Brewed by Ashover
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Ashover, England


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RATINGS: 19   MEAN: 3.11/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.07/5   EST. CALORIES: 129   ABV: 4.3%
Cask; Regular.
Originally created for Chesterfield Market Festival in October 2009, this pale beer well hopped with New Zealand varieties of hop was the favourite for the tasting panel from the Derbyshire Brewers Collective. Ashover was known as a Spa town to the victorian tourist trade, and had two hydros!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
tdtm82 (1699) - Essex, ENGLAND - MAR 2, 2016
Cask, Chelmsford Ale House, Essex, 1/2/2016. Golden appearance with white lacing. Dropped bright. Lots of mango, papaya, grapefruit. Super resinous. Crisp. Clean. Super soft malts. Dry finish. Really drinkable. It was very yeasty but once the cask was drunk through it became clearer and much more drinkable. My kinda session beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
davidtjm (1074) - Berlin, GERMANY - MAR 6, 2015
Cask. Pour is clear gold, aroma is fruity, sweet. Taste is fruity, minimally bitter, zesty citrus. Good

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Leighton (18526) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 19, 2014
Draft at the Great British Beer Festival 2014, Day 1 - London. Pours clear yellow with a light, white foam head. Simple stuff, some doughy white bread, light diacetyl, butter, hay. Light bodied with fine carbonation. Basic finish, more doughy malts, hints of lemon rind. OK.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Theydon_Bois (16879) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - SEP 7, 2014
Cask at GBBF ’14, day 1, 12/08/14. Clear golden with moderate off white edgeing. Nose is earthy citrics, straw, orange pith. Taste comprises earthy citric peel, grass, lemon rind, bitter orange, hint of bread dough. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close with earthy hop bitterness. Decent enough GB.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
The_Osprey (6350) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 17, 2014
Cask. Pale orange, still, clear, very little white head. Aroma is cheesy. Body is light, foamy. Taste has more cheesey musty hop character.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
edsspoon (858) - Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - JUL 14, 2014
Cask - pale amber with a thin white head, okay retention and light lacing. Aroma of grass, lemon and orange peels. Taste of lots of grass, hay, peach and orange followed by some medium bitterness and the grassyness lingers at the end. Medium body. Pretty nice.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Finn (6291) - Tromsø, NORWAY - FEB 15, 2014
NWAF 24 Jan 13. Gylden. Veldig lavt skum. Aroma av fotsvette. Smaken det samme. Ikke bra. Blir litt tørr i avslutninga.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Rune (11120) - Tromsø, NORWAY - FEB 8, 2013
Cask by handpump, shared with Finn at NWAF ’13. Shiny surface to a bright copper coloured body. Lemony hops to the nose. Citrus taste with lemon and oranges. Dry, bittersweet finish. Refreshing and thirst quenching (Manchester, 24.01.2013).

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DruncanVeasey (8012) - NUNEATON, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - DEC 18, 2012
The George and Dragon, Stoke Golding. Gold with a foamy white top. Buttered lemon nose. Mellow stewed tea dunked with shortbread, lemon, butter and hedge-like notes. OK.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
leaparsons (9837) - Wigston, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - FEB 10, 2012
Cask, The Salmon, Leicester. Golden with a white foam. Aromas are caramel and lemon with yeast and leafy hops. Spiced oranges with some creamy oak. Flavours are nutty and biscuit malts with herbal notes and bitter lemon and low woody pine. Quite resinous. Decent.

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