BlackBar Blacklight

Formerly brewed at BlackBar
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Cambridge, England


on tap

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RATINGS: 11   MEAN: 3.25/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.17/5   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
Cask; Regular. Originally a Spring seasonal.
Previously 4.4%

Triple Hopped Blonde
4% blonde beer, rich evening sun gold in colour with Cascade hops on the nose, Progress on the bitterness and a touch of Pioneer in the middle. A great transatlantic hop mix.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
cgarvieuk (26365) - Edinburgh, - NOV 13, 2012
UPDATED: NOV 15, 2012 cask at cloister .... light hazy amber ... small white head ... soft floral orange fruits ... juicy fruits ... soft orange and peach ... soft floral hop ... mellow soft and easy

BeardedAvenger (1266) - Addlestone, Surrey, ENGLAND - APR 23, 2017
Bottle from Shelford Deli, Shelford. Floral aroma. Citrus punch. Bright gold, slightly hazy. Very bubbly, resulting in a big fluffy white head. Bitterness builds in intensity. A butteryness in the finish. Bitter lemon verging on quinine. Light bodied and watery. Palate rescued by the soft and lively carbonation. Abrupt finish. Decent enough. Would have probably gone down better if I’d actually mowed the lawn and had this post mow as planned.

allmyvinyl (11181) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 6, 2015
Cask at Cloisters tap takeover Nov 2012, memory banks rate. They were pretty memorable due to the brewer talking us through the water supply, and the noticeable chalky effect it had on all his beers. This pours clear golden with a thin white head. Aromas of pine, citrus. Taste has some caramel and citrus. That mineral finish.

fonefan (52351) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAY 16, 2013

Cask (gravity) @ Cambridge Winter Ale Festival 2013, at the University Social Club, Mill Lane, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England CB2 1RX.

Clear medium orange color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, toasted - caramel, sweet malt, light to moderate hoppy, grass. Flavor is moderate sweet and bitter with a average to long duration, sweet malt, keller notes. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat. [20130119]

FatPhil (17334) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - FEB 4, 2013
Gravicask (CWAF2013, Thurs/Sat)
Light. A bit boring, as it’s not as hopped as I like in a golden (ditto Anna). I had this in Thursday, and it was perfectly drinkable. Anna had it on Saturday, and it was a bit yeasty, perhaps it was needing a tip.

maeib (8749) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - JAN 19, 2013
Cask conditioned gravity dispense Elysian Winter Beer Festival 2013 12/01/13. A golden beer with a white head. A superbly balanced beer. Fruits and malts. Nice citrus notes and a certain leafiness. Very easy to drink and tasty as well. Sessionable for sure.

cliveyt (2) - Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - JAN 10, 2013 does not count
Light, very light coloured bitter. No major aroma, dry, biscuity taste with little follow through. Easy drinking but not my favourite from this brewery

BeerCast_Rich (1906) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 3, 2012
[cask at Cloisters Bar, Edinburgh] Hazy golden amber, thin white head. Fruity on the nose, apricot, peach and pear – together with a slightly earthy bitterness. Plenty of fruit on the initial flavour, but it then veers off into a bitter, earthy, dusty direction that I’m not sure I like that much, unfortunately [15112012]

McNeillR (2333) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 22, 2012
Synthetic orangey nose, cosy white head and a sunrise yellow unfiltered haze on the body. Decent swathe of peach and apricot on initial taste turning over into a milky palate and a finish that couldn’t shake the thoughts of a beer flavoured Petits Filous. Decent but I dare say could or has tasted better.

The first of the night and a distinctive neat marshmallow dust dryness to the finish. Comforting and refreshing combo/trait to them all.

Cask, Cloisters, BlackBar Takeover

AshtonMcCobb (7029) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 19, 2012
On cask @ Cloisters. Pours golden to amber with a light haze and a decent head. The nose has some pine and citrus, though there is a savoury/minerally note. The taste confirms the same basic notes and I learn that the savoury/mineral note is because of the low water table in Cambridge, so there is a big chalky element in the water. The palate is well balanced but this chalkiness while being individual is not necessarily that appealing. It also makes an appearance in the other beers. Overall, well made beers but not sure about the mineral element.

dantheman278 (1365) - SCOTLAND - NOV 13, 2012
Cask at Cloisters. Slightly hazy golden pour, thin white foam on top. Light resinous peaches, lightly juicy hop nose. Soft peach, definite grapefruit, some lemon lime, light pine, long drying slightly sourdough finish. Not bad.

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