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Wibblers Hop Harvest

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Brewed by Wibblers
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Mayland, England


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RATINGS: 9   MEAN: 3.47/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.18/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 123   ABV: 4.1%
Cask; Seasonal - September & October. Also available bottled.
Note: Recipe may change each year.

Made with 100% Maris Otter pale malt this is a lighter beer, golden in colour with a fresh hop flavour.
Bittering hops are English Challenger with the flavour and aroma hops being a blend of brewing hops grown not only at our own hopyard but also from the gardens of 3 of our favourite pubs!
This year Hop Harvest contains the following flavour/aroma hops: From the Wibblers Brewery Hopyard - Cascade, Fuggles, Essex Goldings ;-) and Yeoman. From the Bell at Castle Hedingham (www.hedinghambell.co.uk) where they’ve re-planted a hopyard from the 1900’s we’ve got Bramling Cross, Fuggles and WGV (Whitbread Golding Variety) Jim at the Queens Head Burnham-on-Crouch (www.grayandsons.co.uk/queenshburnham.htm) where you can always find a superb pint of our IPA we’ve some Wye Challenger and finally but not least Martin & Maggie from the Station Arms Southminster (www.thestationarms.co.uk) have once again let us have the hops from their pub garden. We’re unsure of the variety but we think they’re Fuggles given where they originally came from.
The 15kg of hops used this year are picked fresh from the bine and within hours added at the end of the boil to give a real fresh hop finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
madmitch76 (22102) - , Essex, ENGLAND - NOV 16, 2013
9th November 2013
Lightly hazy gold beer, small white head. Palate is light, airy and minerally crisp. Thin malt, pretty neutral. Super light tangy hops. Mild citrus and dried fruits. Whisper of lemon. Minerally crisp finish. Somehow hangs together and works well!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kwik-lime (1692) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 13, 2012
Quite mild in flavours with a slightly thin palate but this balances yeasty malt nicely with dry hops to make a really drinkable beer. Not bad.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
essexcalf (172) - Essex, ENGLAND - MAY 29, 2012
(Bottle). Pours thin white head, good covering, persisting well. Hazy straw colour. Mid carbonation. Unusually, intensely fresh hop aroma, typically English; spicy, herbal, grassy, leafy, bit floral. A sort of honeyish sweetness to the aroma too. Taste - Quite sweet. Nice, fresh, oily hop flavours, sweet fruit (some grape) and a bit of a herbally/spicy tang coming later, giving a slightly dry finish and leaving some nice, spicy hop aromas lingering for a short time. Not much bitterness throughout either, considering the aromas and flavours present. A decent, sweet, light caramelly malt backbone that doesn’t detract from or compete with the hops. Mid-light body, little bit oily, refreshing, but not watery. Good flavours and aromas for the strength. Quite a good showcasing of the aroma, flavour and complexity of good, fresh hops. And pretty drinkable and tasty too!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
cgarvieuk (21612) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 1, 2012
RBESG 2011 day 1... yeasty hop fruit nose ... soft juicy hop ... light bitter ... sweet yeasty hop ...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (23044) - Malmö, SWEDEN - OCT 9, 2011
Bottle. Pours a slightly hazy golden color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty hoppy aroma. Fruity malty hoppy earthy flavor. Has a fruity malty hoppy finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ungstrup (34362) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - SEP 4, 2011
Bottled. A dark golden beer with a yellowish head. The aroma has notes of hops, spices, and fruits. The flavor is sweet with notes of spices, hops, and fruit, leading to a dry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Leighton (18527) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 1, 2011
Cask at the Southampton Arms, London. Slightly hazy gold pour, mild white head. Good toast and light caramel character. Light sweet flavor. Light to medium in body with fine carbonation. Bit more caramel and toast in the finish. Very nice, easy drinker.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
FatPhil (13867) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - AUG 14, 2011
500ml bottle (Bishops Stortford BF2011)
Sulfury, but lovely full hops and honey in the aroma. Taste comes over as reminding me of conifers. Super-sulfury hoppy finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
oh6gdx (25388) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 9, 2011
Bottled@3rd Stortford Beer Festival, Bishops Stortford. Golden colour, small beige head that leaves nice lace. Aroma is fruity, bready, herbal and quite floral as well. Flavour is fruity and floral hops with some mild spicy, herbal and sweet malty notes. Very pleasant Blond Ale.

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