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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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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
RichardGretton (4176) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JUL 11, 2003
Pale ale appearance with a sour aroma and lightly hopped and very sour flavour. Not one of the best beers I have ever tried.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bullit (3854) - 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.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Finn (3759) - Tromsø, NORWAY - OCT 12, 2006
Cask at The Lord Nelson Ipswich 22 Sep 06. Clear golden colour. A tiny head. Metallic aroma. No distinct flavour. Dry bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Nekronos (3603) - Xalapa, MEXICO - JUN 14, 2006
NOt bad, very golden but not that pale, creamy foam and not bitter at all, but was more like that than malty.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
BlackHaddock (3183) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Spiesy (2338) - Sydney, Greater London, AUSTRALIA - MAY 4, 2003
Cask. Wenlock Arms. Pale gold with lacy white head. Low on the gas, very clear. Easy drinking with hopy start then dry finish. Kind of sneaks up on you though relative to the regular Adnams at 3.7%

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
TheGrandMaster (2334) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - JUN 14, 2007
Pint pulled at The Nags Head in Knightsbridge (London), gold with a white frothy head. A yeasty (and maybe wheaty) aroma, flowery hops and earthy malt. Again quite yeasty in the mouth, with sharp hops - maybe a little too sour.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Joeh (2038) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - JUN 29, 2004
Cask Conditioned, Royal Standard, Wooburn Common (Gravity Dispense). A decent light summer ale, with some sweet malt and a little hops. Better than the average score would suggest.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
planky84 (1878) - , 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
sm89walt (1716) - 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.

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