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Raw Solstice Summer Ale

Brewed by Raw
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Chesterfield, England


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RATINGS: 10   MEAN: 3.35/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23/5   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 114   ABV: 3.8%
Cask; Seasonal - June to August.

Munich and Caramalt give this beer a sweet malty base and a deep golden colour. German hops give a pleasant bitterness and Cascade and Chinook provide the powerful citrus aromas.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
TBone (16194) - Pori, FINLAND - AUG 11, 2016
Gravity cask@Ealing Beer Festival, London
Slightly hazy amber color, tiny white head. Herbal-citrus aroma. Light-bodied. Flavor has some citrus, honeyish notes. Easy, ok.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
cgarvieuk (21834) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 20, 2013
Cask at malt n hops... Hazy golden yellow... Small white head... Soft oily lemon nose... Sweet fruits... Soft lemon toffee fruits... Ok

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jamesie1857 (1960) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 14, 2013
On cask Arkwright Arms, Duckmanton - Hazy yellow body, thin white head. Sweet lemon nose, hint of pepper in there too. A little sweet in the taste but rather refreshing. Quite a good one on a warm day.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
imdownthepub (13370) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 19, 2013
Cask conditioned at The Brewery Tap, Chester. Hazy gold with white head. Light malty start to the beer, lemony then hoppy, with a pine like favour leading to drying grapefruit. Very decent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dogbomb (1152) - ENGLAND - JUL 12, 2013
Gold. White head. Peppery and lemon on taste and nose. Really nice light summer ale. Finish is lasting.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
leaparsons (9939) - Wigston, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JUL 5, 2013
Cask, The Salmon, Leicester. Hazy gold with a white foam. Aromas are biscuit with lemon and dusty yeast. Slight peanut notes with woody hedgerow and peppery grapefruit. Florsl aspects with clean cereal. Flavours are clean lager-like malts with pithy lemon and grapefruit bitterness. Well hopped, grassy and tasty for it’s strength. Good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DruncanVeasey (8012) - NUNEATON, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - SEP 24, 2012
Cask handpull, The Crown, Nuneaton, 15/09/12. Dusted yellow with a loose but tenacious head. Lemony, slight wet fur, wine gum, blackcurrant, peanut and curry leaf aroma. Husk and lemoniness with parsley like-herb, mid bitterness. Best Raw beer I’ve had.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ladnewton (1811) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 2, 2011
Cask at the Evening Star, Brighton on 27th August 2011. Amber to gold with thin film head and skeletal lacing. Yeasty aroma. Hoppy liquid with grassy notes and the sharpest of grapefruit tangs. This strong citric note carries to finish where it lingers as the main feature. Slightly smoky wash over these flavours.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
dynamiteninja (1827) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - JUN 28, 2011
Cask. The Salmon, Leicester. Thin white head, gold body. Peppery hop, citric, biscuity, malt. Bitter. Dry finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Fin (9667) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 1, 2010
Cask, gravity at The White Horse, Hedgerley, Bucks, 31-07-10 in company of Loz, dad & Pauline Pours orange/gold with lovely clarity, for some reason I thought that this was stronger than 3.8% and just called Raw-Solstice but the details I took down on the beer were sketchy and internet search has shown these details, surely they can’t have brewed two called Solstice? There is a light citric nose to this, its like that half grapefruit that you have for breakfast occasionally with a little brown sugar on top. Taste is tongue lashingly fruity, some grapefruit bitterness coming through afterward’s, its lovely and on of the day’s favourite’s. A6 A5 T7 P4 Ov14 3.6

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