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Saffron Brewhouse Bell

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Brewed by Saffron
Style: Bitter
Bishops Stortford, England
Serve in English pint


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RATINGS: 7   MEAN: 2.71/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.73/5   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
Cask; Regular. Also available bottle conditioned.
Golden Amber ale. Delicate citrus flavour with rounded hoppy characteristics and clean finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beese (2561) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 1, 2014
50cl bottle. Poured a clear, deep golden/ light amber colour, with a thin white head. Aroma of leafy hop, malt and caramel. Some lemongrass in the flavour, with a little citrus hop and golden syrup. Finish was light resin, biscuit and toffee.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
chriso (7513) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 16, 2011
On cask (gravity dispense) at Chelmsford Beer Festival on 15 July 2011. Pale amber colour. Biscuity malt on the nose with just a twist of citrus. More of the same on the palate. A clean, dry quaffing bitter - no more, no less - presumably as intended. Does the job fine.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
madmitch76 (21715) - , Essex, ENGLAND - MAY 28, 2011
27th May 2011
Gravicask at the Sun Inn, Kelvedon for their bank holiday weekend beer fest. Clear gold beer. Residual white head. Semi dry palate. Smooth. Dry pale malt, clean. Tiny drop of honey and an even tinier amount of citrus. Dry finish. Bland but inoffensive and drinkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ladnewton (1784) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 30, 2010
Cask at the Southampton Arms, London on 30th March 2010. Served in a dimple mug. Gold with a lasting white head. Malt dominates the aroma. Light floral hop notes and a fruity finish on a smooth mouthfeel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DJMonarch (9179) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - OCT 30, 2009
Cask Handpump at the Fat Cat, Sheffield 18/04/2009 Malt aroma. Small white head. Golden coloured floral and a little spicy with some bitterness and dryness in a malt finish.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 2/20
Beeronaut (176) - Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - SEP 12, 2009
Bottle. Well, it looks OK in the glass, nice orange/copper with red hue. Small white/off-white head, some lazy carbonation. The aroma is quite, quite foul. Sour apple, vinegar and something I can’t quite describe, reminds me of a combination of seaweed and sulphur. The palate is alright, a bit sharp and rough, the carbonation is weird, sort of comes and goes somewhat. I almost can’t sip the beer as it involves smelling it. The flavour is tart, earthy and simply bland... watery with the base ingredients of beer floating around like a soup, with residual tin metallic notes in their for good measure. My friends half-arsed home brew really tastes alot better than this; I don’t think I’ll be able to finish this pint. Finish is short (thank God!) Look, simply put: this beer is a mess, if she’s meant to be a "Belle" she’s going to need a lot of plastic surgery before she meets my criteria as "hot", but I probably wouldn’t pay and ditch her for something a little more exotic - hell, A LOT more exotic!! If this beer looked in a mirror it’d shatter for sure.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fonefan (43533) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUN 11, 2009
Cask (handpump) @ Fat Cat, 23 Alma Street, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England S3 8SA.
Clear medium yellow orange color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, hay, moderate hoppy, dry grass. Flavor is moderate sweet and bitter with a average duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat. [20090417]

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