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Sharps Winter Berry Ale

Sharps Winter Berry Ale
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Brewed by Sharps (MolsonCoors)
Style: Bitter
Wadebridge, England
Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 11   MEAN: 3.42/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.18   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 129   ABV: 4.3%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask, Seasonal;
A beer created from sloes, rosehips and hawthorn berries Winter Berry Ale was created by the brewery and the Eden Project — berries were picked at the project’s site in Bodelva in October.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Theydon_Bois (6987) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - FEB 5, 2014
Cask at the Half Moon, Windlesham, 05/02/14. Chestnut brown with a good sized beige head that dissipates and retains as a covering. Nose is cherry skins, light tobacco, berry fruits, fruit cake mix, light floral notes. Taste comprises bread dough, tangy berry fruit notes, malt base. Medium bodied, moderate carbonaiton, semi drying close laced with berry fruits and rounded with a bitter smack. Ok fruit me up bitter.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (33333) - VestJylland, DENMARK - SEP 23, 2013

Cask (handpump) @ Draft House, 206-208 Tower Bridge Road, London, Greater London, England, SE1 2UP.

Clear medium to dark brown amber colour with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, light roasted, light chocolate. Flavor is moderate sweet and bitter with a average to long duration, dark malt. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat. [20121206]

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Grumbo (493) - Suffolk, ENGLAND - MAR 12, 2013
Cask handpump at The Ale House, Chelmsford. Very nice! A dark ruby brown colour with a small head. Berry and chocolate aroma. A little sweetness and a good body. Recommended.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dommod2011 (698) - Birmingham, West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 24, 2012
Cask at Fighting Cocks, Moseley. Served with chicken and chips, a rather excited 3 year old and a crafty smoke out back. Little hit of fruity loveliness, bit of malt, warming on a wet, sodden day. A good opening act to the beasts that will follow in the next few days...

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Leighton (9834) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 19, 2012
Cask at the Drayton Arms, London. Pours clear brown with a fine, beige cream head. Plenty of berries in here, yes. Some bread, light caramel sweetness. Light to medium bodied with fine carbonation. Light tangy berry finish, some brown sugar, grapes, semi-dark fruits. Pleasant.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
EdKing (1754) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 7, 2012
Cask in The Falcon, Clapham. Colour is browney ruby red, white head. Nose is caramel malt, red fruit, brown sugary. Taste is really like a malty bitter with touch of red fruit.

3.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Egg4Goff (19) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 6, 2012
Cask; Lescar, Sheffield; Aroma of alcohol and cherry; a deep red ale with a reasonable and clinging head; the dominant flavour is cherry but is not overly sweet, little hop flavour; slightly oily mouthfeel but not too thick adn still easy drinking; I like cherries so this is one for me.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jackl (3859) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - DEC 6, 2012
Cask @ The Queens Arms, after Chelsea’s somewhat embarrassing exit from the Champions League. The pour’s deep brownish red with a small, bubbly off-white head. The nose is rich toffee and berry, light spicy mince pie. The taste is more mince pie, treacle, red berry and brown bread. Nice, smooth body. Overall, a pretty good seasonal bitter.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
maeib (8391) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - FEB 21, 2010
Cask conditioned handpump Coach & Horses Wellingborough. Firstly the word ’berry’ is so hard to read on the pump clip that I was unaware on ordering this that I was supposed to find the little blighters. And find them I didn’t. Instead I found a bloody lovely beer. Amber with a whitish head. A sweet fruity aroma with caramel and nice malts. Sweet in the mouth too but with unexpected depth. Actually had a bit of doppelbock character about it. It is wintery and warming, and pretty damn tasty.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
downender (5910) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - FEB 7, 2010
Cask-conditioned at the Seven Stars, Bristol 07/02/10. Deep reddish-brown in colour. As mentioned before, who knows what hawthorns taste like? Having said that, this was a decent enough, sweetish bitter, with a red fruit edge, which may have been the rosehips. Any sloe tartness was missing. A novelty, but drinkable.


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