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


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RATINGS: 87   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.

JohnRMurdoch's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JohnRMurdoch (4414) - 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 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ladnewton (1813) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 26, 2016
Cask at the Nursery Tavern, Coventry on 26th October 2016. Slightly hazy gold with thin whitish spot-lacing foam. Herby hoppiness and yeasty notes in aroma. Fruity in-mouth with peach, citrus and bitter orange peel. Sharp finish of citrus peel and some grassiness. Smooth, somewhat clingy mouthfeel and medium body.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Stuu666 (10879) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 3, 2016
Cask at cloisters. Pours clear golden, nose is toffee, floral, taste is sweet, toffee, grassy.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
cgarvieuk (21899) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 1, 2016
Cask at cloisters... Golden amber.. Thin white lacing... Soft sweet herb lemon fruit... Soft sweet dry bitter.. Soft hay.. Dry hay

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Robertbaldwin (2) - West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 18, 2016 does not count
Guest beer at The Victorian in Halifax. Slipped down very easily, my kind of beer. Great example of a Yorkshire Pale Ale. My tastebuds said grapefruit and leather but I’m no expert. If you get the chance and like this style of beer then have some.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
AshtonMcCobb (5393) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 31, 2016
On cask at Ye Olde Bowling Green. Appearance - golden amber with a decent head. Nose - floral and mineral. Taste - more floral and predominantly citrus. Palate - light bodied with a creamy texture and a long dry finish. Overall - a solid example of the style.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Garrold (4358) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - APR 25, 2016
Cask. Cross Keys, Handsworth, Sheffield. A whole pint. Clear, pale straw colour. Sparkler induced, tight, creamy, white head. Aroma of cereal and pale malts. Low key, fruity hop. Some citrus. Taste is mostly light dry. Minimal bitterness. A bit bready. Finishes sweet and cerealy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
minutemat (4452) - Shrewsbury, Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAR 7, 2016
Cask pint @ The Three Fishes, Shrewsbury. Pours clear gold, receding white head. Aroma is pale malt. Taste is initial biscuits, wheat, light citrus before settling into a comfortable pale malt tone. Sessionable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
edsspoon (871) - Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - FEB 18, 2016
Cask - golden with a foamy beige head. Aroma of grass, earth and mint. Taste of hay, barley and straw with a little earth followed by light peach and apricot flavours. Medium body, soft carbonation, oily body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
martpez (128) - York, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 15, 2016
Decent pale ale. Tastes bitter and sharp. Not much complexity but does its job!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beerowl80 (248) - Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - JAN 21, 2016
Cask. Pours pale yellow/gold. Aroma is light citrus with some sweet malts and hoppiness. Taste is medium bitterness. A good solid session beer.

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