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

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RATINGS: 100   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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Christian (11052) - Odense, DENMARK - NOV 12, 2011
UPDATED: OCT 31, 2013 Cask at Christian Firtal. Golden with a small white head. Fruity and grassy aroma with a hint of sulphur. Sweet fruity flavour with a grassy hop finish and quite a firm bitterness

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
JorgeLee (1169) - Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 28, 2011
Cask at King’s Head. Reddish colour, fairly typical bitter, didn’t really get the lime thing, nice enough, had better adnams

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
freedrift (10) - Suffolk, ENGLAND - OCT 27, 2011
light golden color, small amount of citrus on the nose, felt like this could do with more hop bit light in flavor and not much else there. Ok pint in the sun but think there are better pale ales out there

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (16537) - Malmö, SWEDEN - OCT 27, 2011
Cask @ Volunteer Arms, GBBF 2011. Pours a golden color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty caramel aroma with hoppy hints. Fruity malty hoppy caramel flavor. Has a fruity malty hoppy finish.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
EdKing (1831) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 23, 2011
Cask in White Hart, Aldebrough. Colour is light brown. Nose is nice grapefruit citrous, with some tropical fruit notes and caramel. Taste is more subtle. Bit of grapefruit citrous, English caramel malt profile and light to medium bodied.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
FatPhil (9258) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - SEP 25, 2011
Cask (JDW, Uxbridge, pre-RBESG2011)
Slightly sweet aroma, very bland. Decent hoppy body. Orangy fruity malts. OK balance, but lacking cispness. However, finish is quite sulfury hops and lasts a while. OK, I guess.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
Garrat (1258) - Suffolk, ENGLAND - SEP 10, 2011
Cask at The Sole Bay Inn Southwold 2011.Light amber with a small head,great lime and hop aroma with some nice sulphur,taste is of light malt,hoppy lime,wild flowers and toffee.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
madmitch76 (14669) - , Essex, ENGLAND - SEP 10, 2011
2nd August 2011
GBBF Cask. Finally catching up with this one after it was the only beer I missed from Spoons winter fest 2010! Hazy gold beer, decent suddy white head. Tiny bit of sulphur. Some raw tasting malt. A little grapefruit hops. Semi dry finish. The wait wasn’t worth it!

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
Aniela (2313) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 6, 2011
Cask at GBBF London august 2011. Golden small headed beer. Hoppy, grassy and metal aroma. Hoppy and fruity flavor.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (34443) - VestJylland, DENMARK - SEP 4, 2011

Cask (handpump) @ GBBF 2011, Great British Beer Festival, Earls Court Exhibition Centre, London, England.

Clear medium yellow amber - orange colour with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, toasted - caramel, fruity, moderate hoppy, citrus - orange peel, fruity, citrus. Flavor is moderate sweet and bitter with a average to long duration, citrus, fruity. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat. [20110804]


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