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Banks’s Sunbeam (2012)
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Brewed by Banks’s (Marstons plc)
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Wolverhampton, England

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RATINGS: 48   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask: Special - JDW Spring Festival 2012.
Hops: Citra and Nelson Sauvin.


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
s_hartshorne (601) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - APR 6, 2014
Cask manor arms Walsall yellow colour ok white head lacing. Aroma is citrus malts. Taste is same sweet bitter finish. Medium body soft carbonation. Ok stuff.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
allmyvinyl (2159) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 25, 2014
Cask at Minster Inn. Pours pale gold, thin white head. Aromas of honey and orange. Taste is more of the same. OK.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Oakes (11770) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 24, 2014
Had this is 2013, go figure. Golden, thin head, fruity, honeyish hop character. Fresh, with a splash of sticky pale malts to complement the clementine hops.

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
jjsint (494) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 26, 2014
Cask @ The Cannon, Newport Pagnell. Light gold. Smells of ammonia (read: cat piss). Some nice tropical fruit in the background. Not sure this beer is at its best. Taste is saccharin sweet but has a balancing bitter finish. Not good.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
madmitch76 (13348) - , Essex, ENGLAND - DEC 28, 2013
23rd December 2013
Bree Louise. Cask. Bright clear gold beer, tidy white head. Palate is light and smooth. Very modest carbonation in the light semi dry palate. Distinct honey and a little ripe orange. Light dry finish. Nice tasting beer but really needs a bit more decent carbonation.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
gegwilson (616) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 16, 2013
Cask in Smith’s Tavern, Ashbourne. A pale golden ale with a small white head. Mild citrus aroma. Some good tropical fruit hop flavours going on, but this feels watery and need the flavours to be stronger.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Firefly54 (222) - - DEC 5, 2013
Clear gold colour, white head. Aroma - subtle sweet tropical fruit, mango, gooseberry and grapefruit. Taste follows the nose. All quite subtle. Sweet malt and low bitterness. This is in very good condition and I can’t fault it. Super drinkable! Grand!

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
HogTownHarry (5984) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - AUG 28, 2013
August 28, 2013 - gravity cask at Bree Louise. Clear gold, no head. Tangy fruit malt and light grassy bitterness. Tate follows but acetone and Appleseed bitterness. Light and slick and dead mouthfeel - quick finish. Citra and Nelson Sauvin? Pull the other one.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
foxo82 (645) - Tamworth (via Leicester), Staffordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 26, 2013
Cask at The Queen’s Arms, Bakewell. Thick headed pale ale with a floral, citrus BO aroma. Good level of bitter dryness. Smooth and refreshing. Superior pale.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
undercurrent25 (1331) - Barnton, Cheshire, ENGLAND - AUG 24, 2013
Quite a nice blonde ale, taste was zesty and citrusy with a refreshing palate, a good example of the style


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