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

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RATINGS: 42   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.11/5   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


omhper's rating

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
omhper (22896) - Tyresö, - APR 27, 2012
Cask at Oliver Twist, Stockholm. Hazy golden. Mid sweet with sweatyfruits, salrt and hay. Medium bodied with soft mouthfeel. Notes of sulphur. Mid bitter finish.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mjs (6153) - 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.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Tide (2760) - Espoo, 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.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
dj (564) - Gloucestershire, 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SarkyNorthener (3888) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Niller (1341) - 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.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
hohops (731) - 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.

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Swaroga (1955) - Brussels, BELGIUM - 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.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
leaparsons (9604) - Wigston, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JUL 20, 2015
Bottle. Golden with an off white foam. Marmalade with grain and some honey. Dry biscuit with peppery notes. Hints of apricot with woody stewed apple. Dry to finish. Decent.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Towey1989 (1583) - Stoke On Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 25, 2015
Cask at The Old Ale House, Truro. A clear golden colour with a thin white head. Aroma of orange, peach, some grapefruit, slight pine and grassy hops. Taste of grapefruit, peach, slight pine, subtle caramel and grassy hops. Light bodied and an oily texture. A dry, citrus hop bitterness in the finish. A well hopped golden ale, light for a 4.8% though. Ok

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RichTheVillan (6155) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUN 5, 2015
Cask at Aston Manor Cricket Club Beer Festival; clear amber pour with a thin white head, aroma has sweet malt and citrus, some caramel, crisp.


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