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Red Squirrel HopFest

Red Squirrel HopFest
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Brewed by Red Squirrel
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Hemel Hempstead, England

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RATINGS: 17   MEAN: 3.35/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19   EST. CALORIES: 114   ABV: 3.8%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Light golden ale with a floral/citrus aroma and elderflower notes


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SaintMatty (4742) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - MAR 15, 2014
Cask (Isis, Sunderland) - Golden in colour. Malt, earthy hops and a hint of grain in the aroma. Fairly malty taste with citrus, grain and sultanas.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
joe19612 (1745) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - FEB 9, 2014
Ascot 2013. Pours a gold colour with a mid sized white head, aroma is hoppy with fruit and has some floral notes, taste is light and fruity with a long dry finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RichardGretton (4177) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JUL 12, 2013
Cask@The Criterion, Leicester. Dark golden beer with a good head. The aroma is mildly hopped, and the flavour is dry and quite deeply hopped and bitter. Overall a nice hoppy bitter. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Osprey87 (1178) - London via, WALES - MAR 19, 2013
Oct 2012 - draught in ’The Boots’ St Albans. Hoppy as advertised, tasty.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
mR_fr0g (2004) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 2, 2013
Gravity at the the fullerians rugby club bree fest. Crystal clear pale colour floral hop Cif. Chalky. Stale nutty musty malt. Hop bite to finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (33333) - VestJylland, DENMARK - FEB 26, 2013

Cask (gravity) @ The 18th Reading Beer and Cider Festival 2012, Reading, Berkshire England.

Clear medium orange yellow colour with a small, fizzy to frothy, virtually none lacing, fully diminishing, off-white to white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, toasted, light moderate hoppy, mango. Flavor is moderate sweet and bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat. [20120503]

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Theydon_Bois (7002) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - DEC 11, 2012
Cask at the Half Moon, Windlesham - 27/11/12. Hazed golden pour with a thin white head that soon clears to a fine edgeing. Nose comprises hops, apples, pale malt. Taste follows, orchard fruits, hops. Medium bodied, soft carbonation, bitter finish. Nowt special.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Leighton (9849) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 28, 2012
Cask at The Wellington, Nicholson’s, London. Pours hazy yellow with a very tight, white cream head. Juicy, sweet orange aroma with some hay, dough and straw. Medium to heavy sweet flavor with wet, almost dank hay, some dry and grassy bitterness, lightly crunchy, doughy malts. Light to medium bodied with fine carbonation. Sticky sweet finish with white sugar, doughy malts, some bitter straw, a little bit of musty grass. OK.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
zexpe (39) - SCOTLAND - JUN 7, 2012
Despite the name, this is actually a very subtle flavoured beer that is very light and very very drinkable. A pleasure.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (20004) - Vasa, FINLAND - MAY 29, 2012
Cask@Reading Beer Festival 2012. Golden colour, small white head. Aroma is sweet malts, some floral notes as well as mild breadyness. Flavour is fruity, floral, herbal and mildly wooden notes. Pleasant.


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