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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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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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 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.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mjs (4632) - 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.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
kwik-lime (1332) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 27, 2010
Fairly dull bitter - some hop character but not particularly interesting or full-bodied. Acceptable session ale.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
dynamiteninja (1539) - Richmond, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 19, 2010
Cask. The Lansdowne, Leicester. Hoppy, with floral notes. Also toffee and popcorn, apple and pine. Slight haziness, with a medium white head. Bitter with some sweet notes. Oily on the palate.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Plovmand (6514) - Helsinge, DENMARK - MAR 22, 2010
Cask. Pale yellow body with a creamy white head. The aroma was quite hoppy but balanced with the quite low alcohol. Caramel to back it up. Nice fruity and piney flavour. A nice surprise.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
fonefan (35220) - VestJylland, DENMARK - OCT 8, 2009
Cask (handpump) @ The George, London, Greater London England.
Clear light to medium yellow orange color with a small to average, fizzy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white to white head. Aroma is moderate malty, corn, toaasted, light to moderate hoppy, citrus, citrus sour. Flavor is moderate sweet and bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat. [20090803]

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Bullit (4025) - Burgos, SPAIN - OCT 3, 2009
Cask @ Ayrshire Real Ale Festival 09. Clear golden colour, small white head. Aroma of grassy hops. Taste of grassy hops and vegetables. Not good.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Christian (11202) - Odense, DENMARK - OCT 2, 2009
Golden with a small white head. Aroma of grainy malt, citrus and apricot. Seet malty flavour

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sm89walt (1764) - Northern Beaches, Sydney, AUSTRALIA - SEP 6, 2009
Cask - The Rumsey Wells, Norwich. Dark yellow with a small, lasting white head and an initial haze that soon settled. Nice malty nose with floral, sherbety hop aromas. Grassy hop flavour profile and some sweetness to balance. A rounded mouthfeel, soft carbonation and light-medium body. Thirst quenching and satisfying.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mike_77 (3219) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 1, 2009
Pale blond bitter, no head. Aroma is of citrusy hops . Has a sharp, refreshing edge and then a dry, bitter hop flavour. Very good and very refreshing.


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