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


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RATINGS: 8   MEAN: 3.66/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.27   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
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Sunbeam is a gloriously zesty, easy drinking and refreshing blonde beer. Brewed with the rare combination of Pilgrim, Citra, Nelson Sauvin & Summit hops, it will quench your thirst and brighten your day.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MustangMarkF (219) - Coventry, West Midlands, - APR 25, 2014
500ml Bottle. This pours a thick creamy white head over a pale gold body. Its aroma is orangey with biscuit malts. Its taste is much the same with a hint of grapefruit and a dry bitter finish. Ive had this on draft before I joined this site and this is not quite as good but its bloomin close. The mouth feel is extraordinary creamy for a bottled beer and this one is lovely and refreshing

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DanielBrown (3776) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 5, 2014
Bottle given to me as a prize for being EMPLOYEE OF THE MONTH - which obviously I’m loath to mention, cos I’m quite modest. This is a pleasant, refreshing drop - rather dry, with lots of lemon hops. Nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheCametron (1777) - CZECH REPUBLIC - MAY 24, 2014
Bottle in South Shields whilst watching X-Men Final Stand. Pours Golden with a White head. Fruitly hops, malt and a significant bitterness. Pretty good Golden Ale. It’d been a while since I had a particularly good one. Took me by surprise.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MrBlueSky93 (15) - Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - APR 29, 2014
Bottle from Beers Of Europe, Reviewed for TheBeerGuy. What a beer! Expect Orange, Lemon flavours, and then devastating bitterness, with slight carbonation. Similar to Punk IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DruncanVeasey (7134) - NUNEATON, Top 13, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - APR 13, 2014
Right now, £1.50 from local offie. Orange bronze with a loose bubbled, subsiding foam. Aroma comprises pine, dried grass, mandarin and grapefruit. Good stewed tea and mandarin hop; slight butter, sugared grapefruit, honeyed biscuit buried in bitterness. Mildly astringent; hoppier than their Cali Sessions. Bostin’.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Philym (976) - St Neots, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - MAR 6, 2014
Appearance: Clear amber with finger thick white head. Aroma: Biscuit, lemon, floral, pepper and mineral. Taste: Low sweet and bitterness with low/medium sourness. Palate: Thick smooth texture, light body, average carbonation, dry abrupt citrus biscuity finish. Comments: Tasty, refreshing and glass lace.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RichardGretton (4237) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - FEB 12, 2014
Bottle. Golden beer with a good white head. The aroma is fruity with a hint of dryness, and the flavour is mildly bitter with fruity and yeastiness, and a reasonable amount of dryness. Overall a nice fruity and dry blonde beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tommann (2666) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - NOV 12, 2013
500ml bottle. Pours gold with a medium head. Aroma is sweet with sugared pineapple. Taste has straw to start and subtle citrus throughout with sweet pineapple

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