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Three Friends Pale (Motueka)

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Three Friends
Brewed at Kent

Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Clerkenwell, England

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RATINGS: 12   MEAN: 3.2/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.05   IBU: 40   EST. CALORIES: 117   ABV: 3.9%
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Another one-off batch (as always). Simple low abv pale ale with lots of Motueka hops additions. Some casks are fined, some are not.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
teorn88 (2793) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 24, 2014
Backlog rating. Cask at the Cock Tavern, London. It pours a pale straw color with a small white head. Aroma is sweet and fruity with notes of mango and ripe peaches, Taste is a bit bland with notes of grains, toffee, biscuit, some milder tropical fruit hops and resin notes. Light in body with soft carbonation. Overall, ok pale, refreshing

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (35959) - VestJylland, DENMARK - OCT 26, 2014

Cask (gravity) @ EBF17 2014, 17th Egham Beer Festival, Egham United Services Club (EUSC), 111 Spring Rise, Egham, Surrey, England TW20 9PE.

[ As Three Friends Pale (Motueka) ].
Unclear medium orange yellow color with a small to average, frothy - fizzy, good lacing, mostly diminishing, white head. Aroma is moderate malty, pale malt, fruity, tropical fruit, peach. Flavor is moderate sweet and bitter with a average to long duration, pale malt, fruity, hoppy, dry. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft to flat. [20140417]

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
imdownthepub (10647) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 19, 2014
Cask conditioned at Egham Beer Festival #17. Cloudy gold with slight white head. Nicely hopped beer with light grapefruit like note, kiwi fruit, some orange, citrus notes. Simple enough but decent because of it.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerViking (2688) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 17, 2014
Gravity at Egham beer festival, hazy pale blond, hoppy lightly spicy nose, sharply bitter.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
cgarvieuk (15166) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 17, 2014
Cask at the egham festival... Light hazy yellow amber... Thin white head... Soft floral orange nose... Soft sweet orange fruit.. Soapy citrus fruits

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
anders37 (17520) - Malmö, SWEDEN - APR 13, 2014
Cask @ Craft100. Pours a hazy yellow color with a small white head. Has a fruity malty spicy hoppy citrus aroma. Fruity malty dry citrus hoppy flavor. Has a fruity malty dry hoppy bitter citrus finish.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jackl (4932) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - MAR 30, 2014
Cask @ The Cock. Gold with a small white head. Nice funky underarm on the nose. Dank south pacific brusqueness. Light herbs and lemon sheet cake. Slight buttery croissant. Icing. Light body, soft carbonation. Solid, simple.

2.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
harrisoni (14126) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - MAR 8, 2014
Cask handpull at The Craft Islington. Diacetyl. If you are going to brew a light golden ale what you can’t afford is diacetyl. On the aroma its butter. Decent bitter hop on the finish. It’s ok if you get rid of the butter

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (16111) - , Essex, ENGLAND - MAR 8, 2014
28th February 2014
Cock Tavern. Cask. Very hazy gold beer, small white head. Palate is semi dry with reasonable fine carbonation. Light dry malt base, not that sweet. Lime and lemon peel, lemony tang. Just a touch of floralness but it brings enough sweetness to keep the lemon - lime in check. Juicy fruit beer that finishes dry.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Leighton (11860) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 2, 2014
Cask at Ye Olde Tavern o’ Cock - Hackney, London. Pours light, hazy gold with a creamy white head. The nose holds dried citrus, lemon, simple dry pale malts. Light sweet flavor with some bitter hay, light grass, dried out dough. Light minerality. Light bodied with fine carbonation; good condition. Dry to finish, too, fairly clean, with more bitter hay and light grains. OK.


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