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Shires Dabley Ale

Shires Dabley Ale
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Formerly brewed at Shires
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Telford, England


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RATINGS: 8   MEAN: 3.44/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.27/5   EST. CALORIES: 114   ABV: 3.8%
Cask; Regular.
Originally only available at the All Nations pub and badged as All Nations Dabley Ale.
Good balance of hop and malt notes and some sweetness in the finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
downender (7795) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 13, 2015
Cask-conditioned at the Black Country Inn, Walsall,12/11/2015 as ’Best Bitter’. Golden with a decent, white, head. Aroma of hedgerow fruits, leafy hops and a touch of caramel. Biscuity malt flavours, more fruits and a decent, bitter finish. Good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
niquillis (2344) - Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 24, 2013
On cask at All Nations, Madeley. I’m sure the clip said Dabley Pale, same strength so I assume the same beer? Pours golden, quite dry and well kept. Not really my style of beer but OK nonetheless.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BlackHaddock (6085) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - JUN 30, 2012
I have drank this in three different pubs including the All Nations (it is brewed round the back of the pub): this review however is for a cask hand pulled pint from The Plough in Shifnal about 10 miles from the brewery. Pale blonde/golden body, bright and sparkling look to it. On top sat a full but thin white crown of bubbles. The taste and smell were of floral hops which in the mouth began to turn more bitter and sharper than in the nose. This is a good session beer and should be taken in large mouthfulls to ensure you have another (and another).

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DJMonarch (9179) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - DEC 14, 2005
UPDATED: NOV 17, 2009 1. Cask Handpump at the All Nations, Madeley 20/08/2005 Sampled at the beautifully serene All Nations pub in the Shropshire countryside which has a rich brewing history and is well worth a visit. Golden hoppy fruity beer with some bitterness in the crisp malt finish. 2. Cask Stillage at Bridgnorth Station Festival 12/09/2009 (as Shires Dabley Ale 3.8%) Fruit and hop aroma. Clear golden coloured hoppy and fruity with a crisp bitter and dry finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
MrWalker (926) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUN 3, 2005
Gravity @ 32nd Cambridge Beer Festival, UK. 27th May 2005
Blonde hoppy summers ale, when will it end? Flowery/fruity and all that. More bitter aftertaste than the average, though.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
chriso (7513) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 2, 2005
Much the same as the others have said really, so I won’t go into more detail. Definitely more a golden ale than a bitter. Grassy, clean and fresh. Stood up to almost a week in a plastic bottle remarkably well. Maybe a touch soft on the finish. Bright bottled from cask (gravity dispense), Cambridge Beer Festival 2005.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sigmund (6495) - Tau, NORWAY - MAY 29, 2005
Cask conditioned at the 32nd Cambridge Beer Festival, gravity dispense. Listed as "All Nations Dabley Bitter". Pale golden colour. Lovely aroma of citrus and tropical fruits, reminds me of the Oakham ales. Light bodied, fruity flavour. Hoppy finish. A nice session bitter / golden ale, esp. for the summer months.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
maeib (8749) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - MAY 28, 2005
Cask conditioned - gravity dispense - Cambridge BF. A yellowy golden straw coloured bitter with a lemony citric hop aroma. The taste is very hoppy and tasty with more lemony notes. Nice tasty and refreshing.

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