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Townshend Fat Hand

Brewed by Townshend Brewery
Style: English Strong Ale
Upper Moutere, New Zealand


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RATINGS: 10   MEAN: 3.56/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39/5   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
floydian1 (1250) - FNQ, Australia, - NOV 8, 2015
500ml bottle (2015 vintage). Deep coppery- brown with an off white head that stabilises to a firm film and decent lace. Nose and palate is caramel malty and fruity (plums, cherries, figs) with some spiciness and a cake-like richness. A slight spicy alcoholic warmth to the end. Earthy and fruity hop presence. Liked this one. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hawthorne00 (3050) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - OCT 4, 2015
2015 version, 7.8%. Amber with a coat of cream head. Aroma of caramel fudge, grass, hazelnuts, vanilla, white pepper, hints of other spices like galangal, cardamon. A bit lighter bodied than expected and perhaps less sweet too. But delightful almost milky texture with low carbonation. Layers of caramel, some nuts, spices. Moderate but insistent bitterness. Lovely beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gam (3735) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JUN 21, 2015
Deep brown pour misty look small head medium carbonation aromas syrup caramel wood honey rich fruit the flavours syrup honey caramel a sticky note plums figs raisins absorbing ale smooth rich but with a smoothness has a woody note of pear wonderful ale the finish rich rewarding throughout good hops sweet malts natural flavours a well compiled ale

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
beer-yum (994) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - MAR 2, 2015
Alluring aroma of fruit and grass in a dark brown liquid. Flavours is surprisingly laid-back and manages to totally hide its strength. Sample was from an aged keg (vintage 2013) and I can’t see how it got anything but better for it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dathzo (25) - NETHERLANDS - FEB 13, 2015
Pour from a bottle in Franz Josef. Now this is an enjoyable beer. Belgian-strong-ale style and Nelson hopiness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
k0mpsa (1927) - Tuusula, FINLAND - JAN 24, 2014
Handpump at pomeroys, christchurch. Dark reddish brown, small white head. Aroma is sweet notes, wood, earth, raisin. Smooth palate, wood, alcohol, sweetness.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
buzz_and_hum (153) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - AUG 17, 2013
I have to admit it, English Strong Ales are really my thing at the moment. And this does the business. Served in one of Hashigo Zake’s lovely tulip glasses, the rich aroma of chocolate and port kept me just inhaling for minutes before taking my first sip. Full and sweet in the mouth, lovely toffee flavour leading to a rich sticky-sweet port-like finish, the hops doing just enough to leave a linger delicious aftertaste. Very very nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cantabrian (959) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - AUG 16, 2013
Handpump at Pomeroy’s, at the lovely company of Travlr and Jimthechap. I’m not a fan of the colour of summer tidepool, but I love the vast range of fruits, malts and nutiness in the flavour. Had this beer a thicker body, it would be an instant favourite.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Travlr (17708) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 14, 2013
Cask handpull at Omeroys. Hazy dark reddish brown color, bright tan edge head. Aroma of nutella on toast. Taste is watery caramel, toast, subtle peppermint. Decent. Needs more body. Add rye?

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
lisagirl (264) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - JUN 16, 2013
rather disappointing, moderately sweet maltiness seems to predominate, and there’s not much in the way of richness nor flavour to fill it out. a little sticky tropical fruit perhaps, and a rather full palate, but otherwise...eh, it’s okay.

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