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Summer Wine Vanguard

Summer Wine Vanguard
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Formerly brewed at Summer Wine
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Holmfirth, England


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RATINGS: 10   MEAN: 3.5/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.21/5   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
Cask, Occasional;

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (44143) - VestJylland, DENMARK - OCT 28, 2012

Cask @ Red Squirrel, 21 Lothian Road, Edinburgh, Scotland EH1 2DJ.

Clear medium orange yellow colour with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, white to off-white head. Aroma is moderate to light heavy malty, caramel, pale malt, earthy, moderate hoppy. Flavor is moderate sweet and moderate to heavy bitter with a long to average duration, hop oil, citrus, malty. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat. [20120423]

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
oh6gdx (25472) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUN 21, 2012
Cask@Reading Beer Festival 2012. Golden colour, small white head. Aroma is fruity, floral and a bit eggy. Flavour is citrus, mild wood, some citrus as well as mild maltyness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
maeib (8749) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - MAY 28, 2012
Cask conditioned handpump Old Fountain London 16/05/12. A pale golden beer with a white head. Nice tropical citrus fruitiness. Good hops and pale malts. A nice well balanced tasty beer with nouveau hops.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
dantheman278 (1361) - SCOTLAND - MAY 8, 2012
Cask at the Southern. Slightly hazy vivid orange pour, thin white head. Nice juicy fruit nose, quite unique - melon, citrus, really luscious character. Dry and juicy, touch of fresh mint characteristic, passion fruit, nice rounded but prominent bitterness. Quite unique, this is really fantastic.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerCast_Rich (1906) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 7, 2012
[cask at Holyrood 9A, Edinburgh] Golden beer with a generous white head. Aromas are predominantly fruity – freshly zested orange and lemon rind. Got the bitter flavour profile I’ve come to expect from SWB – but prior to that the citrus gives way to mild caramel sweetness and a touch of hay. Nice enough [27042012]

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
stravale (2847) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - MAY 3, 2012
Cask @ Red Squirrel, Edinburgh 300412
Light golden amber, clear, frothy head, some lacing
Aroma - soft citrus fruits, some light sponge cake mix (!)
Taste - herbal hops, spicy zingy peppery hops, cake mix with a touch of vanilla, unusual flavour
Palate - soft carb, thin body. Finish as main flavour, lingering bitter (as usual for SWB), bitter zest. Very dry, bit too bitter on the finish
Overall - a half is enough, too dry

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
harrisoni (17351) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - MAY 2, 2012
Cask gravity at Reading Bf 2012. Clear gold lasting white head. Touch of butter on aroma. Some very decent hops. Bit of dry grassiness. Some yeast on aroma. Its a tasty enough beer. Decent condition. Its a decent golden beer. Quite a light feel to it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DanielBrown (4381) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - APR 29, 2012
Hand pulled at the Shakespeare, Sheffield. Bright gold, with bright white head. Extremely pleasant golden ale, light airy and full of zesty lemon hops and sherbetty fizz. Nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
cgarvieuk (21902) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 23, 2012
cask at red squirell ... light yellow ... thin white head ...soft zezty lemon nose ...light oily lemon peel ... clean fresh ... light bitter linger ... ok but not me

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 20, 2012
UPDATED: APR 28, 2012 On cask at The Slip Inn 2012 Spring Beer Festival. Pours a light golden colour with a thick white head. A lemon citrus hop aroma with grass, caramel and alcohol also. Similar flavours with moderate carbonation and a foamy mouth-feel. Not bad. Also had this unfined at The Holyrood 9A, a prominent cantaloupe character coming through.

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