Brewed by Bath
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Bristol, England


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RATINGS: 64   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.08   EST. CALORIES: 111   ABV: 3.7%
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Cask; Regular.
This brew uses pale lager malt which gives it a wonderful golden hue. This is complemented by using a dwarf variety hop (First Gold) which imparts a prodominently citrus aroma. It is dry without harshness, crisp and full flavoured, a hugely refreshing bitter.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
YantarCoast (51) - Moscow, RUSSIA - AUG 22, 2014
Draught at the Hop Pole in Bath. Hoppy and citrusy aroma. Hoppy flavour. Not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
VastActiv (2782) - Oulu, FINLAND - AUG 6, 2014
Cask at Gallow’s Bird, Espoo. Originally rated 30092011. Colour is clear golden with small white head. Aromas and flavours: Fruits, citrus, floral and malts.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
miquelcrush (1362) - Granollers, SPAIN - JUN 17, 2014
Bona cervesa molt equilibrada i gustosa. Buena cerveza muy equilibrada y sabrosa.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
laidbackbloke (58) - Warsaw, POLAND - MAY 1, 2014
On tap, Hare On The Hill, Bristol, April 2014. Aromas of dough, ginger and toffee, caramel. Golden color, transparent. Solid carbonation, to the extent of being overwhelming after a while. Short, surprisingly empty finish, neither bitter nor sweet nor sour.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
s_hartshorne (1220) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 18, 2014
Cask west riding dewsbury. Golden pale colour slight white head and lacing. Aroma is citrus malts. Taste is citrus sweet pale malts nice dry bitterness. Medium body soft carbonated. Nice stuff

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
wimpyjoe (3744) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 26, 2013
The pump clip simply read ’Special’ rather than SPA but it is the same drink. Lighter golden with not much head, it has a pleasant drier malty character to it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
StueyD (1142) - Heacham, Norfolk, ENGLAND - OCT 13, 2013
A mid amber orange coloured beer with a weak white head. A light biscuity malt aroma, plus a little fruity hops as well. Medium dry mouthfeel. A hoppy zestiness to start with, then a sweeter, biscuity malt flavour. The sweetness lasts into the finish. Tasted at the Salamander, Bath, Somerset. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
northropfrye (2198) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JUL 15, 2013
Pale body, slightly hoppy, but not a tonne of flavour here. An alright beer, but nothing special.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MartinT (7779) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 3, 2013
My Bottom Line:
Floral hops and honeyed malts join from aroma to finish before leafy bitterness settles this silky Golden Ale.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A slice of foam covers the bright golden.
-Drinkability is sky high and a second pint is not an effort at all.
-The flavour profile is balanced throughout.
-Hops are also citrusy, but not in a ‘New World’ way.

On cask at The Salamander, Bath.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rauchbier (3598) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - JUL 2, 2013
Cask conditioned, Whitby ’spoons. Goldn thin but lasting white head and fine condition. Sweet and honeyed in the nose with some fruity melon notes, initially sweet and fruity in the mouth with a building chalky hop bitterness that becomes dominant, quite dry finish with a lingering hop bitterness

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