Sainsbury's SO Organic Blonde Ale - Wychwood Brewery Company Ltd
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Ratings: 2 | Reviews: 2
United Kingdom (England)
3.68/5 rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
BB 13/10/2007, served cool in a straight imperial pint glass.
A: deep golden hue, coming with a thick spongey white foam with very good retention; carbonation is lively at first, then settles on constant flows of tiny fizziness.
S: juicy citrus fruits and floral aroma (so that's the combined effect of Challenger and Hersbrucker... as stated on the label!) upfront, plus a milder presence of biscuity malts, and a slightly pricky touch of trangerine-zest. Every element coexist in a harmony, though by no means complex.
T: just like the aroma, the palate is led by lime-citrus fruits and a touch of grated Thai ginger (Galanga), while the floral hints emerge along with a deeper layer of aromatic bitter-sweet pale maltiness at a later stage... soothingly bitter in the end, hand in hand with a healthy dose of dryness on the palate, finished clean.
M&D: softly carbonated and refreshing, this light-bodied beer is not bad at all for a non-bottle-conditioned Blond Bitter. Across the board of Wychwood's beers, this one stands on the same level as the better range labeled as Duchy Original (also organic products)--perhaps Wychwood holds some secrets about brewing better organic products than their less interesting, non-organic ones?!
Serving type: bottle
03-27-2007 20:01:55 | More by wl0307
3.73/5 rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Appearance: sparkly gold, great clarity, thick layer of spongey white foam, good head retention
Aroma: a perfumey mix of dessert apples, cotton candy, and a chamomile and passion fruit hoppiness
Flavor: soft malty backbone with a balanced sweetness; crisp leafy hop flavor with a gentle bitterness hitting just after the beer goes down your throat; finishes semi-dry with a mellow lingering bitterness
Mouthfeel: medium-light body, gentle carbonation, crisp
Other comments: Sainsbury's is really stepping up to the plate and giving Waitrose a run for their money by offering high quality aat cheap prices. This, of course, leaves Tesco, ASDA, and Morrisons in the dust! Great beer.
Serving type: bottle
09-24-2006 12:31:05 | More by GreenCard
Sainsbury's SO Organic Blonde Ale from Wychwood Brewery Company Ltd
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