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Brewed by Sharps (MolsonCoors)
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Wadebridge, England

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RATINGS: 15   MEAN: 3.11/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.01   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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Bottled only.
Designed and brewed by Stuart Howe, of Sharps Brewery and Jean-Marie Rock of Orval. The beer marries British and Belgian brewing traditions and uses combinations of brewing techniques never before seen.It showcases the beauty of the Saaz hop and the depth and clarity of flavour produced through extended lagering.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ethereal (2417) - Los Angeles, California, USA - APR 28, 2014
Bottle from Drink of Fulham, drunk at home 11th June 2011 with tashi. Hazy straw yellow with a very subtle Saaz nose. Good palate, slight carbonation, frothy, almost white wine-esque. Delicate taste. I can’t decide whether I should damn it for its lack of flavour or praise it for its subtlety. Brewdog’s Avery Brown Dredge is similar flavour wise and better overall.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
allmyvinyl (2925) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 28, 2014
500ml bottle from Beers of Europe, memory banks rate. Pours very pale yellow, big white head. Lots of lemon on the aroma, light herbal notes. Taste is more of the same. Big fan of Orval, so expected big things, instead just a solid blonde.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Buongiorgio00 (738) - - FEB 1, 2014
Mi dispiace per Monsieur Rock, ma il risultato della collaborazione è abbastanza anonimo. Golden ale leggera, con un gusto che non colpisce particolarmente, leggermente speziato, note di lievito e per niente amara. Lascia un ricordo labile che fa presto a evaporare.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jackl (4380) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JAN 15, 2012
From notes. Bottle. Pours a golden color with a rocky white head. The nose is a bit floral and sweet, some acid. The taste is lightly malted, a bit yeasty. Body’s light/medium, active carbonation. Overall, I have trouble describing this beer, it has a lot of lager-like qualities. OK, but not as great as the Orval connection would suggest.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
justm (164) - Essex, ENGLAND - DEC 4, 2011
Bottle. Pours with an initial tight rocky head which dissipates quickly into a thin level of foam. Colour is a hazy very pale yellow. Aroma is subtle lemon and clove. Taste is quite thin with coriander and lemon present. Vanishes quickly on the palate and is quite mild, not at all bitter which is characteristic of the Saaz hop. Thirst quenching. I can see myself drinking this quite happily on a summers day.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Leighton (10542) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 29, 2011
Bottle at a tasting, London. Pours clear, pale yellow with a bone white head. Sugary nose, some pear and apple in there. Sweet flavor, a bit bready, with some yeasty notes and light tang. Hints of mild booze. Light in body with fine carbonation. Dry finish, sugary, lightly floral, with some ethanol and grass. A decent beer overall.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
oh6gdx (20253) - Vasa, FINLAND - SEP 24, 2011
Bottled (frorm Utobeer, London). Hazy yellow colour, small white head. Aroma is perfumed soap, some mild malts and once it gets warmer rather rubbery. Flavour is malts, some parfumed soapy floral notes and mild rubbery. Also some hayish notes.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rauchbier (3596) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - MAY 19, 2011
Bottle conditioned, from The Bottle, York. Faintly hazy lemon gold, thin shortlived white head and low but persistent condition. Pleasant fruity grain and a chalky hop note initially in the nose with some bready notes developing and a low peppery spiciness. Quite dry in the mouth but full bodied with an almost Germanic graininess married to a slightly earthy-fruity hop note, some citrus emerges as it warms. Finish is again quite dry with a low chalky bitterness and a faint raw barley flavour. Not quite as Orval as it could have been, but thankfully not awful.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerCast_Rich (1847) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 12, 2011
[500ml bottle, The Bottle Shop, Canterbury] Pours a cloudy yellow with a fluffy white head. Soft citrus aromas from the off, a touch of grassy herb maybe. Creamy lemon on the palate, some light spice and a bit of Belgian herbal notes in there as well. Metallic finish, with more lemon. Slots between all the categories without fitting in any of them - but having said that, I really like it [11052011]

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fonefan (34404) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAY 7, 2011

Bottle 500ml. @ chriso.

Clear medium yellow colour with a large, frothy to creamy, good lacing, mostly to fully lasting, white head. Aroma is moderate malty, toasted, sweet malt, fruity, light to moderate yeasty. Flavour is moderate sweet and light bitter with a average duration, fruity. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. Maybe a bit like a young Orval before brett is added ! but then give me some brett... [20110501]


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