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Swing Low - George Gale & Company Ltd

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Reviews: 4
Hads: 4
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: n/a
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
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George Gale & Company Ltd visit their website
United Kingdom (England)

Style | ABV
English Bitter |  3.80% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: cypressbob on 10-29-2007

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Reviews: 4 | Hads: 4
Photo of fullsweep
4.4/5  rDev n/a
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Imperial pint on cask at the local social club.

A: light copper/amber, with thin head of off-white foam, lots of lacing

S: mildly spicy, maybe cinnamon?

T: fruity, mild lemon, with some tartness of raspberry--but these are all quite mild and held together with a grassy/grainy flavor palate

M: light and refreshing--could imagine this would be great outside on a sunny day; slightly more carbonated than most cask ales

D: very drinkable! (442 characters)

Photo of blamoe
3.7/5  rDev n/a
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Gales Swing Low is an good example of a beer that should be brewed all year round is better than a lot of all yaer round ordinary bitter avalible.A nice quench stopping, refreshing beer that has a nice all round flavour, which makes this beer great for a long evening at the pub. (279 characters)

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3.31/5  rDev n/a
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Tasted by a half pint at a Fuller’s pub nr. the London Bridge station, central London, on 19 Feb. 2007. Hand-pulled without the aid of a sparkler. This was the first Chiswick-brewed Gales beer that I’ve tried since Fullers took over Gales’ business.

A: bright reddish amber in colour, coming with an off-white fluffy head and low carbonation.
S: mildly tart-plummy fruits with a floral hint underline a dense honey-ish maltiness, while the woody and eggy sulphurs in the background do not go unnoticed.
T: an unique prune-ish & woody flavour upfront is ensued by biscuity pale malts and fast-intensifying spicy-zesty edge as of Styrian Goldings… the aftertaste has a long, slightly herbal, hoppiness and musty yeastiness, that is intensively dry, bitter, and at times tangy as well, although it does feel a bit thin in the end.
M&D: mildly fizzy and med-bodied, this is a very easy-drinking Bitter with a long aftertaste and a special yeasty touch; it could’ve fared better if the texture does not thin out in the end, though. (1,032 characters)

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3.63/5  rDev n/a
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

500ml brown bottle, served slightly chilled in a nonic

Pours with a deep rich coppery body, some thin amber hints throughout. Puffy bubbly white head forms abiut half an inch thick, solid retention although soon settles down to a fine whisp of white lacy head

Smell, rich sticky english malt. Some slight dried fruit aroma, little bit of mustiness. Fresh english hops, a little touch of acidity

Taste, crisp but fairly thin mouthfeel. Solid bitterness followed up by a nice whack of crunchy malt in the background

A solid and refreshing ale, bit lacking in overall flavour but then again this is a 3.8% bitter which has session written all over it (659 characters)

Swing Low from George Gale & Company Ltd
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