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Valhalla White Wife

Brewed by Valhalla
Style: Bitter
Unst, Shetland, Scotland
Serve in English pint


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RATINGS: 49   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.01   EST. CALORIES: 114   ABV: 3.8%
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Cask; Regular. Also available bottle conditioned (at 4.5%).
From the Valhalla Brewery in Unst, comes this light, refreshing ale. It takes it's name from the ghostly apparition of an old woman who appears in vehicles, usually driven by lone males, on a lonely stretch of road just three miles from the brewery. White Wife is available with an ABV of 3.8% in cask form and 4.5% in bottles. It is a light golden clean session ale, with a dry, refreshing, bitterness and a characteristically fruity after taste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
allmyvinyl (2179) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 9, 2014
500ml shared with jeevan. Pours clear golden orange, no real head. Aromas of grapefruit and caramel. Taste has light sweetness. Slightly buttery at the end. Ok.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
brontebeach (149) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 18, 2014
Pours mid amber, light lacing. Nose is biscuit and barley. Tastes malty, reasonable viscosity with mid range carbonation and good bitterness. I’m sure the Shetland water adds a delicate edge. Overall an ok beer but for my taste lightweight in the flavour stakes.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Nilz (345) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - OCT 11, 2013
Bottle from Aldi pours a clear light gold with a moderate head. Aroma of biscuit and malt. Taste mild malt sweetness modest bitterness. An OK ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mr_h (2446) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - JUN 17, 2013
500ml bottle from Aldi, High Street, Glasgow - clear golden, good foamy off-white head, sweet malty aroma, biscuit, bit of citrus, grapefruit, bittersweet, fruity finish

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
AshtonMcCobb (2119) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 19, 2013
50cl bottle. Pours a very light golden colour with a small head. The taste has a very obvious combination of hops (grapefruit) and malt (biscuits). The nose has the biscuits evident but more of a caramel. The palate is light to medium in body and texture with a fairly clean finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
RuneStumo (2130) - FØRRESFJORDEN, NORWAY - FEB 16, 2013
12.02.2013. On tap at Henrik øl og vin, Bergen. Amber brown colour with a low off-white bitter head. Sweet malty aroma. Rather sweet and soft, but there is also some sharp bitterness at the end.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Palme (2993) - Bergen, NORWAY - FEB 15, 2013
On tap @ Henrik. This is a clear deep golden one with a small lacing islandy off-white top. It smells quite inviting! Could be the fact that I haven’t had a beer in a week, but it’s caramel-sweet, fruity with some nice ripe melon and some traces of soft watery nuts. It has a nice prickling carbonation level with a thin oily to watery mouthfeel. It actually has a decent amount of flavor for such a lightweighter. Thin caramel with a floral bitterness. Kinda minerally, soft leafs and some butter. Not like in diacetyl, just good old butter. Lightdrinkable, not over exciting at all but definitely decent as a quencher. 18.01.2013

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
ClubGonzo (3518) - Bergen, NORWAY - JAN 29, 2013
On tap @ Henrik, Bergen. Dark golden body, medium white head. Nose is pale and caramel malt tones, hints of toffee and biscuits. Taste is caramel, bread tones and hints of herbal grass, with a nice bitter resinous finish. Surprisingly full body for the low ABV. Creamy mouthfeel. This was a nice surprise. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
madmitch76 (13367) - , Essex, ENGLAND - APR 29, 2012
9th July 2009
Draft. Cloudy dark brown beer. Slightly dry palate. Tangy nutty malt. Well flavoured for it’s light abv. Undercurrent of fruit towards the end which has a trace of bubblegum. Nicely joined up.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BeerCast_Rich (1841) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 10, 2010
[500ml bottle, Valhalla Brewery] Pours a nice golden colour, with grassy citrus aromas. Flavours of a traditional bitter, with a slightly caramel and hop aftertaste, quite nice overall. Body is quite thin, but it’s highly drinkable [25012008]

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