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Sharps Chalkys Bark

Formerly brewed at Sharps (MolsonCoors)
Style: Spice/Herb/Vegetable
Wadebridge, England


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RATINGS: 51   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.99/5   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
Two years following the original collaboration which created Chalky’s Bite - Rick Stein asked Sharp’s once again to work with him in creating a unique new beer. This time, the novel ingredient would be ginger. In Chalky’s Bark, ginger works in synergy with continental hops and gives a spicy lemon-fruit nose. The heat of ginger lifts the gently-sweet body and contrast beautifully with citrus fruitiness in the mouth. As with Chalky’s Bite it is conditioned in the brewery and in the bottle for four months.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MPA (977) - Amager (form. Nørrebro&Aalborg), DENMARK - NOV 6, 2014
Bottle. Hazy amber with off white head. Aroma of citrus, bread and a hint of spices. Flavour is sweet and malty with notes of citrus freshness and ginger, though not a lot of the latter in flavour except for the slight ginger burn in the throat. Decent, but not a beer leaving a lasting impression.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mike_77 (5568) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - OCT 3, 2014
Clear golden colour. Aroma is quite strong with citrus and ginger. Strong carbonation. Full flavoured. Slight ginger heat and a bit of refreshing tartness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jmgreenuk (7837) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - SEP 5, 2014
Bottle from Cotteridge Wines, Birmingham. Poured a hazy light amber with a thin white head. The aroma is woody resin hop, light lemon citrus. The flavour is neutral veggie, light bitter with a light ginger, grainy veg, light hop palate. Light bodied with soft carbonation.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
kermis (11244) - Where the wild whales are, NETHERLANDS - SEP 5, 2014
Bottle shared thanks to jmgreenuk. Pours light hazy golden with an off white head. Aroma of ginger, light citrus, weeds, nettles. Flavor is light moderate sweet and bitter. Light medium bodied with light prickly carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
deanso (9213) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - SEP 5, 2014
bottle courtesy of and shared with JMGreenUK. Thin white head. Hazy golden pour. Nice enough brew.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jamesie1857 (1962) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 15, 2014
330ml Bottle from Tesco. Bright yellow body, thin white head. Nose is floral, a bit spicy, not as ginger as expected. The ginger comes in the taste, lightly balanced with floral hops, with orange and sweet citrus. High carbonation but juicy body. Much better than expected.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Liamrua (49) - Waterford, IRELAND - MAY 23, 2014
330ml bottle. Pours clear golden with large head and heavy lacing. Aroma is ginger with herbal tones. Medium carbonation with a warm ginger flavor balanced with medium hoppiness. the bitter taste lingers. A good beer but not outstanding.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
allmyvinyl (9562) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 29, 2014
330ml bottle from the brewery online shop. Pours clear gold, thin white head. Light ginger and lemon aromas. Taste has more of the same. Ok, bit thin.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
weaselkenievil (1608) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - APR 26, 2014
Bottle on holiday in Cornwall. Not as good as Chalky’s Bite. Murky yellow gold with a thin white head. Aroma has ginger, soy sauce, slightly floral. Flavour spicy ginger floral notes, some citrus. Not bad, quite refreshing.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
berkshirejohn (6072) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - APR 25, 2014
330ml bottle from Tesco’s, Camberley. A slightly hazy amber pour with a loose cream head; herbal aroma; soft sweet herbal taste; with a bitter finish and a hint of ginger.

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