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Skinners Porthleven

Brewed by Skinners Brewery
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Truro, England


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RATINGS: 27   MEAN: 3.09/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.02   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
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Cask & bottled; Seasonal - Summer.
Porthleven is a special edition pale zingy strong ale from Skinner’s in Cornwall. We have selected the most spectacular hops from around the world from the new season’s harvest and using only Cornish Pale Malt have created one of the palest, fruitiest, zingy and exciting strong beers you will ever taste.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
imdownthepub (10581) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 16, 2014
Bottled, 500ml fro The Co-Op, Minehead, Somerset. Gold with white head. There is a thinnish start to this, lightly roasted malts, some sweetness, there is a light lemony note along with a sweetish vanilla hint. Pretty average.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Quack-Duck (8048) - Down South, GERMANY - SEP 14, 2014
bottle from Tesco Honiton. Lovely golden with a good white head - summer in aglass. Lovely hop aroma. Good malty base, plus lots of aromatic hops, very citrusy with hints of tropical fruit. Delicious and very, very moreish!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
gegwilson (1389) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 8, 2014
Cask at the Royal Cornwall Show. Very pale with a white head. Slightly fruity with a little bitter citrus. OK but a bit on the thin side.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Theydon_Bois (9729) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - JUN 5, 2014
Gravity dispense at the Happy Man May ’14 BF, Englefield Green, 22/05/14. Very lightly hazed golden with a moderate off white swirl. Nose is citric peel, bitter orange, straw. Taste comprises mandarin, light tropicana, bread dough. Medium bodied, moderate carbonation, light bitterness in the close. Ok GB think the brewer needs to get out more (of Truro) with that kind of hyperbole in the description !!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AndySnow (3947) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 26, 2014
How: Cask.
Where: Akkurat, Stockholm.
Appearance: Clear golden colour with a bubbly white head.
Aroma: Oranges, fruit, floral.
Body: Medium body, low carbonation.
Flavour: Bitter orange, hops, citrus, fruit, floral.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Beese (2035) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 10, 2013
Cask at The Watford Beer Festival 2013. Poured a pale golden colour with a rocky, white head. Fairly light aroma of pineapple, grass and peach. Sweet flavours of toffee and dough mixed with some wet grass. Palate was mild resin, stale malt and tinned fruit.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gary (1421) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 18, 2013
(cask @ The Crossways Inn West Huntspill. Somerset) Pale ass pale and I mean pale from a headless ale...very easy to drink. tHe kind of beer lager fans would like if they were trying cask ale without any experience . Nicely dry and lightly sweet , resembles a Pils on look=s too.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
madmitch76 (15855) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 26, 2013
21st January 2013
King William IV, Leyton. Almost clear gold beer. Sparse white bubbles for a head. Palate is slightly soft. Medium carbonation. Mild creamy malt. Okay hops - tangy orange and minor tangerine. Finish is quite dry and has an unusual apple aftertaste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
VastActiv (3035) - Oulu, FINLAND - DEC 14, 2012
Cask at Black Door, Helsinki. Colour is clear golden with small white head. Aromas and flavours are fruits, grape and hops.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mr_h (3016) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - OCT 6, 2012
Cask by handpump at Three Judges, Glasgow - clear pale golden, bubbly white head, marginal fruity hop aroma, mild bitter lemon flavour, grapefruit, slight sweetness, prolonged citrus aftertaste

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