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Yates Ventnor Botanic Garden Tropic Ale

Yates Ventnor Botanic Garden Tropic Ale
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Brewed by Yates (Isle of Wight)
Style: Premium Bitter/ESB
Sandown, England
Serve in English pint


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RATINGS: 12   MEAN: 2.86/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.87/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
In 2009 Ventnor Botanic Garden resurrected the lost, centuries old, hop growing tradition of the Isle of Wight. We now have the only fully established productive hop yard on the island. Our hops are carefully maintained, basking in the microclimate of the Undercliff and perched on the very cliff top to the south of the Garden. Every year the hops are picked by hand, then dried and packaged before being brewed by the famous Island Yates’ Brewery to make Ventnor Botanic Garden’s own bottle conditioned ale.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
TEJA (2448) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 12, 2016
Bottle sampled at Björn, thanks. Short white head. Clear yellow color. Tiny smokey aroma. Fruity and smokey taste in a strange mix. Tiny sweetness and ok body.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
omhper (23716) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - JUL 10, 2015
Bottled. Clear golden, mid sized head. Floral hay aroma. Dryish with medium body. Bready with soft mouthfeel, some hay. Mid bitter finish. Interesting, but not great.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SaintMatty (6846) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - SEP 20, 2014
500ml Bottle - Golden in colour. Peach, lychees and tea in the aroma. Fruity taste with peach, syrup and apricot standing out.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
fonefan (44144) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUN 27, 2013

Cask (handpump) @ GBBF 2012, Great British Beer Festival, London Olympia, Hammersmith Road, London, England W14 8UX.

Clear medium yellow - amber orange colour with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white to white head. Aroma is moderate malty, toasted - caramel, plastic, nutty, light to moderate hoppy. Flavor is moderate sweet and bitter with a average duration, plastic. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat. [20120807]

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Leighton (18711) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 10, 2012
Cask at GBBF 2012, London. Pours clear gold with a light foam head. Tangy lemon nose, some hay. Light sweet flavor, some hay, dirt and straw. Light bodied with fine carbonation. Toasty hay finish, faint sweetness. Basic. So so.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 4/20
madmitch76 (22351) - , Essex, ENGLAND - OCT 21, 2012
8th August 2012
GBBF. Light haze on this gold beer, little white head. Light dry palate. Soapy malt - pretty gross. This must be badly infected surely? Dry finish. Love the idea of the little hop garden - need to try a non infected batch.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
cgarvieuk (21884) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 9, 2012
cask at GBBF 2012 ... light hazy amber ... thin white head ... musty herbal fruity nose ... oh no... vegative and herbal horibblness

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
jackl (7069) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - AUG 20, 2012
Cask @ GBBF ’12. The pour’s deep gold with a small head. The nose is light sweet apricot, golden orchard fruits, some crunchy nut breakfast cereal. The taste is overly sweet honeyed fruits, some mango and fruit juice. The taste doesn’t live up to the delicious aromas. The body’s light, the carbonation soft. Overall, OK. Unbalanced.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
oh6gdx (25472) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 19, 2012
Cask@GBBF2012. Golden colour, small white head. Aroma is fruity, floral, quite rubbery and sulphury with mild herbal notes. Flavour is fruity, floral, herbal and sweet malty with some mild sulphur as well.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Scopey (12707) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 17, 2012
Cask at GBBF. It pours golden yellow-amber, with a medium white head. The nose is juicy tropical fruit: banana, pineapple, mango and such like. The taste is pineapple, orange, tangerine, pithy, caramel and banana, with a bitter-sweet finish. Medium body and low carbonation. Smooth, well balanced and tasty. Good stuff!

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