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Potbelly Bellowhead Hedonism

Brewed by Potbelly
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Kettering, England


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RATINGS: 26   MEAN: 3.06/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.04/5   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
Cask & bottle; Regular.

Originally brewed in association with the folk band Bellowhead to coincide with their Hedonism album and tour. Subsequently retained as a permanent beer.
A light coloured bitter with a citrus hoppy finish,

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Theydon_Bois (17228) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - JUL 21, 2016
Gravity dispense at Ealing BF, 06/07/16. Clear golden blonde with a decent off White head. Nose is tangerine, straw, orange peel, light bready notes. Taste comprises tangerine, fresh grass, apricot, light bread dough, pineapple, airy malts. Medium bodied, soft carbonation, semi drying close with a juicy hop tingle. Decent golde fayre.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
theprof (520) - Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - SEP 22, 2015
Cask. Pour golden, thin lace top. Aroma melon and gooseberry. Light and softly fruity. No great fnish just a residual hoppy bitterness. A taste of summer that might acquire a sharper edge if chilled. I prefer it as it is.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Alexi91 (437) - Bristol/Romsey, Hampshire, ENGLAND - SEP 2, 2015
Origin: Tap. Vessel: Plastic Cup. Supplier: The Wonky Cock (Market Harborough). Nose is soapy. Pours a cloud yellow. Sharp berry at front of mouth. Body is smooth. Would be more pleasant if slightly mellowed.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
niquillis (2344) - Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 20, 2014
On cask at Greyhound, Hartshill. Pours amber with off white head. Creamy mouthfeel, some caramel, bit of citrus. Easy drinking and a pleasant surprise.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ManVsBeer (8766) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 20, 2014
Cask @ Spring Rock, Norland. Hazy amber-orange with a small creamy head a high bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Grumbo (1507) - Ipswich, Suffolk, ENGLAND - APR 28, 2013
Cask handpump at The Queens Head, Chelmsford. A beer named after a great band, and a great album, though the beer doesn’t quite deliver the maximized net pleasure a hedonist strives to achieve! It’s a light, summery golden ale, fruity and low in carbonation. Not bad overall.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bobinlondon (1292) - Harrow, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 6, 2013
Bottle from Waitrose Kingsthorpe, Northampton. Clear gold with a white head. Smooth natural carbonation with gentle mixed hops with some citrus notes. A lovely aperItif.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DandyLion (518) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - MAR 23, 2013
Leicester beer festival. Gravity. Light coloured bitter. Nice citrus note. Easy to drink. Its nice but only OK. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
downender (7958) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 21, 2012
Cask-conditioned at the Seven Stars, Bristol 16/12/2012. Deep gold with a slight, white head. Easy drinking bitter with some biscuity malts, leafy hops and touch of fruit. Good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Svesse (7930) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - DEC 16, 2012
(Cask at Castle, Chancery Lane, London, 20 Nov 2012) Golden colour with foamy, white head. Fruity nose with citrus, peaches and biscuity malt. Fruity taste with notes of peaches, citrus, biscuity malt and a slight sweetness in a finish with a gentle citric bitterness. Medium body. Quite enjoyable.

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