Brewed by Banks’s (Marstons plc)
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Wolverhampton, England


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RATINGS: 60   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
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Cask: Special - JDW Spring Festival 2012.
Hops: Citra and Nelson Sauvin.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jfb (4346) - Freising, GERMANY - JAN 12, 2015
(gravity) clear deep golden colour with a frothy white head. aroma of cactus juice, light caramel and some resin, with a light hint of fish sauce and nettles. flavour is mostly cactus juice and herbal hops, with a hint of mango, some light lemon peel and yeast. light- to medium-bodied with soft carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jmgreenuk (5318) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - DEC 2, 2014
Cask at the Wellington, Birmingham. Poured a clear medium amber with a bubbly white head. The aroma is light grassy hop. The flavour is moderate bitter with a light citrus grass hop bitter palate and a short bitter finish. Light bodied with soft carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Finn (4531) - Tromsø, NORWAY - NOV 25, 2014
Fra cask på Minster Inn, York 30 Okt 14. Lys gyldenbrun. OK tett skum som varer. Bra aprikosaroma. Smaken har preg av grapefrukt. Blir syrlig bitter etter hvert. Ikke enkelt å finne bryggeriet. "Kamuflert" som Wolverhampton.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
carlb36 (2) - - OCT 1, 2014 does not count
Lovely refreshing Zesty Citrus Blonde, great session drink on a summers day.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
edsspoon (654) - Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - SEP 19, 2014
Cask - golden with a creamy white head. Okay retention and sparse, but persistent lacing. Aroma of lemon peel and grass with some grapefruit. Taste of sweet malts, lemon and lime. Fairly sweet. Medium body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
The_Osprey (2565) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 7, 2014
UPDATED: MAR 5, 2015

Sep 2014 - Gravity cask at the Bree Louise. Yellowy orange, clear, still, small bubbly white head. Aroma is toned down citrus. Body is medium, touch of carbonation, smooth. Taste is light biscuity malt, soft breathy bitterness, semisweet citrus, long finish. Lovely, well balanced and very drinkable. An almost perfect example of the style. (3.8)

Mar 2015 - Gravity cask at Bree Louise, again. Soft citrus, thin malt, light bitterness. This batch has a lighter, more citrussy flavour. Good, but the last one was a lot better. (3.5)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RichTheVillan (3929) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - SEP 6, 2014
Cask at the Brasshouse; clear straw yellow pour with a creamy white head, zesty citrus aroma, taste has big citrus a hint of grapefruit, very crisp and refreshing. Although I drank this in 2014.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jamesie1857 (1536) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 25, 2014
On cask at Tividale FC Clubhouse - Straw coloured body with a thin white head. Citrus aroma, a bit floral. A light lemony citrus flavour with a grainy body; the a light and short grapefruit bitterness to finish. Quite pleasant.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AshtonMcCobb (3398) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 26, 2014
On cask at the Wheatsheaf in Wetheral. Appearance - golden with a proportionate head. Nose - lovely lemon and gentle pale malt. Taste - lemon and grapefruit with just enough pale malt to give balance. Palate - light to medium bodied with a creamy texture and a long dry but balanced finish. Overall - great golden ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Japalo (1328) - DENMARK - JUL 25, 2014
Cask@Nell Gwynn. 2014 edition! Very clear. Golden. One finger foam. Nice citrus zesty flavours. Medium bitterness resemblance of grape- fruit. Nice.

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