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Brewed by Adnams
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Southwold, England

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RATINGS: 118   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.11   EST. CALORIES: 129   ABV: 4.3%
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Cask: Regular.
Introduced in 2004 as a summer seasonal in East Anglia and London; became a regular beer from February 2006.
Ingredients: Pale malt. Columbus and Chinook hops; Columbus in the copper and Chinook in the cask.
A golden bitter suffused with the aromas of a grapefruit grove. The massive citrus attack will burst on your palate allowing all the flavours of the imported New World hops to deliver their fruity bitterness. Adnams is “Exploring” new ground by sourcing interesting new hops from the USA.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BoltonDK (559) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 28, 2013
On tap in London. Nice hoppy nose Clear amber color almost no head. Small tomedium body, bitter malty, mo bubles. Ncie hoppy bitter. :) Bolton Brew.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jackl (4797) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - MAR 18, 2013
Cask @ The Fox on the Hill. Light gold with a medium white head. The aroma’s bright summery fruits. Loads of apricot, sweet peach. Hints of tropical pacific fruits. Some pineapple and grapefruit. A bit of pissy citrus in the aroma. The taste is angel foodcake, some sugar cookie. Light citrus fruits. More grapefruit, lemon peel. Soft new world hop accents. Lightly bitter finish. Light body, soft carbonation. Overall, a nice effort. Everything’s a bit too reined-in to be a truly great experience. Pretty solid.

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Travlr (12970) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - FEB 22, 2013
Cask. Hazy pale yellow color, medium white head. Aroma of grassy toast. Taste is light caramel. Light body.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
argo0 (11590) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 17, 2013
Cask. Medium off-white head atop cloudy light amber body. Aroma is medium sweet, orange, grapefruit/lemon, light bread. Taste is medium sweet, orange/grapefruit, some bread. Light-medium body, light acidity.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ruigo (1158) - PORTUGAL - FEB 13, 2013
A tasty beer to appreciate with a good group of friends in a pub while the rain pours outside.

3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
GT2 (8682) - San Diego County, California, USA - FEB 9, 2013
Cask at Churchkey. Pours clear light golden. Weak foam. Nose is low hoppy notes, diacetyl, butter biscuit, but too much public toilet. Taste is mild diacetyl, fairly bitter, dry and fairly grassy hoppy. Dusty, dry palate.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (31624) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - FEB 6, 2013
From cask at Charlies. Pours clear and golden yellow with a small white head. Aroma is fruity, peachy and light citrusy. Bitter, grapefruity and citrusy. Crisp fruity finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SaintMatty (5487) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - JAN 7, 2013
Cask (Edgar Wallace, Strand, London) - Golden in colour. Grapefruit, pineapple and biscuity malt in the aroma. Crisp, hoppy and moderately bitter taste with notes of pine, grapefruit and passion fruit standing out.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jmgreenuk (4779) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - NOV 4, 2012
Cask at the Castle Inn, Cambridge. Clear amber pour with a broken white head. The aroma is fruity and spicy. The flavour is very bitter, spicy and with citrus grapefruit notes. This is a truly exceptional ale from Adnams who should be congratulated for brewing out of the box. It's uber refreshing and my kind of session ale.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
kiwianer (3361) - Otorohanga, NEW ZEALAND - SEP 6, 2012
The head is ok. The taste is citrus, soft, aromatic, a bit bitter. Overall medium. 11/9/9/10/-/9


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