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

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RATINGS: 16   MEAN: 3.04/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.96   EST. CALORIES: 129   ABV: 4.3%
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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!


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Theydon_Bois (8743) - The ’Sham, Surrey, 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.

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Osprey87 (1732) - WALES - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
edsspoon (432) - 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.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Finn (4210) - 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.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Rune (8066) - 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).

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DruncanVeasey (7203) - NUNEATON, Top 22, 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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
leaparsons (8102) - Leicester, 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.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
imdownthepub (10326) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 1, 2011
Cask conditioned at The Fishponds, Matlock Bath, Derbys. Gold with white head. Good, solid, nicely drinkable Golden Ale. Malty and reasonably dry with a late bitterness, quite pleasant. The Pub is owned by Ashover Brewery and is a sister to the Princess Victoria just down the road. Looks like an interesting project.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fonefan (35088) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAY 18, 2011

Cask (handpump) @ GBBF 2010, Great British Beer Festival, Earls Court Exhibition Centre, London, England.

Clear medium yellow orange color with a average to large, frothy to creamy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white to white head. Aroma is moderate malty, toasted - caramel, light to moderate hoppy, citrus, light to moderate yeasty ? Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat. [20100806]

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
harrisoni (13780) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - DEC 29, 2010
Cask handpulll at GBBF 2010. Gold copper colour with lasting beige head. Sparkler?? As the mouthfeel is restrained, some decent bitterness and minerality. Mineral bitter, interesting. Some creaminess.


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