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


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RATINGS: 9   MEAN: 3.31/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.08   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 123   ABV: 4.1%
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Cask; Seasonal - Christmas (available from late November). Also known as Festive Cracker.
Brewed with Lager and Vienna malt to create a pale straw coloured seasonal ale. Lemon and grapefruit dominate the hop aromas.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jamesie1857 (1458) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 1, 2013
On cask at Holy Inadequate, Etruria - a clear golden pint, white head. Very grassy in the nose and first taste, decent enough.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
madmitch76 (15850) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 8, 2012
30th December 2009
Market Porter. Clear gold beer. Semi dry palate. Bitterish hops, mostly grapefruit with just a touch of orange. Hangs togther but over dry.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
maeib (8750) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - DEC 19, 2011
Cask conditioned Handpump King Billy Northampton. A golden beer with a white head and lacing. A good citrussy hoppy beer. Oranges and lemions predominate. A nice body. Tastes fresh and clean. A nice beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
markas101 (1883) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 10, 2011
Cask, The Devonshire Cat, Sheffield. Pale gold, warm spiced aroma with honey and clove. Medium body, more spice coming through, then a medium dry fruit finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DanielBrown (3897) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 19, 2010
Sampled at the Lamp Tavern, Birmingham. Pleasant enough golden beer. Mixture of gluey, wheaty, slightly hoppy churn. Slipt daaan quite sticky like.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
downender (6445) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 12, 2010
On gravity at the Portcullis, Clifton, Bristol 11/12/10. Golden in colour with a slight white head. Sweetish, caramel aroma with some summer fruits and leafy hops. Flavour had plenty of citrus and peach character before a dry finish, Good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DJMonarch (9158) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - DEC 24, 2009
Cask Handpump at the Rutland Arms, Sheffield 19/12/2009 Hoppy aroma. Golden coloured floral and hoppy with a crisp and slightly bitter malt finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
imdownthepub (10579) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 19, 2009
Cask conditioned at Far From the Madding Crowd, Oxford. Pale gold with white head. Light and slightly fruity sweet, touches of apricot, then with a longish draw of bittersweet hop. Lively and refreshing and we enjoyed it thoroughly.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DonMagi (5596) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 14, 2009
Cask in the Market Porter. Alround rating: Pale clean malt, grassy and lightly fruity hop, the bitterness is a bit raw and by the end im not overly happy. Alright.

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