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Sudwerk Western Rider

Brewed by Sudwerk
Style: American Pale Ale
Pfäffikon, Switzerland


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RATINGS: 38   MEAN: 3.31/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.22   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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Our flagship pale ale. Completely authentic in style, bursting with fresh whole flower American hops and yeast. Immediately present and fragrant nose dominated by a spicy bouquet of toasted caramel, citrusy notes. Rich Copper in color, delivering that expected caramel palate, complemented by residual malty sweetness and lingering finish. Expect a world class Pale Ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RichTheVillan (2744) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 27, 2014
Bottle at Midlands Tasting Group; clear dark amber pour with a frothy off white head, caramel aroma, taste has assertive citrus hope, caramel sweetness, bitter finish, from what can remember I liked this.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BlackHaddock (3635) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - AUG 27, 2014
Cheers Mat, shared on 23rd Aug 2014 at the Midlands meet. Good amber hue to the body, with a bit of an off-white head. Nice blend of aromas and flavours, caramel front with a citrus overtone throughout which gave a dry and bitter finish. Certainly the best beer I have had from Switzerland so far in my drinking life.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
minutemat (1534) - Ford, Shropshire, ENGLAND - AUG 25, 2014
Final bottle at the inaugural Midlands Bottle Share @ Richie’s Hop Palace. Courtesy of myself, bought from Drinks of the World in Winterthur. Pours deep amber with frothy white head. Surprisingly hoppy taste, vibrant citrus with a bracing bitterness. Despite the comments below I quite liked this.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
17Beer (30) - SWITZERLAND - JUL 13, 2014
50 cl bottle poured into tall schooner. Aroma of bread, caramel, dough, doesn’t smell hoppy. Brown and cloudy, tan foam, quickly gone,minimal head. light sweetness, lightly sour, salty, without anything dominating. Quite balanced,full body, somewhat flat, long finish. I like it but not enough to drink regularly.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
MarcoDL (2143) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 12, 2014
Bit flat version of an American pale ale. Thin body of malt, with some mild hopping. Needs more power.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
crlnts (280) - SWITZERLAND - MAY 30, 2014
Small off-white head. Good lacing. Dark orange. Light malt and hoppy aroma. Moldy. Harsh bitterness. Unbalanced. Light carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
kingvit (142) - - MAR 7, 2014
Aroma: proper ale, subtle, reminds me of Mandarina Bavaria hop. Appearance: beautiful golden orange color, little foam, way too much CO2 Taste: more English than American, with strong blonde/Starkbier aftertaste, tons of vanilla, not a session beer Palate: notes of sweet hoppy bitterness, yet more prominent is the bitterness from alcohol. Disappointment. Overall: should be repackaged as English Pale Ale / Blonde Ale, good for airports but not for craft indulgence

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Sissio (576) - Orsenigo, ITALY - DEC 21, 2013
Hazy copper, minimal cream head Caramel Malts, orange, grapefruit, hops, honey Bitter, bitter, bitter Citrus, roasted malts, hint of licorice

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
TBone (12544) - Pori, FINLAND - NOV 20, 2013
Bottled 500ml@VWPBF Slightly hazy orange color, good cloudy white head. Pineapple, hayish aroma. Medium-bodied. Woody hoppyness, fruity, some vegetables, mild bitterness. A bit weak but drinkable.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
robert_portus (20) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 6, 2013
Belle robe orangée, carbonation bien présente, col de mousse peu à pas persistant. Amertume peu prononcée à moyenne, le corps est moyen, astringence présente, les malts caramels sont trés présents, trop à mon goût. Consommée le 06/10/13 en bouteille 50cl achetée en magasin.

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