Brewed by Abbeydale
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Sheffield, England


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RATINGS: 50   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.25   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
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Pure Maris Otter Pale Ale malt, and English Goldings hops produce this fine single varietal golden coloured beer, giving a rich mellow sweetish taste tempered with citric overtones and a subtle bitterness in the finish...Gold Medal winner in strong ale class at Peterboro' CAMRA beer Festival 1998.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fonefan (33333) - VestJylland, DENMARK - AUG 16, 2007
Cask (handpump) @ Swan with Two Necks, WS15, Longdon. Clear light to medium yellow color with a small virtually none off-white head. Aroma is moderate hoppy, flowers, fruity. Flavor is moderate sweet and light lihgt bitter with a average duration. Body is medium, texture is watery to oily, carbonation is flat. Very refreshing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Doppelganger (1387) - Dry County, Arkansas, USA - JUL 26, 2007
Cask, Turf Tavern. Very pale gold, almost straw, nice frothy white cap. Fresh juicy fruit aroma, lemon, honey. Very delicate. Soft sweet malt, clean finish. A bit light on flavor for a stronger than normal golden, but clean and refreshing.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jammin7jg (139) - Burnage, Manchester, Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - MAY 6, 2007
[CASK: Font Bar, Manchester 06/02/07] A tasty quite strong ale that was a pleasant experiance. Definatly worth a try.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
harrisoni (12674) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - FEB 5, 2007
Cask gravity at White Cliffs BF 2007. Pale gold in colour with thin white head. Nettley citrus hop. Peachy aroma. bit of yeast. Sherberty hop. Bit of cream. Bit hit and miss. Some sips I liked, some not so much.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
dnas2 (705) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - OCT 23, 2006
Cask at The Wellington, Birmingham. Gold with a perfumed scent with some hoppiness. Slightly carbonated with a creamy mouthfeel but dry finish. Citrus and hops in the mouth. Quite bitter.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Finn (3759) - Tromsø, NORWAY - OCT 14, 2006
Cask at The Fat Cat Norwich 25 Sep 2006. Clear golden coloured. A tiny head. Some fruity hints but dull. Sweet bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
StueyD (1069) - Heacham, Norfolk, ENGLAND - MAR 5, 2006
A pale golden yellow beer with a weak white head. The nose is a light fruity aroma of citrus fruits and grapes, with a tiny hint of hop. The taste is light, fruity, slightly sweet with the grape element coming through from the smell, accompanied by an orangey citrus flavour. The finish is light and dry on the mouth. Cask, The Fox & Hounds, Heacham, Norfolk.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DJMonarch (9158) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - DEC 14, 2005
UPDATED: JUN 22, 2009 1. Cask Stillage at the Metropolitan Cathedral Crypt, Liverpool 24/02/2001 Tasted this one a couple of times and got quite different results - whisky and ginger undertones firstly and the next time I sampled it was about a month later. 2. Cask Handpump at the Mill Hotel, Chester 21/03/2001 where I found it to have more of a fruity pear flavour and less spicy feel to it. 3. Cask Handpump at the Smithfield, Derby 15/08/2007 Very fruity aroma. Clear golden coloured hoppy and fruity with some alcohol present in a very dry slightly acidic finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 14, 2005
Cask@Catford Beer Festival. Quite a sweet one. Sweet malt, then sweet hops. Crackery toffee malts and citrus in the finish, pretty well balanced but nothing spectacular.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
haddonsman (1234) - Derby, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - JAN 19, 2005
Cask at The Devonshire Arms, Sheffield. Any beer that stops me from trying anything else that the Devo has to offer has got to be good. Stuck with this through a long lunch, the 5.3% subtley disguised by its gentle sweetness and citirc whiff. Enormously enjoyable.

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