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Steel City Vane Tempest

Steel City
Brewed at Little Ale Cart

Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Sheffield, England


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RATINGS: 10   MEAN: 3.35/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.12/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 95   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.81%
With Dave away in India, it was time for another guest brewer! This time sees the welcome return of Dean from Newton Abbot (@devondonkey) who has brewed commercially at several breweries down in Devon, makes some adventurous and excellent homebrew and, most importantly, loves hops! With literally hundreds of Kilos of hops to play with after our massive deliveries recently we were spoilt for hops to use but, this being a low-colour Maris Otter and wheat malt only brew, decided to pile in the fruity ones with the dreamteam of Citra, Galaxy and Simcoe being used for flavour and aroma plus a hefty dose of Herkules for bittering and our last Super Alpha pellets in the FV... oh yes, and our very last (for the foreseeable future, sadly) Sorachi Ace! We only lightly fined this brew (in style with the new realisation that beer doesn’t have to be crystal clear to be good, quite the opposite in most countries in fact) which keeps in more of the flavours and, we feel, is the way cask ale should be heading; hazy not cloudy, full of hops and packed with vitamins and other goodies.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
miquelcrush (2049) - Granollers, SPAIN - JUL 4, 2014
Bona cervesa, és bastant equilibrada i gustosa. Buena cerveza, es bastante equilibrada y sabrosa.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Leighton (18077) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 5, 2013
Cask at the Reading Beer Festival 2012. Pours lightly hazy gold with a bubbly, foamy white head. Great aroma of dry citrus, lemon, straw, hay. Lovely flavor, light to medium sweet with juicy lemon, lightly toasted straw, pale malts and biscuits, light pee. Light bodied with fine carbonation. Crisp and clean to finish, lightly sticky and resinous with more straw and mild grass. Exceptional golden ale. The type of stuff you drink by the bucket.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fonefan (43245) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAR 20, 2013

Cask (handpump) @ The 18th Reading Beer and Cider Festival 2011, Reading, Berkshire England.

Clear medium orange yellow colour with a average, frothy - fizzy and open, good lacing, mostly lasting, white head. Aroma is moderate malty, toasted, caramel, moderate to heavy hoppy, citrus, pine, resin. Flavor is moderate to light heavy sweet and moderate to heavy bitter with a long duration, earthy malt, thin, hoppy. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft to flat. [20120503]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Koelschtrinker (16443) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - JUN 23, 2012
Angenehm hopfiger Beginn. Der Hopfen bleibt konstant, die Bitterkeit steigt stark. Intensiv, weich. Dann trocken bitter, knackig hopfiges Finish. Kann was! 7/11/10/11//11

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Mortlach (1870) - Rome, ITALY - JUN 16, 2012
15/06/2012 Ma che siete venuti a fŕ (handpump). Dorata, lievemente torbida, bella schiuma bianca che sparisce rapidamente. Al naso molta frutta, limone, agrumi, passionfruit, forse un po’ forzata e non pulitissima per la veritŕ, puzza un po’ di piedi. In bocca amaro deciso e persistente, agrumi, limone, lieve astringenza. Corpo medio-basso, carbonazione soft. Not my cup of tea.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (24928) - Vasa, FINLAND - MAY 28, 2012
Cask@Reading Beer Festival 2012. Golden colour, small white head. Aroma is fruity, caramelly, floral and mildly bready as well. Flavour is fruity, salty, bready, malty and rather earthy finishing in a rather bitter way.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
harrisoni (16932) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - MAY 3, 2012
Cask conditioned Reading BF 2012. Hazy pale gold lasting bubbly white. Lovely green hop. Golden hoppy not sure its entirely balanced. Good hops though

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tommann (3269) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - APR 28, 2012
Gravity cask at Stourbridge beer festival. Pours a hazy gold with a thin head. Aroma is pine, mango and grapefruit. Taste was piney to start with a bitter grapefruit finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RichardW (1813) - Carlisle, Cumbria, ENGLAND - APR 19, 2012
Cask, Ncl BF. Bittersweet hop laden aroma, unsurprisingly, with slight creamy hints. Hazy yellow, great sharpness which lingers very well.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
cgarvieuk (20764) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 19, 2012
cask at bow ... light amber ... light haze ... thin white head ... very dry lemon ... soft hop nose ... dry mouth feel ... soft fruits ... light lemon ... very dry ... not me im afraid guys

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