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Wold Top Shepherd’s Watch

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Brewed by Wold Top
Style: Old Ale
Driffield, England

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RATINGS: 26   MEAN: 3.33/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.28   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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Bottle: Seasonal - Winter
A rich dark Ale, ideal for keeping the chill of Winter at bay. The roasted barley and pale chocolate malt give a deep red hue, the hop combination of Progress, Styrian Goldings and Cascade give bitterness with a soft spicy yet fruity edge, resulting in a winter beer that is well balanced, with an underlying maltiness, and a subtle fruit aroma, excellent with Yorkshire Parkin, Christmas Pudding, Rich Fruit Cake and Mince Pies.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
koshack (623) - Gdańsk, POLAND - AUG 27, 2015
Drobna kremowa piana, ładnie koronkuje na szkle. Piwo w kolorze brunatnym wpadającym w czerń. W aromacie nuty palone, lekko owocowe, trochę likierowe. W drugiej nucie trochę ziołowo-łodygowej goryczki. W smaku goryczkowe, znów nuty palone. Nuty owocowe, trochę wytrawnych śliwek w likierze. Lekko zarysowuje się alkohol podnosząc odczucie goryczki. W drugiej nucie lekko ziołowa goryczka. Bardzo przyjemne piwo. Nie jest to najlepsze Old Ale jakie piłem, ale niezłe.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
imdownthepub (11473) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 25, 2015
Bottle conditioned, 500m; from Clarkes of Whitby, Whitby, N.Yorks. Virtually black with cream head. Initially on opening with the aroma and the first taste I thought that this was infected, there was a tart, sour, fruity character but after leaving for a while this had dissipated. There was a smoky dark roasted malt note with a fruity, slightly wine like body, Christmas cake, figgy elements. In the end quite drinkable.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Slautar (172) - Gdańsk, POLAND - AUG 7, 2015
Zapach przyjemny - trochę palony, trochę owocowy, ciut alkoholowy. Smak do przyjęcia, słodowy z goryczką niską (do średniej). W posmaku lekki popiół.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
anders37 (19478) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 2, 2015
Bottle. Pours a dark amber ruby color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty caramel aroma with weak hints of dark fruit. Fruity malty spicy caramel flavor with weak hints of dark fruit. Has a fruity malty caramel and weak dark fruit finish.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ManVsBeer (5968) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 19, 2015
Bottle from Booths, Media City. Darker clear copper-red with a thin head. There’s grain, malt and a hint of chocolate in its nose. It’s not as stated in its taste but there’s a good sweetness running throughout its character.

2.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
geepy (7) - ITALY - JAN 16, 2015 does not count
Bottiglia 50cl. Colore marrone scuro, schiuma non abbondante e mediamente persistente. Al naso sentori di malto, caramello. Aroma decisamente dominato dall’amaro dei malti tostati. Scad. 08/2015

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BlackHaddock (4964) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - JAN 7, 2015
500ml bottle: BBE Aug 15, poured at home into a vase shaped ’Old Speckled Hen’ badged glass on 7th Jan 15. Dark ruby body with an off-white, thin blanket of foam. Malty nose with a rich promise of candid and hedgerow fruitiness; which appeared in the flavours, once you sip the brew. Mild spice touch to the beer: one of the better Winter/Christmas beers I have had the misfortune/chance to try over this 2014/2015 period.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Garrat (1311) - Suffolk, ENGLAND - DEC 1, 2014
Bottle.Black and ruby small head,aroma of dark malt blackberry,alcohol and wood,taste is malty roasted coffee dark malt,date and alcohol,dry

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Idiosynkrasie (5013) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - MAY 29, 2014
500ml bottle. Clear, deepest ruby red colour with small to average, thick, frothy to creamy, fairly lasting, moderately lacing, beige head. Malty, fruity aroma, hints of cherries and red berries, cautious hints of milk chocolate, a cherry-peppermint mixture like the correspondent ’Fisherman’s Friend’-sort (of course with considerably lower intensity), decently spicy background with a touch of succory. Taste is spicy, malty, slighty roasty, fruity hoppy hints of red berries are afflicted with limited assertiveness. Not unbalanced, but neither strictly ’horizontal’ on that scale.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rasmus40 (14250) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 7, 2014
Bottle from Alesbymail. Clear dark brown with a lasting beige head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel, dried fruit and a little roasted malt. Flavor is quite sweet and moderate bitter. Dry and moderate bitter finish. 070514


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