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Hambleton ThoroughbredHambleton Thoroughbred

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Hambleton Ales
England, United Kingdom

Style: English Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by wl0307 on 02-05-2007

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Reviews by jazzyjeff13:
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3.68/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

My first review for the Hambleton brewery - the brewery closest to where I currently live. Their emblem is the Yorkshire white horse, which is carved into the side of one of the Hambleton hills near Thirsk. It isn't a prehistoric monument like some other white horses in England, but adds interest to the area. I don't have to walk too far from my house to catch a glimpse of it.

A 500ml bottle with a BB date of Feb 2011 - just past it's best. It was given to me as a Christmas present, along with some other Hambleton ales.

Poured into a Sam Smith's pint glass. A golden colour with faint haze and light carbonation. Topped by a foamy white head that lasts for several minutes before settling. Aroma of pale malt with hints of grain. A distint clean sour note, like yoghurt or fresh cream cheese. Interesting.

A malty taste with a subtle hop bitterness on the finish. Hints of grain and a sour note that resembles yoghurt. Very faint notes of citrus fruit. Mouthfeel is smooth but quite astringent. Mild malty aftertaste.

A decent ale, very quaffable. The flavours are subtle but nicely rounded.The sour notes I detected are unusual but dont' detract from the aroma or taste. Worth sampling if you chance across it.

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Photo of mdagnew
3.88/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500ml bottle bought from Clarkes of Whitby...

Poured a clear golden copper orange colour. Slightly off white head poured fairly loose and frothy then faded quite quickly to light patchy covering. Some carbonation bubbles drift to the surface... light patchy lacing...

Aroma - Juicy tart fruits (pears, some apples), light marmalade traces, some marzipan notes, faint biscuit malts, grassy, floral honey sweetness, earthy, quite yeasty...

Taste - Light nuttiness mixed with good juicy fruits (bitter oranges, pears), decent peppery and grassy hop bitterness, biscuit malts, bready / yeasty, honey sweetness, some graininess, faint herbal notes...

M&D - Sharp and dry initially then smooths out... medium bodied... an extremely quaffable brew..

Overall - A spot on example of an English pale ale... recommended...

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Photo of wl0307
3.78/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Coming in a 500ml brown long-neck bottle, not sure if it's filtered but it looks a bit hazy from the outside. BB 02/2007, Batch 1536, served cool in a straight imperial pint glass.

A: it pours a lightly hazy, dark golden to tawny hue; the fluffy and hissing off-white beer head settles slowly to a thin cap, on top of very mild but constant streams of carbonation.
S: lightly spicy and musty yeasts combine with honeyish and cane-sugary pale malts, boiled sugar-coated chestnuts, floral and grassy touches of hops and a mild presence of citrus fruits--all mixed in one, very pleasant~~
T: lightly sour-sweet pale malts and nuttiness are quickly followed by Styrian Golding's dryish, spicy bitterness, a floral flavour of daisy flower tea, and a soothingly zesty lemon-citrus hoppyness... in the aftertaste a tangy and musty touch of yeasts lingers, until hitting a clean and tangy finish.
M&D: from the texture it's like an unfiltered bottled beer, with an effervescent and soft-fizziness to keep a refreshing palate. Overall this is a medium-bodied pale ale that is quaffable and benefits from a lingering dryish palate.

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Hambleton Thoroughbred from Hambleton Ales
Beer rating: 3.78 out of 5 with 3 ratings