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Sainsbury's SO Organic Blonde Ale - Wychwood Brewery Company Ltd

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Sainsbury's SO Organic Blonde AleSainsbury's SO Organic Blonde Ale

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2 Ratings
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Ratings: 2
Reviews: 2
rAvg: 3.71
pDev: 0.81%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Wychwood Brewery Company Ltd visit their website
United Kingdom (England)

Style | ABV
English Pale Ale |  4.70% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: GreenCard on 09-24-2006)
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Photo of wl0307
3.68/5  rDev -0.8%

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?!

wl0307, Mar 27, 2007
Photo of GreenCard
3.73/5  rDev +0.5%

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.

GreenCard, Sep 24, 2006
Sainsbury's SO Organic Blonde Ale from Wychwood Brewery Company Ltd
- out of 100 based on 2 ratings.