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

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RATINGS: 39   MEAN: 3.18/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.12   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
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Cask; Regular. Also available bottle conditioned.
Hops from across the Atlantic and Kentís finest produce an assertive dry hoppy ale combined with a pronounced malt background.


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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
ladnewton (1375) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 10, 2009
Guest cask at the Lamb and Flag, Oxford on April 29, 2009. Excellent, refreshing ale, a little above session strength but highly quaffable nevertheless. Hoppy, bitter and flavoursome in many other subtle directions, with fruity notes in the finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
imdownthepub (9961) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 24, 2007
Cask conditioned at Far From the Madding crowd, Oxford. Gold amber with white head. Vales new brew and very pleasant too, it is a light hoppy beer, crisp with touches of grapefruit and lemon in the background, hints of newly cut hay all on a crisp malt. The evenings starting pint and a great way to do it.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cgarvieuk (13935) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 13, 2011
cask at bow bar ... light amber ... creamy off white head ... golden amber ... soft sweet hop ...fairly bright nose ... juicy hop ... some orange ... fresh clean ... soft but quitehoppy ... not in face but still quite hoppy ... nice

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Fin (7257) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 25, 2007
Had this straight out of the barrel at the Vale Brewery 16-02-07 (apparently only the second non -brewery person to try this new beer from Vale) This beer poured a golden colour, was wonderfully refreshing and very crisp brewed with Amarillo hops but much lighter and more bitter than Crouch Vale Amarillo which Iíd also had this week. This still had that familiar Vale feel about it but Iím really glad they gone for something different like this, a lovely beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
fairwater (128) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
maeib (8585) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - JUN 28, 2008
UPDATED: NOV 15, 2010 Cask conditioned - handpump - Wig & Pen, Northampton. A copper coloured beer with a white head and lacing. At first the aroma seems slightly muted but then thereís a decent dash of citrus hoppiness. The hops are there from the outset though in the mouth. Nice orangey notes. Maybe some US hops in the fresh tasty mouthfeel. A nice beer. Score 3.5
Subsequent rating also scored 3.5.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
downender (6134) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - NOV 21, 2008
Cask-conditioned at the Bag ONails, Bristol 19/11/08. Deep golden in colour with a decent, off-white head. Aroma of summer fruits with plenty of citrus hops. Flavour was well-balanced, with some biscuit malts, fruitiness and plenty of juicy hops, leading to a nice dry finish. Highly drinkable.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerViking (2294) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 8, 2009
Cask/gravity at Ealing beer festival. Pale with not much head, nice condition, dry and hoppy, citrus and pine on the nose carry through into the body, good malt/hop balance. Very nice pale ale.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jercraigs (7456) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 14, 2010
2010-07-27. Crisp dark yellow body, small white head an nice lace. 3+ Pleasant flavour has a light bitterness that grows slowly as you go on, light grassy straw, muted pale malts. Pleasant mildly hoppy aroma, light fruit, brief lemon touch, mild palate malt has light biscuity touches. Average plus palate for cask. Mild but enjoyable. Cask at white Horse, Oxford

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jerre (2364) - Waregem, BELGIUM - OCT 8, 2010
From bottle, 50 cl. on 15.09.2010, EBCU Brussels. Darkgolden to orange color, with a white head. Aroma fruits, malts, hops. Medium body. Taste bit sweet, fruits (apricot), fruity hops, bitterness.


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