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

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RATINGS: 12   MEAN: 3.35/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.25/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 123   ABV: 4.1%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JaKeAFC (873) - ITALY - JAN 16, 2016
Pint pulled from cask, 4.1%. Light blond color, just slightly hazed, 1 finger thick white head. Aroma is light malty and loads of citrus and grapefruit. Seems to be flavoured, but the flavouring really matches the citrusy hops. Very clean taste, heavily hopped and rather bitter, medium bodied for its ABV and low carbonation, aromatic finish. Loved this one.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ManVsBeer (8307) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 7, 2014
Cask @ Paramount, Manchester. Golden-blond with a small creamy head. Has a malty nose but plenty of hops and a dry tasting taste that’s slightly fruity.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
s_hartshorne (2579) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 5, 2014
Cask time piece dewsbury. Golden ok head. Aroma is fruity. Taste same nice lemon grapefruit bittes. Ok body tasty.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jamesie1857 (1921) - 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.

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
madmitch76 (21560) - , 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.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
maeib (8749) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
markas101 (2271) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DanielBrown (4353) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
downender (7795) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DJMonarch (9179) - 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.


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