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Vale V.P.A. (Vale Pale Ale)

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Brewed by Vale
Style: Bitter
Aylesbury, England
Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 42   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.13   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask; Regular. Also available bottle conditioned.
Hops from across the Atlantic and Kent’s finest produce an assertive dry hoppy ale combined with a pronounced malt background.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (30902) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 15, 2014
From cask at Crosse Keys. Pours cloudy orange with a small white head. Aroma is light herbal hoppy. Smooth mild hoppy. Fruity. Crisp bitter. Lingering mild fruity. Smooth fruity into a light bitter finish.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JorgeLee (1169) - Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 3, 2014
Cask in the Bree Louise. Light golden with a hint of burnish. Another golden ale, claimed to be dry and hoppy so gave it a go. Actually not bad, crisp malt base with a hint of biscuit and then some pleasant hoppy flavours and a medium bitter finish. Pleasantly sessionable.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Niall73 (1654) - Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 2, 2014
Cask at the alma, Crystal palace. Pours an orange gold with a white head. Aroma is slightly stale with light funky veg. Medium body, light carbonation. Light orange marmalade, light woody resin, toast, quite dry, medium bitterness. OK., ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
olsvammel (3027) - Örebro, SWEDEN - JUN 20, 2014
Bottle from Millets Farm near Witney. Light malty smell. Malty and bready taste with flowery hops. Easy to drink.

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
kufdam (159) - Berkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 3, 2014
Cask at The Bell in Waltham st Lawrence. Deep golden ale with a frothy white head. Can taste the goldings in this but well balanced with some US hop.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Theydon_Bois (8100) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - JUN 19, 2013
Cask at the Happy Man, Englefield Green, 18/06/13. Clear golden blonde with a white head that retains well. Nose is hops, citrus, light grapefruit, jammy fruits, Taste comprises light tropicals, orange, toasted malt, hops. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, light bitterness in the finish. Decent stuff, had this down as a golden blonde myself when rating it.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beesbeer (452) - WALES - FEB 21, 2013
I thought this was surprisingly good. A great colour pale golden straw. Nice smooth head. Crisply fresh and citrus flavours, followed by a really nice mellow hop bitterness, with a great malted spicy dry ending. Gives a bitter marmalade zesty aftertaste.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
berkshirejohn (4442) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 12, 2012
Cask at the Bell, Waltham St Lawrence. Bright straw with a thin white head; citrus aroma; thick and grainy body with a strong, sweet, grapefruit flavour that lingers to gives a sustained drying finish. Rather good.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jackl (4560) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - AUG 17, 2012
Cask @ The Willow Walk. Pours hazy light gold with a small head. The nose is lemon, straw, white bread and grape. The taste is dried grass, light sugar cookie. Moderately hoppy and sweet. A bit of mineral chalkiness. Light body, soft carbonation. Overall, not a bad pale ale.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
fairwater (133) - Reading, Berkshire, ENGLAND - APR 13, 2012
Gravity pour @ Allied Arms beer fest. Clear, dark gold. Decent condition for a beer fest. Citrus hops aroma. Passion fruit, some yeast, malt undertone. Fairly bitter afterwards with orangeyness.


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