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Vale Misty Mountain Hop 5%

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Brewed by Vale
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Brill, England


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RATINGS: 9   MEAN: 3.22/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.03/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Cask; special higher-strength version for the Wetherspoons Real Ale Festival October 2013. This rare beer has been brewed again, at a higher strength, exclusively for this Wetherspoon real-ale festival. It is a golden bitter, with the New Zealand hops used providing a fruity aroma and flavour, leading to a lingering, bitter finish. Hops used: Centennial, Pacific Gem, Perle

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
john44 (556) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 11, 2014
Cask Pint at Wibbas Down (JDW), Wimbledon, London in Oct 2013 during Spoons Festival - Golden in colour. Quite Fruity; grapefruit and tropical fruits. Hoppy; piney and grassy hops. Malty backbone; toasty malts, light caramel. Moderately bitter citrus fruity hoppy throughout. Decent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Leighton (18713) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 8, 2014
Cask at the Metropolitan Bar, JDW - London. Pours clear, bright gold with a frothy white head. The nose holds orange, leaves, grapefruit, dirty grains. Light to medium sweet with ripe orange and pale bread. Medium bodied with fine carbonation. Sweet finish with more bready malts and ripened citrus fruits. So so.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
downender (7960) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 8, 2013
Cask-conditioned at the Commercial Rooms (JDW), Bristol, October 213. Deep gold with a decent, off-white head. Malty beer, with some marmalade fruit and moderately bitter finish. Ok.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
allmyvinyl (9562) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 17, 2013
Cask at White Lady, Edinburgh. Pours clear gold with a thick white head. Muted aromas of floral hops and citrus. Some cereal notes. Taste has more of the same, light body, soft carbonation. Not bad.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mr_h (4792) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - OCT 31, 2013
Cask by handpump at Sir John Moore, Glasgow - clear deep golden, moderate white head, grassy grapefruit aroma, lovely film of lacing, grapefruit, bittersweet, creamy texture, prolonged dry citrus hop finish

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Theydon_Bois (17229) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - OCT 26, 2013
Cask at the Moon on the Mall, 25/10/13. Clear golden with a thin off white head. Nose is toasted malts, fruity jam notes, orange, light caramel. Taste comprises citric fruits, straw, tangy hops presence, bitter orange. Medium bodied, moderate carbonation, dry grassy bitterness in the finish. Ok GB.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ManVsBeer (8769) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 26, 2013
Slightly clouded pale golden-amber with a creamy head. Has a fruity citric quality with a fair bitterness to it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
harrisoni (17352) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - OCT 22, 2013
Cask handpull at Victoria Spoons. Clear gold lasting white head. Ok fullish golden syrup beer. After the Purity Longhorn this isn’t as good. Some fullness juiciness in the mouth and some drying grassy hop on the finish. Fine.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mR_fr0g (9516) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 21, 2013
Cask at the moon under water Watford. Hazed orange pour with a thin lasting loose white head. Aroma is nice fruity froral hop with a citrus edge. Flavour follows. Some citrus floral hop. Wheat bread cereal flavour. Nice sessuonable summer beer.

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