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.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JohnRMurdoch (3975) - Glasgow, - NOV 12, 2012
Cask @ The Drum & Monkey. Golden pale yellow colour, good head. Flowery tropical fruit aroma. Cereal citrus flavour, bitter aftertaste. Decent blonde beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
theprof (186) - Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - SEP 27, 2015
Cask. Pale yellow with white head. Aroma of citrus, mainly lemony. Taste matches with melon and grapfruit to the fore and biscuit malt n the background. Far in the background and although this golden ale slips down easily that’s the main defect too little body. But at the end of a pleasing Sunday with Monday still hours away, it works.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Hippoman (399) - Durham, ENGLAND - AUG 18, 2015
Cask from the Lantern Pike, Little Hayfield, Derbyshire, £3.30/pint. Very pale yellow beer with smooth white head. Floral and citrus in a reasonably tempered aroma. Taste is mostly sweet with grapefruit coming through before a crisp, mid-dry finish. Pleasant but I prefer Belfry as a pale beer from this brewery.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
allmyvinyl (7165) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 8, 2015
Cask at the harbour view, Sunderland. Pours pale gold with a thin white head, nice lacing. Aromas of lemon, pale malt. Taste is lemon barley water. Grainy cereal finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BlackHaddock (5188) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAR 3, 2015
Cask pint in the Wolverhampton Wetherspoons on 28th Feb 2015. Straw blonde with a thin white head. Mild citrus aroma with a light malt lead in the taste which turns more dry and bitter as you get into it. Decent but really just another pale, golden citrusy brew which seem to be swamping the UK market currently.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
ramboraffe (1467) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - FEB 16, 2015
Cask at Bungalows and Bears, Sheffield, UK. Clear golden with small white head. Smell is light malty with bitter earthy and grapefruit hops. Taste is bitter earthy hops with light malt body. Dry with medium bitterness and low carbonation.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Cimbasso (484) - - NOV 20, 2014
Sampled on draught at the John Baird’s Yorkshire Beer Festival. The colour is the palest of pale yellows, and the head is white. Citrus aromas. Light maltiness and very light body with grapefruit flavours from the hops. This is more like a golden ale than a pale ale. Quite refreshing but lacking in body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
gegwilson (2379) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 26, 2014
Cask in the One Eyed Rat, Ripon. Pours blond with a white head. Some nice grapefruit notes, but it has a pretty mild flavour. Very creamy mouthfeel. OK

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
niquillis (2133) - Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 12, 2014
On cask at Green Man, Milwich. Golden pour with white head. Fruity session pale ale, this is Abbeydale’s bag.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mike_77 (4317) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - SEP 3, 2014
A nice Pale Ale. The aroma has fruity, hoppy tones and the flavour has a light fruity, peachy taste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Alengrin (3670) - BELGIUM - AUG 24, 2014
Though advertised as a bitter or pale ale, this is a typical new generation English golden ale, with a soft fruity character, smooth and slick mouthfeel, delicate sweet maltiness and nice grassy hop bitter balance in the finish.

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