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


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RATINGS: 9   MEAN: 3.52/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.21   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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Cask; Special - December 2010.
A full flavoured pale beer. A strong IPA made with 100% Maris Otter low colour malt and a combination of two New Zealand hops. Hop flavours predominate with summer fruits and earthy and grassy flavours. The finish is long-lasting and bitter, leaving an overall impression of crispness alongside warming alcohol.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Theydon_Bois (9930) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - MAR 13, 2014
Cask at the Victoria Inn, Ruggers, 12/03/14. Clear blonde with a moderate white covering. Nose is bitter citric fruit, straw, orchard aromas, tangerine, light spice, faint bread dough. Taste comprises tangy fruits, bitter orange, straw, light yeast notes, corriander, lemon rind. Medium bodied, moderate carbonation, semi drying close. Ok.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
wimpyjoe (4424) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 17, 2014
Cask @ Puzzle Hall Inn. Golden with a creamy head. Has a full fruitiness, plenty of tropics evident with peach and apricot abundant amongst the hoppiness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
maeib (8750) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - DEC 24, 2012
Cask conditioned handpump Wig & Pen Northampton 20/12/12. A golden beer with a white head and lacing. Nouveau hopping. New Zealand stuff. Good gooseberry flavours. Fresh and clean. Pale malts. Tasty but why is it called Winter?

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
leaparsons (8311) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 8, 2012
Cask, Criterion, Leicester. Hazy golden with a white foam. Aromas are grain with low grapefruit and lemon. Leafy with light citrus rind and herbal, grassy notes. Yeasty with trace banana. Flavours are biscuit malts with mellow lemon and pepper. Spicy with a dry finish. Pretty decent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
cgarvieuk (15169) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 28, 2012
cask at cloisters ... golden amber ... thin white head ... soft dry musty lemon hop nose ... bitter loral orange hop ... big zezty orange

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DJMonarch (9159) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - APR 28, 2011
Cask Handpump at the Tavern, Warrington 29/12/2010 Hoppy aroma. Small white head. Clear golden coloured hoppy and citrus flavoured with a hint of bitterness and dryness in a creamy malt finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DruncanVeasey (7315) - NUNEATON, CONF N, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - JAN 9, 2011
Cask handpull, The Crown, Nuneaton. Orange gold looks, foamy white top. Sexy armpit and mango aroma. Drinks like breakfast juice; grapefruit and mandarin, lime over a solid sweet malt cashew base. Near perfect pre-match entertainment..

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 17, 2010
Cask at The Green Man, Stamford, Lincolnshire. Pale gold. Aroma is citric, mainly grapefruit. Gentle, non-threatening grapefruit taste. Some bitterness. Easy drinking ale, though one dimensional. Incidentally what exactly makes it wintery?

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
imdownthepub (10647) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 11, 2010
Cask conditioned at Far From the Madding Crowd, Oxford. Pale gold with white head. Straight in to a dry hopped cornucopia with this, dry apricot fruitiness, leafy, just a hint of malty sweetness, then grassy flavours. Really very nice and very drinkable. Liked it.

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