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White Horse Saracen IPA

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Brewed by White Horse
Style: Bitter
Faringdon, England
Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 34   MEAN: 3.24/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.17   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask; Seasonal - July to September.
We have named this beer after a place that people know little about, it is across from the White Horse and is marked by the large ripples along the hill side where it is said the Giant once climbed to get to the White Horse.
The beer is strong like the Giant and its rich amber colour is derived from the Vienna and chocolate malts. We then hop with English fuggles which combine with the malts to leave you with a fruity fresh after taste and a pleasant dry finish. Enjoy


3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
SilkTork (5188) - Rochester, Kent, United Kingdom, Kent, ENGLAND - JAN 11, 2014
July 2012. JDW, Rochester. Amber best bitter with roasty and caramel notes. Very pleasant. Indeed, very tasty.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
flying_pig (932) - SCOTLAND - SEP 5, 2012
Cask:
Typical cask aroma with a lot of fruit undertones and a hint of berry and orange in there too. There is a light citrus backgroun aroma and touches of hops as well.
Medium, deep amber colour with a thumb sized, foamy white head that stays consistent throughout.
Creamy, fruity taste to begin with that is backed by a lot of bitterness and some lighter hops around the middle. There is some citrus malts as well and a hint of sweetness.
Medium to full bodied and fairly still, bordering on flat with very low carbonation and a lot of bitterness at the end.

A basic cask ale really, slightly flat but that is to be expected I guess. Pleasant enough but slowly becomes a bit of a struggle to finish towards the end.

2.9
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mr_h (2802) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - AUG 2, 2012
Cask by handpump at Counting House, Glasgow - clear golden ale, medium off-white head, good temperature, quite thin body, caramel and citrus hop aroma, hint of spice in the aftertaste, moderate carbonation

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nocturne (764) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - JUL 21, 2012
Cask at JDW. Somewhere between gold and copper with a lasting head. Aroma is caramelly and hoppy. Nice creamy and chewy palate with initial hints of vanilla, a deep fruit cake-like taste and some spicy English hops rounding things off. Good English style IPA, though I can see why it’s been placed in the bitter category.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
joe19612 (1837) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - OCT 23, 2011
Cask at Ascot Festival 2011. Pours a light amber in colour with an off-white head. Plenty of citrus and malts with caramel in the aroma. The taste is malty with notes of chocolate with a dry bitter finish.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
berkshirejohn (4443) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 9, 2011
Cask at the Hope Tap (JDW), Reading. An unattractive dull amber in appearance with a tight cream head; earthy malt aroma; thick in the mouth with muted fruity malt flavours; then some short-lived, but very flavoursome hops, befoire a gently bitter finish. Ok as a bitter, but struggling to be an IPA.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SaintMatty (5182) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - AUG 25, 2011
Cask (Royal Blenheim, Oxford) - Amber with a slight haze. Nuts, tea and citrus in the aroma. Biscuity, malty and hoppy taste with some nutty and roasted notes.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JohnRMurdoch (3240) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - AUG 23, 2011
Cask @ Curlers Rest. Toffee malt aroma. Medium brown colour, good head. Strong coffee, chocolate & caramel malt flavour. Chewy texture. A really good big tasting bitter in great condition b

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
thepegjett (1260) - Cambridge (via Winnipeg), Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - AUG 17, 2011
A - Mild citrus and malt A - Hazy orangey brown T - Light sweetness with a combo of citrus and hoppy bitterness P - Medium O - Interesting I.P.A.... a cross between a Canadian and an English

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 17, 2011
On cask at Cloisters. Pours a dark golden colour with a fair beige head. Aroma of caramel, barley and grassy hops. Similar flavours. Moderate carbonation and a little CO2 prickle. Mildly bitter and quite dry. OK.


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