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


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RATINGS: 116   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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tombyars (1352) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - SEP 29, 2011
Tasted this in the Courtyard, Earls Court, London. Cask handpump dispense. Cloudy straw in colour with a tight thin white head. Tart lemon drops in the short aroma. Thin mouthfeel and good lacing. Citric overtones to the pale malt base with lemon peel, fresh cut grass and gooseberry notes coming through. Peppery hops add a resiny bite to the aftertaste. Finish is sweet and dry. Another decent addition to the Adnams portfolio.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
joe19612 (1837) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - JUL 26, 2011
Cask at the Orange Tree Loughborough. Golden pale amber colour with a thin white head. The aroma is citrus hops, malts and a hint of melon. The taste is grapefruit with a mild malt with a rounded bitterness, finishes dry.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
EdKing (1834) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 19, 2011
Colour is dark hazy hazelnut brown. Nose is nice caramel malt with a bit of fruit. Head is soft white creamy and smooth. Taste is very well balanced bitter. Good caramel malt, fruit hops and creamy texture. Very smooth and very well balanced session bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Cuso (4387) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUN 7, 2011
April 2011. On tap at Castle Inn, Cambridge. Golden color with small white head. Floral aroma with fruity hints. Taste, slightly fruity with some hops. Light bitter finish. Drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rlgk (10257) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - MAY 12, 2011
Cask at Bridge House, London. Pale golden color, small head. Toffee and gape aroma. Hoppy grassy flavor, floral, some fruity notes, toffee.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
planky84 (2102) - , Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 24, 2011
Cask at the Bridge House, Tower Bridge Road. Gold pour with a white head. Fruit filled nose. Buttery hop flavours with a light citrus bite. Bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Leighton (10698) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 13, 2011
Cask at the George, London. Clear yellow on the pou with a light, white film. Pleasant nose of citrus, grapefruit and straw. Nice flavor, with light toasty hay, grass and citrus bitterness. Light bodied with fine carbonation. Mild bitter finish, more citrus and grass on the tongue. Pretty good beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Terrigar (14) - Basildon, Essex, ENGLAND - FEB 4, 2011
Pint, The Moon on the Square, Basildon (JDW). Citrus, citrus, citrus! Great twangy, zesty, juicy gobs of grapefruit and mandarin. Golden shining tightheaded refreshingly tart and with all the bitterness you might wish. Enough hops but to be super critical, maybe a little more malt to meet the citrus might have been nice. Loved this stuff, loved it, really quaff-able with a clean finish and a more-ish flavour. Had four of these to finish the night!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
tdtm82 (668) - Essex, ENGLAND - NOV 28, 2010
Cask, Spoons by Liverpool Street. Good white lacing, rather hazy, more Heffe in appearance than Pale Ale, floral and perfume aroma and also some us hops. Moderately hoppy, a Columbus hop for an Explorer beer is most appropriate,. taste is citrus, butterscotch, diacritical, oil and cream. Very smooth and easy goingwith a crisp, dry and citric finish. Needs a lot more hops.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mjs (4543) - Helsinki, FINLAND - OCT 21, 2010
(Cask at Junction Tavern, London) Very pale for a bitter. Also the beer was quite fruity. The most pleasant thing was the citricness in the aroma. The flavour wasn’t really at the same level. So, the little lack of balance was decrementing the score I gave.

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