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Purple Moose Saint Dwynwens Ale / Cwrw Santes Dwynwen


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Brewed by Purple Moose (Y Bragdy Mws Piws)
Style: Bitter
Porthmadog, Wales
Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 5   MEAN: 3.06/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.89   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 123   ABV: 4.1%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask, Seasonal;
Available from mid January for St. Dwynwen's Day (25th January) and early February for St. Valentine's Day (14th February). Cwrw Santes Dwynwen / Saint Valentine's Ale is a 4.1% abv. deep red coloured best bitter. For colour and a full body a blend of pale ale malt, dark crystal malt and a hint of roasted barley are used. A delicate mix of Pioneer and Goldings hops are added to the brew for bittering, with the aroma taken care of by the wonderful Polish Lubelski hops. Whether you celebrate the Welsh or English feast day with your loved one celebrate it with a pint of Purple Moose!


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (35066) - VestJylland, DENMARK - OCT 21, 2012

Cask (handpump) @ Port Street Beer House, 39-41 Port Street, Manchester, Greater Manchester, England M1 2EQ.

Clear medium to dark amber colour with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, toasted, nutty, caramel, earthy, light hoppy, fruity. Flavor is moderate sweet and bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat. [20120122]

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
maeib (8726) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - FEB 21, 2011
Cask Conditioned handpump Wig & Pen Northampton. A mid brown coloured beer with a whitish lasting head and lacing. A boring beer which is too sweet and yeasty. Not much aroma and the sweet fruit is a bit sickly to be honest.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ethereal (2417) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAR 2, 2008
Gravity cask at the Battersea Beer Festival, 6th Feb 2008. Dark amber colour with a hoppy aroma. Nice raspberry flavour at first then a standard malty taste. Decent hop finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MesandSim (7119) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 10, 2008
A Mes rate: Gravicask at Battersea Beer Festival.
Really attractive amber colour with a thin white head, Lovely hop driven aroma with tobacco and some wheaty malt in the background. Fairly bland flavour with caramel a nice bitter hop finish. Decent stuff.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DJMonarch (9159) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - FEB 11, 2007
UPDATED: FEB 12, 2007 1. Cask Handpump at the Smithfield Hotel, Manchester 20/01/2007 Thick white head. Hoppy aroma. Copper coloured fruity and a little rich on the palate. Some dryness and bitterness in a crisp and bitter malt finish. 2. Cask Stillage at the Community Centre, Tarporley 26/01/2007 (As Saint Valentine’s Ale) Fruit and malt aromas. Bronze mid brown coloured fruity and a little sour. Some bitterness in a crisp and wheaty malt finish.


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