Saffron Pledgdon Ale


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Formerly brewed at Saffron
Style: Bitter
Bishops Stortford, England
Serve in English pint


on tap


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RATINGS: 7   MEAN: 2.7/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.72/5   EST. CALORIES: 129   ABV: 4.3%
Cask and bottle conditioned.
Also available in the Sawbridgeworth Budgens shop as "Local Brew".

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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
imdownthepub (14209) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 25, 2009
Bottle conditioned, 500ml, from Asda at Milton Keynes as Foxfield Finest bitter. Clouded toffee colour with slight head. Sourish malts, thin , vegetable, cauliflower notes. It shows the disappointing end of British BCA’s and why people will not buy it in vast quantities. Poor.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
berkshirejohn (6371) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 1, 2009
50cl bottle from Asda, Earley, Berkshire. Hazy gold colour with a fast fading off-white head; toasted malt aroma; dry and slightly chalky in the mouth with rich caramel malt flavours and a dry finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
CH-303 (2159) - Fribourg, SWITZERLAND - SEP 5, 2008
As Saffron Budgens Local Brew. According to the brewery "the difference between the two comes in the hop ratios ie we use a slightly different proportion of the aroma hops".
Appearance: Cloudy orangy brown. Little bit of white head. Sediments. Aroma: Hops and citrus. Fermented fruit, and malt. Taste: Hops, slightly roasted. Sharp. Bitter aftertaste. Info: 500ml bottle, 5/9-2008

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
downender (8465) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - MAR 13, 2008
On gravity at the London Drinker festival 12/3/08. A copper coloured bitter with a slight white head. Aroma of biscuity malt with balancing grassy hops. Flavour started with some sweet malt before a decent bitter finish. Drinkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
chriso (7533) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 4, 2006
UPDATED: AUG 9, 2006 Cask (gravity dispense), Cambridge Beer Festival, May 2006. As others have commented, this beer may have been a bit green. Which is a shame as this was the first beer I’d seen from a new brewery. Nice rich copper colour, but the aroma was a little sharp with an odd chocolate edge. Unripe apples on the palate. Thin mouthfeel without much hop presence. Judgement reserved.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
maeib (8749) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - MAY 25, 2006
UPDATED: OCT 24, 2009 Cask conditioned - gravity dispense - Cambridge BF. A copper coloured beer with a slight hop aroma but a green apple twinge to it. This is carried through to the taste which has some bitterness and maltiness but shrouded in a green underdeveloped character which spoils it immensely.Score 2.6
Subsequent rating scored 3.1. Average becomes 2.8

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Joeh (2049) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAY 25, 2006
Cask at Cambridge Beer Festival 2006. Orange coloured with no head. Thin, boring bitter comprised mostly of sharp fruit. I think others commented that it tasted a bit ’green’, and indeed I found it borderline unpleasant.

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