birstallblue (20) - batley, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 16, 2014
Lovely golden colour sadly lacking aroma wise. But on the plus side great head retention. And the chinook hops do there job just fine, with a long quite dry finish. sschwab (48) - London, ENGLAND - MAR 13, 2014
On cask at London Drinker. Quite surprised to see relatively high reviews, and maybe this was a duff batch, but this was a bit of a mess. Clear off-copper appearance with a slightly acrid smell but a decent yeasty mound head. Taste was all over the place - a bit sweet but not enough bitterness and the hops were rough as well. Not convinced this is what chinook is supposed to taste like and I got zero grapefruit - more banana than anything. Feel bad leaving such a negative review - but it was ropey. danlo (3284) - Darlington, Durham, ENGLAND - JUL 9, 2013
500ml bottle. Pours a hazy yellow colour, frothy white head leaving alittle lacing and aroma of malt caramel, floral, lemon citrus. Taste is sweetish malty with yeast notes and spicy grapefruit citrus hop bitterness. Smooth mouth feel, light bodied, high carbonation, sharp dry bitter finish. Quite drinkable. maeib (8749) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - APR 18, 2013
Cask conditioned handpump Mr Foleys Leeds 15/04/13. A blonde beer with a white head and lace. Good spicy and peppery hops in this. Some yeasty notes which have a Belgian edge to this bizarrely. Good spicy sting at the end. Really nice mix of things going on here. jamesie1857 (1984) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 1, 2012
On cask - clear gold body with nice white head. After that, bland. Not much in nose or taste. Disappointing.
zacgillbanks (5535) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - MAY 7, 2012
Bottle from Coppers in Newcastle. Pale golden coloured with citrus and tropical fruit flavours and a bitter-sweet finish. stjamesgate (278) - IRELAND - MAR 27, 2012
On cask at the Wenlock Arms, London. RichardW (1813) - Carlisle, Cumbria, ENGLAND - MAR 9, 2012
Bright lemon with snow white film. Sourdough and lemon zest nose. Unproofed bread dough up front then white grapefruit finish with slight funk. Hint of caramel fruit finish and bitter sappy linger. Soft, round, crisp.
Smooth, gentle and easy on the hops - tweaked for English palates that way. Very much a Blond. But does it do justice as a single hop?
BCA, Coppers, Ncl. Soft elderflower aroma, with some sweet peach too. Has a fairly burnt gold appearance, dry cherry and raspberry on the tongue, with a bit of leaves and earthiness. Finish is lively and sharp, with metallic notes. MAybe a touch thin towards the end, but a decent quality UK BCA. DruncanVeasey (8326) - Nr NUNEATON, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - SEP 10, 2011
UPDATED: NOV 14, 2011
1) Gravity, Tamworth 2011, 09/09/11. Dusted yellow, good festival head. Back to the beer; slight aroma but clean, polished, piney. Very clean, piney, pils-type continental hop I didn’t expect from Chinook. Could pass for a Boho pils almost. Slim, honeyed biscuit finish, bittering afters. Dead simple. I like.
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Nottingham BF,15/10/11. Pale and dusted. Aggressive grapefruit and cashew balance. Too much?