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Wandle - Sambrook's Brewery

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BA SCORE
80
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19 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 19
Reviews: 7
rAvg: 3.38
pDev: 10.06%
Wants: 0
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Sambrook's Brewery visit their website
United Kingdom (England)

Style | ABV
English Pale Ale |  3.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: DerBayer on 01-23-2011)
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Ratings: 19 | Reviews: 7 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by allergictomacros:
Photo of allergictomacros
3.25/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A - Pours a slightly hazed amber with a solid, dense head of foam.

S - Nose has an interesting non-pine resinous quality and ripe, floral fruit. Mangos and peaches come to mind.

T/M - Very dry and slightly astringent and a bit crisp. Some hops are unfamiliar, and somewhat herbal in nature. Also present are hints of apple and a bit of acid up front. Carbonation is a bit rough.

D - Not totally sold on this one. A little too crisp I think, and could benefit from some smoothing out.

allergictomacros, Jun 15, 2011
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JRaburn, Apr 29, 2012
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3.53/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

500ml bottle, 4.2% ABV, seemingly only available at the Liquor Depot hegemonic chain of stores around here.

This beer pours a clear, pale golden amber colour, with two pudgy fingers of puffy, foamy eggshell-white head, which leaves some nice webbed tree branch lace around the glass as it genially recedes.

It smells of fruity pale malt - apple, canned pear, peach, and generic melon - with a tame attendant breadiness, and some mildly bitter leafy, floral hops. The taste is somewhat musty, grainy pale malt, the fruit essence still there, but having become much more dry and ethereal, a soft wet cereal character that arises as it all warms a bit, and some mildly herbal, weedy hops.

The bubbles are there, but pretty laid-back, unsurprisingly, the body a decently supportive medium-light weight, with a straight-ahead wounded smoothness. It finishes fairly dry, the grainy malt having spent its limited sweetness, the fruit in the same boat, and the lingering hops coming into their understated prime.

A rather agreeable little pub ale, this one. It morphs throughout its life cycle, from a fruity pale ale, to a sessionable bitter. I suppose there is a bit of something here for everyone, then, within reason, especially if the options are limited by locale or the like.

biboergosum, Jan 03, 2013
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3.9/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On cask at the GBBF, 2011.

Dark bronze with big lacey film. Honey-toasted grain and maybe some twiggy hops on the nose.
Golden syrup, toast and chutney malts with mild flower and light sappy bark hops.
Toffee finish, sweet and sour linger. Light to medium, chewy, round.

Very smooth and drinkable, the glass just raises itself. Perfect session bitter balance, even if the hops are a bit AWOL.

StJamesGate, Aug 04, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

Ty1607, Apr 25, 2014
Photo of DerBayer
3.35/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

THere is something peculiar about the taste and smell of Sambrook's beers but I am taking to it slowly.

There is a very dry taste anf feel to this beer and the taste is very herbal and slightly spicey. There is little mal;t character here and not so much depth in taste but for a session beer this is just fine...

DerBayer, Jan 23, 2011
Photo of tbeckett
3.23/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Parents brought this from London for me.

A - Medium golden and bright. Good carbonation and a one finger white head. Spotty lace is very minimal and retention holds at half a finger.

S - Earthy and bready. Very British. Sweet toffee. Some diacetyl.

T - Malt base is good. Toffee and bread. Some gentle floral hop. Hard candy of a flavour I can't pin down.

M - Mild carbonation, light to medium body and a clean and a little floral finish.

O/D - I could have a few of these, but it definitely doesn't hold your attention. Not as flavorful as other bitters, but not bad. Nothing too special.

tbeckett, May 02, 2013
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atrocity, Apr 29, 2014
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3.9/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served on cask in a pub in London.

Pours a clear bronze colour with a nice head and decent lacing.

Smells quite fresh and hoppy.

Tastes very nicely balanced, very drinkable and sweet, and very very refreshing.

Overall a lovely thirst quenching beer, i'd definitely have it again.

CwrwAmByth, May 17, 2012
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Photo of woosterbill
2.88/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Handpump half-pint at the Albany in Great Portland Street.

A: Clear pale amber body under a thin white head that dissipates into a coarse, sticky ring.

S: Very, very light. Faint hints of biscuity malt and stone fruit. Maybe a touch of herbal hops. Wow, that's weak.

T: Again, nothing much to it. It's clean and balanced, but only the faintest flavors of biscuity malt and hop bitterness come through. Meh.

M: Light body, light carbonation. At least it's smooth.

O: As I was reviewing this beer the bar manager saw my expression, and came over to apologize for the mediocrity of the Wandle - he knew without having poured my beer which ale I must have been sampling, and he promised not to buy it again. While it wasn't terrible by any means, and would certainly be easy to session, it was just the most insipidly boring English ale one could imagine. Avoid this beer if you enjoy flavor.

Cheers!

woosterbill, Jun 17, 2011
Wandle from Sambrook's Brewery
80 out of 100 based on 19 ratings.