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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: 73   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.17   EST. CALORIES: 129   ABV: 4.3%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask; Regular.
Finest quality pale malt carrying choicest west coast American hops to create a beautifully balanced pale ale. The aroma is fragrant, fruity. The flavours are mellow with hints of bubblegum and refreshing grapefruit. The finish is bittersweet, without being cloying.
This is consistently Abbeydale Brewery's biggest selling beer.
First brewed in 1996 it was designed as a premium pale bitter to show drinkers of a very big and old-established brewery's offering just what a beer could taste like... After a bit of name-calling and throwing of stones, it had no trouble in establishing a reputation as the genuine Sheffield Gold Beer. It is now available as a "regular" beer at a number of outlets in and around Sheffield.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tombyars (1486) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - SEP 27, 2011
First tasted this in Gabriels, Paisley in April 1999. Handpull dispense. Clear straw in colour with a thin white head. Fruity citrus aroma and thin clean mouthfeel. Pale malts give a citric fuit base with hints of lemon peel and grapefruit evident. Aromatic floral notes from the hops, giving a metallic tang to the aftertaste. Good bitter sweet balance in the finish. An excellent summer session golden ale.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
FatPhil (10892) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - AUG 28, 2011
Cask (GBBF2011, Thursday)
Sweetish fruity bitter. Nice malts. Long finish - fruity hops. Doesn’t stand proud amongst the best stuff I’ve had today (golden ale and bitter boredom...) but certainly an adequate and drinkable golden ale.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
oh6gdx (22632) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 17, 2011
Cask@GBBF2011. Pale golden colour, small white head. Aroma is fruity, bready, herbal and mildly sulphury notes as well. Flavour is fruits, herbs, hops, grass and some mild honeyish notes.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Theis (14467) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 15, 2011
Cask at GBBF 2011 - Tuesday. Clear golden - white head. Fruity, toasted, grassy, orange, ligh malty, ok hoppy, light flowery, hay, nice hoppy.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
joergen (23510) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 8, 2011
Cask at GBBF 2011. Clear yellow coloured with a small white head. Fruity aroma of hops, grass and yeast. Fruity flavour of hops and grass with notes of hay. Hoppy finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (35031) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 6, 2011
From cask. Pours clear and golden yellow with a small white head. Aroma is crisp citrusy hoppy and fruity. Fruity, sweet impression, mild bitter and slightly more dry into the finish. Ends crisp fruity and bitter.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Joeh (2049) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - AUG 4, 2011
Previously lost notes from GBBF 2006. A golden bitter. Malty and fruity with not enough hop! Boring.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
dynamiteninja (1679) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - FEB 26, 2011
Cask. The Pub, Leicester. You are always guaranteed a certain standard with Abbeydale. Loose thin white head. Orange/gold body. Hoppy, fruity. Very bitter. Bitter finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Oakes (13538) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 6, 2010
Golden. The aroma is herbal. The body is a bit creamy, with light floral and fruity hops. Really sessionable. Goes down very quickly.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Finn (4710) - Tromsø, NORWAY - NOV 1, 2010
Cask på Devonshire Cat, Sheffield 30 Sep 10. Veldig lys gylden. 0 skum. Litt tynn, søt fruktig aroma. God. Smaker litt grapefrukt.


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