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Spire Britannia Cream Ale

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Brewed by Spire
Style: English Strong Ale
Chesterfield, England

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RATINGS: 10   MEAN: 3.51/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.22   EST. CALORIES: 192   ABV: 6.4%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask & Bottle conditioned.
A strong, amber pale ale with a German hoppy twist, giving a caramelised orange flavour. Dangerously drinkable!


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
RichardW (1502) - Carlisle, Cumbria, ENGLAND - JUL 28, 2013
BCA, Masson Mills, Matlock. Yeasty and orangey, pouring a deep hazy amber colour. Hints of sourness, but offset by a sharp tingly tangy palate, which dissipates the sour notes fairly quickly.. Not sure why its called Cream Ale though......

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
merseybrew (82) - Merseyside, ENGLAND - JUL 20, 2011
gravity ay waterloo beer festival, delicious hoppy amber ale with a solid hit of malt underneath very drinkable

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (34741) - VestJylland, DENMARK - NOV 6, 2010

Bottle 500ml.

Unclear medium yellow - amber orange color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white to white head. Aroma is moderate malty, toasted - caramel, light roasted, light moderate hoppy, orange - citrus. Flavor is moderate to light heavy sweet and bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20101031]

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
cgarvieuk (14193) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 31, 2010
bottle at home ... hazy amber ... thin whte lacing ... orange peel ... little toffee malt ... nose ... light fizz ... sweet creamy toffee malts ... little lager ...again orange peel in linger

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Fin (7364) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 28, 2010
Bottle that my dad brought along and shared with me, cheers dad. Consumed 26.08.10 Pours dark amber with a good white frothy head, slight haze. Bitter orange in the mouth that really hangs about like an unwelcome fart, but I like this as opposed to the fart. Very slight soapy hoppiness detected. Nice beer but the name suggests something quite different. A6 A4 T8 P4 Ov14 3.6

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
wyzzywyz22 (1961) - Wirral, Merseyside, ENGLAND - OCT 1, 2009
Bottle, Carringtons, Chorlton. A hazy copper pour with some quite heavy sediment action and a minimal off white head. Caramel malt heavy aroma, with vanilla, marzipan and slightly woody notes. A welcome hoppiness to the flavour which was quite boozy with proportionate citrus fruitiness. Not without character and a decent effort.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
johndoughty (3956) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 31, 2009
Bottle. Some bitterness with traces of fruity orange flavour dominating. Plenty of body and quite smooth.It says on the label that this is dangerously drinkable. For once the label was right!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MesandSim (7119) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 29, 2006
UPDATED: APR 6, 2007 A Sim rate (Cask at PBF): Cream and grapefruit in the aroma. Bitter flavour, oily finish. Tastes like chip fat (thanks for that, Mes). Reasonably tasty, don’t let my notes put you off. A fairly decent beer from a brand new brewer.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
maeib (8664) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - AUG 28, 2006
Cask conditoned - gravity dispense - Peterborough BF. An amber coloured beer with a malty aroma with good alcohol and also some orangey ho. The taste is bitter. Good fruits and quite dry. A long finish with a good wodge of alcohol. Not warming but quite vinuous and nicely tasty.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DJMonarch (9159) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - JUL 3, 2006
Cask Stillage at the Roundhouse, Barrow Hill 20/05/2006 Fruity aroma. Golden amber coloured and slightly strong in alcohol. Fruity and spicy flavours. Some creaminess in a malt finish.


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