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Icebreaker - J.W. Lees & Co (Brewers) Ltd

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Reviews: 1
Hads: 1
Avg: 3.73
pDev: n/a
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Gots: 0 | FT: 0
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J.W. Lees & Co (Brewers) Ltd
United Kingdom (England) | website

Style | ABV
English Bitter | 4.00% ABV

Availability: Spring

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Beer added by: wl0307 on 04-22-2005

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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3.73/5  rDev n/a
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Revisiting this beer by a half-pint at the Rain Bar, Manchester City. This time I finally was equipped with some knowledge about beers, and this ale should be categorised as a cross b/w British Blond Bitter and German Weizen--no doubt about that.

A: absolutely clear and bright, pale straw in colour, the creamy froth lasts throughout the drink, on top of a static body.
S: slightly spicy & resinous hoppyness upfront with a touch of lemon (like German noble hops), on top of almost lager-like maltiness on a par with a floating grainy/corn-ish aroma. Very refreshing and pleasant.
T: the initial entry of feather-light malts is followed by a lingering, chewy but very light wheat-ish flavour; at the second level an almost herbal bitterness of hops deepens towards the back of the tongue, leaving a touch of lemon to mix with Weizen’s hallmark of shellfish like savoury-sweet edge of exotic yeastiness to linger in the long, dry-ish finish.
M&D: the lively fizziness dances lightly on the palate, the body is light, and the balance is retained. Overall this beer is Lees’ applauded take on German Weizen-style beer with an English accent. However, the aftertaste seems to outlive and even outperform the main body of flavour, and it could be slightly boring and off-focus after a pint.

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Icebreaker from J.W. Lees & Co (Brewers) Ltd
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