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


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RATINGS: 82   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 14/20
blankboy (7150) - 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 (7117) - 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 (34023) - 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 (1564) - 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 (16932) - 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 (4353) - 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.

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