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Adnams Topaz Gold

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

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unknown

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RATINGS: 32   MEAN: 3.31/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.22   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Adnams Topaz Gold ’A pale golden ale’ Tasting notes & ingredients A pale golden ale at 4.0% abv with soft apricot and lychee notes, medium body and bitterness but with a crisp finish. Brewed with two Australian hop varieties – Summer, a relative newcomer, and Topaz, which has been around for a few years. What’s the story? Topaz Gold is inspired by one of Fergus’ visits to the hop merchants where he ran into an Australian hop supplier. The hop variety Topaz has been found to have a lot of wonderful flavours so we use it much later in the brewing process so we can extract very small amounts of bitterness and lots of flavour. Want to know more? Topaz was initially developed because a small amount can add a lot of bitterness, reducing the amount of hops needed in a beer. It’s perfect to be enjoyed alongside spicy Thai and Indian food.


2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
GuideDogSaint (158) - Epsom, Surrey, ENGLAND - JUL 15, 2014
Cask at the Whispering Moon, Wallington. Golden brown with a thin white head. Hop aroma with some peach. Weak and watery, short bitter finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
downender (6164) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - JUL 11, 2014
Cask-conditioned at the Grove, Ealing, 29/6/2014. Straw coloured, with a thin, white, head. Citrus hops, some tropical fruits, creamy malts and a dryish finish. Good.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
thebeermole (12) - Surrey, ENGLAND - JUL 2, 2014
Nice floral hop character with grapefruit and peaches thrown in for good measure. Just a hint of malt. Clean and bitter, followed by just the right amount of astringency. Distinctive grainy after-palate. Good session beer.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
larsga (6147) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 6, 2014
Small coarse offwhite head. Slightly hazy yellow body. Citric spicy grape aroma with cedar wood notes. Dry resiny dusty peach taste with oily wooden notes. Mid-bodied. Mild, soft, flat mouthfeel. Dryish dusty strawy resiny aftertaste with freshly sawn wood notes. This is excellent. (0.237l cask at Charlie’s Bar, Copenhagen.)

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Svesse (6045) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - NOV 28, 2013
(Cask at Holborn Whippet, Holborn, London, 19 Nov 2013) Golden amber colour with frothy, off-white head. Fruity, malty nose with orange peel, apricots and crystal malt. Malty, fruity taste with notes of apricots, orange peel, soft toasty malt and a light resiny bitterness in the finish. Medium body, with balanced sweetness. Refreshing and highly drinkable. Quite nice.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
wimpyjoe (3584) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 18, 2013
Cask @ Moon Under Water, Leicester Square. Golden with a bubbly head and a mild tropical fruit character throughout.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
berkshirejohn (4405) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 13, 2013
Cask at the Moon Under Water (JDW), London. Slightly hazy amber with a thin cream head; aroma of sherbert lemon; soft grainy body with a lemony fruit taste; and a very dry finish. A pleasant light ale.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
yespr (30766) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - OCT 30, 2013
From cask at Charlies. Pours cloudy orange with a small white head. Aroma is toasted malty, light fruity. Mild fruity, grainy and toasted malty. Bitter, dry and slight herbal. Mild citrusy finish.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ungstrup (29174) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - OCT 28, 2013
Cask at Charlie’s Bar, Copenhagen. A golden beer with a yellowish head. The aroma has notes of spicy hops, malt, and straw. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt, spicy hops, and straw, as well as hints of metal, leading to a bitter finish.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
saxo (13833) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - OCT 22, 2013
Cask @ C4. Small head with short duration. Color is golden. Aroma and taste are fruits, grass, malt and hops. Nice dry finish.


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