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

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RATINGS: 103   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
s_hartshorne (1253) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 7, 2014
Cask sugar loaf Leicester. Golden amber colour slight white head. Aroma toffee malts. Taste same slight hop bitterness. Medium body soft carbonated. Decent.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Otterdance (164) - Norwich, Norfolk, ENGLAND - FEB 11, 2014
Light amber with a frothy head. Hop dominated golden ale. Citrus and floral on the nose. Nice citrus with a bitter kick. Crisp, with a nice bitter finish. A great way to slake that thirst on a hot summer day. I actually prefer this in a bottle or can (3.9).

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MissPxx (323) - - JAN 25, 2014
Great aroma. Smells like caramel. Medium gold colour. Clean in the palate. Light caramel sweet in taste with a mild bitter aftertaste. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jjsint (742) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 2, 2013
Cask @ The Junction, Clapham Junction. Dark gold. Clear with a bit of head; heavy lacing. The aroma is faint but lovely, with grassy and fruity hops coming through. The taste however is a bit of a letdown. There is a sulphur astringency not present in the aroma. Bitter finish. OK, but could be better.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
beer-yum (456) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - NOV 27, 2013
UPDATED: DEC 2, 2013 A tasty brew that provides a worthwhile difference from others the style. What mainstream beer should be (albeit wishfully).

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
DandyLion (517) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - NOV 8, 2013
Cask @ The Clarendon Leicester. Bright amber colour. Aroma is citrusy. Taste is nice sweet malt, with assertive but not overpowering hops with associated bitterness. Very nice this. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BlackHaddock (3645) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - OCT 28, 2013
Three hand-pulled pints in The Kings Head, Lingwood, on 25th Oct 2013. Looked good on each pour: bright amber, clear and clean, on top a full white head that gave some heavy lacing. Just like it’s bottled brother it leads with citrus notes in the nose and taste: has a pleasant bitter feel, yet comes with a malty undercurrent. It’s well balanced and easy to drink, hence the three pints!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DSG (5750) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - OCT 25, 2013
[10/1/13] Cask at John Baird in London. Almost clear copper-amber with a bit of off-white foam. Nice aroma of citric hops and a bit of malt. Flavor has a bit of sweetish malt and nice fruity hops, a bit floral, a bit citric, with a bitter finish. Medium-bodied. Pleasant.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pyobon (911) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - SEP 27, 2013
(On Tap) Clear coppery amber with nice dense off white head. Malty and hoppy aroma. Medium body and carbonation. Flavour has a malty backbone with a nice hoppiness. A great beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Pizd (432) - Merseyside, ENGLAND - AUG 29, 2013
(Cask, GBBF 2013): Clear golden with small head. Citrus fruits, malt, grass, nuts on the nose. Similar in taste. Very well balanced and exceptionally drinkable. Would be a perfect session ale.


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