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Brewed by Cheddar
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Cheddar, England

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RATINGS: 56   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.14/5   EST. CALORIES: 129   ABV: 4.3%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask; Regular. Also available bottle conditioned.
Potholer is an award winning golden ale. It is lively and refreshing with zesty fruit flavours, a rounded finish and bags of aroma. It is brewed using the best quality Maris Otter, Crystal and wheat malts and hopped with a blend of English whole hops.
Great for session drinking or as a complement to many foods.

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2.8
kassner (1750) - Wexford, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 1, 2009
On tap at the Kings Arms in Bath. Golden, nice level of hops, and some fragrant hops also, bitter with clean finish. very nice for style.

3
johninmelb (1127) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - OCT 18, 2008
Bottle. Gently hopped nose with grapefruit and a hint of candied orange peel. Pours cloudy orange with a pale head. Flavour follows the nose, with some very nice late hop citrus coming through. Mouthfeel a little watery, but overall not bad.

3.4
Nekronos (4241) - Xalapa, MEXICO - SEP 16, 2008
Very nice, creamy and the name reminds me cheese. Of course it does not taste like a mild cheddar. I had it at GBBF 2008.

2.5
MiP (16082) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - SEP 9, 2008
Cask, 4.3% at GBBF08. Hazy dark golden colour, small frothy head. Rough hop aroma and flavour.

3.2
Doppelganger (1389) - Dry County, Arkansas, USA - JUN 28, 2008
Gravity, Far From The Madding Crowd summer ale festival. Shiny copper, skiff of white head. Rose petal nose, hint of blackberry and spice. A metallic edge to a dark caramel sweetness, blackberries, a touch of bitterness. A fair amount of life, a decent palate, balance is fine. And yet the complete picture is sort of ho-hum.

2.7
fonefan (52959) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUN 22, 2008
Cask gravity @ Reading Beer Festival 2008.
Clear medium amber orange color with a small, fizzy, fair lacing, fully diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is light to moderate malty, caramel, dusty, toffee, buttery notes. Flavor is moderate sweet and bitter with a average duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is flat. (030508)

3.6
Crunchie (36) - Somerset, ENGLAND - JUN 21, 2008
UPDATED: JUN 23, 2008 I have tried Potholer in various places since it was first brewed. My experiences have always been good ones. I have found it to be consistent and well balanced some good brewing ideas floating around in there and luckily for us in Somerset, yet another new brewery who aren’t afraid of aromatic hops. This last tasting was June 08 and the cask was matured (almost unintentionally) until close to it’s best before date. A wonderful amount of carbonation followed and - as expected - the driest Potholer I have tasted. For the first two days of it being on there were huge citrus aromatics, English hop aromatics which don’t muddle with yeasty fruitiness as much and some diacetyl. A more streamlined attempt than say, Tribute? It didn’t drop fully bright - who cares - but still had a radiant golden hue with a hint of orange. Biscuity, juicy malt (I feel so close to Protzy with those words) and citrus hops flowed through the palate with a waterfall like refreshing carbonation. Finishes dry, bitter and decidedly moreish. A good beer from Somerset. We’re getting there.

3.7
johndoughty (5600) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - APR 20, 2008
Bottle. Golden and poured with a golden head. Crisp and slightly bitter.Some hops and left no lacing. Medium body and low carbonation. Pleasant.

4.6
soren2007 (8) - USA - SEP 30, 2007 does not count
One of my favorite country cask ales. Citrus, bread, spice, but not overly sweet. Creamy on the palate. Malty and bitter aftertaste.

3.1
Rastacouere (6177) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 27, 2007
Considering the style, Scores ranging from 1 to 5, 5 being the most intense
Appearance:
Body:   Clear(1)->Murky(5) : 3     Pale Yellow(1)->Dark brown(5) : 3     Still(1)->Sparkling(5) : 2
Head:   None(1)->Large(5) : 2   White(1)->Tan(5) : 1   Lasting: 2   Lacing : 3
Aroma:
Intensity : XX  
Yeast : 2   Bread : 2   Apple : XX   Tropical Fruits : XX   Soap : XX   DMS : XX   Diacetyl : XX Sulfur : XX  
Malt : 3   Biscuity : 2   Hay : XX   Toasty : 2   Caramel : XX   Nuts : XX   Honey : XX   Cereals : XX   Grainy : XX
Hops : 3   Noble(1)->American(5) : 3   Leafy : XX   Spicy : XX   Floral : 2   Lemon/Lime : XX   Grapefruit : XX   Orange : XX   Herbal : XX   Grassy : XX   Pine/Spruce/Resin : XX  
Notes :   Peach/Apricot : XX   Earth : XX   Mint : XX   Butterscotch : XX   Smoke : XX
Flavor:
Initial Flavor : Dry(1)->Sweet(5) : 3   Finish Dry(1)->Sweet(5) : 2   Sourness : 2   Bitterness : 3   Complex : XX   Length : XX
Palate:
Light(1)->Full(5) : 3   Flat(1)->Fizzy(5) : 2   Clean : XX   Sharp : XX   Watery : 2   Oily : XX   Chalk : 2   Astringent : XX   Alcohol : XX   Mineral : 2   Oxidation : XX   Metallic : XX

Comments: A highly citrusy, biscuity ale that drinks easily.


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