Organic Yellowhammer | Black Isle Brewery Co Ltd

Organic YellowhammerOrganic Yellowhammer
BA SCORE
61.1%
Liked This Beer
3.69 w/ 36 ratings
Organic YellowhammerOrganic Yellowhammer
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Black Isle Brewery Co Ltd
Scotland, United Kingdom
blackislebrewery.com

Style: English Bitter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
"A golden, straw coloured bitter, brewed with Cascade hops adding a flinty, grapefruit aroma that is deliciously refreshing."

Added by brewdlyhooked13 on 09-07-2003

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#27,707
Reviews:
16
Ratings:
36
Liked:
22
Avg:
3.69/5
pDev:
12.74%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
10
Trade:
0
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Photo of vinicole
3.53/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Golden yellow colour with a thin and wispy head.
Tangerine aroma with sour notes. Dried fruits are apparent.
Leaf hop and earthy malt flavour.
Medium body.
I would not call this an English Bitter.

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Photo of 123321123321
4.18/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of NilocRellim
3.22/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Pours a clear straw colour. Smells very grainy (wort), earthy hops, and not much else. Tastes milder than the smell leads on, cereal malts, grains, light bitterness.

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Photo of K8nny
3.03/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of hdtrice
3.98/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of kojevergas
3.24/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Foley67
3.82/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of redleg411
3.25/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of mothmanscott
3.81/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a clear deep brown producing 2 fingers of frothy, tan, somewhat lived head that leaves thin, pasty sheets & webs of lace. Aroma is earthy dark roasted malt with hints of dried fruit, char, raisins, molasses & bitter chocolate. Taste is fronted by dark "cake-like" malt, chocolate milk, bittersweet cocoa, & hints of smoke, char & dark fruit. Finishes with dark chocolate, toffee, prune, char, smoke, a little prickly spice & a bitterness that intensifies in the burnt, bitter, unsweetened chocolate, astringent & long lingering aftertaste. In my experience the bitterness is more intense in the finish & aftertaste than is common to the style. Liquid fruit cake is a nice description by the brewery but I would call it more like liquid plum cake Mouthfeel is thin to medium bodied with moderate carbonation, thin but slightly silky, moderately prickly & drawing in the aftertaste.

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2/5  rDev -45.8%

Photo of AlexAfonin
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of Dentist666
4.1/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Golden ale poured into english pint.
Pours clear greenish golden beer with 1-finger off white head, moderate retention.
Crisp golden ale aroma - citrusy and malty.
Taste flows from aroma - piny, malty, citrusy, a bit harshly bitter, but still refreshing.
Light body, nice carbonation. Remarkably successful blonde ale.

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4/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of Antiantianti
4/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of MypSE
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of GarthT
3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

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4/5  rDev +8.4%

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4/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of Godfather50
3.7/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

The youtube on this from the brewery says it uses Pale, Crystal and Wheat malts and cascade hops. It's the wheat I think that gives the beer such a good head retention and mouthfeel. Reminded me very much of B1 which is surprising as this used Northern Brewer and Golding. Yellow Hammer has one plenty of awards and you can taste why!

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Photo of IRONRakkasan
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

Photo of abeeronthebeach
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of flyingpig
3.94/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

500ml bottle from Tesco (£1.89):
Clear amber with a large, thumb-sized head that is quite foamy looking and holds great.

Hoppy with some grapefruit and fresh, cut grass to go along with a little orange and some citrus notes. Lively and refreshing on the nose that I was expecting with some floral notes, a touch of sweetness and some biscuit too.

Hoppy with the same grapefruit and bitterness from the nose along with some citrus and floral flavours. Bread & biscuit with a malty bitterness follow. English in style, bitter and with fruity undertones.

Medium bodied with a great balance between flavours and moderate carbonation. There is some sweetness initially with a semi-bitter taste.

A surprisingly hop filled and bitter taste to begin with and was followed up by a nice mix of background fruits and malts. A great beer and one I'll pick up again no doubt.

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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

Photo of harpus
4/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of DrNo
4/5  rDev +8.4%

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Organic Yellowhammer from Black Isle Brewery Co Ltd
Beer rating: 61.1% out of 100 with 36 ratings
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