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Quercus Prospect

Formerly brewed at Salcombe Brewery (prev Quercus)
Style: Bitter
Churchstow, England
Serve in English pint


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RATINGS: 16   MEAN: 3.08/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.99/5   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
Available cask-conditioned and sterile-filtered bottles. A rich, appealing aroma and colour give a hint of the prospect to come. The balance of subtle bitterness and sweet malt flavours make that prospect a reality. Thirst quenching and eminently drinkable; a fine quaffing ale.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
johndoughty (4996) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAR 22, 2008
Bottle. No carbonation and a pleasant bronze appearance. No head on pouring and quite bitter with malty undertones. Describes itself as a quaffing ale but certainly way above your run of the mill session bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
imdownthepub (13370) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 11, 2008
Bottled, filtered, 500ml from Quercus Brewery Bottleshop. Tawny bronze with white head. Initially it was just another malty bottled bitter, but this improved in the glass immensely. Rich malts with hints of roasty sweetness, full bodied bitterness and a lingering dry hoppiness. Really pretty good for a 4% bottled bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 1, 2007
A Mes rate: Gravicask at St. Albans Beer Festival. Golden brown colour. Reasonably balanced malty and hoppy aroma with a nice ginger note. Hops up front in the flavour with some grassy ganjay like character and some malt and bread underneath. Not bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
maeib (8749) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - FEB 28, 2010
Cask conditioned handpump The Pub Leicester. An amber coloured beer with an off-white loose head. There is some slight diacetyl in the aroma with fruit and maltiness. There is some interesting burnt toast and touches of sweetness in the mouth. A bit of crunch. Could do with more body but it’s fine.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
chriso (7513) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 13, 2008
Cask (gravity dispense), St Albans Beer Festival, September 2007. Lots of confusion about this one because the cask was located right next to one from Prospect brewery. Anyway, I think this was the beer we got in the end. Golden amber colour. Plenty of hops in the aroma leading to a generous helping of lip-smacking, tart bitterness on the palate. Crisp and refreshing. Finishes a little astringent. Billed as a quaffing beer and makes a decent job of it. Promising introduction to a new brewery. Have to say it suffered a little in comparison to the Pictish Sauvin sampled immediately before.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
RichardGretton (4653) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - MAR 25, 2009
Bottle. Amber beer with a strongish head. The aroma is well hopped, floral and dry. The flavour is biiter, roasted but quite malty and watery. Overall an OK beer but could be better.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
berkshirejohn (6065) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 8, 2009
Cask at the Live and Let Live, Cambridge. Reddish copper with a ring of white head; the aroma is musty and mushroomy, but rather pleasant; sweet fruity malt flavours and a sour fruity finish. Different.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
harrisoni (17337) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - SEP 30, 2007
Cask gravity at St Albans BF, 2007. Amber colour with thin beige head. Tea like, really quite hoppy. Tea like bitter, very drinkable. Quite harsh acidic on finish. Really challenges the gums.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DJMonarch (9179) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - JUN 26, 2009
Cask Stillage from the Cellar at the Black Horse, Darwen 24/08/2007 Strong and slightly earthy aroma. Golden bronze coloured with some alcohol present. A little fruit flavour. Some roast in an extremely bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
downender (7958) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - JUL 20, 2009
Cask-conditioned at the Royal Oak, Bath 18/07/09. Quercus produced a festival special called "Julian House" for the RO, but the descriptions here look very similar and the ABV was the same, so I am rating it here. Copper coloured with a slight, off-white head. Fruity malts, with a hint of citrus and earthy hops, ending bitter. Ok.

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