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Cloudwater Small Pale

Brewery: Cloudwater Brew Co.
Country: England
ABV: 2.5%
Style: American Pale Ale
Other Notes: Aroma & Flavour – Juicy tangerine and zesty grapefruit, soft white peach and resinous hop notes. Body – Medium-bodied and velvety with soft carbonation. Aftertaste – Lingering juicy orange and peach with a light, peppery bitterness

Brewer Description: (from can) This beer combines our love of British beer heritage and the technical challenges of brewing lower-strength beer that’s big-bodied and full-flavoured. This is a great choice for times when you’re taking it easy, but still want a big hoppy hit from a dry-hopping rate most commonly seen in much stronger beers.

My rating: 3
My beeradvocate.com rating: 3.42
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.2

Intro: A 440ml can, canned on 4th March 2020, and a freshest flavour before date of 24th May 2020. Poured into a Lost Abbey teku glass.
Appearance: A hazy straw golden yellow colour with a two finger white head that dissipated fairly quickly and left only sparse lacing.
Aroma: Aromas are a bit weak, but there is sweet mandarin and citrus zest.
Taste: Biscuit malt, lightly bitter, orange, citrus zest, notes of unripe mango, and hints of pepper.
Mouthfeel: Light to medium bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall: Aromas and flavours were not as strong as I hoped for, and the regular Pale Ale at 3.7% abv just seemed more crushable to me with what I felt was a lighter body and more spritzy carbonation.

Cloudwater Pale Ale

Brewery: Cloudwater Brew Co.
Country: England
ABV: 3.7%
Style: American Pale Ale
Other Notes: Aroma & Flavour – Mango, pineapple and tangerine, with a light, lasting malt character. Body – Light to medium body with spritzy carbonation. Aftertaste – Soft and juicy orange, low bitterness

Brewer Description: (from can) Our Pale Ale is a beer for everyday moments, whether it’s a conversation with friends or quiet relaxation after work, and aims to provide balance between bold flavour and easy drinkability. It’s full of rounded tropical fruit flavours with a soft, juicy finish and low bitterness.

My rating: 3
My beeradvocate.com rating: 3.75
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.5

Intro: A 440ml can, canned on 2nd March 2020, and a freshest flavour before date of 22nd May 2020. Poured into a Lost Abbey teku glass.
Appearance: A hazy darkish orange colour with a two finger white head that dissipated fairly quickly but left some nice lacing.
Aroma: Sweet mandarin, orange, with notes of mango, pineapple and grass.
Taste: Orange, biscuit, malty, with notes of tropical fruit, and a lightly bitter finish.
Mouthfeel: Light bodied with moderate spritzy carbonation.
Overall: Light and refreshing for a hot day. Maltiness is a bit strong and the fruit kind of gets lost in this.

Cloudwater A•W18 Brewed All Season Pale

Brewery: Cloudwater Brew Co.
Country: England
ABV: 4%
Style: American Pale Ale
Other Notes: Autumn-Winter 18. Aroma & Flavour – Mango, pineapple and tangerine, with a light, lasting malt character. Body – Light to medium body with spritzy carbonation. Aftertaste – Soft and juicy orange, low bitterness

Brewer Description: (from can) Our season-long Pale Ale is a beer for everyday moments, whether it’s conversation with friends or quiet relaxation after work, and aims to provide balance between bold flavour and easy drinkability. It’s full of rounded flavours of mango, pineapple and tangerine with a soft juicy finish and low bitterness.

My rating: 3
My beeradvocate.com rating: 3.62
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.6

Intro: A 440ml can, canned on 28th January 2019. Poured into a Lost Abbey teku glass.
Appearance: A lightly hazy golden colour with a two finger white head that had pretty good retention and left some nice fluffy lacing.
Aroma: Pineapple, mandarin peel, soapy, floral with hints of mango.
Taste: Slightly underripe mango, pineapple, citrus rind, lemon zest, with hints of pine and a herbal / floral touch.
Mouthfeel: Light to medium bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall: Easy drinking but I’m not big on floral notes.

Omnipollo Aniara

Brewery: Omnipollo
Country: Sweden
ABV: 6%
Style: American Pale Ale
Other Notes: Lemon Pale Ale. Brewed by Omnipollo at De Proef Brouwerij, Belgium

Brewer Description: (from website) In the intersection between pale ale and lemon juice. Lemonale. American Pale Ale brewed with lemon juice.

My rating: 3
My beeradvocate.com rating: 3.63
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.5

Intro: A 330ml can with a best before date of 22nd October 2019. Poured into a Lost Abbey teku glass.
Appearance: A nice slightly hazy golden colour with a big three finger white head that had excellent retention and left lots of nice sticky lacing.
Aroma: Lemon peel, lemon zest, lemon and a little soapy.
Taste: Sour, tart, lemon, lots of lemon, lemon everything, zest, pulp, peel, juice.
Mouthfeel: Acidic, light to medium bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall: Lemon is nice, but this was overly sour and acidic, that didn’t make it so easy to drink.

Cloudwater A•W18 Brewed All Season DDH Pale

Brewery: Cloudwater Brew Co.
Country: England
ABV: 5.5%
Style: American Pale Ale
Other Notes: Autumn-Winter 18. Aroma & Flavour – Zesty citrus fruit in both flavour and aroma, backed up by resinous hop notes. Body – Medium bodied and velvety with soft carbonation. Aftertaste – Lingering juicy fruit flavours. Dry hop intensity – 16 g/L

Brewer Description: (from can) Our all-season DDH Pale provides a balance between a juicy, full-bodied IPA and easy drinking Pale. ‘DDH’ means this Pale has been double dry hopped, using twice the amount of hops as our standard Pale. It delivers big citrus flavours and a smooth body, with a juicy tang and a peppery character on the finish.

My rating: 4
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4.42
My ratebeer.com rating: 4.3

Intro: A 440ml can, canned on 23rd October 2018. Poured into a Lost Abbey teku glass.
Appearance: A very nice hazy orange colour with a two finger white head that had good retention and left nice lacing.
Aroma: Slightly mild, but there’s mango, orange zest, lemon peel and dashes of pine.
Taste: Juicy, light mango and peach, followed by lots of citrus zing, orange, orange rind and lemon peel.
Mouthfeel: Medium to light bodied with soft carbonation.
Overall: A great Pale Ale that is just so easy to drink. Aroma was perhaps a bit light, but flavour was right up my alley with a good balance of tropical and citrus fruits.