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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: 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.


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Marcbeer (12) - - AUG 20, 2013
I would compare this beer to Fuller's discovery. I light but full flavoured blonde beauty. Really easy to drink and incredibly addictive. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   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!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Finn (4363) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BlackHaddock (4052) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAY 2, 2012
August Bank Holiday 2006, Sole Bay Inn, across the green from the brewery. Served in the new Adnams, tall pint glass (don’t like them). Paler than the normal bitter, but a lot darker than Regatta, a kind of light brown, with a rusty blonde thrown in. It looks good. Aroma of malt and fruits, but the table next to me have fish and chips delivered (good but expensive), so unable to assertain which fruits were coming to the fore! Good bitter taste and after taste, better than some 4.3% I could mention. Not heavy to the mouth, but there is body to it, I drank it in large gulps, I would have had another, but I was on a mission, so couldn’t. Reading a few of the other reviews, it would appear some were disappointed, that is a shame, because drinking it in Southwold is a joy. I just hope the unimpressed get another chance to try it, and it is more true to its normal self.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MiP (13726) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - JUN 20, 2005
Cask. Bright golden colour, big-bubbled head. Nice hoppy aroma. Flavour is also very hop aromatic. Nice bitterness. Flowery aftertaste. Very nice ale.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
imdownthepub (10581) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
EdKing (1968) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Martin243 (794) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - APR 15, 2012
Pint at the Bucks Head in Camden, London. Golden yellow with a dense white head. Grapefruit and cinder toffee in the aroma, and the grapefruit is the predominant flavour. Soft carbonation, and creamy mouth feel. A great refresher after trolling round Camden Market. I considered adding the pub to places, but it only had three fairly common real ales. However judging by this, they keep a good pint, and the sandwiches were nice too. Pity about the barmaid with the memory of a goldfish though.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
olsvammel (3465) - Örebro, SWEDEN - JUL 13, 2014
On tap at a pub in the Oxford area called Black Horse. Fruity and flowery smell. Light hoppy taste, floral with a bready backbone.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
omhper (19809) - 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.


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