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

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RATINGS: 83   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.17/5   EST. CALORIES: 129   ABV: 4.3%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


BargeElland's rating

2.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
BargeElland (10) - West Yorkshire, - NOV 26, 2012
A beer for those who like the sweeter taste found it rather sickly after a couple but i am some one who like bitter beers. A beautifully polished appearance and looks good on the bar


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
AshtonMcCobb (5170) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Garrold (4118) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
minutemat (4153) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
edsspoon (855) - 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.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
martpez (121) - York, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 15, 2016
Decent pale ale. Tastes bitter and sharp. Not much complexity but does its job!

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beerowl80 (198) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jjsint (2263) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - JAN 11, 2016
Cask at the Devonshire Cat, Sheffield. When in Sheffield... drink one of the bestsellers. Mid-gold, clear with a big white head. Cereal, lemon, hay and slight astringency in the aroma. Clean bittersweet taste, a hint of soap. More bitterness in the citrusy finish. A good beer.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SarkyNorthener (3973) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 12, 2015
Cask@George 4th, Lichfield. Golden beer medium head. Aroma is yeasty and pale malts. Taste is citrus, yeast and pale malts. OK.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
theprof (472) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Hippoman (646) - 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.


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