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Wiper and True Amber Ale Winter Rye

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Wiper and True
Brewed at Ashley Down

Style: Amber Ale
Bristol, England

bottled
common

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available

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RATINGS: 27   MEAN: 3.42/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.29   IBU: 50   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Mainly available bottled. Has been seen in cask.

A deep Amber Ale that balances sweet malts with spicey, peppery rye and warm citrus notes with a long satisfying bitterness. The result is a complex and rewarding beer.

Bottled on: 7/11/12
Best Before: 06/05/13
Batch: 1
Original Gravity: 1054
Final Gravity: 1012

In 2015 changed from 5.6% to 5.4%


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RichTheVillan (4049) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAR 7, 2015
Bottle from Cotteridge Wines; hazy burnished amber pour with thin beige head, caramel and light citrus aroma, taste has some spice, light caramel, a hint of citrus and pine, ok.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
imdownthepub (11133) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 19, 2015
Bottled, 5.4% version, 500ml from S.H Jones, Banbury. Red amber with white head. There is a general red fruit fruitiness to this, not overly sweet, there is a background resinous character along with a citric edge. Some caramel hints, again not overly just nicely balanced. Decent.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
zacgillbanks (2888) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - FEB 5, 2015
Bottle from Coppers, Newcastle. This hazy dark amber coloured beer pours with a large foamy head. It has a rich red fruit and peppery hop flavour, a strong malt backbone followed by grapefruit and woody notes on the creamy finish. Very Nice.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JohnRMurdoch (3619) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - JAN 31, 2015
500ml bottle from BeerRitz. Orange brown, big foamy head. Resin hop aroma. Dry toasted grassy lemon flavour. Sharp with bitter citrus hoppy orange peel aftertaste. American style bitter.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
harrisoni (14626) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - DEC 30, 2014
5.4% version bottle from Bottle Shop Canterbury. Decent aroma. Earthy amber ale flavour. Some rye spice on aroma. It’s fine if earthy slightly muddy. Fine. Opens up a bit if had with cheese. It’s an amber ale so not hugely challenging bit fine

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
teorn88 (3551) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 23, 2014
Bottle from Beer Gonzo. It pours a murky amber color with a small off-white head. Aroma is sweet and spicy, with notes of caramel, rye, bread and pine cones. Taste is sweet and malty, with notes of toffee, spruce, rye, grains and citrus peel. Medium bodied with good carbonation. Overall, quite tasty

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
leaparsons (8650) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 14, 2014
Bottle. Hazy brown with a thick foam. Aromas are toffee and Weetabix with nutty rye. Yeasty with earthy apple and spices with bready cookie dough with floral notes. Flavours are sweet toffee with earthy apple skin and bitter lemon. Nutty with spices. Some citrus rind. Decent.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
downender (6718) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 12, 2014
UPDATED: DEC 24, 2014 Bottle from Corks of North Street, Bristol. Deep amber and murky in appearance, with a decent, off-white, head. Sweetish aroma with some citrus and a hint of mosaic oddness. Flavour had some orange fruit, rye earthiness and a moderately dry finish. Ok.
Earlier Rating: 1/16/2013 Total Score: 3.1
Bottle from Corks of Cotham, Bristol. Brewed at Cheddar this time. Slightly hazy copper in appearance, with a slight, off-white head and moderate carbonation. Sweet bready malts, marmalade fruit and citrus hop aroma. Flavour offered more of the same, with an earthy edge and dry, slightly rasping finish with a hint of pine. Ok.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beese (2560) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 30, 2014
Draught at Small Bar, Bristol on 22 Nov. Poured a hazy amber, with a rocky white head. Aroma of redcurrant, candy sugar and peal. Malty flavour, with some grapes and bread. Finish was citrus, grass and dough.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DruncanVeasey (7423) - NUNEATON, CONF N, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - SEP 14, 2014
Bottle at the moment. Kernel clear-to-opaque with the feel of cask. Foggy orange moussed with white. Nose a gentle riot of spearmint, piss, mango, chocolate orange, juniper and peppery rye almost like ginger cake. Squashy and botanical with orange and blackcurrant wine gum, mint, flowers and pine over an incredible depth of oily, smoky, nut-like rye and malt in a delayed and clinging aftertaste. Fuck knows what winter’s got to do with it. Balanced. Pungent. Sticky and cheesy with hops. These boys are serious.


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