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Springhead Roaring Meg

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Brewed by Springhead
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Retford, England

bottled
common

on tap
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RATINGS: 113   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.96   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask: Regular. Was available bottle conditioned at 5.7% until 2006, when it changed to a cold filtered 5.5%.
Launched 1990.
Smooth sweet with a dry finish and citrus honey aroma.


2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
christhoel (117) - chesterfield, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - OCT 23, 2014
golden, clear, white foam, light sweetness, medium bitterness, full body, oily feel, average carbonation, bitter, Hazy gold, thin white head and gentle condition. Slight apple tartness in the nose with some underlying chalky grain notes. Quite dry and chalky in the mouth, the grain more noticable but still some tangy apple flavours lurking. Harsh bitter yeastiness dominates the finish.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
olsvammel (3300) - Örebro, SWEDEN - OCT 8, 2014
Sample at SBWF 2014. Fruity smell with honey. Similar taste with something that reminds me of white wine. Light and sweet.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rlgk (11029) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - SEP 28, 2014
Sample at Great British Beer Festival 2014, London. Golden beer with a decent head. Fruity hop aroma, earthy, hay, floral, some caramel. Floral earthy flavor, grass, hay, floral notes. Ok beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (2850) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 25, 2014
Cask at the Stockbridge Tap. Pours clear golden, nose is peach, lemon, taste is bitter and fruity citrus, sweet.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
OwainTurner (329) - Leicester, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 19, 2014
Surprised by low rating. Very fresh tasting a beautiful beer, clean and crisp strong hop.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Osprey87 (1821) - WALES - AUG 17, 2014
Cask. Hazy yellow, small bubbly white head. Aroma is apple pie, lemon ester. Body is medium to light, slightly foamy. Taste is caramel citrus, drying and herbal.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
mzaar (1648) - Varberg, SWEDEN - JUN 29, 2014
Flaska, ebest SB (Best of Midlands). Klar guldfärgad öl med vitt skum. Dofter och smaker av citrus, honung, malt och gräs. Torr munkänsla, besk eftersmak, medelstor kropp.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
edsspoon (461) - Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAY 17, 2014
Bottle - Pale golden, cloudy, off white head which fades gradually - fair lacing. Aroma is fruity, musty, damp and hay. Taste is fruity, barnyard, yeast, hay, grassy hops and medium sweet. Light body, medium to strong carbonation.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
AshtonMcCobb (2697) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 24, 2014
Bottle from the brewery. Appearance - golden with a haze and a nice head. Nose - honeyed cornflakes. Taste - oatmeal and honey. Palate - medium bodied with a creamy texture and a fairly good finish. Overall - a solid blonde.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
allmyvinyl (3657) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 23, 2014
500ml bottle courtesy of Ashton McCobb. Pours hazy gold, thin white head. Aromas are light citrus, honey. Taste is more of the same. Clean finish, refreshing. Ok.


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