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Quantock Sunraker

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Brewed by Quantock
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Wellington, England

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RATINGS: 13   MEAN: 3.27/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.09   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask; Regular. Also available bottle conditioned.
This beer was originally brewed as a seasonal beer for the summer that never really appeared in 2008! It proved to be extremely popular and went on to win the ’Somerset Beer of the Festival’ at the 2008 Somerset Camra Beer Festival in Minehead. Because of its popularity we have decided to add this beer to our regular range that are brewed all year round.
The beer is brewed from very lightly kilned Maris Otter malt with the addition of flaked maize and wheat malt. This gives a very light, straw coloured beer which is delicately hopped with German Perle hops making it a refreshing drink for a warm sunny day, or indeed any day of the year!


2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Dicdic (1) - - MAY 29, 2014 does not count
Cask at Lloyd’s yeovil. Aroma is pleasant but a slight Diacetyl is present, nice amount of citrus fruits and a little spice. Mouth feel started out well but wore thin through the course of the pint. Taste is a difficult one as I generally don’t get on with pale beers that use different grains to barley with citrus notes - the taste gets confused. I like the character the wheat gives to a beer and I love a high citrus ale when the two combine......... It just doesn’t do it for me and this is a classic case. Having said that it does taste like a decent, clean fermentation and generally tastes like a well brewed beer. Think my prejudice get in the way with this one.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Cimbasso (28) - - APR 19, 2014
As light and frothy as a Noël Coward musical. Light golden appearance with a good white head and a slightly hoppy aroma. Slightly over-carbonated and not a particularly memorable taste. A light pint, it would be very suitable for a summer lunchtime.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
kufdam (159) - Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 2, 2014
Cask at The Bell in Waltham st Lawrence. Pale golden beer. Stone fruit. Creaminess from the wheat malt.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
johndoughty (3847) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - FEB 18, 2012
Bottle.Slightly cloudy and yellow, Citrus aroma and a small head. Slight bitterness with some hops present. Overall creamy flavour and deliciously drinkable.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
oh6gdx (20216) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUL 26, 2011
Cask@Rose And Crown, Oxford. Golden colour, small white head. Aroma is wood, some caramel, mild floral notes as well as some toffeeish notes. Flavour is being quite much the same.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fonefan (34188) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAR 10, 2010
Bottle 500ml.
Clear medium yellow orange color with a average to large, frothy to creamy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white to white head. Aroma is moderate malty, toasted, sour malt, light to moderate hoppy, grass, sour hops, urine. Flavor is moderate sweet and light to moderate bitter with a average duration. Body is light medium, texture is watery to oily, carbonation is soft. [20100118]

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
downender (6134) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - JAN 30, 2010
Cask-conditioned at the Seven Stars, Bristol 30/01/10. Clear gold in colour with a frothy white head. Aroma of apricots, hay and citrus hops. Flavour had some sweetish cereal malts, more fruits and a decent, bitter finish. Very good.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ungstrup (29022) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JAN 19, 2010
Bottled. A golden beer with a thin beige head. The aroma has notes of malt and a bit of metal. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt, straw, and metal, leading to a dry metallic finish.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Papsoe (25090) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JAN 18, 2010
Bottle 50 cl. Pours an almost clear golden with a dense white head. A little fruity nose. Medium body, heavy carbonation with sweet fruits. Lightly hoppy finish. 180110

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
leaparsons (7926) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - NOV 22, 2009
Bottle conditioned. Golden with a thin foam. Aromas are biscuit malts with grapefruit and apricot. Toast with peppery notes. Flavours are dry with sweet caramel and lemon. Lightly bitter with sweet lager-like hops. Has a nice sparkle on the palate. Decent.


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