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Weird Beard / London Amateur Brewers Hive Mind

Brewed by Weird Beard
Style: Amber Ale
London, England


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RATINGS: 41   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 45   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
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Batch 0038

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Desverger (2094) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 17, 2014
Bottle@Yesprs (21/03/2014) - amber pour with white head. Aroma and taste is sweet malty, caramel, toffee, grassy with some great citrus and tropical notes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (35066) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUN 7, 2014

Bottle 500ml.

[ As Weird Beard / London Amateur Brewers Hive Mind ].
Clear medium amber color with a small to average, frothy, good lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, malt, moderate to light heavy hoppy, citrus, fruity, orange - citrus, pineapple, flowers - nectar. Flavour is moderate sweet and moderate to heavy bitter with a long duration, pineapple, tropical fruit. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20140118]

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kappldav123 (5000) - GERMANY - MAY 9, 2014
Many thanks to andrew_drinks for that bottle. Looks really good. Beer in the glass zippy, nice head. Wonderful hoppy aroma. Starts fine hoppy, modest sweet, more and more spicy notes. Light dry-woody background. Well balanced dry hoppy finish. A good one!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
_angst_ (2779) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - APR 30, 2014
Bottle shared at the Colin and the Vinings tasting. Pours hazy reddish orange with a small fraothy offwhite head that quickly dissipates while leaving a small trace on the glass. Smell is slightly malty and tiny fruity with dark bread, biscuits, freshly cut grass, honey, pine needles, grapefruit juice, lemon zest, lemon hard candy and peaches. Taste is slightly sweet, slightly bitter and slightly fruity with biscuits, grapefruit juice, freshly cut grass, pine needles, red apples, lemon zest, orange zest, passionfruit, peaches and soil. Mouthfeel is soft, round and medium bodied. Finish is tiny sweet, bitter and tiny fruity with toasted cereal, biscuits, grapefruit rinds, unripe tropical fruits, apple skins, grass, pine and soil. Simple yet quite good...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gunnfryd (10573) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 19, 2014
Bottle. Dark golden colour with a beige head. Aroma is honey, berries, hop. Flavour is honey, berries, malt, hop, pine. Ordinary beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Theydon_Bois (8695) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - APR 10, 2014
Bottle, from Ales By Mail, split at Colin and the Vikings tasting, Nol, Goteborg, Sweden 22/03/14. Hazed orange amber with a moderate off white swirl atop the glass. Nose is orange pith, light honey, straw, toasty malt. Taste comprises much the same, sweetish tones, mandarin, bread dough, light honeycomb, hop notes. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close. Ok, kind of like a not too hoppy APA with a glob of bee jizz thrown in!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beese (1783) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 8, 2014
Bottle from the St Albans Bottle Shop. Poured amber with a scummy, off-white head. Aroma of grain, honey and straw. More honeycomb flavours (not cheap honey), with marmalade and grass to offset the sweetness. Finish was malty with brown sugar and pine.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AndySnow (3276) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 6, 2014
How: Bottle.
Where: Tasting at Colin and the Vikings, courtesy of Theydon_Bois.
Appearance: Hazy amber colour with a small white head.
Aroma: Sweet malt, fruit, caramel, floral.
Body: Medium body and carbonation.
Flavour: Hops, grass, floral, sweet malt.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ekstedt (5439) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAR 26, 2014
Bottle (50 cl), courtesy of Theydon_Bois. Caramelly malt aroma, fruity and floral hops. Light to medium bodied, medium carbonation. Semi dry, light to medium bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
joergen (20759) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 23, 2014
Bottle at yespr. Hazy orange coloured with a small off-white head. Sweet and fruity aroma of caramel, grass and hops. Fruity flavour of grass, citrus and hops. Hoppy finish.

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