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Style: Premium Bitter/ESB
Craven Arms, England
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RATINGS: 116   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.9   EST. CALORIES: 141   ABV: 4.7%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask; Seasonal - Spring. Also available bottle conditioned all year.
Hopping Mad uses just one single hop variety, Progress, to achieve its appealing aroma, its pleasingly bitter taste and its delightful sparkle. We believe the result is uniquely enjoyable. So did the judges at the Beauty of Hops Awards, who awarded it a Silver Medal.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Quack-Duck (7517) - Down South, GERMANY - FEB 14, 2009
bottle. Cloudy golden yellow, mid-sized fluffy head. Very shy fruity nose. Not as fruity as suggested by the aroma, but still fairly fruity. Hints of peach and green apple. Good malty background and some aromatic and bitter hops in the lingering finish. Overall with a yeasty character that reminded me of a German Hefeweizen.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mabel (5371) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 3, 2009
[1733-20080928] 500mL bottle. Fruity orange hops aroma. Hazy, medium orange brown body with a medium-lasting creamy off-white head. Bitter evergreen and fruity orange hops flavour has some needles thrown in. Medium body is a little bitter. Fairly mild but enjoyable.
<i>(c/o DuctTape, w/ him, jerc)</i>
<i>Overheard: "It’s like a sweaty indigent rolled in a bed of flowers."</i>

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
jercraigs (7335) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 30, 2008
2008-09-28. Hazy golden orange. Sweaty floral hops in the aroma, grassy notes develop. (5+) Flavour is pleasantly bitter, light earthy malt touches. Fairly mild, dilute flavour. Average to thin bodied. Meh. Inoffensive but unexciting. Bottle Shared by DuctTape

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
faroeviking (10294) - FAROE ISLANDS - JUL 13, 2008
Botella. Pours a hazy darkish orange colour with a medium white head. Hoppy bit yeasty and caramellic aroma. Good mouthfeel. The flavour is fruity with mild bitter hops , some caramel and a soft maltiness. Dry hoppy bit fruity finish.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
yespr (29683) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUL 7, 2008
50 cL bottle. Pours hazy orange with a small white head. Aroma is subdued fruity and mild caramel malt. Flavour holds a mild fruity note to a classic medium sweet caramel malt. Goes into more orange fruity finish with a slowly building bitterness. Ends dry,

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
cellar (508) - Dublin, IRELAND - JUL 3, 2008
Thx for a grand tasting, Chris_o :) Amber, no head, notes of fruit, yeast, ables, malt, little bit bitter, no after taste, lifeless.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
MesandSim (7119) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 8, 2008
A Mes rate: Bottle at Chris O’s laid back Friday night tasting.
Dirty gold with a very slight film topping. Full on grain and wheat with some slight hops in the background. Slight diacetyl. Some malt. Tarty, almost acrid finish. Rather lifeless in the mouth. NEXT!

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
thebeertourist (4648) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 12, 2008
Bottle. Cloudy orangey amber with a small head. Fruity aroma. Quite bitter flavours with good fruitiness. Decent.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DruncanVeasey (6950) - NUNEATON, Top 24, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - APR 6, 2008
Murky orange amber pour with a white rim of suds. Aroma faintly piney hop with a hint of tropical fruit (pineapple), tea leaf, sweet buttery malt and vanilla. Gently citrussy flavour with tea, lemon and soapy pine. Firm hop finish with biscuity afters. Reasonable hoppy bitter nudging towards unfiltered Bohemian Pilsener territory.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Laegraid (37) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 18, 2007
An ok beer, with caramel and a hoppy/perfume aroma. Had a nice palate with a sweet beginning and bitter in the end.


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