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Teme Valley The Hop Nouvelle

Teme Valley The Hop Nouvelle
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Brewed by Teme Valley
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Knightwick, England


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RATINGS: 24   MEAN: 3.16/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.08   EST. CALORIES: 123   ABV: 4.1%
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Bottle conditioned; Regular
An exceptionally pale beer, brewed using "green" hops - harvested hops which have not been dried in a kiln. These hops were pitched to the copper within an hour of picking. The two hop varieties used for this beer were Mathon Golding from Lulsley Court and First Gold from Tedney. Both farms are within half a mile of the brewery.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Benzai (9436) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - MAR 16, 2014
Bottle @ home thanks to Countbeer. Clear golden color, small white head. Smell and taste malts, lightly hops, lightly fruity, nicely bitter. Average body and carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Countbeer (4974) - Best of E-Town mit ein Brauhaus, NETHERLANDS - MAR 15, 2014
Bottle: Served in a Chouffe glass: Medium to bigger sized airy white foam head on top of a cloudy yellow orange colored beer. Aromas of honey, marzipan, tangerine, grains, leaves, porridge, some floral tones and a hint of sewer. Flavours of herbs, honey, hay, light citrus/lemon ish tones, some bitters, meal/porridge, some yeast, tangerine/orange and some dryness. Aftertaste is a dry mix of herbs, bitters, some light fruity tones and a weet malty edge. Low carbo, creamy mouthfeel, medium bodied and a creamy texture. Decent beer. Guess this would be lovely fresh from the tap!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Garrold (2152) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 19, 2013
Bottle from Hay Wines, Ledbury, Herefordshire. Hazy, pale gold. White, lasting head. Aroma of pale malt. There’s some weird, sulphurous, fusty, damp straw too! Taste is lightly, spicy dry. Some bitterness. Short, dry finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
AirForceHops (3963) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 17, 2013
Poured by gravity @ NERAX North cask festival. 11/16/2013 Haverhill, MA. Clear gold with lots of soapy head. Nose is corn and weak grassy hops. Ok, I’m confused here…. Where are the Green hops located?? The flavor is all grain, generic pale malt and yeast. Needless to say I was expecting much more. But it is just a Golden Ale I got worked up form the description and got nothing.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
a_cross (639) - Poole, Dorset, ENGLAND - DEC 23, 2012
Gold/amber, very slightly cloudy, no head; low carbonation; earthy hop aroma; tastes malty, juicy - lemons and particularly limes, with bitterness and a good, lasting grassy hop finish; an ok, straightforward hoppy bitter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BlackHaddock (4435) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - APR 18, 2012
July 2010, I wrote this: This is the first of four different bottles (all 500ml) I bought from this brewery while in the lovely city of Worcester a couple of weekends ago. The beer should have been opened before the end of March, but I drank it in the first week of July. The beer is bottle conditioned: Poured into an ’Old Speckled Hen’ vase shaped pint glass. The beer was cloudy and a pale yellow in colour, really dull yellow to be honest. A snow white head sat on top. The aroma given off was mostly of hops, a bitterness and suggestions of sourness (Belgian style) mixed together to give an interesting and different smell to most UK beers. The taste was fairly green (meaning young and not ready), but the name suggests it would taste that way. I found it fresh, crisp and obviously hoppy, most enjoyable. It was a little lively, but not overly fizzy, just a bit over excited to get out the bottle.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
gunnfryd (11759) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 11, 2011
bottle. Deep golden colour with an off-white head. Aroma is hop, malt, pine. Flavour is hop, malt, fruit, pine, grass. bitter finish. Nice beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (37269) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAR 21, 2011

Bottle 500ml.

Clear medium yellow orange color with a small, virtually none lacing, fully diminishing, white head. Aroma is moderate malty, toasted - caramel, moderate hoppy, citrus, grapefruit, orange - citrus. Flavor is moderate to light heavy sweet and moderate to heavy bitter with a average to long duration, spicy hops, grapefruit, peppery notes. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20110318]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yngwie (14703) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 18, 2011
Bottle, courtesy of fonefan. A clear, golden beer with a minimal sized off-white head. The aroma has a lovely hoppyness, with pineapple, pine cones and a lemony touch. Not much evidence of the malts, but I know there must be some. The flavor has a fine bitterness, as well as the same things found in the aroma. Medium body, a bit flat. A quite pleasant one, especially hop wise. Drinks easily and tastes good. 110318

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Geokkjer (6239) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 18, 2011
Bottle@Ulfborg tasting.Pours golden with an off-white head.Aroma is floral, citrus, herbal and grassy hops with some malty notes. Flavor is bitter and sweet with some grassy and herbal notes,also some malt.Medium body, soft carbonation. Nice hoppy beer.

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