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

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RATINGS: 98   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.


2.9
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
English_gent (3) - - DEC 2, 2012 does not count
Nice honest to goodness beer. Pours golden. Smells citrus with the hopps smell smashing through your nostrils as the under current. Tastes firm with slight fruity notes and caramel with a nice bitter cut off. Goes down well.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
ration (1922) - Tampere, FINLAND - DEC 1, 2012
011212. Tap at The Moon Under The Walter, London. Pours clear golden with a nice head. Aroma crystal malts, caramel and hops. Smooth texture. Nice balance. Not Bad.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AshtonMcCobb (2314) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 15, 2012
On cask @ the Haymarket. Pours golden with a nice head and some haze. The nose is grassy and citrussy. More lemon and grassy notes on the taste. The palate has a decent structure for the style, probably medium in weight with a creamy texture and a nice refreshing finish. For a fairly large regional brewer, this is a well crafted beer.

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
The_Bish (1124) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - NOV 4, 2012
Half in Fighting Cocks in Moseley. Had a roast too, wasn’t bad. Ordered 2 puddings, they bought us 3. Complained and he said sorry, here’s your money back for overcharging, keep the extra pudding. I did. I ate it. It was nice. Apple and strawberry crumble with custard. I like custard. Pudding was really good but there wasn’t enough custard. Pudding was better than the beer, which was quite good. DId anyone say ’thin hop veneer’?

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
martinrumsam (484) - BARNSTAPLE, Devon, ENGLAND - OCT 29, 2012
On tap pours nice clear gold amber with decent white head aroma is full notes of pine lemon line and grapefruit. Taste has malty base overlaid with rich hoppy bitterness that last and lasts with some sour citrus notes. Good mouthfeel. Refreshing. A very decent pint

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jmgreenuk (4011) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - OCT 18, 2012
Cask at The Vaults, Knowle, Solihull. Clear golden brown pour with a thin frothy white head. Malty aroma with a bitter malty slightly sour taste with some bitterness lingering on the palate. A really flavourful, satisfying ale where that palate bitterness really refused to go away. All that was missing was the roaring open fire!

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JohnRMurdoch (3171) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - SEP 10, 2012
Cask @ The Hengler’s Circus JDW. Amber, orange brown colour, reasonable head. Citrus resin hop aroma. Cereal citrus resin malt flavour. Bitter aftertaste. Reasonable blonde beer.

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hugh (153) - Zillebeke, BELGIUM - AUG 16, 2012
Draught in Waterbeach, Cambs. Ordinary looking amber beer, slight fruity nose. Then comes one of the best real ales I’ve had in years. Just a delightful bitterness with fruit tones. Nothing overstated, and that is where its beauty lies.Well done, Adnams!

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Frenger (367) - Derby, Alabama, ENGLAND - JUL 25, 2012
From rumley wells norwich. Slightly sweet smell, probably cites hop coming through. Quite bitter on the taste.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
jackl (4299) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JUN 25, 2012
Cask @ The Colonel Fawcett. Light amber color with a creamy white head. The nose is light grapefruit and some citrus. Breakfast cereal and some honey. Faint. The taste is light grapefruit and more citrus, some sugar cookies and bread. Somewhat watery, light body. Overall, not much to see here!


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