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


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RATINGS: 35   MEAN: 3.13/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.11   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.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
omhper (21286) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
leaparsons (8837) - Leicester, 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Towey1989 (607) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RichTheVillan (4496) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sjohnh (446) - Coventry, West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 27, 2015
Cask from the Chain Locker in Falmouth. Gold, clear with a shiny sheen, and a small white head leaving some decent lacing. Medium / light body, slightly oily. Tasty beer - has cereal, caramel and citrus.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SilverfoX (713) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - MAY 14, 2015
smells like that tropical fruit bubble gum you used to get, pale gold with a foamy white head, it is lovely and fruity and refreshing, far, far better than i was expecting, bravo!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Lowenbrau (2641) - Asturias, Oviedo, SPAIN - DEC 18, 2014
Cask @The Chainlocker & Shipwrights, Falmouth. 10-08-2014.
In short: standard bitter.
Pours clear golden with nice white head, flat carbonation, some herbal character, mild bitter. Quite average.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AshtonMcCobb (3935) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 18, 2014
Bottle from the Bottle Bank. Appearance - golden amber with a nice fluffy head. Nose - citrus and pale malt. Smells a bit like a shandy. Taste - plenty of lemon in fact going into lime. Pale malt again. Palate - light to medium bodied with a creamy texture and a long dry finish. Overall - it hasn’t scored well but I think this does exactly what the style demands.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
blackisle (1202) - IJburg, NETHERLANDS - DEC 17, 2014
Bottle 50cl. Slightly hazy medium amber color, small frothy off-white head that lasts for a while, fair lacing; shy aroma of sweet malts, toasted, light fruity notes (lemon, grapefruit), bit bready; taste is mild moderate sweet and light bitter; medium body, oily texture, mouthfeel on the verge of watery, average carbonation, finish light bitter, hint of citrus; overall a modest ale, good to drink but could use a bit more body.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
imdownthepub (11393) - 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 (8596) - 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!

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