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Brewed by Arbor
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Bristol, England

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RATINGS: 32   MEAN: 3.18/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.11   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
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Cask; Regular. Also available bottle conditioned.
Originally intended as a summer beer, we decided to brew this one all year as it went down so well. Starting with low colour Maris Otter and wheat malts in the mash, we then add a small percentage of cara malt to add body and impart a slightly sweet caramel taste. During the boil we use three very different hops to produce the complex flavour and aroma. The result is a premium blonde ale packed with flavour.


johninmelb's rating

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
johninmelb (1117) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, - JAN 25, 2013
Gentle nose with some orange peel, some candy and some herb garden leaves in autumn. Pours a slightly lifeless deep gold. Flavour is more golden ale than blonde - the wheat is barely detectable. A good finishing bitterness rounds it off but not much happens before this. Fine and fair but not up with much of the rest of what this exceptional brewery are producing.


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jamesie1857 (1225) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 26, 2014
On cask at Coach and Horses, Dronfield - Golden yellow body with frothy, white head. Fruity, hoppy nose with notes of grapefruit, lemon and grass. Fruity, hoppy taste with lemon, grapefruit, grass and a nice fresh bitterness in the finish. Medium body, some caramel sweetness at the end. Nice one this.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
olliejobbins (699) - Surrey, ENGLAND - NOV 26, 2013
500ml bottle. pours a cloudy yellowish orange with white head. aroma is a lot like citra hops and a lot of fruit. nice smooth taste. slightly sweet but a lot of nice fruityness in there.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Idiosynkrasie (3233) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - OCT 19, 2013
500ml bottle. Slightly cloudy golden colour with average, frothy, half-way lasting, minimally lacing, white head. Citrusy hoppy aroma, hints of lemon, a touch of lime, orange, pale malty basis with a touch of biscuit. Taste is minimally tart, citrusy hoppy, hints of lemon and lime, pale malty basis, minimally strawy and chalky. Very refreshing and quaffable.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
mR_fr0g (1974) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 28, 2013
Cask at blacksmiths arms St Albans. Peppery hop aroma with grass. Holden colour with a cream head. Some lace. Bready wheat malt. Slight peppery hop. Medium varb. Good condition.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sm89walt (1716) - Northern Beaches, Sydney, AUSTRALIA - OCT 4, 2012
Cask - Euston Tap, London. A clear golden yellow beer with a medium-sized creamy, mostly lasting & lacing white head. Good citrus and pale malts all round with a subtle floral edge. Bittersweet in the finish; well balanced, remaining crisp and quaffable throughout. A light dryness on the palate. Light to medium body, soft palate texture with a delicate spritz and a low intensity, medium length hoppy finish.

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
RichardW (1370) - Carlisle, Cumbria, ENGLAND - SEP 29, 2012
Lovely subtle dryness, with fruit notes, picked up some raspberry. Earthy, full flavoured, beautiful pale appearance.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
zacgillbanks (1843) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - SEP 19, 2012
Bottle from Coppers, Newcastle. A pale golden beer with toffee and slight sour fruity flavours with a malty, very dry fruity finish.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
madmitch76 (13350) - , Essex, ENGLAND - MAY 6, 2012
7th August 2009
GBBF. Cask. Pale gold beer with a slight haze. Light dry palate. Moderate carbonation. Floral bitterness with a little citrus. Dry finish with a lingering bitter aftertaste.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Leighton (9833) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 21, 2012
Cask at the Euston Tap, London. Pours clear yellow-gold with a soft, white foam head. Crispy straw in the nose, some biscuits. Light to medium sweet flavor with dry grains, crunchy straw, hay, toasty grass. Light bodied with fine carbonation. Semi-sticky, very dry finish with touches of lemon rind. Lots of dry and crispy straw, some fresh dandelions. Thirst quenching. Good.


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