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Wold Top Shepherd’s Watch

Brewed by Wold Top
Style: Old Ale
Driffield, England


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RATINGS: 28   MEAN: 3.3/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.26/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Aragh (128) - POLAND - OCT 18, 2015
Ciemno brązowe z rubinowym refleksem. Piana szybko opadająca do obwódki, ale oblepiająca szkło. Zapach słodko - palony, trochę czekoladowy i miodowy. W smaku rodzynki, ziemistość i odległe echo czekolady, potem niewysoka goryczka o dziwnym charakterze - lekko czuć paloność ale dominuje coś innego, może ziołowego. W odczuciu gęste i ciężkie, trochę męczące.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Salek (5) - - OCT 6, 2015 does not count
Butelka 0,5 l Zapach - czuć palony słód. Smak bardzo rozbudowany, Początkowo palony słód, owoce - śliwka łowicka (taka wędzona, nie suszona). Na finiszu pojawia się posmak spalenizny z lekką nutką goryczy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
koshack (828) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
imdownthepub (11962) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Slautar (261) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
anders37 (20464) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ManVsBeer (6461) - 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.

   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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BlackHaddock (5194) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Garrat (1314) - 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

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