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Wensleydale Semer Water

Brewed by Wensleydale
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Leyburn, England


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RATINGS: 24   MEAN: 3.11/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.04   EST. CALORIES: 123   ABV: 4.1%
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Cask; Regular. Also available bottle conditioned.
Our summer ale is a refreshing, light, straw coloured beer with hints of caramel and citrus combined with a perfect balance of malt and hops.
The lake conceals a legendry sunken village - a hungry beggar was refused alms in all but one cottage and damned the village thus: "Semer Water rise, Semer Water sink, and cover all save this lile house, that gave me meat and drink."
Hand crafted by our award winning brewer in the picturesque Yorkshire Dales with the finest floor malted Maris Otter Barley, Carapils Malt, leaf hops and Wensleydale Brewery’s own yeast strain.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gegwilson (1178) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 21, 2014
Cask in the Sun Inn, Pickering. Blond with a white head. Some OK fruity hop flavour to this but it’s a bit on the thin side and a touch sharp. OK.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DandyLion (517) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - AUG 26, 2013
Gravity @ Galtres festival. Golden coloured. Very pale. It's nicely hoppy without being overbearing. I imagine I could drink a lot of this if not at a festival. It is quite a lagery blonde ale that seem to be ten a penny these days. It's OK if not exactly earth shattering. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
madmitch76 (15101) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 24, 2012
21st July 2010
Clear gold beer. Little white head. Light semi crisp palate. Lagerish malt with a subtle but odd smoky note. A little light orange and peach hops before the malt turns creamy. Crisp snappy minerally finish. It’s all right, refreshing and and crisp. Good session beer on a hot day.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
chriso (7365) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 28, 2011
Cask (handpump) at Great British Beer Festival, day 4 on 5 August 2011. Gold. Very pale. One of a huge number of dry, vaguely citric blondes at the festival. Easy drinking. Could do with more hop punch. Respectable but rather unremarkable.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
FatPhil (9359) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - AUG 29, 2011
Cask (GBBF2011, Friday)
Farty aroma, vegetal. Watery, thin, and dull. Little finish. Sulfury and minerally in the mouth. And nothing but sulfury hop in the finish. Dissapointed to say the least.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
omhper (19383) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - AUG 14, 2011
Cask at Brigantes, York, N. Yorkshire. Hazy golden, creamy head. Fruity tangerine and orange peels. Citric hops over vanilla and grain. Mild but growing bitterness. Quite lovely!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
oh6gdx (20334) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 10, 2011
Cask@GBBF2011. Golden colour, small white head. Aroma is citrus, some bready malts, floral and quite earthy notes as well. Flavour is nectar, some citrus, honey, wood mild grassy and earthy notes. Floral bitterness in the finish and aftertaste.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
gunnfryd (10599) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 15, 2011
Bottle. Golden colour with a white head. Aroma is fruit, malt, hay, citrus. Flavour is fruit, malt, hay, citrus. Ordinary beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DruncanVeasey (7191) - NUNEATON, Top 18, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - APR 27, 2011
Bottle from...oop north. Pale effervescing straw with a white slick. Smells like a vanilla yoghurt- a surprisingly attractive characteristic in a beer. Same taste but stirred with lemon curd. Light pine and grassy bitterness with a hint of biscuit in the finish. A touch watery but a good bright summery brew.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
fonefan (35077) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAR 22, 2011

Bottle 500ml.

Clear medium orange yellow color with a small to average, frothy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, white head. Aroma is moderate malty, toasted, horse blanket, soap, rubber, light citrus. Flavor is moderate sweet and light bitter with a average duration. Body is medium, texture is watery to oily, carbonation is soft to flat. [20110319]

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