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


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RATINGS: 52   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.27/5   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
johninmelb (1127) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
digitalviking (94) - - MAY 4, 2016
On cask at Southampton Arms. Solid for a cask beer, and good for drinking on a sunny day. Nice for a little bite of hops.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ipabr (159) - Somerset, ENGLAND - APR 21, 2016
Like a crap golden ale but good. Golden ales are tasteless and malty, never been my thing. This tastes very much like a golden ale, but has some complex soft fruit flavors that I canít describe. It works really well! I chill mine for ten minutes before drinking. Iíll persist with this one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gary (1889) - Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 25, 2016
500ml ,In a Cobra pint glass : Wow thatís big ass tropical fruit in this nose..vibrant and everyone is wearing a Hawiian shirt kinda feel..Lychee , mango, fleshy pineapple ,resiny grassy notes . A bright golden gold colour, large foamy white head is good looking and sexy . bright hops on the palate -loads citrus tropical richnesss.. lightly hoped . i reckon more bitterness in the finish would be a good complement to the tropical notes . this is a good fucken low boost golde -session ipa .what ever the fuck it is.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JPC1524 (131) - Devon, ENGLAND - MAR 21, 2016
Murky amber pour with decent carbonation and small quickly disappearing white head. Hoppy, fruity and citrusy, Quite enjoyable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JohnCook101 (535) - - JAN 2, 2016
Puts murky amber with a large slightly off-white head. Light fruity aroma. Flavours of citrus and a little tropical fruit, sherbet, light earth. Light bitter finish. OK, but not particularly distinctive.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
evergreen0199 (3030) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 5, 2015
Cask at St Albans beer shop, St Albans, Herts. A hazy golden/amber coloured pour with a medium white head on top. Hoppy, tropical fruit, citrus aroma. Tastes similar, hoppy, tropical fruit, citrus, slightly sweet. Decent session ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Fin (9680) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 31, 2015
Bottle picked up from Marks and Spencer, Bicester, consumed at home Monday 31st August 2015 Hazy warm gold with a thick white rim and Islands of bubbles. A flurry of tropical notes, a little pineapple perhaps. Sweet exotic fruitiness in the mouth but a tiny bit thin, pleasant beer but Arbor can and usually do better, that said it is pretty decent. Light hoppiness, malty middle, quite good. A6 A4 T7 P3 Ov13 3.3

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
berkshirejohn (6067) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 23, 2015
568ml bottle from Marks & Spencer, Camberley. A hazy amber pour with a billowing cream head; gentle tropical fruit aroma; soft and creamy in the mouth with lots of tropical fruit, particularly kiwi fruit; then a gentle bitterness and some biscuit to finish. A very tasty blonde ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
allmyvinyl (9542) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 21, 2015
Bottle at jeevanís, thanks to a holidaying friend. Pours hazy gold with a thick white head. Aromas of tropical fruit, citrus, pine. Taste is fruity, light bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jamestulloch (3490) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 3, 2015
Bottle from The Beerhive. Murky golden body with a thick off-white head. Lively carbonation. Good lacing. Aroma of grass, pineapple and kiwi fruit. Flavour of juicy orange, biscuit, berries and bread. Medium body with an oily texture. Light fizz. Very nice indeed - soft and fruity.

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