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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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.

tdtm82's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
tdtm82 (668) - Essex, - 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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
niquillis (829) - Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 21, 2014
On gravity at Queen’s Head, Newton, Cambridgeshire. Dark golden with quite a bitter finish. Meh!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
wimpyjoe (3908) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 29, 2014
Cask @ Leggers Beer Festival, Dewsbury. Golden with a thin head. Medium-bodied with a light fruity pale ale nose, and similar in taste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
olsvammel (3066) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Holmen2 (906) - NORWAY - JUL 6, 2014
Slightly unclear golden. Good lacing. Aroma of oranges and grape fruit. Taste of orange marmelade. Very moderate bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
s_hartshorne (1395) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 27, 2014
Cask white swan liversidge. Golden ok white head. Aroma is fruity malts. Taste is same slight spicy hop finish. Medium body. Decent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Niall73 (1783) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 15, 2014
Cask at JDW, Brixton. Pours gold with a white head. Aroma is quite sweet with lemon, orange and candy. Light to medium body, mild carbonation. Light caramel, orange marmalade, lemon sponge cake, wood, light pine... Nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
berkshirejohn (4534) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 20, 2014
Cask at the Old Manor (JDW), Bracknell. Golden amber with a thick cream head; floral aroma; sweet malty taste with grainy body; and a soft floury finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
hohops (284) - Kent, ENGLAND - APR 20, 2014
Appearance- light amber, foamy pure white head, clear. Aroma- floral notes, fruity, lemony. Taste- fruity, lemon and citrus come through, bitterness lingers, medium mouthfeel. Nice and refreshing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
MissPxx (373) - - APR 20, 2014
Mild pleasant hoppy aroma. Rich golden honey colour. Bitter taste on the back of the tongue. Lovely wave shape on the pull handle. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Theydon_Bois (8720) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - FEB 6, 2014
Cask at the Willow Walk, 05/02/14. Clear pale blonde with a moderate off white covering. Nose is orange, toasted malts, lemon sherbet, light mango, touch of hoppage. Taste comprises mandarin, caramel, orange pith, straw. Medium bodied, moderate carbonation, semi drying close. Ok GB, the new world hops come through a little, could do with a touch more.

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