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Sainsbury’s Kiwi Organic Ale

Formerly brewed at Wychwood (Marston’s)

Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Holborn, England


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RATINGS: 10   MEAN: 2.94/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.87/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
An Organic Ale. Kiwi is brewed using hops grown by traditional methods, imported from the South Island of New Zealand, they impart a unique bitterness to the ale that heralds a mouthwatering finish. A luscious fruity ale topped off with a delicious bitterness. -Commissioned by Sainsburys to design and brew.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Fin (9684) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 31, 2006
Bottle Sainsbury’s. Amber beer that’s both hoppy and quite fruity. Not bad but nothing exceptional.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Garrat (1334) - Suffolk, ENGLAND - JAN 19, 2005
From a bottle.Light orange in colour,no head,quite fresh and fruity,not bad for Wychwood.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
CampbellWilson (533) - SCOTLAND - DEC 15, 2004
Pasteurised bottle from Sainsbury’s. Nice golden colour, fizzy head dissipates quickly. More subdued typical whchwood aroma than others, with tangy citrus hop character more dominant. Light mouthfeel and good hop finish. One of their better efforts.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
johndoughty (5006) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - OCT 28, 2003
Plenty of flavour and that clean taste you asociate with a good organic beer.New Zealand hops give it depth and an all round sharpness making for a pleasant drink.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
nigos (631) - Ipswich, Suffolk, ENGLAND - JUL 17, 2003
Standard wychwood nose with golden hue and a white foamy head. Highly hopped taste that is long lasting and bitter. Better than most Wychwood beers where the sterile taste and blandness rules.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
RobBestwick (845) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 9, 2003
incredibly sterile aroma, so bland so Wychwood, copper hue with no head, bland taste with some "traces" of hops, Wychwood beers eh...zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SilkTork (5565) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Hampshire, ENGLAND - SEP 15, 2002
Wychwood is a wonderful brewery - starting off in 1983 as a microbrewery, it now produces a wide and complex range of draught and bottled beers which are increasingly available in most supermarkets. This recent organic ale has the typical Wychwood depth of strength and flavour. The hops are very evident - deliciously dry with a flowery burst: hints of rose petals and geraniums. These hops come from New Zealand (hence the Kiwi name). But there is a satisying malt sweetness coming through all the time - marmalade and brown sugar. A very robust and delicious beer.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Joeh (2049) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - AUG 12, 2002
A bit fruity - a little dry other than that not really much going on.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rauchbier (3808) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - AUG 9, 2002
Amber coloured moderate head and condition. Buttery golding hop type nose, malty body with balance of hop flavour and a bitterness that dominates the finish. Quite tasty for an organic beer but still quite bland for the strength.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
RichardGretton (4653) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - MAY 8, 2002
Amber beer with a fruity, hoppy taste mixed with bitterness and coffee. A Wychwood brewed beer I actual liked.

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