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 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 (1549) - 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 (1198) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 30, 2006
Cask@The Red Lion, Isleworth, WLondon. Quite nice. Golden appearance. A nice hoppy aroma and then flavour. A nice aromatic flowery ale, wit some subtle lychee and grapefruit notes, very pleasing.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
harrisoni (16047) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - MAR 24, 2006
Cask gravity dispense at Red Lion, Isleworth. Pale gold, really citric lemon aroma. Fine in mouth, juicy and then sharp astringent finish

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DanielBrown (4268) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAR 13, 2006
Hand pulled at the Wellington, Birmingham. Bright yellow, thinnish, but smooth. Hoppy and juicy, but with an edge of weakness. Soft, but compelling. Another good Abbeydale beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DJMonarch (9170) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - DEC 14, 2005
UPDATED: OCT 11, 2006 1. Cask Stillage at the Memorial Hall, Northwich 21/09/2002 Clear golden coloured with some spicy flavours. Very smooth on the palate with some hops in the finish. 2. Cask Handpump at the Old Harkers Arms, Chester 17/04/2004 Simillar to above but with some sour fruit hints and some dryness and bitterness.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
SilkTork (5467) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Hampshire, ENGLAND - OCT 31, 2005
Medway Beer Festival. A glowing golden ale with some scintillating mid citric range bursts. Fragrant passion fruit and pineapple. Sadly served slightly too warm.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheGrandMaster (2335) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - AUG 29, 2005
Pint pulled at The Monsal at Monsel Heads (Peak District), a milky white that settles to a pale amber with a creamy head. A very floral aroma with hints if plums (and slightly buttery). Very very smooth, though a little sour in the aftertaste, hints of apricots maybe.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
haddonsman (1234) - Derby, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - AUG 23, 2005
Handpulled at the Devonshire Arms, Sheffield. Pale body, sharp flavour, malts try to balance back and almost succeed.

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