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Thwaites / Driftwood Pale Ale

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Brewed by Thwaites
Style: American Pale Ale
Blackburn, England

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RATINGS: 28   MEAN: 3.59/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask; Special for Wetherspoons Spring 2014 International Real Ale Festival.

Jason Meyer has travelled to Thwaites Brewery, in Lancashire, to brew this beer especially for this Wetherspoon real-ale festival. This a golden-light-copper- oloured beer which really showcases the American hop varieties used, with the Newport hops coming from a farm close to the brewery in Canada, resulting in plenty of citrus, tropical fruit and resinous notes in both the aroma and flavour, plus a refreshing, dry character which continues through to the finish.
Hops used: Centennial, Newport


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (3538) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 28, 2014
Cask at Wetherspoons. Golden amber, fruity nose, juicy pineapple, dry toffee, bitter.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
downender (6523) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - MAY 10, 2014
Cask-conditioned at the Commercial Rooms (JDW), Bristol, March 2014. Deep gold with a slight, white head. Big tropical fruit character, with a whiff of pine, sweet, creamy malts and a very bitter finish. A bit too intense.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
wheresthepath (1615) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - APR 19, 2014
Cask at the Hope Tap. Clear copper-gold with a moderate white head. Smooth and creamy mouthfeel. Biscuit up front then an assertive bitterness with lots of lemon and orange. Quite sweet behind the hop bitterness and then flowers and (oddly) some smoke at the end. It’s a bit watery, and although there’s some complexity somehow the different strands of flavour didn’t all come together for me. Lacked oomph.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
s_hartshorne (1761) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - APR 17, 2014
Cask jdw walsall. Amber colour ok white lacing aroma is floral tropical fruits. Taste is same nice bitter finish. Medium body good stuff.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
allmyvinyl (4223) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 17, 2014
Cask at The White Lady. Pours clear golden amber, thin white head. Gentle tropical fruit aromas. Taste has more resinous hops, and a light creamy sweetness. Nice.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beese (2555) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 16, 2014
Cask at the Columbia Press (JDW), Watford on 3 April 2014. Poured a dark golden/ amber colour with a scummy white head. Fruity aroma with grassy and caramel notes. Initial flavours of citrus, lychee and biscuit. Finish was building, bitter hop resin, cake and marmalade.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AdiBeer (1500) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 12, 2014
Aroma: bread malts, fruits, honey, light alcohols. Appearance: clear gold, small white head. Taste: medium sweet. Palate: caramel, molasses, light bitters appearing towards the quite long finish. Overall: very nice APA, a sweeter example. Pint at the Willow Walk, Victoria.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
berkshirejohn (4674) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - APR 12, 2014
Cask at the Tilly Shilling (JDW), Farnborough. Straw with a tight cream head; pleasant pine resin aroma; and a similar taste with a touch of citrus; and then a long dry finish that is strong without being overpowering. Good stuff.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tommann (2855) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - APR 12, 2014
Cask at the Britannia JDW, Blackheath. Pours dark gold with a small head. Aroma is grassy passionfruit. Taste has hoppy mango puree and passionfruit. Grassy finish.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
maeib (8750) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - APR 11, 2014
Cask conditioned handpump High Cross Leicester 03/04/14. A copper coloured beer with a bright white head and lace. Nice orangey Centennial hopping with a good malt balance. Tasty and easy drinking approachable beer. Nice flavours.


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