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

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unknown

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common

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RATINGS: 119   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.


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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
StueyD (1239) - Heacham, Norfolk, ENGLAND - DEC 7, 2006
A bright golden orange coloured beer with a weak white head. A very hoppy nose, floral and a touch citrusy. The taste is dry with a fresh hop flavour that is over-powered by a bready, yeasty taste that does spoil the beer somewhat. (Cask - The Fox & Hounds, Heacham, Norfolk).

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
KnutAlbert (6267) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 1, 2006
Cask at the Bridge House, not the nicest pub I’ve been to! Nice flowery taste, the hops are dominating, but more for aroma than for bitterness. Lingering dry finish. Not a great beer, but I would not object to having this available as a steady pint.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Rune (8497) - Tromsø, NORWAY - OCT 15, 2006
Half pint on cask at The Greyhound in Ipswich. Orange in colour, a bit unclear. Small ring layer of foam. Moderate fruity esters in aroma and bitter fruity in flavour. Medium mouthfeel. Hard to discern anything beyond the ordinary (22.09.2006).

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
pivnizub (9030) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - JUL 29, 2006
Cask (Westend, Stratford u.A.): A bit hazy, darjk golden to light amber coloured, almost no head; fruity (honey) and herbal to medical hoppy nose; soft, distinctive bitter flavour; fruity and hoppy finish. Very pleasant ale !

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Finn (4402) - Tromsø, NORWAY - MAY 29, 2006
Cask at Harp London WC2 30 Apr 06. Colden brown colour. A shortlived foamy head. A wonderful fruity smell and aroma. Refreshing and summerly.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Joeh (2049) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAY 19, 2006
Cask at The Royal Standard, Wooburn Common. Blonde coloured. Fruity, floral and citric hop aroma. A bit of sweetness and citrus fruit in the flavour but overall not enough hop character and ends up rather average.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
dnas2 (705) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - MAY 10, 2006
Cask at The Wellington, Birmingham. Clear light golden with a big foamy head. Very unusual with perfume in both the scent and mouth. Grapefruit and malts. Not bad at all.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Svesse (6296) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - MAR 30, 2006
(Cask at Akkurat, Stockholm) Colour is golden. Very nice nose with fresh, grassy hops and citrus (grapefruit, lemon). Fresh hoppy, somewhat bready and slightly sweetish taste dominated by hops (citrus: grapefruit, lemon) and a dry bitter finish. Very summery with a characteristic taste of American hops. Refreshing and nice.

1.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Tobias10 (99) - London, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 24, 2006
Cask : The Seven stars, Holborn. A light golden beer, but of fruit in there(greatfruit), bit of hops in there....not a lot in there tobe honest.after 2 pints of it I was beginning to loose the will to live

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DJMonarch (9160) - 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.


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