistent fruity hop undertone; slightly piney finish; ok

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Desverger (2095) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 21, 2012
(500ml bottle - and cask@The Lord Northbrook, London) Very pale gold colour with minimal white head, very light body. Aroma of citrus hops. Taste citric hops with light malts, hints of lemon. Very easy drinking. Not bad.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Fin (7421) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 22, 2012
Bottle from Jacks, Westholme Stores, Goring-on-Thames, Oxon, consumed at home, Saturday 22nd September 2012 Hazy straw colour, no head and very little if any carbonation. Nice bite, fruity the hoppiness runs through this. Suprisingly little sweetness to balance things out. Drying at end, not bad but just a little flat. A6 A3 T7 P3 Ov13 3.2

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
imdownthepub (10297) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 5, 2012
Cask conditioned at The Queen’s Head, Rye, Sussex E. Gold with white head. This was quite a fruity, golden ale, apricot notes then a dry hoppiness. Reasonable palate, a fair summer beer.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
pivnizub (8871) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - FEB 23, 2012
Bottle: Hazy, golden to orangey coloured, no head to speak of, mineralic fruity nose, some hoppy edges detectable, but also some vegetables; dry bitter-sweet flavour, light bodied; dry slightly aromatic , but mainly bitter finish. Not the greatest Ale…

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gary (1394) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 23, 2011
(bottled) It looks like cask beer ...its fragance is citrusy, zesty , and pretty vibrant . in the mouth more citrus fruit , dry chalky notes, ripe kiwi fruit or passion , green apple resembleing acidity maybe. A very mild bready maltiness lingers . A rustic woodiness becomes pronounced. This flerts at both Pils and APA territory.


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