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Moorhouse Blond Witch - Moorhouse's Brewery (Burnley) Ltd

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BA SCORE
81
good

14 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 14
Reviews: 9
rAvg: 3.42
pDev: 14.04%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Moorhouse's Brewery (Burnley) Ltd visit their website
United Kingdom (England)

Style | ABV
American Blonde Ale |  4.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: brewdlyhooked13 on 10-02-2003)
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Reviews by EmperorBevis:
Photo of EmperorBevis
3.78/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Slightly clouded straw coloured body with a crowning glory of a big white head.

Subtle aromas of hops and brewing coppers.

What it lacks on the nose it makes up for on the tongue
Toffee starting then drying to citrus fruits and then a nice hops kick preparing the tongue for a bitter aftertaste.

Nice flowing mouthfeel and utterly perfect carbonation makes a beer that will slate any thirst.

Good stuff

More User Reviews:
Photo of rastaman
2.48/5  rDev -27.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

(Cask) Pale yellow. sulfury nose. Slightly honeyed sweetness. Some citrus and bitterness from the hops in the finish, felt a bit thin though, lagery, rather than cask-aley. But not a total loss, it did have a little character, some aromatics, but definitely not enough.

Photo of Rootdog316
3.4/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

It’s 4.5% alcohol and is brewed with pale malt and a single hop variety .It has a superb and tempting gold colour with a big aroma of toasted malt – which suggests lager malt may be used – floral and spicy hops and tart citrus fruit. Juicy malt, spicy hops and citrus fill the mouth followed by a bittersweet finish with rich malt, tangy hops and tart fruit; it finally becomes dry and hoppy.

Photo of BlackHaddock
3/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Brown 500ml bottle, best before the end of Dec 2010, drank and reviewed 9 Nov 2010. Poured into an 'Abbot Ale' glass tankard.

Very light golden hue to the beer, a good well formed foaming, white head.

No real aroma from my tankard, hints of hops and citrus esters, but very little to get excited about.

The taste is a mild hop flavour, no depth, but pleasant enough, the mouth drys and the hops give a bitter aftertaste. The faint citrus smells mentioned earlier turn into a true flavour mid-drink.

I bit too dry and without any malt influence for my taste. Nothing wrong with the beer, just not my sort of regular choice in a brew.

Photo of Drummermean
3.1/5  rDev -9.4%

Photo of vinicole
3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of BEERchitect
3.45/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

aka Blond Bitch for the U.S. markets, as their website explains, the beer stands out because of it's humorous name, but turns out to be a nice Blonde Ale to surplant those yellow, fizzy beers. The website goes on to explain, "A 4.5% abv beer brewed with fuggles hops, Blond Witch cask was first introduced to meet the growing demand for pale bitters."

Farily typical of Bondes; not that they are dense, shallow, but look really, really pretty.

Actually the beer does look nice with a deep golden color, mild haze, firm headstance that endures the session. Fair amounts of lacing on the glass.

Aromas are obviously pilsner driven with soft malty, grain flavors. Appetizing floral hop notes compliment the delicate pilsner malts well. Moderate fruity esters give the beer a bit more variety, depth, and interest.

Pleasant and delicate flavors of hops and malts set the tone for taste. Both round out into a herbal, pilsner-like character. Again, the fruity flavors of apples, apricots, and pears give the beer a bit more pep and intrigue. Grain flavors follow up and present themselves deep into the finish.

Medium fullness and richness does not try to do too much, but remains soft, light, and very drinkable. Light alcohol and peppery character gives a mint-like sensation to the throat. Hop bitterness and light graininess offset the sweetness and crispen up the beer going into the finish.

Ultimately a fairly nice beer for summertime consumption, albeit forgettable.

Photo of bark
3.95/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

The colour is gold with a tint of brown. The head is low, compact and white.

The smell is soft and malty, I found complex notes of butterscotch, brown sugar and some grassy aroma hops.

The smooth taste is a bit sweet with notes of butterscotch, boiled vegetables and a slowly building bitterness. There is a mild sourish flavour of metal / minerals. The creamy aftertaste got some cream and a delicate bitterness and apricots.

The carbonation is very low, maybe a bit too low for a golden ale.

This one was a damn gulpable beer! I liked it!

Photo of WYVYRN527
4.38/5  rDev +28.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Being here in America, The bottle I acquired is labeled differently and goes by "Blond Bitch."

A: Pours a slightly hazy golden color with a thin white head that quickly settles to a very small film in the center of the surface. Carbonation is very subtle.

S: Smell is sweet and bready, with hints of toffee, butterscotch, and some grassy notes. Hops are not real present in the aroma.

T: The malt gives this beer flavors of butterscotch and fresh bread, along with hints of straw and a very pleasant fruitiness. Spicy hops finish the brew with more grassy, herbal notes.

M: Creamy and rich, this full-bodied brew seems as if it would be stronger than it is. Clean, but has a long finish.

D: Very drinkable. This is a true session beer. Although it's a bit pricy for a 16 oz bottle, it's well worth it.

Photo of Mr_Pink_152
3/5  rDev -12.3%

Photo of tomis850
4/5  rDev +17%

Photo of wl0307
3.28/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Tasted by a pint at my local JDW pub, East End London.
A: light golden hued, almost no beer head is formed but leaves rather fine lacing~~ interesting.
S: Fuggles hop-dominated nose, with that hayish and deep-running citrusy fruity aroma. Not bad, though a bit one-dimensional.
T: juicy pale malts laced with a dash of honey and refreshing hoppyness, like sweetened lemony zest but milder; slightly dryish bittersweet aftertaste and a smooth hoppy, citrusy flavour at the tail...
M&D: pretty light on the mouthfeel with a welcomed crispy touch, but overall the beer is a little thin-bodied, pretty much like lots of other attenuated British "blond ales" I've tried. Had to do better in terms of flavour to stand out.

Photo of ChainGangGuy
3.05/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Appearance: Pours out a hazed, pale, dark golden body with a thin, white head.

Smell: Notable scent smelling of raw cereal grains with a backdrop of floral, lightly spicy hops. Still though, it's mostly grains.

Taste: Light maltiness with a markedly high grainy overtone and mild sweetness. Faint lemon zest hint. Predominately floral, spicy hops with a light bitterness. Drying finish with cling grainy taste.

Mouthfeel: Medium-light body. Medium carbonation. Soft overall mouthfeel.

Drinkability: I'm find this to be distinctly grainy, like I'm forever munching on some raw malted grains that aren't really there. Didn't care for this one.

Photo of rulisekmartin
3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

Moorhouse Blond Witch from Moorhouse's Brewery (Burnley) Ltd
81 out of 100 based on 14 ratings.