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Summer Wine Elbow Grease

Brewed by Summer Wine
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Holmfirth, England


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RATINGS: 12   MEAN: 2.84/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.81/5   EST. CALORIES: 114   ABV: 3.8%
Cask; Regular.
Elbow Grease is a Golden Ale that has a big citrus hop character and a flavour that punches well above it’s abv. There are hints of citrus fruit like grapefruit leading to a satisfying hoppy dry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (18711) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 2, 2011
Cask at Southampton Arms. Clear gold pour, light white head. Dry, biscuity malts on the nose. Light sweet flavor, cereal and straw, bit of earth. Light bodied with fine carbonation. Light dry finish, dry bead, mild toast and some straw hops. Solid beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Rune (11352) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JUL 20, 2010
A slight haze to a golden body. Missing head. Smell of mild leafy hops. Lighter taste of peaches and grapefruits, rounded off by a lightly, dry bitter finish. Full measure half pint, cask hand pulled at The Duck and Drake in Leeds, 11.07.2010.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bullit (4460) - Burgos, SPAIN - MAY 2, 2010
Cask @ Paisley Beer Festival 2010. Hazy golden colour, white head. Aroma is hoppy, slightly malty.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fonefan (44144) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAR 10, 2010
Bottle 500ml.
Clear medium orange color with a small small, fizzy, fair lacing, fully diminishing, white head. Aroma is moderate malty, toasted - caramel, moderate hoppy, citrus, light grapefiut, hops oily. Flavor is moderate sweet and bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is watery to oily, carbonation is soft. [20100118]

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
maeib (8749) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - MAR 7, 2010
Cask conditioned handpump King Billy Northampton. A golden beer with a white head and lacing. The aroma is lovely and hoppy with lemon and grapefruit notes. The taste is bitter with those citrus notes again. They are not as pronounced as in the nose and therefore the beer is not quite as tasty as hoped. Still good though.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
cgarvieuk (21884) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 26, 2010
Cask at bow bar ..amber .... creamy off white head ... sweet soapy lemon ... soft light dry citrus peel ... little mellon ... little . grapefruit ...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ungstrup (34660) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JAN 18, 2010
Bottled. A golden beer with a thin off-white head. The aroma has notes of malt, elderflowers, and hops. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt, straw, elderflowers, and hops, leading to a dry and bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JAN 18, 2010
Bottle 50 cl. Pours an almost clear golden with a small, rough off-white head. Astringent citrus nose - almost grapefruitish. Light body, a little sweet fruit, loads of citrus with an astringent quinine-like finish. 180110

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
harrisoni (17352) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - DEC 28, 2009
Cask gravity at Pig’s Ear BF 09. Doesn’t matter what you tell some people, I told them not to buy this. Like tasting an armpit. Horrible. Gold colour. Tinny metiallic finish with sweat.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
chriso (7513) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 24, 2009
Cask (gravity dispense) at the Bricklayers Arms Yorkshire beer festival, February 2009. Fairly standard stuff. Pale amber colour. Touch of diacetyl on the nose. Didn’t really pick up much of the proclaimed grapefruit. Clean mouthfeel. Very dry. OK but probably not in perfect condition.

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