Brewed by Skinners Brewing Co.
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Truro, England


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RATINGS: 24   MEAN: 3.32/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.26/5   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
Cask, Occasional;
Skinnerís Brewery is launching a new, special edition ale for the summer, named after a popular Cornish surfing break, featuring hops that have never before been used in the UK. Lushingtons will be available during May, June, July and August in pubs throughout Cornwall and Devon, as well as nationally through wholesalers and pub companies. It is a zingy, straw coloured, fruity pale ale with an ABV of 4.2% using only Cornish barley alongside three unusual hops sourced from the USA ó including Belma, which is a new hop being used for the first time in the UK.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 6/20
tdtm82 (1396) - Essex, ENGLAND - AUG 31, 2015
Cask, Orange Tree, Chelmsford. Hops sourced from the USA? Really? They didnít use many. Incredibly bright on appearance. Golden lacing. Bog-standard golden ale stuff. Really incredibly grassy on aroma and taste. Off-flavour. Not a clean and well-made hoppy golden ale at all. Lacking of US hops. HELLO, HOPS??

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kwik-lime (1558) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 1, 2015
Cask at the Godolphin overlooking St Michaelís Mount. Lovely summery beer, great hint of citrus, nice grassy hop character, extremely moreish and easy-drinking. What an English summer is about.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hippoman (403) - Durham, ENGLAND - JUL 31, 2015
Cask from the White Lion, Disley, Cheshire, £3.10/pint. Pours golden amber with thick, creamy white head. Loads of fruit in the aroma, and the flavour, mainly grapefruit, orange and lychee. Not surprised to learn thereís Amarillo hops in there. Well balanced, smooth finish. Lovely.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
wheresthepath (1876) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - JUL 21, 2015
Cask at the Lyndhurst, Reading. Golden-amber with a moderate white head. Honey and caramel malt are more to the fore than the hops, which do still add some orange and tropical fruits. Itís well balanced and easy to drink and probably the best beer Iíve had from this brewer (not that itís up against any strong competition). A decent enough bitter in fact, but not overly memorable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Towey1989 (962) - Stoke On Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 26, 2015
Cask at Skinners Brewery, Truro. A clear golden colour with a thin white head. Aroma is fresh of orange, strawberry, straw and floral hops. Taste of straw, orange, subtle lemon, honey, grass and floral hops. Light bodied, flat carbonation and a watery texture. A bittersweet floral finish with subtle fruit sweetness. Very fresh and crisp, similar to a good lager. Very thin and flat though.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
RexTalionis (3233) - FINLAND - APR 23, 2015
Cask. Pale golden in color, whitish head. Floral, grassy and grainy notes in aroma. Some bitterness and citrus fruity notes in taste. Refreshing, something for the summer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Marduk (4503) - Reval, ESTONIA - APR 14, 2015
Cask @Black Door. Slightly hazy amber color. Medium size, thick white head, stays. Grassy hops, light grains, sweetish in aroma. Light grains, bit milky, grassy hops in taste. Mild hops and grains in aftertaste. Mild bitterness. Nice one!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (23682) - Vasa, FINLAND - APR 13, 2015
Cask@Black Door, Helsinki. Golden colour, mediumsized beige creamy head. Aroma is fruity, floral with some toffee and mild other sweetish malty notes. Flavour is fruity, floral, some caramel, mild sulphur and resiny notes. Nice aftertaste as well.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Hermod (4966) - Vantaa, FINLAND - APR 10, 2015
Cask @ Black Door. Clear golden, thin white head. Nice fruity, biscuity, malty aroma. Flavor has gooseberries, bitterness, biscuity notes dry finish. Not bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
FatPhil (11832) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - APR 10, 2015
UPDATED: APR 11, 2015 Draught (Black Door, Helsinki)
Ewww, floor cleaner citrus aroma. Pale bitter, but lovely spongy persistent head. Nice malty body, quite grainy, twiggy bitterness. Decent bitter, but so inferior to the classic old Cornish Knocker. New hop variety? Burn all of them, theyíre a mess.
Rerate: Doesnít smell so weird, quite nice tea. Give it an extra point.

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