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Strands Pied Piper

Brewed by Strands
Style: Mild Ale
Seascale, England
Serve in English pint


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RATINGS: 10   MEAN: 3.06/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.02/5   EST. CALORIES: 81   ABV: 2.7%
Cask; Status uncertain.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
stuartemmett (4) - Gosforth, Cumbria, ENGLAND - JUN 9, 2016 does not count
So much flavour for a low alcohol beer. Malty, dark and towards the sweet side.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fonefan (44144) - VestJylland, DENMARK - DEC 19, 2015

Cask (handpump) @ GBBF 2015, Great British Beer Festival, London Olympia, Hammersmith Road, London, England W14 8UX.

[ As Strands Pied Piper ].
Clear dark brown color with a small, fizzy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, chocolate, cake, bread - cookie. Flavor is moderate sweet with a average duration, sweet malt, cake, dark malt. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft to flat. [20150811]

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
anders37 (23044) - Malmö, SWEDEN - NOV 28, 2015
Cask @ GBBF 2015. Pours a dark brown color with a small off-white head. Has a slightly roasted malty caramel aroma. Slightly roasted malty caramel flavor. Has a slightly roasted malty caramel finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rlgk (18220) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 22, 2015
At Great British Beer Festival 2015, Day 1. Dark amber/brownish beer with a small beige head. Roasted chocolate aroma, caramel, licorice, figs, some coffee. Roasted chocolate flavor, licorice, caramel, figs, some vanilla.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
madmitch76 (22102) - , Essex, ENGLAND - AUG 15, 2015
11th August 2015
GBBF Day 1. Cask. Almost opaque dark brown beer, residual pale cream colour head. Light dry palate, decent fine carbonation, Dry dark malts. Loads of artificial tasting chocolate. Tangy fruits. Light finish. Bleh!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
mR_fr0g (9266) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 14, 2015
Cask at gbbf 2015 day 4. Mahogany brown caramel, viscous pour with no head. Aroma is sweet sugars, caramel, little spicy. Flavour is caramel, amaretto biscuit, thin fake flavouring, butterscotch. Palate is sweet, sugar water, low carbonation. Meh.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
harrisoni (17284) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 12, 2015
Cask handpull at GBBF 2015. Black beer lasting beige head. Caramel aroma. Very light in the mouth. I mean it is what it is. Some malt some caramel virtually no hop . Some smoke. Ok

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
cgarvieuk (21612) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 12, 2015
Cask at GBBF 2015... Deep brown. Thin tan lacing.. Soft toffee fruit malt nose.. Dark chocolate roast malts. Dark chocolate roast. Soft malts

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (40454) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 11, 2015
From cask. Pours dark brown, deep amber glare. Small tan head. Aroma is toasted dark malty and toffee. Dry, bitter, roasted and dark malty. Bitter and toffee dark finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tombyars (1589) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - SEP 23, 2014
Tasted this in the Strands Inn, Nether Wasdale on 31st August 2014. Cask, handpump dispense. Dull black in colour with a thin pale buff head. Slight notes of roast grain in the short aroma. Thin oily mouthfeel and good lacing. Dark malts give a black malt toasted note with hints of mild coffee, roast grain and dark chocolate. Dusty hop prickle with earthy overtones in the short bitter aftertaste. Malt is present in the smooth finish with notes of chicory and liquorice flavours evident in the mouth. This is a decent session mild considering the low ABV and it reminded me of Moorhouse’s Black Cat in many ways.

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