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Turf Tavern Summer Ale

Turf Tavern Summer Ale
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Brewed by White Horse
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Faringdon, England


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RATINGS: 16   MEAN: 3.18/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.06/5   EST. CALORIES: 123   ABV: 4.1%
Cask: Regular.
House beer of the Turf Tavern, Oxford.
NOTE: Despite what the names may suggest Turf Tavern Summer Ale and Turf Tavern Winter Ale (brewed by Greene King) are both year round brews.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rosenbergh (10658) - Tampere, FINLAND - JAN 11, 2011
Cask at Turf Tavern, Oxford, England.
Clear pale golden colour with almost no head. Lots of fruit in summery aroma. Especially lemon, grapefruit and orange. Mild fruity hops, fruit tea and orange in citrusy flavour. Very summery I have to admit.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
KyotoLefty (9404) - Kyoto, JAPAN - DEC 30, 2009
Cask at the Turf in 2008. Blonde. Rounded, fruity aroma with good hops. Nice hoppy bitterness, with fruit, bubble gum, citrus and grapefruit. Lots of hops. Clean and well-balanced, tho a very light body.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
SilkTork (5565) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Hampshire, ENGLAND - FEB 17, 2008
Turf Tavern Soapy. Citric. Blurry. Not good. Perhaps not quite in shape.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 15, 2008
A Mes rate: Cask at the Turf Tavern, Oxford during the RB pub crawl.
Nice gold colour with a decent white head and pretty good condition. Straight forward dusty and citric hoppage with some soapy notes and a pleasing bitter and floral finish. Quite tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
maeib (8749) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - FEB 14, 2008
Cask conditioned - handpump - Turf Tavern Oxford. A light gold coloured beer with a whitish head. The aroma has hops and some soapiness. THe hops are citric and sweet. The taste is nice and flowery hoppiness. A nice tasty beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
harrisoni (17352) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - FEB 11, 2008
Cask handpull, Turf Tavern, Oxford, RB Pub crawl 08. Pale gold with lasting white head. Typical citrus grapefruit. Very good condition. Better than average gold/blond ale and really my kinda beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 10, 2008
Cask at Turf Tavern, Oxford, on Ratebeer Oxford Day í08. SilkTork asked them if this was a rebadge of another White Horse Beer and was told it wasnít. I wondered whether it might be Village Idiot, another 4.1% golden ale, however Iím fairly certain it isnít, as itís less bitter. Soapy hop aroma, sweet taste and quite low bitterness. Not bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Fin (9684) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 10, 2008
Cask conditioned at Turf Tavern, Oxford on the Ratebeerian day around Oxford 09-02-08 Poured light-mid golden with slim white head, sweet flurry comes through first of all, quite fresh tasting but the bitterness clings along with some honey, nice good looking clear beer with hoppy nose.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Doppelganger (1388) - Dry County, Arkansas, USA - FEB 5, 2008
Cask at...well, not surprisingly, the Turf Tavern. Pale gold, sticky just off-white head. Orange and menthol aroma, touch of mint. Soft minty bitterness, light body, some pineapple esters. Solid but also not one of White Horseís best. I also feel like Iíve had this in better shape than it was at this particular serving. A nice toasty quality that is sometimes present seems strangely absent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
imdownthepub (13395) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 28, 2007
Cask conditioned at The Turf Tavern, Oxford. Yellow gold with white head. Easy lemony, citrusy pale ale. Bright grapefruit type flavour with a bittersweet finish. Nice easy drinking without getting too exciting. Reasonable beer.

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