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

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RATINGS: 12   MEAN: 3.64/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34   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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4.1
   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


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fiulijn (15371) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 1, 2014
B4133, bb 31 may 2015, possibly 2.5 months old
Hazy golden color with small head. The aroma is more herbaceous than fruity, old style, very appreciated (8-). Dry mouthfeel, not too weak despite the low alcohol, with mild malt flavor and robust bitterness; some grassy hop and light citrusy presence. It leaves a pleasant aftertaste, but more can be achieved. Very interesting in the bottle, I wish I could try it from cask.
Excellent.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
reebtogi (4402) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 23, 2014
500ml bottle pours a clear pale straw color with a finger of white head that leaves some decent lacing on the glass. Aroma is light citrus and grass with some grainy malt notes. Taste is a grassy and citrus hop bitterness with a malty and light fruity sweetness. Light bodied with decent carbonation which prickles the tongue. A nicely done blonde ale that is worth sampling.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lagerboy (1336) - British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 8, 2014
500 ml bottle. Clear straw gold, fine white foam mostly fades. Fruity citrus malty aroma. Taste is slightly tart, lemony citrus spicy hop, mildly sweet toasted malt. Average carbonation, lighter bodied, lightly hopped. A tasty better blonde. MLF (More Lagerboy Friendly)

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gowdy (748) - Erskine, SCOTLAND - AUG 23, 2014
Bottle at kirsty’s house. Quite clear. Light consistency. Deep golden colour. Citrus overtones.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DanielBrown (3927) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheCametron (1885) - 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.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MrBlueSky93 (40) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DruncanVeasey (7316) - NUNEATON, CONF N, 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’.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Philym (1003) - 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.


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