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


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RATINGS: 75   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
leaparsons (9110) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - OCT 21, 2007
Cask, Quorn Fest 07. Light gold with minimal head. Aromas are biscuit and lemon with tropical fruit. Hoppy with some spices. Flavours are soft lemon with good bitterness. Biscuit malts with hints of salt. Bitter and dry on the finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DownsouthGav (601) - Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 9, 2007
Cask. Pours a golden amber beer. nose is hoppy and fruity with notes of grapefruit. Taste is citrus with some floral elements. Not much malt here. Body is a bit thin for my tastes, overall a good effort to recreate an American style ale.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Gethinbeer (2400) - Nova Scotia, CANADA - AUG 28, 2007
UPDATED: AUG 19, 2010 Pint on tap in the Vine, Sheffield. Pale golden in appearance. Thin head. Mild flavour. Subtle hint of citrus fruit. Extremely easy to drink, little more flavour would be grand. August 2010. Clear and very pale golden yellow. Thin white head. Thin texture. Again extremely easy to drink. Citrus hop flavour. Lacks body. Would make a great session beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
blankboy (6787) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 27, 2007
Cask at Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese Inn, Castleton, Derbyshire. Pours a clear pale gold with an average size lasting creamy white head. Somewhat mild aroma of resiny hops. Nice flavour of resiny hops, lightly spices and some citrus fruit. Medium bodied. Good stuff, I quite enjoyed this.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Doppelganger (1388) - Dry County, Arkansas, USA - JUL 26, 2007
Cask, Turf Tavern. Shiny gold, thick luscious layer of frosting-dense white head. Fresh grass aroma, orange peel. Delicate, friendly. Tastes of gentle rose esters, very soft hops, very soft lemony malt. Nothing wrong with this, just soft to the point of being kind of vague.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
MesandSim (7118) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 15, 2007
A Sim rate (cask at Chelmsford BF): Very bitter citric flavour. Watery. Smells of sherbert and lemon. There’s a bug or some smeg in my beer. (Mes: Not any more, you drank it.)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ungstrup (31471) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - MAR 7, 2007
Cask at GBBF 2006. A yellow beer with a rim of beige head. The aroma is sweet flowery combined with notes of citrus fruits - especially grapefruit. The flavor is sweet malty with notes of flowers and grass as well as light notes of grapefruit.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
chriso (7513) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 11, 2006
Cask (handpump) at GBBF, August 2006. Day1, beer #24. Very pale straw colour. Light grassy hop aroma with some subtle honey notes. More restrained herbal hop character on the palate with an unexpected grainy element and more touches of honey. A bit lacking in zip and rather soft. Not in tip top condition, disappointingly.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
StueyD (1542) - Heacham, Norfolk, ENGLAND - JUL 24, 2006
A mid golden brown coloured beer with a weak head. A light hoppy aroma, with hints of weak lemony citrus fruits. The taste is dry, hoppy and fruity although slightly weak and watery in the finish. (Cask - @ The Fox & Hounds Summer Beer Festival 2006, Heacham, Norfolk).

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
RoyceH (1197) - Hesperange, LUXEMBOURG - MAR 31, 2006
Cask at the Beverley Inn, Edenthorpe, Doncaster. Aroma of soap suds. No joke, smelled definately soapy. Very light appearance, nearly lager colour. Hoppy, distinct lack of flavour. Good session ale, due to the lack of any distinctive flavour.

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