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

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RATINGS: 115   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33   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
Desverger (2530) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 7, 2013
Cask@The Lord Northbrook, SE London - amberish colour with thin white head. Aroma and taste is mild citrus notes, lemon,pine most prominent. Ok overall. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
a_cross (623) - Poole, Dorset, ENGLAND - APR 5, 2013
Golden, clear, thin bubbly white head; aroma of fruit and malt; malty, slightly sweet with hops imparting quenching citrus fruit flavours - grapefruit and perhaps some lemon; bitter finish; moreish.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bmerz (719) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - MAR 2, 2013
At dba bk cask fest. Dark yellow clear with fully lasting soapy head. Aroma and flavors of citrus, light fruit, biscuit. Taste is quite bitter but in balance worth long pithy end. Soft then dry. Quite refreshing and comforting.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Travlr (13679) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - FEB 22, 2013
Cask at Churchkey. Clear light amber color, medium white head. Aroma of earthy pine. Taste is light biscuit, earth, grass nice.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DedicatedToFun (3303) - Santa Monica, California, USA - FEB 9, 2013
decent beer assertive and focuses on the right things like pale ale malts, crystal malt, and citra, focuses on the lime flavors

2.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
GT2 (8827) - San Diego County, California, USA - FEB 9, 2013
Cask at Churchkey. Clear deeper amber for style. Weak head. Nose is cigarette, tree sap, apples. Taste is cigarette ash, apple, mealy, lightly bitter. Dusty, dry palate. Clean finish. Easy to drink.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
faroeviking (10286) - FAROE ISLANDS - FEB 8, 2013
Cask. Unclear golden like colour, small white head, short lasting. Malty bit citrus fruity like aroma. Ok mouthfeel. Flavour: mild fruit and citrus with malt.

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 (1977) - 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 (3107) - 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.


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