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Thornbridge Wild Swan

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Brewed by Thornbridge
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Bakewell, England

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RATINGS: 271   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.27   EST. CALORIES: 105   ABV: 3.5%
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Cask & Bottled (unfiltered & unpasteurised); Regular.
White Gold Pale Ale
Wild Swan is white gold in colour with aromas of light bitter lemon, a hint of herbs and a subtle spiciness. A great refreshing beer.


3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Inbreak (1526) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - APR 11, 2014
11.04.2014, 0,5l bottle @ home:
Nice slightly bubbly mediumlasting head, very light straw colored. Aroma is slightly fresh citrusy, light malts, citrus peel, fresh hops, hay, yeast, lawn, hints of grain and sulfur. Taste is slightly dry grassy, light malts, hay, hops, leafs, citrus peel, weeds, flowers, lawn. Medium bitterness, slightly dry and watery mouthfeel. Nice enough, easy drinking.

2.4
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Mjp12 (147) - York, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - APR 11, 2014
Easy drinking light pale ale, refreshing levels of carbonation, would be good with outdoor meals.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
gunnfryd (9889) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 23, 2014
Bottle. Golden colour with a white head. Aroma is fruit, citrus, malt. Flavour is fruit, malt, hop, citrus, floral. Medium body. Ordinary beer.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Abijen (1139) - ’s-Hertogenbosch, NETHERLANDS - MAR 7, 2014
Pours a golden clear beer with a good white head. Smells fruity, grain and malts. Tastes fruity, pines, watery and malts. Lively carbo, thin body and a dry texture.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
campbega (32) - Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 22, 2014
Bottled 500 ml from Nelson Wines, Merton. Pale yellow in colour - incredibly clear with decent head. Floral, almost grassy aromas - very summery feel to the beer. Good carbonation. Refreshing summer session beer.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
omega (638) - NEW ZEALAND - FEB 18, 2014
Very pale beer that is very easy to drink. Not much to engage the senses but I get the feeling that was the point

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
john44 (556) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 13, 2014
Bottle - White Gold in colour. Fruity; citrus lemon, hint of herbs. Hoppy; grassy and spicy hops. Malty base. Full flavoured for low ABV, but a bit watery. Bitter lemon citrus fruity, hoppy and dry throughout. Very dry in the finish. Easy drinking.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rasmus40 (9832) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - JAN 31, 2014
Bottle from Alesbymail. Hazy pale yellow with a lasting white head. Aroma is sweet, malty and moderate hoppy - citrus. Flavor is medium sweet and moderate bitter. Dry and moderate bitter finish. Light bodied. 310114

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
McNeillR (971) - SCOTLAND - JAN 29, 2014
Very pale golden with a lasting white filmy head. Farty light malt, not much else in the nose. Soft Elderflower, watered down lemon juice, mop bucket glean towards the finish. Thinish and oily. Linger is cool and crisp but flavourless.

2.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
RuneStumo (2129) - FØRRESFJORDEN, NORWAY - JAN 25, 2014
25.01.2014. 0,5l Bottle. Spesialbutikken Vaaland, Bryne. Pale yellow see threw colour with white head. Thin! Aroma is hoppy with light notes of juniperus and spruce. Some fruitiness. Almost no malt, only some pale weak bitterness at the end. This is more like a hoppy lemonade....?


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