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


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RATINGS: 121   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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Cask; Regular. Originally a special but was made permanent.
Note: The original version of this beer used Pale Ale malt, Crystal malt, Munich & some Wheat malt and the hops were specified as Columbus, Chinook & Citra.

At 4.5% abv, this Pale Ale has a good assertive pithy bitterness and a malty backbone. It is brewed with a selection of malts – Pale Ale, Rye Crystal and Cara – we use Citra, and a blend of other American hop varieties to create some great citrus flavours.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hansongreg89 (10) - CANADA - NOV 27, 2014
Beer of The Festival So Far for me, but I’ve only just realised there’s a festival on. Brilliant gold, pure white slick. Juicy, honeyed grapefruit and lemon rind aroma-8. Soft and perfumed with well-wrung green hop notes, passion fruit, lychee and lime. Cashew afters, and a suggestion of coriander.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
The_Osprey (2781) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 27, 2014
Cask at the College Arms Bloomsbury. Post exam drinks, so short review. Orange, light haze, small white head. Body is medium, smooth. Taste is bready, light malt, soft bitterness, light citrus. Standard stuff.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
JoshRaburn (56) - - NOV 17, 2014
Doesn’t start out too bad - there’s some of the Adnams house breadiness that you get in e.g. Southwold bitter. But after a few sips the limitations become obvious. There is very little hops character, the malt flavour is annoyingly bland and lacks depth and complexity, and the body is thin and watery.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ManVsBeer (5280) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 8, 2014
Cask @ Barton Arms, Worsley. Relatively smooth tasting golden pale ale. Nice and light in texture and in the palate with a lovely malt-hop nose and fruits in its aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rasmus40 (12694) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - OCT 4, 2014
Cask @ The Wharf, Aalborg. Clear golden with a small off-white head. Aroma is sweet, malty and moderate hoppy - citrus. Flavor is medium sweet and moderate bitter. Dry and moderate bitter finish. 041014

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Smalle (201) - Leuven, BELGIUM - OCT 2, 2014
Cask at Gladstone in London. Not much aroma. Stone fruits, some citrus. Almost like drinking peach juice, but very watery unfortunately. Actually better than my rating suggests, but completely lacking any depth.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AdiBeer (1840) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 18, 2014
Aroma: light citrus fruits and caramel, some grain malts. Appearance: clear gold,small, white head. Taste: light bitter. Palate: citrus and grain, nice subtle sweetness, turning lightly bitter and dry in the average-long finish. Overall: nice Golden Ale, well balanced, nice aroma. Pint at The White Horse, Parson’s Green.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
allmyvinyl (5436) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 13, 2014
Cask at the Haymarket. Pours clear gold thin white head. Light cereal and citrus aromas, bit bready. Taste is light citrus, balancing sweet. Again, decent.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pudding (199) - Birmingham, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 29, 2014
5 litre cask: Pours with slight haze, light amber, white head, subsiding. ar: fruity hop. ta: strong hop taste, reasonable bitterness. Quite dry. pa: quite syrupy mouthfeel, with a chewy toffee finish. ov: Top quality beer from Adnams with good depth of character.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
floydian1 (1118) - FNQ, Australia, - AUG 27, 2014
Cask at Victoria Inn, Holkham Hall, Norfolk. Appears pale golden with a decent white head that laces well. Aromas of cereal malts, hay, mild caramel and citrus hops. Sweet malts up front balanced by a decent citrusy hop bitterness. Smooth lightish flattish palate with easy sessionability. Pleasant.

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