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


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RATINGS: 78   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.17/5   EST. CALORIES: 129   ABV: 4.3%
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (37603) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
dynamiteninja (1709) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Oakes (14059) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Finn (5578) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beershine (5218) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - OCT 21, 2010
Cask @ Three Judges, Glasgow. Bright gold with nice head. Aroma is sweeter than expected with lots of white plum and lychee esters, which indicate some bright hops. Sweet pale malts tend to be a little sticky here but the cereal flavors come out nicely.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
weaselkenievil (1608) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - JUL 23, 2010
At the Waters Green Tavern, Macclesfield. Poured a pale yellow gold with a thin white head. As usual with the beers in here, looks quality. Very easy to drink session beer. Not my thing, usually prefer more flavour and knackers but nice citrus, grapefruit, hop flavours.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
d_a_goody (12) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAR 21, 2010
Slightly sour and alcoholic beer with no real kick. Not a real fan of either this beer or the brewery in general.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
ralphdot (1014) - Billingham, Durham, ENGLAND - JAN 1, 2010
Very pale yellow with a thin but lasting head, very little aroma but a good slightly sweet citrus hop taste, I had to have four of them to be sure it was good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Muggus69 (1767) - Yarram, Vic, AUSTRALIA - OCT 19, 2009
Cask, The Champion, Kensington, London. Very clean straw body, small thick white foam. Decent hop nose; grapefruit and bitter orange, unripe peach, grass and pepper spice combine with a hint of sweet cereal malt. Low carbonation, smooth texture, medium-to-lean body. Straw-like cereal malt backbone stands firm against hop flavours; pine, grapefruit, pepper, pineapple, grass. Finishes slightly dry, good sharp hop bitterness. Well flavoured bitter, has a combination of American and English hop flavours.

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