Category Archives: Cloudwater Brew Co.

Cloudwater Pilsner Motueka Mandarina

Brewery: Cloudwater Brew Co.
Country: England
ABV: 5%
Style: Czech Pilsner
Other Notes: Autumn-Winter. Specialising in modern, seasonal beer. Malts – Pilsner Malt and Carapils. Yeast – WLP833. Hops – Motueka, Mandarina Bavaria and Pilgrim Alpha CO2 Extract

Brewer Description: (from can) This Pilsner was fermented with WLP833, and features Motueka through delicate aroma hopping.

My rating: 3
My beeradvocate.com rating: 3.75
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.7

Intro: A 440ml can, canned on 11th January 2018 and with a before date of end of July 2018. Poured into a Lost Abbey teku glass.
Appearance: A lightly hazy golden straw colour with a two finger white head that dissipated fairly quickly while leaving lots of nice lacing.
Aroma: Light mango, lemon zest, citrus rind, straw, cereal grainy and lightly floral.
Taste: Lightly sweet, grainy, touch of mango with hints of mandarin peel, rind and floralness.
Mouthfeel: Crisp, light bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall: Nice, refreshing and easy to drink, despite the floral characters that I’m not fond of.

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Cloudwater Helles Mandarina

Brewery: Cloudwater Brew Co.
Country: England
ABV: 4.8%
Style: German Munich Helles
Other Notes: Autumn-Winter. Specialising in modern, seasonal beer. Malts – Barke Pils, Vienna, Caramel Pils and Caramel Hell. Yeast – WLP833. Hops – Mandarina Bavaria and Pilgrim Alpha CO2 Extract

Brewer Description: (from can) This Helles features Barke Pils malt for a smooth and traditional flavour. We used a light aroma addition of Mandarina Bavaria, and fermented with WLP833 for a delicate flavour profile.

My rating: 3
My beeradvocate.com rating: 3.46
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.4

Intro: A 440ml can, canned on 19th January 2018 and with a best before date of end of June 2018. Poured into a Lost Abbey teku glass.
Appearance: A clear golden colour with an almost three finger white head that dissipated fairly quickly, but left some nice sticky lacing.
Aroma: Biscuit crackery malt and grass with light citrusy mandarin peel, rind and grains.
Taste: Lightly sweet, cracker malt, biscuit, grass, grainy with a very light mandarin rind and floral touch.
Mouthfeel: Soft, smooth, light to medium bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall: I’m not fond of the floral flavours, but otherwise, it was clean and balanced.

Cloudwater DDH Simcoe Vic Secret Pale

Brewery: Cloudwater Brew Co.
Country: England
ABV: 5.5%
Style: American Pale Ale
Other Notes: Spring-Summer 2017. Specialising in modern, seasonal beer. Malts – Golden Promise, Wheat, Dextrin Malt and Carapils. Yeast – WLP001. Hops – Simcoe, Vic Secret, Chinook and Pilgrim Alpha CO2 Extract

Brewer Description: (from can) Our second mid strength Pale, double dry hopped with Simcoe, Vic Secret and Chinook. We increased the Carapils and Dextrin malt for a richer mouthfeel and fermented with WLP001 for a neutral yeast profile.

My rating: 4
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4.35
My ratebeer.com rating: 4.1

Intro: A 440ml can, canned on 28th April 2017 and with a best before date of end of August 2017. Poured into a Lost Abbey teku glass.
Appearance: A cloudy golden orange colour with a one finger white head that had decent retention and left some lacing.
Aroma: Mango and passionfruit with hints of peach, orange and grapefruit.
Taste: Tastes similar to the aroma with mango, peach, apricot, mandarin and orange with a nice finish of bitter zesty citrus rind.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall: A nice juicy Pale Ale that’s great to drink.

Cloudwater NW DIPA Citra

Brewery: Cloudwater Brew Co.
Country: England
ABV: 9%
Style: American Double IPA
Other Notes: Special Edition (drink fresh). Malts – Golden Promise, Oats, Dextrose Monohydrate. Yeast – JW Lees. Hops – Citra, Simcoe, Huell Melon, Mosaic and Pilgrim Alpha CO2 Extract

Brewer Description: (from can) Introducing our new DIPA style which showcases yeast from one of Manchester’s oldest family brewers and fresh 2016 harvest hops. Citra takes the lead backed up by Simcoe, with JW Lees 4792nd generation yeast.

My rating: 5
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4.62
My ratebeer.com rating: 4.5

Intro: A 440ml can, canned on 27th April 2017 and with a best before date of end of June 2017. Poured into a Lost Abbey teku glass.
Appearance: A cloudy, mango juice dark orange colour with a thin white head and sparse lacing.
Aroma: Tropical mango and papaya followed by citrusy orange and orange rind with a hint of grapefruit and pineapple.
Taste: Juicy mango, pineapple and orange with light bitterness, dankness and a lingering tingly spice on the finish.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall: A very nice DIPA from Cloudwater that is both juicy and intense.

Cloudwater Bergamot Hopfen Weisse

Brewery: Cloudwater Brew Co.
Country: England
ABV: 6%
Style: German Hefeweizen
Other Notes: Special Edition (small batch). Malts – Wheat, Best Ale, Cara Malt and Light Munich. Hops – Citra, Mosaic and Pilgrim Alpha CO2 Extract.

Brewer Description: (from bottle) A modern hopfen weisse flavoured with zest and juice from 150kg of bergamot lemons.

My rating: 3
My beeradvocate.com rating: 3.86
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.7

Intro: A 330ml bottle bottled on 18th March 2016 and poured into a Riedel weizen glass.
Appearance: It poured a hazy orange colour with a three finger white head with decent retention and left sticky lacing.
Aroma: Citrusy lemon and strong floral notes with a hint of pineapple and sweet banana.
Taste: Strong floral and zesty citrus lemon with some grapefruit bitterness and orange on the finish.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with moderate to high carbonation.
Overall: This was an interesting Hefeweizen with strong floral flavours and less banana and clove taste than what I normally find in Hefeweizen’s. I enjoyed the lemons but the floral was maybe a bit strong.

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