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Sainsbury’s Suffolk Blonde

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Sainsbury’s
Brewed at St Peters (UK)

Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
London, England

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RATINGS: 26   MEAN: 3/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.95   EST. CALORIES: 141   ABV: 4.7%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Available in 500ml bottles at Sainsburys supermarkets as part of their Taste The Difference range.

A traditional ale brewed with Hallertau hops and a proportion of East Anglian wheat to give delicious yeasty flavours typical of German wheat beers.


2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Mr_Pink_152 (284) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - JAN 12, 2014
500ml bottle from Sainsburys. This is an ok wheat beer, bur I wouldn’t say its traditional for the style

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
postpunk (2) - - NOV 10, 2013 does not count
Hoppy aroma. Very strong alcohol smell. Taste is hoppy but not much else. Very average to say the least.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Hanoi (296) - - JUL 28, 2013
Nose is wheat, banana, slight marzipan. Taste wheat, marzipan, almonds. Amenable but far too sweet. Not a patch on a proper wheat beer.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bhensonb (10355) - Woodland, California, USA - APR 16, 2013
Bottle from the Cromwell Road Sainsbury’s in London. Pours light copper with a few white bubbles. Aroma is mostly floral, but there could be some grass. Med body. Very sharp carbonation. Flavor is bitter floral/herb. With some roasty malt. Maybe it’s herby. Certainly hard to pin it down, cause the malt is spicy? Tastes pretty good. Finishes on the bitter side.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Koelschtrinker (9998) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - MAR 22, 2013
Hell herber Antrunk, dumpf hopfig. Leider bleibt das Bier dumpf, im Hintergrund bananig hefig. Bitterer Ausklang. Nett. 9/11/9/10/10/9

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
danlo (903) - Darlington, Durham, ENGLAND - FEB 22, 2013
500ml bottle. Clear golden yellow colour, bubbly white head and hoppy malt aroma. Taste is spicy malt, with some grassy bitterness. Lager-like body. OK

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
downender (5913) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - FEB 3, 2013
Earthy malts, a touch of grassy hop but marred by the boiled sweet and wet cardboard notes so common in English bottled beers. Poor.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
johndoughty (3716) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 22, 2012
Bottle. Clear bronze appearance. Slightly spicey with a hoppy background. I was quite surprised that Sainsburys had produced something as pleasant as this then I realised where it was brewed. Well done Sainsburys.

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
maeib (8391) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - JUL 2, 2012
Bottled 27/06/12. A bronze to gold coloured beer with a wisp of off-white head. A bit fusty cardboardy in the nose. Crisp grassy hops in the mouth. A decent body. A bit spicy lagerish. Average.

2.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SilkTork (5121) - Rochester, Kent, United Kingdom, Kent, ENGLAND - MAY 18, 2012
500ml round bottle from Sainsbury’s. This is the distinctive St Peter’s bottle with the wavy lines at the bottom, but round rather than flat. Pale biscuit malt, moderately sweet and juicy with some fatness, so this is like a a fruit impregnated biscuit. Rusty lagerish hops on top - finishing powdery. Not much awareness of the wheat. And no awareness of clove or banana as mentioned on the label. More lager than wheat beer. Quite drinkable. Quite acceptable. A sort of fat, indifferent, sweetish, crude Czech lager.


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