Brewed by 1648
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Lewes, England


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RATINGS: 27   MEAN: 3.1/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.07   EST. CALORIES: 138   ABV: 4.6%
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Cask: Regular. Previously a seasonal available May to September. Also available bottle conditioned.

Honey coloured, Lightly flavoured with Sussex Downs Blossom Honey

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
MrBlueSky93 (479) - Sutton Coldfield, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 30, 2015
Bottle from Hops in a Bottle, Mansfield. Pours slightly cloudy, golden in colour. Single finger white head. Aroma is skunky, citrus, orange, yeasty. Taste of initial light malts, then subtle lemon and orange, citrus flavours, no real honey taste. A bit bland.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mr_h (3549) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - JUN 22, 2015
Cask, hand-pulled, Bon Accord, pale malty aroma with some honey, clear golden, thin white head, very sparse lacing, oily, the honey comes through in the aftertaste

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
foxo82 (794) - Bromsgrove (via Leicester), Worcestershire, ENGLAND - FEB 6, 2015
Bottle from Brother David. Amber with grassy malt aroma. Taste starts off weak, watery and in safe CAMRA territory but the honey comes through in the aftertaste. Not the honey-est honey beer but very pleasant nonetheless.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
AshtonMcCobb (3764) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 26, 2014
Bottle thanks to allmyvinyl. Appearance - golden with a proportionate head which then fades quickly. A slight haze. Nose - honey and cornflakes. Taste - strangely drying and green even though itís a honey beer. Palate - medium bodied with a creamy texture and a long dry finish. Overall - donít like honey beers and thus isnít a good example.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
allmyvinyl (6043) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 26, 2014
500ml bottle from Beers of Europe. Pours hazy gold, short-lived white head. Aromas of honey and sulphur. Taste is dirty honey, thin, dry sweetness. Too dry.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TBone (13818) - Pori, FINLAND - DEC 16, 2011
Bottled 500ml (BB 12/2011)
Served with yeast. Hazy orange color, good white head. Aroma is like in Orval! Horseblankety, honeyish. Light bodied. Flavor is also like Orval! Horseblankety, fruity, peppery, honeyish. Well, I think it was not intended to be like this but I love it!

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
oh6gdx (22398) - Vasa, FINLAND - DEC 16, 2011
Bottled (from Beers Of Europe). Golden colour, huge white head. Aroma is spruce, quite acidic and very sour and spicy. Flavour is acidic wood, some spices, and sour and yeastyness. With yeast in it, a very good orval clone... So if you want a good rating, throw in the yeast, just in case it would be infected....

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (38495) - VestJylland, DENMARK - NOV 16, 2011

Bottle 500ml.

Clear medium yellow colour with a large, frothy and open, good lacing, mostly lasting, white head. Aroma is moderate malty, toasted, grass, flowers, sour fruit, soured milk notes. Flavour is moderate sweet and bitter with a long duration, dry, i did not get muck honey ? Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft. [20111105]

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
JohnRMurdoch (3742) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - NOV 13, 2011
UPDATED: NOV 29, 2011 Bottle from Beers of Europe. Tropical & citrus fruit aroma. Hazy golden amber colour with a big foamy head. Biscuit & tropical fruit flavour. Hoppy aftertaste. Great golden ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Dedollewaitor (14539) - Odense, DENMARK - NOV 5, 2011
Bottle @ Ulfborg, Early Winter Tasting, 2011. Pours cloudy orange with a frothy white head and lacings. Nose is honey and orange. Dry and bitter flavor with citrus, orange and honey. Medium bodied. Ends dry.

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