Brewed by AllGates
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Wigan, England


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RATINGS: 19   MEAN: 3.12/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.09/5   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
Cask; Seasonal - June & July.

Golden Ale - a refreshing honey toned, golden ale.
Originally brewed in summer 2009 as Summer Gold, it was subsequently selected by J.D. Wetherspoon’s to feature in their April 2010 Beer Festival when the name was changed to Brigantia.
A honey toned, refreshing, hoppy, golden ale with gorgeous aromas of tropical fruit and grapefruit sharpness offset by hints of melon and pineapple; the result of large quantities of German, Brewers Gold hops.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
harrisoni (17352) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JUL 14, 2010
Cask handpull at the Ledger Building (JDW), Canary Wharf. Hazy pale gold thin white head. Looks like a German wheat beer. Lemon light tasty wheat beer perfect for summer drinking. Little bit weedy but its Fine. Some decent dryness on finish. Tad herby. Could do with being served colder too.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
madmitch76 (22315) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 23, 2010
16th April 2010. Clear pale gold beer. Dry palate. Very light malt. Bitterish hop, juicy grapefruit and a touch orange. Tastes a touch better than it sounds.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DJMonarch (9179) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAY 23, 2010
UPDATED: JUN 1, 2016 1. Cask Handpump at the Penny Black JDW, Northwich 11/09/2009 (As Allgates Dry Bones ABV 4.4%) Floral hop aroma. Small white head. Clear golden coloured hoppy slightly citrus. Smooth on the palate with a hint of bitterness in a dry creamy finish. 2. Cask Handpump at the Penny Black JDW, Northwich 21/04/2010 (As Allgates Brigantia ABV 4.0%) Some hop aroma. Clear golden coloured hoppy and pale with a little dryness in a bitter citrus and floral finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Wundoo (3) - SCOTLAND - APR 30, 2010 does not count
Wetherspoon’s conditioned. I thought this was a superbly balanced ale - perfect for an afternoon session. Floral, fruity (lemon, pineapple, mango, pineapple, apple) and bitter but with just enough sweetness (honey) to make you want another half dozen. Excellent example of an English golden ale.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
imdownthepub (13374) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 22, 2010
Cask conditioned at a Wetherspoons. Gold with slight white head. If there are large quantities of German hops, I missed them in the sweetness, thick and honeyed. Some peachy fruitiness, soft and fleshy then just the hint of hops in the close. Average really.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 20, 2010
Cask at Pilgrim’s Progress (JDW), Bedford, in Spoons Real Ale Festival ’10. Pale gold. Sherbet lemon aroma. Sweet lemony taste and a sharp bitter finish. Served too warm. I don’t think Brigit, goddess of the Celts, would recognise this substance as beer, but it was quite drinkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
berkshirejohn (6067) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - APR 15, 2010
Cask at the Hope Tap (JDW), Reading. Pale straw with a thin white head; floral aroma; light body, traces of honey without being too sweet; then crisp Bavarian hops to finish. Refreshing.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
cgarvieuk (21868) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 15, 2010
cask at standing order JDW ... Golden yellow thin white head ... light lemon nose ... soft lemon fruit hop ... dull

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DonMagi (5593) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 7, 2009
Cask in the market porter. Alround rating: Pale clean malt, orange and other citrusy goodness, bit grassy in the finish. Decent stuff.

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