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Skinners Riggin’ Ale

Brewed by Skinners Brewing Co.
Style: Bitter
Truro, England
Serve in English pint


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RATINGS: 15   MEAN: 2.95/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.89/5   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
Cask conditioned; Status uncertain
This refreshing, well-balanced, amber-coloured ale is made with 100% Cornish malts and whole hop flowers, resulting in a character where malt, fruit and floral aromas combine with a hoppy, zingy bittersweet taste.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Beese (2560) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 11, 2014
Cask at The Moon Under Water (JDW), Watford on 4 Apr 2012. Poured a hazy golden colour, with a thin white head. Aroma of floral hops, minerals and flat malt. Fruity esters in the flavour, with some sherbet and grain. Finish was peaches, honey and straw.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
RichTheVillan (5199) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - OCT 19, 2012
Retro review from Spring 2012 Wetherspoons Beer festival; light brown colour moderately bitter, slight amount of hop average.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ManVsBeer (6461) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 31, 2012
The ale is distinctive for its hoppy bitterness in both its aroma and its taste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DruncanVeasey (7882) - NUNEATON, TOP, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - APR 2, 2012
The Baron. Pint with chicken dinner. Slightly foggy brass, slim head lacing ornately. Rhubarb and custard-ish aroma; gooseberry, sour apple. Sourish tang of fruit; tangerine and lime hints, apple sauce, gooseberry, biscuit, lingering oat and wheat finish; retronasal saline, rhubarb. Better than reasonable.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
maeib (8749) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - APR 1, 2012
Cask conditioned handpump Eastgate Northampton. A golden beer with a whitish head. A fairly sweet floral beer in the mouth. Notes of toffee. The aroma is faintly sulphuric. Tastes good with a decent body. Not bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
madmitch76 (19648) - , Essex, ENGLAND - APR 1, 2012
14th March 2012
Shakespeare’s Head Spoons, Holborn. Clear gold beer, little white head. Light dry palate. Okay minerally mild hops. A little juicy citrus - shot down by a bothersome sulphur streak.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
imdownthepub (11947) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 30, 2012
Cask conditioned at a Wetherspoons. Gold with white head. Quite a fruity, light beer with a late hoppy, sharp note, some berry notes, redcurrant perhaps then orange zest in the follow through. I quite enjoyed this one.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BeerViking (3474) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 28, 2012
Cask at the Pommelers Rest (JDW), dark gold, faint haze, lacy white head, hay and a little toast on the nose, malty body with a light fruit tang, a little honey, and peachy floral notes.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
leaparsons (9101) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - MAR 25, 2012
Cask, William Wygston, Wigston. Hazy gold with a firm cream head. Aromas are biscuit with caramel and stewed apple. Yeasty with floral notes. Flavours are dry biscuit with hints of honey and caramel. Very peppery on the palate with earthy apple and pear. A decent bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Leighton (15306) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 23, 2012
Cask at The Crosse Keys, JDW, London. Pours clear gold with a fine, white foam head. Toasted hay on the nose. Medium sweet flavor with notes of dry hay and straw, light nuts and white bread toast. Light in body with fine carbonation. Mild spice in the finish, some bread, straw and light fruits. Pretty basic bitter but not too bad.

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