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Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Wigan, England

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RATINGS: 11   MEAN: 3.34/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.13   EST. CALORIES: 108   ABV: 3.6%
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Cask; Regular.
A blonde ale, low gravity, very pale; easy drinking.
Brewed with Maris Otter Pale Ale malt and a bit of wheat; loads of fruity hop flavours from a medley of traditional and modern hops; Fuggles, Styrian Goldings and Bramling Cross among others. But it is the addition of the wonderful Citra hop that really brings this beer to the fore. Not as bitter as our other pale beers.


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Leighton (11023) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 6, 2013
Cask at the Jolly Crispin during the RateBeer Black Country Bus Bash. Pours clear yellow with a creamy, white head. Lovely aroma of dry citrus, pee and grapefruit. Light sweet flavor with nice dry and pithy citrus, more grapefruit, melon, minerals. Light bodied with fine carbonation. Good condition. Light citrusy hop finish with more pee, melon and grapefruit. Well made golden ale.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jackl (4608) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - AUG 9, 2013
Cask @ The Jolly Crispin during the Ratebeer Black Country Bash. The pour’s gold with a small head. The nose is honeyed bread, pear, light flowery hop. The taste is pale malt. More honey and pear. Light grassiness. A touch of lemon, citrus. Light body, fine carbonation. Overall, a solid golden.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BlackHaddock (3772) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - JUL 15, 2013
Hand-pulled half-pint in The Jolly Crispin (Gornal) on 6th July 2013 during the Black Country Bus trip. Nice golden hue to the body: on top a thin almost white covering of small bubbles. Slight floral hop notes in the aroma with a mild malt undertone. The taste is subtle and like the nose semi-floral with a light malt presence: at 3.6% this is a fine session beer, sadly our session didn’t allow anyone to stay on this. I enjoyed my half-pint though.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (15095) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUL 14, 2013
6th July 2013
Black Country Beano. Cask at the Jolly Crispin. Almost clear pale gold beer. Little white head. Palate is smooth and light and a little soft. Fine carbonation. Strong floral flavours here, with elderflower peeping above the patch. Lovely mild citrus fruits. Finishes fresh. Really nicely joined up. Could drink this all day!

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Theydon_Bois (8710) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - JUL 11, 2013
Cask at the Jolly Crispin, Gornal, on the RB Black Country Extravagnza - 06/07/13. Clear light golden with a thin off white film. Good lacing ensues. Nose carries a light hop profile, toasted malts, sugars, orange. Taste comprises orange pith, light fruits, touch of hops, bready malt, light caramel heartbeat. Medium bodied, soft carbonation, light bitterness in the finish. Inoffensive easy drinking Golden Blondeness.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
harrisoni (13733) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JUL 7, 2013
3.6 good golden ale liked the slightly acidic twang. Good condition. Decent golden ale.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
tommann (2723) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUL 7, 2013
Cask at the Jolly Crispin. Pours pale gold with a small head. Aroma is leggy, with sherbet and straw. Biscuit malt throughout. Pleasant but nothing spectacular.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
imdownthepub (10291) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 7, 2013
Cask conditioned at The Jolly Crispin, Upper Gornal, W.Midlands. Gold with white head. There is a light sweetness with this, some peachy notes a touch of syrup perhaps, greenish hop note, I didn’t really get the Citra hops. Ok.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
wimpyjoe (3908) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 25, 2013
Cask @ Waters Green Tavern in Macclesfield. A hoppy golden ale, but not much of a head. Its fruit flavours are more than apparent.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Fin (7421) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 11, 2012
Cask handpump at The Hop Pole, Aylesbury, Bucks, Thursday 11th October 2012 Pours straw coloured with slim white head. Burton snatch nose, nice crisp & hoppy in mouth. Enjoyable beer and kolly decent for such a low abv. A7 A4 T6 P3 Ov13 3.4


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