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South Hams Eddystone

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Brewed by South Hams
Style: Premium Bitter/ESB
Kingsbridge, England
Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 17   MEAN: 3.33/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.16   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask; Regular.
This golden IPA has a distinctly fruity aroma and a very fruity palate. Slight hits of malt follow afterwards, but then the fruit returns.


3.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
jimothy_bob (5) - exeter, Devon, ENGLAND - MAR 17, 2014 does not count
Cask (by gravity) at old firehouse, exeter. Seems to be in not optimal condition. Very flat beer, crystal clear amber coloured liquid with smooth thin head that lasts two thirds of the pint. Aroma dominated by yeasty esters, mostly banana, apple and acetone. Slight pine/citrus notes also come through. Very drinkable, mostly smooth texture with acrid sugary stickiness at the back of the throat. Very bitter, akin to burnt sugar. Taste comprises mostly of yeast esters described above with added floralness, some savory and grassy flavours coming through underneath. Slightly resinous. Long complex finish with notes of salted caramel, brown bread, banana, tangerine peel, grass and dill. Overall disappointed with the lack of hoppiness in an ipa, though could be due to the condition of the beer. Good example of the richness of yeast flavours.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ALLOVATE (2413) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - OCT 25, 2011
Cask, handpump @ The Powder Monkey, Exmouth, Devon.
Produces up a yellow gold and just off bright with a persistent, compact white crown that manages good legs. Nose has hints of sour citrus like lime and lemon peel, a touch of sweet fruit flesh, and a good lot of wheat like notes and barnyard grain. Juicy and tangy ripe citrus fruit in the mouth, a little pineapple mixed with notes of pinewood. The backend is all nettles, raw, bitter hop flowers and quenching citric esters. The body light and a little residual carbonation gives it bounce. A good base of pale malt flavour keeps the fruit notes level. It gets better as the pint empties. This is a great bitter with all the hallmarks of a Golden ale. Nicely done, solid session material!

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
JohnRMurdoch (3289) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - OCT 15, 2011
Cask @ Troon Beer Festival. Flowery resin malt aroma. Rich golden amber colour. Sour resin citrus flavour. Bitter aftertaste. Not great.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bullit (4012) - Burgos, SPAIN - OCT 8, 2011
Cask @ 12th Ayrshire Real Ale Festival, Troon 2011. Clear golden colour, off-white head. Nose is light malted, fruity, citrus. Flavour is light malty, sour lemonade. Slightly sweet finish.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ungstrup (29334) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUL 21, 2011
Cask at GBBF 2010. A hazy golden beer with a beige head. The aroma has notes of citrusy hops and lighter notes of caramel. The flavor is sweet malty with light notes of caramel and hops.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fonefan (35066) - VestJylland, DENMARK - APR 4, 2011

Cask @ GBBF 2010, Great British Beer Festival, Earls Court Exhibition Centre, London, England.

Clear medium yellow orange color with a small, fizzy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white to white head. Aroma is moderate malty, toasted - caramel, fruity, light hoppy. Flavor is moderate sweet and bitter with a average to long duration, ginger notes ! Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is flat. [20100805]

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
anders37 (16727) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JAN 8, 2011
Cask @ GBBF 2010. Pours a golden color with a small white head. Has a fruity malty hoppy floral aroma with hints of citrus. Has a fruity malty citrus flavor with hints of caramel. Has a fruity malty hoppy citrus finish.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Tuppers (1) - Maryland, USA - DEC 28, 2010 does not count
Cask, GBBF 2010. Weak IPA even by UK standards, though it has a decent hop bill. Some caramel malt, but it’s edgy. Drinkable if not memorable.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
cgarvieuk (14288) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 12, 2010
cask at GBBF 2010 ... golden yellow ... dry lemon hop nose ... dull soft lemon ... light fruit hop.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
oh6gdx (20333) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 25, 2010
Cask@GBBF2010. Golden colour, small white head. Aroma is fruits, wood, some earthy and floral notes as well. Flavour is earth, bready malts, some fruity and floral hops along with a rather grassy finish.


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