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Saltaire South Island Pale

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Brewed by Saltaire
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Shipley, England

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unknown

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common

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RATINGS: 33   MEAN: 3.13/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.07   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 105   ABV: 3.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask; Special.
A clean, pale beer, with cool crisp fruitiness from New Zealand hops, grown at Tasman Bay.


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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
allmyvinyl (3673) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 15, 2014
Cask at the Belgrave Music Hall. Pours clear pale gold, thin white head. Light tropical fruit aromas. Taste is bitter orange, light sweet, thin texture. Ok.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
s_hartshorne (1515) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 4, 2014
Cask west riding dewsbury. Golden good white head lacing. Aroma is grassy. Taste is grassy malts ok hoppy bitterness. Medium. Body. On stuff.

1.9
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
badcat73 (19) - - AUG 29, 2014
Cask at the black lion Leighton Buzzard. Larger coloured pale ale. Not the anticipated tropal fruit aromas I expected from the Newzeland hops. In fact a very distinct lack of any discernible scent on the nose. A sharp bite initially greats your taste buds & lingers long after the beer has acquainted your stomach. I’m struggling to find the postives with this beer, thou not unpleasant I won’t be having a second..

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Svesse (6174) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - MAY 3, 2014
(Cask at Craft Clerkenwell, London, 11 Apr 2014) Golden colour with foamy, white head. Fruity, malty nose with citrus, grass and grainy malt. Fruity, malty taste with notes of citrus, biscuits, grass and a generous bitterness with a touch of resin in the finish. Rather light body, quite dry. Fresh and highly drinkable. Nice one.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
kerenmk (2432) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - SEP 28, 2013
Cask at the CAMRA York Beer and Cider Festival, 21.9.2013. Clear golden with white ring. Piss, sunflower seeds aroma, watery bitter taste, light body and unmemorable.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
wimpyjoe (4183) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 26, 2013
Keighley Beer Festival. Golden with a very small head. Has a fruity aroma but a dominant bitterness for its taste.

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
wyzzywyz22 (1973) - Wirral, Merseyside, ENGLAND - AUG 7, 2013
Cask, Rigby’s Liverpool. Supped on lunchbreak from Jury service. Pallid gold looks with a thin white head. Muted nose that offered little. Some citrus and restrained hop in the flavour , but was hoping for more oomph from the new zealanders. Drinkable but largely underwhelming.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JorgeLee (1229) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 27, 2013
Cask at the Dean Swift SE1. Light golden colour with a decent white head. Easy drinking summery ale, hint of grapefruit in the finish, pleasant bitter smack. Hops arguably could do more. A decent example of style I guess, but wasn’t dashing for more.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
markas101 (1850) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 16, 2013
Cask, Interval cafe, Sheffield, UK. Pale gold, resin aroma. Sharp flavour, citrus hops and some sweetness. Impressive for abv I suppose.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
maeib (8750) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - APR 18, 2013
Cask conditioned handpump Whitelocks Leeds 15/04/13. A blonde beer with a bright white head and lace. Lightly hoppy but a creamy sickly sweetness which I don’t like. The hops don’t shine like they should. Everyone seemed to be ordering this as they walked in. I wonder how many people had a second.


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