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

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RATINGS: 101   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.


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 (4566) - 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!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
evergreen0199 (2004) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 13, 2012
Cask at Wetherspoons on Whitehall, London. A deep golden coloured pour with a healthy off white head. Fresh hoppy, citrus fruit aroma. Tastes hoppy, malty, citrus/grapefruit. Lovely and fresh. The best pint I’ve had in a Wetherspoons for some time.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
bobinlondon (1256) - Harrow, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 14, 2012
Hand pulled cask at the Moon Under Water (JDW) Watford. Amber with a lively off white head. Impressively hoppy in an American way and well balanced against a clean malt profile. Grapefruit and lime with a lovely oily resinous swallow. Excellent!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
wyzzywyz22 (1961) - Wirral, Merseyside, ENGLAND - APR 16, 2012
Cask, Thorpeness Golf Club, Suffolk. Darkish amber colour with a vague off white head. Gentle hop and fruit present in the nose. Fullish, mouthfeel. More juicy fruit in the fragrant flavour alongside some decent hoppage. Dryish bitter finish. Pretty downable stuff. Much better than anticipated and in good condition too. .

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
dogbomb (940) - ENGLAND - APR 11, 2012
Cask. Pale gold with hardly anything to call a head beyond a little white fluff. Lots of hoppy nose - peach, grapefruit, lemon and tangerine. Crisp and malty in the mouth with a hint of the hop. Builds as you sup becoming bitter and citric. Long dryish finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mr_h (2816) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - APR 7, 2012
Cask by handpump at Bon Accord, Glasgow (6 Apr 12) - clear deep golden ale with a fruity hop aroma and thin off-white head, grapefruit on the nose, good temperature, initially quite sweet, but developing and prolonged bitter aftertaste

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gary (1369) - chill and boost, London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 11, 2012
(Cask @ Coopers , Rochester) A vibrant beer I could drink loads of , sweet malts upfront ,emphasis , juicy dry , then my palate gets a reward of really fruity hop aromatics (lime and grapefruit) ;very fitting to drink on a pre-Spring kinda Spring day .

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cunningham (4437) - Halden, NORWAY - DEC 29, 2011
UPDATED: FEB 29, 2012 Cask at GBBF 2011. Golden colour with a small white head. Hoppy nose with some citrus. Fruity and hoppy flavour.


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