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


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RATINGS: 64   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
Cask: Special - JDW Spring Festival 2012.
Hops: Citra and Nelson Sauvin.

JOHNS17's rating

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
JOHNS17 (21) - Glasgow, - MAR 22, 2012
Cask at Last Post. Pours clear golden with tight shaving foam head. Nose obscured by oiliness and soap.Tast mildy citrus and over very quickly. Overall a very mediocre offering but he biggest question must be how any brewer can produce such an insipid offering from two of the most aromatic and citrus inducing hops ( Citra & Nelson Sauvin) is beyond me.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hippoman (239) - Durham, ENGLAND - SEP 6, 2015
UPDATED: SEP 10, 2015 Cask at the John Duck, Durham, £2.50/pint. Good looking golden beer, laces well with a thick white head and a slight haze like a hot summer day. There’s a spicy, grassy aroma and the flavour is citrus all the way with a touch of lemon shortbread in a dry finish. Gorgeous on what will be one of the last hot Sunday afternoons of the summer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 10/20
MissPxx (868) - - JUL 10, 2015
Quite fruity aroma but with a massively hoppy hit. Very light yellowish colour. Leaves a really tacky aftertaste. Definitely on the sell list ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Towey1989 (796) - Stoke On Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 3, 2015
Cask at The Mulberry Leaves, Leek (Marstons) A clear pale amber colour with a creamy thin white head. Aroma of pale malts, lemon, sponge cake, grapefruit and some grassy hops. Taste is the same of pale malts, lemon, sponge cake, grapefruit and grassy hops. Light bodied and a smooth texture. A dry but smooth grassy hop finish. A creamy golden ale with decent malt and hops flavours. Ordinary but well done.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TedE (590) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - APR 11, 2015
Pint on tap. Fresh citric nose, melon/grapefruit. Golden clear beer with solid white head. Excellent grapefruit flavour with a touch of caramel in the finish. Refreshing, you could drink a few of these on a hot day, no problem.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jfb (4761) - 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 (5938) - 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 (4710) - 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 (788) - 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 (3839) - 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)

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