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


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RATINGS: 53   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.17/5   SEASONAL: Summer   IBU: 41   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
Cask; Seasonal - Summer.

’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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
allmyvinyl (8809) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 6, 2014
Cask at the Grosvenor. Pours clear pale gold, thin white head. Light tropical fruit aromas, grape maybe. Taste is sweet, very light bitterness, a tad unbalanced. Light body, thin finish. Ok.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AshtonMcCobb (4899) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 6, 2014
On cask at the Grosvenor. Appearance - golden with a slight haze and a big head. Nose - oranges just a hint of toffee and biscuits. Taste - more oranges and again biscuits sitting subtly in the background. Palate - close to medium bodied with a creamy texture and a long dry finish. Overall - nice ale.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
niquillis (2344) - Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 29, 2014
On cask at Hudson Bay (JDW), Forest Gate, London. Pours golden with white head. Ridiculously sweet, must have been on the turn (I hope it was!). Couldn’t drink it. Hopefully I’ll see it again in a proper pub.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rlgk (16898) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 28, 2014
Sample at Great British Beer Festival 2014, London. Golden beer with an ok head. Grassy aroma, bready, hay, floral, some citrus. Citrus flavor, floral, grass, bready notes. Ok beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Desverger (6951) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 14, 2014
cask@Charlies, Copenhagen - golden pour with white head. Fruity and floral hoppy aroma and taste, grassy, lemongrass, straw, some light bready malts. Ok.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
joergen (25286) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 6, 2014
Cask at Charlies. Clear golden colored with a medium sized white head. Fruity aroma of hops and grass. Fruity flavor of hops and grass with notes of pine needles. Hoppy finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Theydon_Bois (15947) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 5, 2014
Cask at GBBF ’14, day 1, 12/08/14. Clear golden with a moderate off white covering. Nose is straw, bready tones, light citric. Taste comprises bready malts, light spice, lemon rind, grass. Medium bodied, moderate carbonation, semi drying close. A thoroughly whelming affair.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Sad24 (209) - GREAT YARMOUTH, Norfolk, ENGLAND - AUG 28, 2014
At the five bells in Wrentham, golden, nice enough but fairly average taste with nothing really jumping out.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
DedicatedToFun (4000) - Santa Monica, California, USA - AUG 20, 2014
Copper pour, white head, nose is peach, taste is peach, citrus for sure but light.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MrTipple (2980) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 19, 2014
Aroma: average bread, grain and cereal malts. Appearance: cloudy yellow, small frothy white head. Taste: light sweet and bitter. Palate: light body, flat carbonation, light bitter short finish. Overall: sweet palate after some bitters, not bad, some tropical fruit as well. Pint at the GBBF 2014, Kensington.

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