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Barngates Westmorland Gold

Barngates Westmorland Gold
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Brewed by Barngates
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Ambleside, England


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RATINGS: 7   MEAN: 3.19/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.98/5   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
Cask; Regular.
Sun-golden ale, with a distinctly fruity and hoppy nose. Crisp, with a lingering bittersweet palate.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Oakes (15805) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 6, 2010
Cask @ Punch Bowl, Crosthwaite. Amber, lightly spicy, slightly toasty aroma. Toasty, quite bitter, with resiny hops and balancing toasty malts.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beershine (5224) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - SEP 12, 2010
Cask @ The Punch Bowl Inn. Clear light copper. Sparkler gives a thick head and lace. Spicy fresh herbal aroma with a fun yeast character. Some white pepper. Fresh hop character really shines. Just as gorgeously fresh as the Tag Lag. Cheers to the brewery and to the barkeep for keeping the beers so well.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mothbag (16) - USA - JUL 27, 2009
Cask, The Drunken Duck Inn, Barngates near Ambleside. Was looking forward to trying this as the previous time I went to The Duck it wasn’t on. Slightly disappointed with it to be honest. Nice colour, but a bit cool and hazy and the taste was quite blande and bitter. Worth a try, but not one of their best but perhaps this was a one off. Some staff cannot pour a decent pint here, which is suprising given that the brewery is on site.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
renffisch (891) - london, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 23, 2008
gravicask at ealing bf 08. very malty, grainy nose. golden colour, little bubbly head. still grainy, mouthwatering, very drinkable.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
DonMagi (5593) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 10, 2008
Cask at the Ealing beer fest. Aroma is nutty and yeasty, small grassy character. Taste is similar, the yeastyness is giving some fruit, but the nutty grassy character kills it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DJMonarch (9179) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - FEB 24, 2007
Cask Stillage at the Metropolitan Cathedral Crypt, Liverpool 17/02/2007 Hoppy aroma. Golden coloured and hoppy with some dryness in a crisp and bitter full malt finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
chriso (7513) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 7, 2006
Cask (gravity dispense), Reading Beer Festival, April 2006. Quite dark gold colour, tending towards amber. A bit cloudy. Lightly aromatic hoppy nose, with hints of tropical fruit - lychees and apricots come to mind. Light dry malt underpins. Not so fruity on the palate. Hop dominated, with no malt to speak of. Slightly chalky, with a moderately bitter "hop juice" feel. With greater depth of flavour and a more pronounced hop presence, this would stray towards the harsh and astringent. While the hops are assertive, I don’t detect too much US hop influence and I get the distinct impression that the flavour might stray towards the harsh and astringent if the hop profile were a little higher. As it is, the mouthfeel is light and the flavours restrained, making for an easy drinking and fairly undemanding brew. The finish is, as suggested, bittersweet. Perfectly pleasant, but could use a bit more oomph.

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