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Brewed by Allendale
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Hexham, England

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RATINGS: 35   MEAN: 3.06/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.01   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask; Regular. Also available bottled.
A top quality blonde beer made using only Marris Otter pale malt to give a light and refreshing clean taste. Moderately hopped with Challenger and delicate New Zealand Hallertau hops. This is the perfect easy drinking beer for hot summer days!


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DruncanVeasey (7134) - NUNEATON, Top 13, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - MAY 14, 2009
UPDATED: JUN 7, 2009 Bottle from a farmshop near Amble, Northumberland, filtered but not pasteurised. Excellent blossomy herbal hop, lemon, honey and biscuit aroma straight out of Munich. Bright gold with a fast diminishing snowy head. Full and slippery on the palate, sliding down beautifully with a flourish of grassy citrus, lychee, crackerbread, lingering biscuity malt and blossom. Lovely soft aromatic bottled English with a dash of Thornbridge Kipling about it, upstaging the cask version on this evidence. Fresh, clean and balanced perfectly between juicy NZ hops and biscuity malt. A better, erm....Kiwi-influenced English helles you will not find.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SaintMatty (5176) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - MAR 5, 2014
Cask (Museum Vaults, Sunderland) - Golden in colour. Grapefruit, lemon and tea in the aroma. Crisp, hoppy and refreshing taste with lemon, tea, sherbet and grapefruit detected.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
johndoughty (3937) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - OCT 22, 2012
Bottle.Golden with a clear medium body.Slightly hoppy with some bitterness.Pleasant but nothing exceptional.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
imdownthepub (10123) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 22, 2011
Bottled, 500ml from Lindisfarne Meadery, Holy Island, Northumberland. Pale gold with white head. Quite a crisp, malty flavour, a little bitter and fruity. Some bitterness, light and reasonably hoppy.Not bad.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
joergen (20640) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 8, 2011
Cask at GBBF 2011. Clear golden coloured with a small white ehad. Fruity aroma of grass, hops and caramel with notes of citrus. Fruity flavour of grass, hops and citrus. Dry hoppy finish.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
stravale (2075) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - SEP 1, 2013
Cask @ Diggers, Edinburgh [210813]
Light yellow, clear, dense white head
Aroma - Soft sweet fruits, slight spicy hop, some citrus lemon hops
Taste - Some floral hops, some soft cereals, light fruits, easy going, refreshing
Palate - Light body, little oily, touch soapy mouthfeel, soft bitter sweet palate. Finish - some soft cereals, slightly aromatic and floral hops, good finish.
Overall - More interesting than the standard golden ale, very refreshing, easy session ale, top notch condition

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Svesse (6065) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - MAY 5, 2008
(Cask at Market Porter, Southwark, London, 27 April 2008) Golden amber colour with foamy, white head. Fruity, malty nose with notes of apricots and biscuity malt. Malty, fruity taste with apricots, biscuity malt and floral hops in the finish. Mainly dry, below medium body. Refreshing enough.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
oh6gdx (20274) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 10, 2011
Cask@GBBF2011. Golden colour, small white head. Aroma is fruity, floral, sappy and some slight herbal notes. Flavour is caramel, fruits, some wood, herbs and mild earthy notes as well. Mild grassyness in the finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
leaparsons (8019) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 22, 2011
Cask, The Salmon, Leicester. Golden with a thin head. Aromas are biscuit and toffee with hints of apple and pear. Mellow lemon with yeast. Flavours are sweet caramel and biscuit with light citrus and melon. Dry and lightly nutty on the finish. Not bad.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
cgarvieuk (14173) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 2, 2013
Cask at malt n hops ...golden yellow. .. Small white head .. soft fruits .. mellow toffee nose ... soft toffee fruits ... so so


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