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Brewed by Sambrooks
Style: Bitter
London, England
Serve in English pint

bottled
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RATINGS: 154   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.98   EST. CALORIES: 114   ABV: 3.8%
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Cask: Regular. Also available bottled.
We brew Wandle Ale using traditional methods and materials sourced locally from English producers. We are proud to use Maris Otter malt from Warminster Maltings, one of the few remaining floor maltings in the country. We use a combination of traditional Fuggles and Goldings hops varieties, together with the more modern Boadicea hedgerow variety to flavour our beers. All of the hops used in the brewing process are whole leaf which give Wandle its distinctive hoppy taste and aroma. At 3.8% abv Wandle Ale is a well balanced thirst quenching session ale.


2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
visionthing (2983) - Oslo, NORWAY - FEB 13, 2013
50cl bottle (4,2% ABV) from Varnaveien mineralvann. Pours deep golden with a white head. Aroma is lightly malty with caramel, fruits and some hops. Hint of green apples too. A bit weak in flavour, almost reminds me of flavourful lager. Sweet and grainy with notes of caramel and a pretty light bitterness in the finish. Fairly easy to drink, but quite boring.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
stravale (2280) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - FEB 7, 2013
Cask @ Haymarket, Edinburgh [050213]
Light amber, clear, dense white head, some lacing
Aroma of soft fruity malts, slight floral note, light sweet fruits
Taste of light caramel, touch of biscuit, soft fruity malts, touch of honey, its ok
Palate - thin to medium body, some oiliness. Finish - some buttery biscuit in the finish that was quite pleasant
Overall - I found this quite a nicely made mellow bitter for the abv

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
olio (6522) - Tampere, FINLAND - FEB 2, 2013
50 cl bottle.
Pours pale golden color with a small head. Aroma of caramel, faint hops, some nuts, fruits, hay and malts. Flavor of hay, fruits, caramel, nuts and malts. Bitter fruity palate.
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2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ACD (672) - Dublin, IRELAND - JAN 20, 2013
50cl bottle. Pours amber with thin white head; not much lacing. Aroma is muted with slight fruity notes, some light grainy malt, bit of bread, some vegetal notes. Taste is fairly dull - some fairly chewy malt with hints of citrus and bread. Some stale cardboard notes too. Brief finish. Pretty surprised I stayed awake during this one - boring to say the least.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
cgarvieuk (15170) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 16, 2013
cask at haymarket ... amber ... creamy off white head ... soft sweeet toffee fruit nose ... dull toffee fruits ... soft malt ... little soapy

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mrtavora (27) - - JAN 6, 2013
Not bad, but nothing special. Not daring enough for a microbrewery in my books

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
johninmelb (1126) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - JAN 4, 2013
Slightly yeasty but otherwise pleasant malt nose with some honey notes. Pours gold with no head. Flavour is slightly lagerish but balanced ok. Finish is dry but slightly cloying. All told, a little disappointing on most fronts but nothing ostensibly offensive. A quaffer, when not much else is around.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
presario (4709) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 28, 2012
Bottle. Would have thought that the style was aluminum golden ale. Amber with light head and a bit of lace. Golden grany ale. Some hops and a dry aluminum characteristic.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
pintbypint (2703) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 12, 2012
500ml brown bottle. Clear gold pour. Head is white, about one finger of foam. head retention is decent, lots of sticky foam around the edges and a thin layer of foam over the liquid. Nose has mild caramel tones, light biscuity notes, grain, light UK type hops giving a little citrus, but mild overall. Taste has grains, light sweetness from malts, light hints of orange hops. Finish has a slight orange peel note, low bitterness, faint caramel and grains lingering as well. Body is light, smooth and mild carboantion. Decent session bitter.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
reebtogi (4388) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 9, 2012
500ml bottle pours a golden color with a finger of white head that leaves a spotty lacing on the glass. Aroma is caramel and pine. Taste is a caramel malty sweetness up front, finishing with a piney hop bitterness that lingers a while. Light bodied with decent carbonation. A respectable English bitter, but certainly not near the top of the heap.


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