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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Piotr (44) - POLAND - MAY 23, 2014
UPDATED: MAY 3, 2015 Cask at Head of Steam in Dyrham. Nicely surprised, poured light gold colour, flat as every descent British ale should be. Great thick and creamy head, but didn?t last log unfortunately. Great taste of hops and fruits. More ales like this please.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
patricks110 (1931) - Alberta, CANADA - MAY 22, 2014
I had this at a bar at Heathrow on a stopover to Amman. The cask pour was a bright, hazy and sparkling gold with a creamy, frothed off white head. The nose is fresh with bright citrus fruit notes as well as light spice hops. The flacvour profile is well balanced with a light toasty malt profile and a bit of hop and citrus tartness. Overall, not a bad brew at all

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SilverfoX (577) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - MAY 18, 2014
Strong hops aroma, no head, dark copper colour, very smooth bitter with a nice sweetness in the finish and quite full bodied.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Mr_Pink_152 (1551) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - APR 26, 2014
Pint at The Queens Head, Downe, Bromley. Amber with an off white head. Aroma has hops in ana so has the taste, balanced with malt.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
larsga (6518) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 6, 2014
Small offwhite creamy head. Slightly hazy brown body. Fruity grape aroma with resiny floral notes. Dry-sweet caramelly grape taste with strawy floral notes. Mid-bodied. Mild, soft, flat mouthfeel, slightly oily. Dryish dusty grape and citrus aftertaste with resiny strawy notes. Lovely and highly drinkable. (0.568l cask at Charlie’s Bar, Copenhagen.)

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Vladivostok (303) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - APR 6, 2014
Pale with a distinct hop aroma but as others have said, not overly citrusy. Good level of bitterness but I have to say, I found it a little thin. The strong aroma however makes it quite a drinking experience.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
mR_fr0g (4788) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 29, 2014
Cask at the moon under water JDW Watford. Orange clear pour with a loose off white head that disapates. Aroma is nice berry hedgerow hop with gooseberry and spicy lemon. Flavour comprises of hop resin spicy pine, straw cereal and some orange. Pretty decent. Medium sticky resinous feel in the mouth.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sad24 (207) - GREAT YARMOUTH, Norfolk, ENGLAND - MAR 22, 2014
UPDATED: FEB 4, 2015 A distinctive American hop taste, but not excessive. citrus, caramel, earthy, alcohol?

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
s_hartshorne (2107) - 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.

   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).

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