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

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RATINGS: 53   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.25   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
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Cask; Regular.
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.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fonefan (35088) - 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.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
oh6gdx (20395) - Vasa, FINLAND - NOV 27, 2011
Cask. Yellowish golden colour with a small head. Aroma is very citrusy with some bready and earthy notes as well. Flavour is citrusy, mildly dishwatery notes as well as some bready and mild herbal notes. Easy to drink, but nothing very special.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
cgarvieuk (14543) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 3, 2012
cask at cloisters ... golden yellow ... small white head ...soft zezty lemon ... sweet fruit ... sweet oily lemon and a hop im not fond off ..

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
harrisoni (13793) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
imdownthepub (10326) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 2, 2007
Cask conditioned at The Derbyshire Cat, Sheffield. Pale gold / yellow with white head. Fresh bitter flavour with good hoppy notes throughout. Light in body but nicely refreshing, some op oil and a grassy taste. Good stuff.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DJMonarch (9159) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
maeib (8729) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - JAN 10, 2008
Cask conditioned - handpump - Linolnshire Poacher Nottingham. A pale gold beer with a white head. A lemony citrus aroma. As this was served with a tight sparkler there was a creamy feel to the beer which got in the way of the obvious lemon hop flavours. Iíve had this gravity served in the past and it was tons better than this forgettable experience.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
leaparsons (8102) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JAN 19, 2003
Quite pale in colour for this type of beer. Light sweet malts are complemented by a clean floral hoppiness. This has flavours below its alcohol so be careful, because this is quite drinkable.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
chriso (7390) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 20, 2004
A bit bland for a premium strength beer. Insipid pale colour. Sweetish malt aroma. Quite nice balance in the flavours at the start, but tails off towards the finish, leaving a slightly cloying sweetness. Cask (gravity), London Drinker beer festival.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DruncanVeasey (7203) - NUNEATON, Top 22, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - SEP 20, 2008
Cask, first Hinckley Beer Festival. 8% Tripel mellow tropical fruit aroma with fibrous pineapple and mango. Unfiltered mist like Belgium. Sweet, but packed with hop juiciness. Superb silky tropical fruit character. Clean with no alcohol- just undiluted hop pleasure. Beer Of The Festival.


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