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Thwaites Half Nelson

Brewed by Thwaites
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Blackburn, England


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RATINGS: 33   MEAN: 3.46/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35/5   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 132   ABV: 4.4%
Cask, Distinctive and hoppy, full of tropical fruit flavours.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Stuu666 (10594) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 10, 2015
Cask at the foot of the walk. Pours golden amber, sweet toffee, dry and bitter, light fruit.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
john44 (556) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 11, 2014
Cask Half Pint at Wibbas Down (JDW), Wimbledon, London in Oct 2013 during Spoons Festival - Yellowy gold in colour. Hoppy; piney and grassy hops. Fruity; tropical fruits and grapefruit. Malty; sweet toasty malts, caramel. Sweet hoppy fruity throughout. Refreshing. Very drinkable. Decent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
downender (7925) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 5, 2013
Cask-conditioned at the Commercial Rooms (JDW), Bristol, October 2013. Golden with a slight white head. Gooseberry and pineapple aroma, crisp malts and a hoppy, dry finish. Very good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
imdownthepub (13232) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 7, 2013
Cask conditioned at a Wetherspoons. Gold to amber with white head. There are zesty, hoppy flavours from the off with this, there is a light biscuity body then the gooseberry notes of Nelson Sauvin hops, some lychee intervention. This was a really decent beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Theydon_Bois (16873) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - NOV 5, 2013
Cask at the Kings Highway, Inverness, 19/10/13. Murky orange amber with a good sized off white head. Nose is citric, toasted malts, light grapefruit. Taste comprises orange pith, light grapefruit tang, tropical notes, mandarin, light hops. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, dry grassy bitterness in the finale. Solid GB.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Fin (9587) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 3, 2013
Cask, handpump at The Penny Black, JDW, Sunday 2nd November 2013. Pours gold with slim filmy white head. Wonderful tropical nose, hops really shining here, its juicy, fruiyy, bittersweet, moreish. Tastes great as well, not sure if this was one of the festival beers if so it is my favourite. Just had another. A8 A5 T8 P4 Ov17 4.1

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
maeib (8749) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - NOV 2, 2013
Cask conditioned handpump Moon On The Square Northampton 22/10/13. A blonde beer with a chill haze and whitish bubbles for a head. Decent NZ hopping throughout. Good fruitiness. Pretty tasty although served way too cold and suffering for it. This seems like a really good beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DandyLion (518) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - NOV 1, 2013
Cask @ High Cross (JDW) Leicester. Nice clear golden colour. Pine/tropical fruit aroma. Taste is nice hoppy new world hops but quite staid and not overboard. I would like it a bit more overboard though. It's quite nice. It's OK. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Don2711 (385) - - OCT 31, 2013
Liked this. Not sure at start but it grows on you. Quite strong as well. Would definitely try again.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beese (2570) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 30, 2013
Cask at the Moon Under Water (JDW), Watford on 18 October. Poured a clear golden colour with a medium white head and good lacing. Perfumed citrus hop aroma with some maltiness. Flavours of melon, grassy hops and straw. Finishes with pine needles, grapefruit and bready malt.

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