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

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RATINGS: 60   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.84   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 129   ABV: 4.3%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask; Seasonal - June to August.
The perfect summer bitter of proven popularity. Light, bright and crisp in flavour. A refreshing thirst-quenching pint. Delicious served cool on a warm summer’s day. Distinctively different.


2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
BlackHaddock (3480) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAY 2, 2012
Aug 2006: I don’t like doing this, but it has to be said. I think this beer is produced by Adnams (who’s other beers I love)to try and get lager drinkers away from cold tasteless, colourless lager. To do this, they have produced a Real Ale which is almost colourless and tasteless. It is straw blond in colour and looks from a distance like a lager, having a white head also, so the advertising man is happy!. It just does nothing for me, there is no aroma, taste or anything else which would let you know it was a beer from Adnams. It is only produced in the summer, when Southwold is full of tourists and the Londoners who have bought half of the village as second homes, maybe they drink it.

2.2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
tombyars (1332) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - SEP 28, 2011
Tasted this in the Lord Nelson, Southwold. Hand pump dispense. Crystall clear gold amber in colour with a thin white head. Slight citric tang in the short aroma. Thin mouthfeel and slight lacing. Pale malts give a juicy citric fruit base with lemon rind evident. Floral hop resins give a tart bitter bite in the aftertaste. Finish is rather dry and hoppy. An ok golden ale, perfect on warm summer days.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Theis (13227) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 4, 2011
Cask at The Charles Dickens. Clear amber - white head. Sweet malty. Ok bitterness. Tea. Herbal. Malt bolcher. Orange. Ok but a bit too sweet. 

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Leighton (10466) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 1, 2011
Cask at the Hamilton Hall, JDW, London. Pours a clear, light gold with a faint, white head. Doughy malts and nips of yeast on the nose. Sweetish flavor, light toast and spices, some yeast, hints of leafy and herbal bitterness. Light in body with fine carbonation. Some lingering bitterness in the finish, yeast, mild floral notes. OK.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
planky84 (1907) - , Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 28, 2011
Cask at the Grape and Grain, Crystal Palace. Golden pour with a white head. Citrus, honey and nuts in the aroma. Sharp nutty-citrus tang. Quite fruity. Fruity-bitter finish.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
sm89walt (1741) - Northern Beaches, Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JUL 24, 2011
Cask - The Plasterers Arms, Norwich. Small, mostly lasting bubbly white head; clear orange body. House yeast, lemon and a delicate sulphur note on the aroma. Biscuit, bread and more Adnams yeast topped with lemon and a hint of apple, finished by a subtle pithy, grassy bitterness. Light to medium body, light carbonation with a medium length finish.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
oh6gdx (20217) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUL 7, 2011
Cask. Honeyish golden colour, small white fluffy head. Aroma is bready malts, some grass and mild nectary notes. Flavour is bready malts, mild nectar, some fruits and grass.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (30689) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - NOV 19, 2010
From cask at Bree Louise. Pours almost fully clear and golden orange with a small, dense and white head. Head leaving a nice lacing on the glass. Aroma is fruity, caramel and yeast. Fruity, cornish, malty and slight yeasty fruity. Lingering malty and slight fruity finish.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bullit (3961) - Burgos, SPAIN - JUL 18, 2010
Cask @ Bon Accord. Clear golden colour, white head. Aroma is sour malty, and a bit hoppy. Flavour is sour malts, some fruits. Slightly bitter, slightly dry finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
maeib (8574) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - JUN 28, 2009
Cask conditioned handpump Sole Bay Inn Southwold A golden beer with a small off white coloured head. The aroma has some nice spicy hop and a bit of citrus and a touch of grass. The taste is reasonably hoppy with some orange citrus notes. Pretty tasty.


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