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

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RATINGS: 110   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.1   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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DJMonarch (9158) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAR 24, 2006
Cask Stillage at Bolton Street ELR, Bury 11/02/2006 Clear golden coloured and hoppy with a grapefruit aroma and flavour. Crisp on the palate with some dryness in a malt finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RichardGretton (4175) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - MAR 19, 2006
Cask@30th Loughborough Beer Festival. Golden beer with a fruity and dry aroma and a fruity and hoppy dry flavour. Overall a nice beer

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
leaparsons (7794) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - MAR 9, 2006
Cask, Loughborough Fest 06. Golden and orange with no head. Aromas are caramel malts, grapefruit, spices and hints of nuttiness. Flavours are fruity, sweet lemon and grapefruit with caramel base malts and traces of saltiness. Dry and bitter on the finish. Strangely, I preferred the bottled version. Still, this is decent.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TheGrandMaster (2334) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - MAR 3, 2006
Pint pulled at The Spencers Arms in Putney (London), a clear straw yellow with a frothy head. A spicy grass hop aroma with citrus undertones. Citrus notes and apple in the flavour, with a tartness and bitterness in the mouthfeel. Enjoyable.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
omhper (18940) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - FEB 28, 2006
Cask at Akkurat, Stockholm. Lightly hazy yellow. Citric, flowery nose. Dryish with soft, rounded mouthfeel, but some malt sweetenss coming through. Lightly resiny finish with medium bitterness. A refeshing pint.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
imdownthepub (9622) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 18, 2006
Cask Conditioned at The Woolpack, Banbury.
Pale gold colour with bubbly white head. Another move at converting the lagerboy crowd, but this one is much better than most. Heaps of citric flavours going on, I agree with lemon and grapefruit with a subtle but filling malt. Hoppy bitterness towards the end, this is a good satsfying beer which may miss its target audience. Good beer.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JonMoore (1803) - Loughborough, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - FEB 14, 2006
UPDATED: FEB 15, 2006 Cask handpump at the Swan in the Rushes, Loughborough. Golden colour with slim white head. Hoppy aroma. Hoppy, sweet & fruity flavour. Light bodied. Good session beer.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Nekronos (3594) - Xalapa, MEXICO - FEB 13, 2006
Very nice, probably the best Cask beer in the time I have beern in The U.K., sweet, but sour and strange atthe same time. Like if it had wheat, I bet it does.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
harrisoni (12648) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - OCT 9, 2005
Cask handpull at Bridge House, Southwark. Gold colour, thin white head. Farty green apple yeasty aroma, thin in mouth with some apple fruit and lemon citrus and some hop on end. Lacks depth and that aroma....

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
fiulijn (13533) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 3, 2005
Cask Conditioned
Copper color. Light aroma, disappears quickly. Medium structure, strong herbal hop taste, hop resins. The bitterness develops more at the end, hoppy, peculiar. Refreshing and good.


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