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

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unknown

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common

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RATINGS: 56   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35   EST. CALORIES: 123   ABV: 4.1%
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Cask; Regular.
A pale beer, made with fabulous Nelson Sauvin hops. Aromas of elderflower and grapes. Strong citrus flavours, especially grapefruit. Long lasting bitter finish. Very refreshing and packed full of flavour.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DruncanVeasey (7157) - NUNEATON, Top 23, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - FEB 4, 2010
Halves and pints, The Flowerpot, Derby. Thought I’d had it before, so didn’t really bother rating it. Brilliant with a slim dying head. Lovely fresh flowery and tropical hop; background biscuit and honey, perfumey Earl Grey, then Darjeeling leafiness. Lemony hop and creamy biscuit above all. Best beer on a fairly exhaustive trawl of Derby.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DJMonarch (9159) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - JAN 31, 2010
Cask Handpump at NWAF The Venue, Miles Platting 22/01/2010 Big fruit and hop aroma. Clear golden coloured hoppy and fruity grapefruit flavour with a hint of dryness and creaminess in a bitter malt finish.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ungstrup (29224) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JAN 14, 2010
Cask at The New Oxford, Manchester. A light golden beer with an off-white head. The aroma has notes of malt and citrus. The flavor is light, but lovely hoppy lending it notes of elderflowers and citrus fruits on a lightly malty back ground, leading to a dry and bitter finish.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
chriso (7347) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 24, 2009
Cask (gravity dispense) at the Bricklayers Arms Yorkshire beer festival, February 2009. Pale gold. Definitely has that herbaceous gooseberry leaf Sauvignon Blanc aroma. Zesty citrus in the flavour with more gooseberry leaf. Mouthfeel a touch thin but quite tasty.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
downender (6245) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - NOV 19, 2009
Cask-conditioned at the Bag O’Nails, Bristol 19/1109. Clear gold in colour with a decent white head. Aroma of sweet malts, pineapple and a hint of elderflowers. Flavour had tropical fruits, grapefruit and seom sweetness before a dry finish. A decent golden ale.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
anders37 (16586) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUL 2, 2009
Cask @ The Railway View, Macclesfield. Pours a clear golden color with a small white head. Has a fruity malty caramel aroma. Fruity malty caramel flavor with some hoppy hints. Has a fruity malty caramel finish with some hoppy hints in the aftertaste.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (34777) - VestJylland, DENMARK - APR 5, 2009
Cask (gravity) @ The New Oxford, 11 Bexley Sq, Salford, Manchester England M3 6DB.
Clear medium to dark yellow color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly diminishing, white to off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, moderate to heavy hoppy, citrus, fruity, exotic fruit. Flavor is moderate to light heavy sweet and bitter with a average to long duration. Fresh. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat. [20090122]

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
harrisoni (13619) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - MAR 18, 2009
Cask at Bricklayers Arms Yorskhire Festival 09. Pale gold, lasting bubbly white head. Supposed to be sauvignon blanc-y and it is. Nelson Sauvin hops? Getting towards the end of the barrel, so little condition, but the mango/passionfruit is unmistakeable. In top condition, this would be fantastic, rich tropical fruits and drying tangy hop. Just lacks condition.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ethereal (2417) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAR 7, 2009
Cask at Bricklayers Arms Yorskhire Festival, 27th February 2009. Pure yellow colouration. Aroma is 100% fresh hop. Frankly, it’s like chopping a fresh grapefruit in half and then rubbing it all over your face. Fantastic. This is a great, great tasting golden ale. The kind of beer that makes you go back for another the moment you finish the glass.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
maeib (8664) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - FEB 22, 2008
UPDATED: JUN 21, 2013 Cask conditioned - gravity dispense - Merton Winter BF. A pale gold coloured beer with a loose whitish bubblt head. The aroma is nice fresh and hoppy; notes of kiwi fruit and flowery notes. The taste is fresh. Grapefruit notes and sharp white wine notes. Really clean and slips down nicely. Score 3.7
Subsequent ratings scored 3.7 and 2.9. Average becomes 3.4


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