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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: 66   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.15   EST. CALORIES: 129   ABV: 4.3%
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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.


2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
fiulijn (14380) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 28, 2008
<i>Gravity at The Doric Arch, London</i>
Hazy blond color with a greenish hue. Light hoppy aroma. It has a soft mouthfeel, mainly for the lack of carbonation, with a grassy malt flavor, light, and ordinary bitterness. Nothing special.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fonefan (34777) - VestJylland, DENMARK - SEP 29, 2008
Cask (handpump) @ Devonshire Cat, Sheffield. Bedfordshire England S3 8GG.
Clear light to medium yellow orange color with a average, frothy - creamy, good lacing, fully lasting, white to off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, toasted, dusty, keller, light yeasty, earth, dust. Flavor is moderate sweet and light to moderate bitter with a average duration. Body is medium, texture is oily - smooth, carbonation is soft to flat. (270708)

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Fin (7364) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 18, 2008
Cask at The Devonshire Cat, Sheffield, ’The Peoples Republic of South Yorkshire’ on the Valley of Beer Day 16-08-08 Poured straw coloured, with white head the appearance was quite immaculate, stunning clarity. This is an easy drinking session beer some boiled sweets along with some citrus, very nice beer.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DruncanVeasey (7142) - NUNEATON, Top 13, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - AUG 10, 2008
The Raglan Arms, Rugby. Straw-coloured and nitro creamy. Subtly fruity aroma with grapefruit and floral hops. Soft milky apricot and lemony citrus in the mouth. Bit of a watery finish. Certainly not the hop bite I was expecting, but a pleasantly mellow GA.

3.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
gary07734 (500) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - MAY 15, 2008
On tap in Hull, UK. Pours with very little head, taste is very fruity, strong apricots and citrus. Kind of average, not as good as some other yorkshire ales.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
wyzzywyz22 (1961) - Wirral, Merseyside, ENGLAND - MAR 24, 2008
Cask, Duck and Drake, Leeds. Pale amber colour, floral aroma. Lovely grapefruit/lemon flavour with a dry bitter finish. Really enjoyed this one. Recommended.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Rune (7992) - Tromsø, NORWAY - MAR 19, 2008
Half pint on gravity at London Drinker 08. No head. Straw-yellow body. Mild hoppy smell. Taste of rather tang fruity hops. Soft palate (12.03.2008).

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
albertane (377) - Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - FEB 10, 2008
Cask at the Lion Inn, New Basford, Nottingham. A pale beer with a floral aroma, Moonshine has a dry, slightly grassy, citrus flavour. It’s perfectly enjoyable without being as memorable as Absolution from the same brewery.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
downender (6238) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - JAN 28, 2008
Cask-conditioned at the Bag O’Nails, Bristol 28/1/08. Gold coloured with a slight white head. Some grassy hops and sweetness in the aroma. Slightly thin mouth feel with a touch of sweet malt and a short hoppy finish. An ok golden ale.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Whelk (123) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 30, 2007
Cask at the Fox and Duck, Sheffield. Pours a pale gold with a tight, pillowy white head (thanks to the sparkler). Aroma is biscuity, citrus, and very light spicy hops. Flavors are biscuity, bready, citrus (grapefruit and lemon) and a little bubblegummy. Finishes dry.


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