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

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RATINGS: 29   MEAN: 3.32/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.22   EST. CALORIES: 114   ABV: 3.8%
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Light golden ale with a floral/citrus aroma and elderflower notes


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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RichardGretton (4276) - Leicestershire, - 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


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Mr_Pink_152 (942) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - NOV 21, 2014
Pint at the Mailbox, lincoln. Hazy deep golden colour with creamy white head. The aroma has the hops you’d expect with a name like this, however for me the taste doesn’t have the balance or deepth of flavour found in good well hoped beers, just a very bitter taste with a lingering aftertaste. Maybe a half was the better option.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
rlgk (11343) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 28, 2014
Sample at London Craft Beer Festival 2014. Clear golden beer with a small head. Fruity hop aroma, caramel, grass, sweet, some cookie dough. Hoppy bitter flavor, cookie dough, toffee, some citrus.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Fin (7616) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 10, 2014
Bottle that I purchased from ’Jacks’ , Westholme Stores, Goring on Thames, Oxon, consumed at home Wednesday 10th September 2014 Pours gold with clean white bubbly head. Zippy in mouth, the aroma is ultra clean, like a sort of chemical version of a spring crisp freshness, but not bad by an stretch. Twangy with a furry citrussy zappiness, a little cheesy hoppiness at edges (perhaps indicating age which was BB 08.14) really good. A6 A4 T7 P4 Ov13 3.4

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mr_h (3004) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - AUG 23, 2014
Cask by hand-pump at Wee Howff, Paisley - clear pale golden, thin bubbly white head, floral citrus aroma, poor lacing, bit of elderflower, some malty sweetness, well balanced, easy to drink

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ferris (4748) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 15, 2014
Draft - Cookie dough. Clear gold with a rich white head. Tastes like cookie dough as well, with a hint of citrus.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gegwilson (1379) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 27, 2014
Cask somewhere in Lancaster. A golden ale with tropical fruit hop notes. Pleasantly bitter and refreshing, but a touch watery.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hirigalzkar (2338) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 25, 2014
Cask @ Harp. Notes of caramel, herbs, citrus and elderflowers. A bit dry. Almost still.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
imdownthepub (10578) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 23, 2014
Cask conditioned at The Squirrel, Coventry. Pale gold with white head. Light, malty beer with a slight cigarette ash flavour, reasonably bitter and dry, there is a fresh grainy note. Not sure about the hopfest claim though, it didn’t seem overly hopped to me, but it’s ok.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
miquelcrush (1458) - Granollers, SPAIN - JUL 2, 2014
Bona cervesa, bastant equilibrada i gustosa. Buena cerveza, bastante equilibrada y sabrosa.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ekstedt (5577) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 22, 2014
Cask at Dickens Tavern, London. Clear golden, medium white head. Grainy, fruity, some phenols, herbal and floral hops. Light to medium bodied,low carbonation. Dry with firm bitterness.


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