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


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RATINGS: 45   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.1/5   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
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 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
BeerNinjaUK (317) - Wiltshire, ENGLAND - OCT 7, 2016
Bottle from Tesco. Pours golden yellow with thin head. Aroma somewhat citrussy and fresh, but nothing too exciting. Refreshing and drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
kwik-lime (1715) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 29, 2016
Bottle at the Bakehouse in Penzance. Fairly strong piney hops and caramel malt to balance. Fairly strong fruit notes, lovely beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Vladivostok (452) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - JUL 3, 2016
Nice, drinkable strongish golden ale. Drank it several times on the Isles of Scilly. Stronger than most in the category and particularly smooth and more-ish. Good beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mjs (6538) - Helsinki, FINLAND - OCT 14, 2015
(Cask at Angleterre, 20151014) The beer poured golden and clear. Its head was small, white and it lasted long. Aroma had herbalness, earth and malts. Palate was medium bodied with low carbonation. Flavours were herbalness, earth, sweetness, malts and bitterness. Aftertaste was hoppy and bitter. A bit weird but still tasty hoppy pale ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Tide (3020) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 30, 2015
Draught at Black Door. Amber color, white head. Bitter taste with citrus, caramel, a nit of hops, pine and grass. Bitter finish with citrus, hops, pine and grass. Very nice real ale.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
dj (574) - Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 12, 2015
Bottle, 500ml. A golden colour with a frothy white head. A floral, soft citrus aroma. Flavour has a little citrus, maybe some coriander notes too. Wet dog in the finish. Fairly watery, moderate carbonation. Meh.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SarkyNorthener (4133) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 31, 2015
Bottle from tesco, barnstaple. Very pale golden beer with medium bubbly head. Aroma is lemon and pale malts. Taste is cereal grain, lemon, fruity and pale malts. Good stuff.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Niller (1458) - Hammel, DENMARK - AUG 21, 2015
Cask@Falmouth Hotel, Falmouth. Pours golden with a white head. Aroma and taste is pale malts, orange, grapefruit, caramel, hops. Medium body. Dry bittersweet finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
hohops (827) - Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 16, 2015
Cask. Appearance is a very clear light amber with a small foamy head. Aroma of caramel malt, toffee, hint of fruit. Taste- toffee, hint of stewed apple, hop undertones, sweet finish. Good.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Swaroga (2111) - Gdańsk, POLAND - AUG 8, 2015
The beer has a floral and herbal bitterness. Malts have typical bread and sugar notes. Flavour is the same with some strange coriander earthy and yeasty dough like acidity notes which aren’t delicious. The beer has a light copper colour and small head. Nothing to do here. Move along.

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