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Robsons East Coast Ale

Brewed by Shongweni Brewery
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Hillcrest, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa


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East Coast Ale, is our South African inspired beer. Most of the year ShongweniValley and the nearby City of Durban are bathed in warm, sub-tropical sunshine, but we do get the odd surprise from Summer storms that refresh the air and make the bush grow again. The people of this area are exciting, diverse and full of energy and optimism. We wanted to capture this spirit of the East Coast in our beer and we think we have. East Coast Ale is a lively, refreshing, smooth, golden ale. We make East Coast Ale using a single malt variety and two kinds of hops, Brewers Gold and Challenger. Brewers Gold provides an excellent balanced bitterness especially when combined with a late aroma hop in golden beers. We achieve this using Challenger hops to give a crisp, fruity character, resulting in a beer with around 25 bitterness units and an ABV of 4%. This beer is fermented using a special ale yeast that imparts its own character to the beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beerhunter111 (7430) - Hasborn, GERMANY - MAY 8, 2014
Ins Glas ergießt sich ein leicht trübes goldenes Bier mit ordentlicher Schaumkrone. Geruch hefig, malzig, hopfig. Geschmack leicht hefig, hopfig fruchtig, Citrus.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
AtronSeige (578) - Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA - SEP 17, 2013
Aroma: Flower/grassy hops, lemon. Appearance: Average frothy head. Hazy, light yellow. Initial Flavour: Moderate sweetness, light bitterness Finishing Flavour: Light sweetness Palate: Watery with soft carbonation Draught, taster. Joburg Festival Of Beer 6B. Blonde Ale

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
jgb9348 (4738) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - JUL 6, 2013
Clear golden coloured body with literally zillions of small bubbles rising from the bottom in a super fast fashion wiht a soapy, large five centimetre tall white head. Aroma of pale malt, lemons, wheat, coriander seed and some stale sugars. Light-bodied; Lemony flavour with a very sour/tart note from yeast and a little malt flavour also noticeable - but this is very light and fragrant. Aftertaste shows a touch of some stale malt, a bit of a sweet touch and a definite lemon and very fresh/refreshing beer throughout. Overall, a decent beer with a very light feeling and worth some space in your suitcase to bring back home! I sampled this South African style stubby bigger bottle, 55 cL bottle, purchased from Harley’s Liqour and Wine Specialist in Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa on 31-December-2011 for ZAR22,90 sampled at home the day my first child’s passport arrived in order to travel back to South Africa, here in Washington on the opposite side of the world, on 06-July-2013.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Oakes (12612) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 1, 2012
Hazy blonde. Light, slightly fruity and a little bit of hop. Touch of yeastiness. The balance is ok, but the character seems timid. Of course, there isn’t much brewing on South Africa’s east coast.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 6/20
motelpogo (6700) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - APR 17, 2012
bottled, rbesg07 grand tasting. dull shade of yellow with a reluctant head; aroma of wet cardboard and dishwashing detergent; virtually flavourless apart from a trace of lemonade

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
rauchbier (3610) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - FEB 26, 2012
Bottle, from Rhythm & Booze, Barton-upon-Humber. Gold, thin shortlived white head and low condition. Barely noticable fruitiness in the nose, quite soft in the mouth with a gentle citrus note and background pineapple sweetness, brief gentle tartness and low chalky bitterness in the finish

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Davidabbey4 (48) - Stellenbosch, SOUTH AFRICA - JAN 6, 2012
Wheat like aroma...sweet body...very light almost lager colour...few particles due to bottle conditioning

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Zita (4649) - Assentoft, DENMARK - NOV 27, 2011
sweet malty aroma,yellow,hazy, white foam, light sweetness, lightly bitter, lightly sour, light body, dry,lively, light dry finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Hansen (6634) - Assentoft, DENMARK - NOV 26, 2011
Medum yellow coloured and hazy. Has a white head, fully lasting. Aroma is sweet, flour. Flavor starts moderate sweet and finish moderate bitter. Creamy txture and soft carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
HenrikSoegaard (10544) - Randers, DENMARK - NOV 25, 2011
Bottle. Creamy white good mostly lasting head. Yellow colour. Light malty and moderate hoppy aroma. Mango notes. Moderate bitter flavor. Average light bitter finish. watery palate. Too thin but nice.

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