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Springhead Willys Wheatbeer

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

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RATINGS: 24   MEAN: 2.97/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.92   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask: Occasional.
A delicate, almost floral aroma with an initial fruitiness leading to a long, dry, biscuity finish. Brewed in the style of German white beers. Occasional beer - brewed to special order and available in the authentic cloudy version, or the more usual clear version. Cloudy Wheatbeer is suitable for vegans. The beer is brewed in the traditional continental style using wheat malt, Hersbrucker and Saaz hops, but given a "local" finish using Nottingham Ale yeast.


2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
s_hartshorne (1022) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 10, 2014
Cask the time piece dewsbury. Yellow no head. Aroma is pale malts. Taste is same some sweetness. Body bit thin. Not great.

2.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SilkTork (5162) - Rochester, Kent, United Kingdom, Kent, ENGLAND - NOV 10, 2013
Spring 2012. JDW, Rochester. Pale lemon gold colour. Soft golden ale. Few hops. Little flavour or character. Served a little warm. OK.

2.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 11/20
jjsint (627) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 11, 2013
Pungent, sour aroma. Refreshingly light but with too sour an aftertaste for my liking. A welcome if imperfect wheat beer.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
imdownthepub (9954) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 20, 2013
Cask conditioned at The Turf Tavern, Oxford. Hazy pale gold with no head. This was a bit dour, sweet, fruity with a boiled vegetable character. Quite poor unfortunately.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
RichTheVillan (2428) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - OCT 19, 2012
Retro review from Spring 2012 Wetherspoons Beer festival; hazy straw colour some TCP in the taste. Not quite stepping up to the mark.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Theydon_Bois (7924) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - AUG 21, 2012
Cask at the King and Castle (JDW), Windsor - 31/03/12. Slightly hazed yellow with a thin white head. Pale malts, straw and wheat on the nose. Tastes as per aroma, a pinch of spice and citrus notes in there. Lighter end of medium bodied, quite wet - below average.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
wimpyjoe (3484) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 31, 2012
A light tasting wheat ale with an average flavour for this style, but also very weak looking

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mr_h (2713) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - MAY 20, 2012
Cask by handpump at Last Post, Paisley (17 Mar 12) - clear pale golden ale, floral hop aroma, good temperature, sweet, yeasty, wheat, pleasant

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
madmitch76 (14306) - , Essex, ENGLAND - APR 15, 2012
14th March 2012
Hamilton Hall Spoons. Clear very pale gold beer. Tiny white head. Smooth palate, light and semi dry. Tangy hops, sweet and sour citrus. Traces of esters - hardly there. Dry finish with a mixture of esters and semi sweet hop.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
maeib (8574) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - APR 9, 2012
Cask conditioned handpump Moon On The Square Northampton. A blonde beer with a whitish head and lace. A sweet yeasty wheat beer. A bit phenolic. A sharp wheaty taste. A bit of banana. Fairly true to taste but not my thing.


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