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Stewart First World Problems

Brewed by Stewart (UK)
Style: Belgian Ale
Edinburgh, Scotland


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RATINGS: 67   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 80   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
keg, special
This beer is certainly not for the faint hearted and most definitely packs a punch or two. Sponsored by Stewart Brewing, the recipe was created by James Hardacre, a keen and experienced home brewer, who succeeded in winning The Southern’s home brew competition.
With an extensive array of six different hops, FWP is the hoppiest beer that Stewart Brewing have ever produced. Brewed with Oat Malt, Crystal Rye.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Steven_B (148) - East Kilbride, SCOTLAND - OCT 14, 2016
Pours a hazy orange with a small off white head. Aroma of citrus and Belgian yeast. Flavour has some spice to it along with orange, yeast and has a dry finish. Lovely Belgian ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JackMandarin (226) - Aberdour, SCOTLAND - SEP 16, 2016
Bottle from local Aldi. Cloudy burnt orange. Off-white. Fairly thick. Good lacing. Esters on the aroma from the yeast upfront. Under-ripe banana. Light marmalade hops. A light musk of tropical fruits. Pineapple. Green apple. I’d like more hops on the nose. Earthy yeast in the taste. Bready malts. Short sweetness giving way to a drier palate. Light lemon tang. Light pithy bitterness. Crisp and drying finish. Medium-light mouthfeel. Bit thin at the end. Foamy carbonation. Just ok...... I want more hop character to balance with the yeast.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
wheresthepath (2139) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - SEP 6, 2016
Can at the Oakford Social Club, Reading. Amber with a middling white head and a light fizz. Thought it was an IPA for some reason so it was quite a shock to get that Belgian yeast whiff off of it. On tasting there was doughy bread and toffee, the fake foam banana sweets I always seem to get from Belgian yeast, a little spiciness and lots of juicy orange. Generally on the sweet side although there is a little bitterness too. The brewer calls it a Belgian IPA but there’s a lot more Belgian than IPA here. Now I’m normally no fan of Belgian ales, and have never been convinced of the wisdom of combining them with IPAs, but I quite like this one- so well done to the brewer for impressing a sceptic!

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeardedAvenger (254) - Addlestone, Surrey, ENGLAND - AUG 26, 2016
Can at The Sindercombe Social. 26/08/16. Sweet hoppy aroma. Light amber. Super frothy white head. Bitter hop kick. Floral, herbal. Follows through in to finish. Light bodied. Chalky, dry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
planky84 (2877) - Lee, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 23, 2016
Bottle from Oddbins Beer Shop, Blackheath. Hazy amber pour white head. Apricot, orange marmalade, lots of sweet citrus in the nose. Flavours of tangerine, sweet herb, apricot. Dry, fruity finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
nimbleprop (7560) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUL 31, 2016
12oz can at Guilford Arms pours a murky burnt orange with some fluffy white head. Nose has coriander seeds, some straw, dried citrus, candy. Flavor comes together a little better, light pepper and spice, some candy, orange, lightly vinous, some yeast, a little papaya. Finishes spritzy. Interesting.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
aleksander9 (1377) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUL 26, 2016
Golden with white head. Banana, spicy and coriander. Sweet, fruity, citric, green and spicy finish. Great!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ktwse (4099) - Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 29, 2016
Pours cloudy golden with tall white head. Aroma of citrus, honey, herbs, coriander. Taste is sweet, honey funky, mild bitter finish. Light and smooth body with soft carbonation.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Evilkniamhel (577) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 18, 2016
Can from appellation. Pours cloudy gold. Banana, cloves, bread, citrus. Bit of sweetness on the palate, lemon, bitter, cloves on the palate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ianwelby (1109) - SCOTLAND - MAY 17, 2016
Clear amber beer, white head. Sour hoppy aroma. Sour, fruity hop taste. A bit too sour for my taste for an IPA. Would have helped if it was cooler.

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