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


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RATINGS: 30   MEAN: 3.1/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.04/5   EST. CALORIES: 108   ABV: 3.6%
Cask; Regular.
A pale, light ale. Brewed using extravagant amounts of North American hops to give it full flavours and lots of body that make it taste like a much stronger beer. The hops give it a flowery nose and hints of lychees in the flavours.
Matins came about as a consequence of deciding to "brew a beer from muesli," deeming it suitable for the sort of liquid breakfast that ought to find its way onto the set of Red Dwarf or Men Behaving Badly. The inventive grist has long since given way to pure Maris Otter pale malt.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
DandyLion (518) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - FEB 22, 2013
Cask @ The Pub, Leicester. Drinkable session golden ale. Watery oily body with slight sweet taste and slight bitterness to finish. Don't really taste the 'American hops' a lot. Lower abv but nice ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fonefan (43245) - VestJylland, DENMARK - OCT 26, 2009
Cask (gravity) @ GBBF 09, Great British Beer Festival, Earls Court Exhibition Centre, London, England.
Clear medium yellow color with a small to average to large, fizzy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white to white head. Aroma is moderate malty, hay, straw, toasted, keller, light to moderate hoppy, earth. Flavor is moderate sweet and light to moderate bitter with a average duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat. [20090804]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
witthatsbier (504) - glasgow, SCOTLAND - OCT 9, 2009
grainy nose spicy dry fruity pale ale with dry bitter aftertaste, make this a very drinkable session ale

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Christian (12623) - Odense, DENMARK - OCT 5, 2009
Pale yellow with a small white head. Grainy malt and hay aroma. Dry grassy and grainy flavour

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
cgarvieuk (20763) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 11, 2009
Cask at GBBF 2009 ... light yellow ... odd peas and hop nose ... again light peas ... light fruit ... little dry... but mostly peas

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
oh6gdx (24925) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 11, 2009
Cask@GBBF2009. Pale yellowish golden colour, not much head. Aroma is sweet sugary nectar along with wood and some bready malts,. Flavour is quite much the same. Balanced brew, but quite boring.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
TBone (15940) - Pori, FINLAND - AUG 7, 2009
Cask@GBBF. Very pale yellow color, not much head, some white foam. Lemony dish water cleanser aroma. Herbal grassy flavor with hints of lime. Vegetables. Watery.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thebeertourist (5176) - Oslo, NORWAY - AUG 6, 2009
Cask at GBBF 09. Pale yellow, small froth. Intense fruity aroma. Melons and mellow fruit flavours, a touch of honey. A small guy that achieves a lot.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
weaselkenievil (1608) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - JUL 2, 2009
Cask at The Waters Green Tavern, Macclesfield. Pretty much golden with a medium white head. Citrus and floral flavour and aroma and something not too nice in the finish. Bit weak and watery but it is a little low on the abv so fair play on that score. Not bad but nothing moving me here.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
wyzzywyz22 (2108) - Wirral, Merseyside, ENGLAND - SEP 18, 2008
Cask, Lion Tavern, Liverpool. Looks like piss, with a fastly vanishing head. Floral, citrus aroma and flavour. Clean tasing but a bit watery. Dry finish. Not sold on this.

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