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The Botanist Humulus Lupulus

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Formerly brewed at The Botanist
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Richmond, England

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RATINGS: 19   MEAN: 3.29/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.16   EST. CALORIES: 114   ABV: 3.8%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask; Regular.

A hoppy, dry but aromatic pale ale.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Oakes (12723) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 23, 2014
Orangey-brown colour. Frothy head. Quite bitter, earthy and lingering. Juicy character, refreshing with lots of hop bitterness but hardly any hop flavour.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
yespr (31470) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 11, 2013
From cask at the brewpub. Pours clear and golden orange with a fully gone head. Aroma is mild butterish, fruity too. Bitter, herbal, light fruity and mild butterish. Dry, bitterand light fruity finish.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beese (1905) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 2, 2013
Cask at Wandsworth London Beer Festival on 6 July 2013. Big aroma of citrus fruit, orange peal and pine. Initial fruity malt sweetness gives way to floral and light resiny hop bitterness. Lots of flavour for the ABV.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
cgarvieuk (14680) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 6, 2013
cask at the brewpub ... golden amber ... thin white head ... soft zezty musty fruits nose ... dull custardy fruits ... soft hop .... not for me at all

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
leaparsons (8159) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - MAR 22, 2013
Cask, The Salmon, Leicester. Golden brown with an off white foam. Aromas are toast and marmalade with woody, floral notes. Black tea with hints of melon and herbal aspects. Flavours are biscuit with dry tea and aniseed. Floral with spices and light roast malts. Grassy and peppery with a dry finish. Decent.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
downender (6368) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - MAR 18, 2013
On gravity at the London Drinker beer festival 6/3/2013. Golden in colour with a lacy white head. Grapefruit and mango, some creamy malts, grassy hops and a dryish finish. Enjoyable.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (9109) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - FEB 28, 2013
Cask at theBotanist, Kew Green - 28/02/13. Clear pale golden with a thin white head. Nose is hops, citrus, orange, grapefruit, juicy fresh tropical notes. Taste comprises hops, grapefruit, sugars, orange, citrus, pale malt, grass. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, some hop bitterness and a little sweetness in the finish. A more than decent hoppy golden blonde!

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jackl (4671) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - OCT 26, 2012
Gravity @ Wandsworth Common Halloween Beer Festival. The pour’s deep gold with a medium white head. The nose is light peppery hop, some lemon peel, mild mint and a bit of skunky piss. The taste is herbal hop garden, more minbt. Some aromatic lemon peel, general citrus. More acerbic peel and earthy flavors. Light body, smooth drinking. Overall, not a bad effort!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (35220) - VestJylland, DENMARK - SEP 9, 2012
UPDATED: NOV 19, 2012
Cask (gravity) @ 28th Pigs Ear Beer and Cider Festival 2011, at The Round Chapel in Hackney, London, England.

Light unclear medium yellow amber color with a small to average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting to diminishing, off-white to white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, toasted, shoe polish, acidic citrus - orange. Flavor is moderate sweet, light light acidic and light moderate bitter with a average to long duration, earthy, sweet malt, acidic sour. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat. [20111208]
5-3-6-3-11

Cask (handpump) @ The Botanist Brewery and Kitchen, 3-5 Kew Green, Richmond, Greater London, England TW9 3AA.

Unclear medium orange colour with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white to white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, moderate to heavy hoppy, orange - citrus, herbs, flowers, grass, fresh. Flavor is moderate to light heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, fresh hops, citrus. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat. [20120806]
7-3-7-3-14

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HogTownHarry (6126) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - AUG 26, 2012
Handpull at The Botanist. Clear orange-amber with a smallish frothy beige head. Simple but clean aroma - citrus and light pineapple malt, resin/spruce bitterness, pretty much zero alcohol. Taste follows, but the fruit malt givea way quickly to the dry herbal redin bitterness. Solid body, quite astringent, nicely carbonated for cask, a surprisingly long almost aggressive bitter dry finish for a beer < 4%. Well done! Not a world-beater but super solid.


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