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RATINGS: 539   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31   IBU: 34   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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Ah love is bitter and sweet, but which is more sweet, the bitterness of the sweetness, none has spoken it.

Sweet action is an idea; a concept. It is a simple representation of what makes beer great - the marriage of barley and hops in a harmonious balance of sweet and bitter!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Garrold (733) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 27, 2014
Can, at home, from Wetherspoons. Hazy orange. Thin but tight, lasting, off white head. Raspberry jam. Grapefruit juice. Hint of vanilla ice cream. Taste is light, pithy bitterness. Whisper of the jamminess on the palate. Dry, light bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DruncanVeasey (6950) - NUNEATON, Top 24, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - MAR 27, 2014
Can decanted into lady’s chalice, The Felix (JDW), Nuneaton. Hazy honey amber capped with white. Fine aromatic intro with Californian golf course pine, peach and honey. Mildly beautiful West coast IPA taste with fizzy sherbet, pine, flowers. Effervescent but conditioned, fresh-tasting and aromatic. Beer of the day on a pre/post match trawl around Treacle- pretty depressing.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
tedvard (6) - - MAR 22, 2014 does not count
Can. Orange with short lasting white head. Very hoppy aroma. Taste citrus with sweet undertones. Refreshing and interesting sharp taste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
hockeybeerguy (909) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - MAR 22, 2014
Reviewed from notes. The appearance was a hazy orange/brown colored body with a small one finger off white head appears for about twenty seconds and then gently fades The smell had a combination of toffee and hops. The taste was toffee and hops up front, a bit of caramel and some slight malts come in as it warms. The palate was about a light to medium with a superior smooth creaminess (I see why this is a cream ale). Overall, this was a pretty drinkable cream ale. I would definitely have this again.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BLADT (198) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - MAR 21, 2014
A great bodega beer. Not overly complex. Drank from can. Sweet upfront, followed with a crisp, hoppy bitterness. Mild carbonation. Aroma is muted, though possibly this is the result of my drinking straight from the can. Through the tap hole there is only a mild whiff of citrus and malty sweetness. Highly drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
wheresthepath (1445) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAR 21, 2014
Can at the Monk’s Retreat (JDW), Reading. Pours murky copper with a large off-white head and a LOT of fizz. I don’t normally like fizzy beers but in seems to work well in this case, partly because the bubbles are large and frothy-feeling rather than sma?l and prickly, and partly because a decent malt base gives the beer a fuller body than is the case for some US beers. There’s lots of pine up front, then a growing sweet oranginess. There’s a little lemon and banana in there too followed by biscuits and a little spice, like a very mild ginger nut. Pine returns in the aftertaste. Overall it’s a damn fine beer, not bland like my previous two cream ales but instead tasty and well-balanced, like a decent APA. I’d happily have another.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
minutemat (883) - Ford, Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAR 20, 2014
Can from JDW Liverpool Street Station. Very weak blend, has the mouthfeel and fizziness of a good pale but just lacks the hops and taste. Nice enough I guess, in a bland inoffensive kinda way but wouldn’t go out of my way to try this again.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gegwilson (621) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 20, 2014
Can in the Thomas Sheraton, Stockton. Poured quite murky with a few suspended particles. Prehaps I should have poured it more carefully... Lots of good fresh pine hop notes. Quite creamy. A touch watery, but decent and drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
garthicus (2591) - Dublin, IRELAND - MAR 18, 2014
Can at Wetherspoons. Appearance: cloudy amber, thick creamy white head. Aroma: hoppy with a little cream and some decent maltiness. Flavour: nice fruity and hoppy flavour at first, some cream and a really great fruity, hoppy and malty finish. Really nice.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
edsspoon (137) - Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAR 17, 2014
Pours hazy amber, slightly pink, with a thick creamy white head. Aroma of citrus and grassy hops, some malt. Taste is sweet and fruity with some bitterness and floral hops and an aftertaste of strawberry.

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