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Wiper and True Amber Ale In The Pines

Wiper and True
Formerly brewed at Dominion

Style: Amber Ale
Bristol, England


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RATINGS: 17   MEAN: 3.86/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55   IBU: 35   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
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Nectarous rich malts play host to the famously complex Simcoe and Mosaic hops in this Amber Ale. With warm stone fruit, citrus and distinctly piney flavours, thereís a lot to enjoy.
・ BOTTLED ON: 07/05/13
・ BEST BEFORE: 06/11/13
・ BATCH: 1
・ FINAL GRAVITY: 1.014 ・
IBU: 35
The malt bill for this beer consists mostly of a pale malt called Maris Otter, regarded as one of the finest brewing malts in the world. This is set off with generous quantities of Munich and Melanoiden malts, which add a lovely warm sweetness, intensify the maltiness of the beer and lend that deep reddish hue.
Our Malt comes from Warminster Maltings, a traditional Victorian floor malt house just down the road in Wiltshire. They produce the finest malts available and are a thoroughly nice bunch.
The hops in this beer are hops very close to our heart. Simcoe has been a long standing favourite at Wiper and True for quite some time, due to itís gorgeous piney, plummy and citrus like characteristics.
We then took a punt on the new kid on the block - Mosaic. Mosaic is the daughter of Simcoe (with a hop called Nugget as a father) and is fast becoming revered by craft brewers in the States. Itís called Mosaic because of itís multitude of flavours and aromas, all combining to create a wonderful, big picture. Itís known for citrus, floral notes, pine, earthiness, tropical fruits... the lot!

downender's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
downender (5913) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, - JUL 11, 2013
Bottle from Corks of Cotham. Copper coloured with next to no head and slight carbonation. Big, pine hop and citrus fruit aroma with a slightly herbal edge. Flavour had more tangerine fruit, some apricots, and crisp, biscuity malts. Finish was dryish with some resin. Excellent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tiong (3073) - Espoo, FINLAND - APR 11, 2014
500ml bottle from Ales by Mail

Batch 3, bottled 19/12/13 - Pours amber orange with a bubbly white head. Aroma of toffee, caramely malts, fruity hops, grass, citrus and juicy fruits. Taste is smooth, hoppy and caramely with grassy bitterness, pine, resin, juicy fruitness and toffee. Finish is hoppy, lingering bitter and grassy with some caramely malts and toffee. Quite nicely hopped amber ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Camons (5046) - Hasselager, DENMARK - MAR 28, 2014
Bottle @ Johns. Pours amber with a small offwhite head. Aroma of malt, sweet tropical fruit, pineapple, peach, melon. Flavor is malt, rich fruity hops, peach, pineaplle, little grapefruit. Medium body, soft carbonation, light bitter finish. 280314

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rasmus40 (9852) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAR 28, 2014
Bottle @ Aarhus tasting. Hazy amber with an off-white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel and moderate hoppy - pineapple. Flavor is quite sweet and moderate bitter. Dry and moderate bitter finish. 280314

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
chrisv10 (9838) - DENMARK - MAR 28, 2014
Bottle. Hazy dark amber with small off-white head. Aroma is malt, fruit, hops, tropical fruits and citrus. Flavour is malt, fruit, hops, pine, tropical fruit, little caramel, grapefruit and nice bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
saxo (13458) - HÝjbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAR 28, 2014
Bottle. Nice head with good duration. Color is brown. Aroma and taste are rich hops, flowers, caramel, peach, fruits and malt, Nice and fruity.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
olio (5283) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAR 28, 2014
50 cl bottle.
Pours clear dark amber color with a small head. Aroma is hoppy and resinous, caramel malts with hints of nuts, sweet citric fruits and some wood also. Flavor of resinous hops, gooseberries, caramel malts and sweetish fruit notes. Bitter malty palate, lingering bitter fruity finish. Again, very nice balance with a refreshing effect. Very nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
allmyvinyl (2182) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 26, 2014
Keg at The York Tap 24/03/14. My notes say "Good 5am Saint clone". It was getting late... Anyways, pours amber, good off-white head. High carbonation. Pine, citrus, good caramel malt background.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (13369) - , Essex, ENGLAND - MAR 23, 2014
22nd March 2014
Very hazy amber deep red - amber beer, small pale cream coloured head. Palate is light and crispy and semi dry. Despite the deep colour the malt seems quite light. It provides enough sweetness to balance the fruity hops which bring a nice combination of of passion fruit and orange. Light orange pith and peel. Malt returns, this time bringing toffee and cream. Fairly dry finish. Nice amber.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scopey (5530) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 23, 2014
Keg at CBR 2014, 5.3%. It pours hazy deep amber with a medium yellow white head. The nose is pine, orange, tangerine, soft nectarine, caramel, varnish and pine. The taste is bitter, piney, varnish, resin, grapefruit, orange rind, pepper, light alcohol and a touch of caramel with a dry, bitter finish. Medium body and fine carbonation. Pretty tasty gear.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DruncanVeasey (6950) - NUNEATON, Top 24, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - FEB 3, 2014
Cask handpull, The Seven Stars, Bristol, 18/01/14. Dusted bronze freckling with lace. Huge pink grapefruit, mandarin, peach, curry leaf, armpit and conifer nose approaching a 9. Damn it, that is a 9. Excellent stewed greenery and grapefruit; curry leaf again, rasping bitterness, honeyed peach, perfumed flowers. Even on a very jaded palate, absolutely beautiful.

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