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Brewed by Acorn
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Barnsley, England

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RATINGS: 35   MEAN: 3.14/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.08   EST. CALORIES: 129   ABV: 4.3%
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Cask; Regular.
This award winning golden beer has good bitterness levels, with a fresh citrus and hop aroma. A hoppy flavour throughout with a well hopped clean, dry finish.


4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
wyzzywyz22 (1973) - Wirral, Merseyside, ENGLAND - MAR 12, 2008
Cask, Hillsborough Hotel, Sheffield. This clicked very nicely. Wanted another straight away, which is always a good sign !! The elements of citrus and hops operate in unison extremely well to give an eminently glaggable golden ale.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
DonMagi (5596) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 20, 2008
Cask in Bon Accord, im guessing this was in bad shape. Grassy and cellar note in aroma. Taste is similarly oxidised and rawly bitter.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Whelk (123) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 16, 2008
Cask handpull at the Rotherham Oakwood Beer Festival. Pours clear gold with a medium white head. Aroma is malt/tobacco and a little earthy. Flavors are fairly hop-dominated, so fairly bitter, earthy, fruity, grassy/vegetal.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
cgarvieuk (14706) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 25, 2007
cask Aberdeen Beer festival 07 ... bright yellow ... light hop ... very bright light anf fruity... with bitter hop linger.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
harrisoni (13856) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JUL 24, 2007
Cask gravity at Kent BF, Canterbury. Gold/copper with lasting white head. I rather like this, nice malt/hop balance, decent hop on end. Really enormously drinkable.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MesandSim (7119) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 21, 2007
A Mes rate: Gravicask at Kent Beer Festival. Golden brown colour. Hoppy tobacco nose. Bitter hop flavour with a dusty and dry finish. *yawns*

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
maeib (8750) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - APR 15, 2007
UPDATED: SEP 27, 2009 Cask conditioned - handpump - Malt Shovel Northampton. A golden coloured beer with a loose white head and some lacing. The aroma is malty and a bit biscuity. The taste is malty and nutty. There is some citricity, but also a tiny amount of diacetyl. Quite ordinary for Acorn, which is an excellent brewery.Score 3.3
Subsequent rating scored 3.1. Average becomes 3.2

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Doppelganger (1388) - Dry County, Arkansas, USA - MAR 29, 2007
Gravity, Far From The Madding Crowd, Oxford. Copper, small but sticky scum of soapy white. Soft farmy buttery hops, pear and blackberry esters. Fresh minty hop flavor, soft bell-toned malt, a touch of lingering bitterness. There is nothing aggressive or bombastic about this beer, but it is such a good example of all the subtle charm of a proper British beer, brewed carefully, served well. All components working together, just like they have been doing it for centuries. (And of course they have...)

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jehoey (765) - Shippensburg, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 31, 2006
cask at Barnsley beer fest: crisp citrus hop aroma with some cask stillage lingering in the back. golden blond with white head. nice citrus flavor, but I’ve tasted blonds with more flavor. some nice citrus and grapefruit type flavors. medium palate. Good beer

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
haddonsman (1234) - Derby, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - AUG 16, 2006
Cask (gravity) Derby Summer BF 2006. Sampled on the last day, going cheap, amazed that I hadn’t rated this yet. Clean golden body, gentle citric nose, short lemon notes to a dry finish.


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