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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: 73   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.06   EST. CALORIES: 108   ABV: 3.6%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask; Regular. Also available bottled.
A delightfully refreshing pale ale brewed with Pale and Crystal malts combined with a delicate combination of Pioneer, Styrian Goldings and Lubelski hops. First brewed for the Welsh Highland Railway’s ’Rail Ale Festival’ in May 2006 with a slightly different recipe. Now available all year.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AndrewC (333) - Canterbury, Kent, ENGLAND - JAN 5, 2010
500ml bottle: smells of caramel. Pale gold colour. Nutty flavours with hints of cough-candy and well balanced earthy hops. Really very good.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fonefan (36036) - VestJylland, DENMARK - NOV 29, 2009
Cask (handpump) @ GBBF 09, Great British Beer Festival, Earls Court Exhibition Centre, London, England.
Clear medium yellow orange color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white to white head. Aroma is moderate malty, grain, hay, toasted, keller notes, light hoppy, grass. Flavor is moderate sweet and bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat. [20090806]

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Christian (11279) - Odense, DENMARK - NOV 16, 2009
Golden beer with a small white head. Grainy and fruity aroma with some sulphur.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cgarvieuk (15170) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 31, 2009
Cask at GBBF 2009 .... amber ... light sulpherous nose ...ligth lemon hop ... quite tasty

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
TBone (13000) - Pori, FINLAND - AUG 16, 2009
Cask@GBBF 2009. Golden color, small white head. Cat pee fruity hopp, sweetish aroma. Light lime hops, lingering light citrusy aftertaste. Probably good with food, but otherwise a bit too watery for my liking.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
oh6gdx (20947) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 13, 2009
Cask@GBBF2009. Yellowish golden colour, small off-white head. Aroma is floral hops, bready malts, some dough as well as grass. Flavour is quite much the same in a rather earthy finish.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
anders37 (17593) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUL 22, 2009
Bottle. Pours a clear pale golden color with a small white head. Has a fruity malty slightly yeasty aroma with some hoppy hints. Sweetish fruity malty and slightly yeasty flavor with hints of caramel. Has a fruity malty caramel finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
harrisoni (14138) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JUN 28, 2009
Cask gravity at 1st K&ES Railway BF 2009. Gold/copper colour with lasting beige head. Good condition. Somme toffee, some hedgerow hop. Very hedgerow-y herby hop. Some blackcurrant. Really herby Yes herby blackcurrant, I guessed at Willamette hops, but it could be the Lubelski. Decent

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerViking (2689) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 12, 2009
Gravity at Great Welsh Beer Festival. pours gold, lots of sulphur on the nose plus green herby hoppty notes, along with hops, a light biscuity palate with a dtry long bitter aftertaste.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
berkshirejohn (4677) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 5, 2009
UPDATED: JUL 17, 2009 50cl bottle from Utobeer, Borough Market. Hazy straw with a thin white head; aroma of blackberries and damsons; light citrus flavours with a touch of honey and some sharp short-lasting hops leaving a butterscotch finish. Very drinkable.


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