Rapid Ale
Wye Valley Brewery

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Style:
American Blonde Ale
ABV:
4.6%
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3.43 | pDev: 0%
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Wye Valley Brewery
 
England, United Kingdom
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Retired (no longer brewed)
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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Tasted by half-pint recently at the Market Porter, S London.

A: pours a very clear, pale straw hue, coming with a thin layer of off-white foam, on top of a low carbonated body.
S: very intense flowery scent, plus assertive and aromatic citric hoppyness (incl. Goldings, and a less spicy but more citric edge from other hops)... quite simple really, but not bad.
T: the balanced palate shows a good amount of citric hops and (Marris Otter?) pale malts; leading fast to a rather tangy (but "quietly") bitter aftertaste, a little lemon-grass like sweetness, and a mildly bitter finish.
M&D: quite smooth mouthfeel with a good fizzy support, while a lovely kick of bitterness at the back makes it all the more quaffable in summer. That said, the thin-ish body fails to match the alc. strength, which is my only complaint.

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wl0307 from United Kingdom (England), Jun 25, 2006
Rapid Ale from Wye Valley Brewery
Beer rating: 3.43 out of 5 with 1 ratings