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Robinsons Mojo Pale Ale

Rating: 2.3

My fourth beer from the Robinsons brewery now and what will be mu first new offering from them since I reviewed their Iron Maiden Trooper beer back in the summer of 2013. The brewery is one that I’m quite familiar with given their beers are usually quite easy to find in UK supermarkets but I’ve not tried all that many of them and the one that I have tried haven’t really been that impressive. I decided to pick this bottle up when I spotted it in a Morrison supermarket recently, mainly based on the name but also because it came in a smaller 330ml bottle and was positioned amongst the supermarkets craft beer selection; only later did I find out it was a Robinsons brewed beer. The beer has been about in one form or another since 2015 and can be found as a cask offering coming in at 3.7% but I can’t imagine that it’s a version I’ll get to try anytime soon and I’ll be sticking to the bottled version for now; hopefully it’s a first good one from the brewery.

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Appearance (4/5): Clear amber coloured but it does form a nice, foamy white head that has a few tiny bubbles dotted about the place as well plus head retention is pretty good with a little lacing on the sides and not much reduction in size from its original one centimetre height.
Aroma (4/10): This one opens as a very fruity beer with quite a lot of floral notes coming through initially alongside some citrus and an unexpected blend of strawberries and peach; the peach seemingly the most dominant of the two. There was some orange and berries soon after and it seemed fresh at times but also a little weird in truth, almost soapy and artificial at times. Beyond the fruits there wasn’t too much else to report except some basic English style malts before some further floral notes rounded things off; it’s not a bad-smelling beer but it was definitely a little odd and that ended up putting me off some.
Taste (4/10): Again quite a fruity offering although the taste was toned down a little from the nose but it’s still an incredibly floral tasting beer with a lot of berries and elderflower coming through alongside the strong peach flavours that carry on from the nose. Around the middle there is some citrus and the odd tropical flavours too but it’s also quite odd again and seems all over the place. Towards the end some touches of biscuit and basic English malts start to come through but for the most part the berries and the floral flavours drown them out.
Palate (2/5): Really floral with a lot of citrus adding a tang to proceedings in the early going but it’s also an overly sweet beer thanks to the huge amounts of peach showing in both the taste and smell. It’s not a very well-balanced offering but it comes through with a light-medium body and subtle carbonation. It’s a poor offering really and almost ends up undrinkable nearer the end thanks to the sweetness of the stuff.

Overall (6/20): Rubbish stuff from Robinsons here, this one was an overly floral and ridiculously sweet beer that was odd tasting from the start and smelt like a bar of soap at times. It was just about drinkable and no more, with very little else managing to make itself known over the top of the floral flavours and the huge amounts of peach that featured. I was so disappointed with this one that I ended up giving my second bottle away as it was pretty much drain pour to me by the time I made it to the end of the first bottle.

Brewed In: Stockport, England
Brewery: Robinsons Family Brewers
First Brewed: 2015
Type: English Pale Ale
Abv: 5.5%
Serving: Bottle (330ml)
Purchased: Morrisons
Price: £1.69

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