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


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RATINGS: 145   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.27   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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Cask: Status uncertain. Cold filtered in bottles.
A great golden beer with a fresh citrus, hoppy aroma. This wonderful wholesome organic ale has a dry and bitter finish which brings you right back to earth.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rauchbier (3598) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - JAN 7, 2007
Bottle, from ASDA. Gold, thin but lasting white head and gentle condition. Good earthy citrus and floral hop aromas, quite dry and citrusy in the mouth with a slight yeastiness and bitter hops that linger into the finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
TheGrandMaster (2334) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - JAN 2, 2007
Bottle, pours a clear golden colour with a thin white head and some carbonation in the glass. A slightly citrus hoppy aroma I find common in a lot of organic golden ales. An easy mouthfeel and a smoothness that is a little buttery. Slightly hoppy, but pretty low on any flavours, and just a touch of bitterness in the finish, which leaves a little bit of citrus in the mouth. Nothing too special for me, though did get better through the glass.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
berkshirejohn (4439) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 18, 2006
Bottle: the commercial description is spot on - a golden beer, traces of white head;hoppy aroma; citrus taste; bitter finish. My favorite style, and an excellent example.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
johndoughty (3937) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 17, 2006
Bottle. Poured with a medium head.Golden appearance with a very soft mouthfeel and a gentle bitterness.Quite different and it took me some time to decide whether I really liked this one- but I did.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Gethinbeer (2141) - Nova Scotia, CANADA - DEC 4, 2006
UPDATED: MAY 8, 2007 Well this is a re rate and I must say I got it wrong last time or a dodgy bottle. Extremely clear golden colour. Thin white fizzy head. Citrus fruit flavours with a bitter finish. Clean taste. Over still the same score as last time but total better. Improved.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
scotty (1049) - SCOTLAND - DEC 3, 2006
Good light colour, but head is nought but a patchy thin layer of white bubbles. A big fruity/hoppy nose, very appealing! Fairly full bodied with a powerful hop character, the slightly sweet malt is subdued but still gives a good overall balance. A nice pint, but let down by poor head retention. Asda,bottle..obviously!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
maeib (8627) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - NOV 28, 2006
Bottled. A light golden coloured beer with a nice white good sized head. The aroma is fruity, hoppy and a little soapy/shampoo and toffee. The taste is quite bitter with good citrus fruit. Doesn’t taste wonderfully fresh and has a soapy charcter and some more toffee or maybe even diacetyl, but still pleasantly drinkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Fin (7343) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 19, 2006
UPDATED: FEB 21, 2007 Bottle picked up at Darts Farm, Topsham, Nr Exeter, Devon 12-11-06 had the same evening. Poured golden in colour, lovely fresh nose with aroma vanilla notes this is a crisp, fresh hoppy beer, with great fruity citrus flavours particularly grapefruit zinginess Loz chose this purely for the hare on the front, but she chose one of my favourite beers of the week. Cask conditioned gravity dispense at Merton Winter Beer Festival 17-02-07. Also great in cask format as one would expect nice light golden colour, plenty of flavour in this fresh fruity bitter excellent. also 3.9 in cask

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
chriso (7347) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 8, 2006
Cask (handpump) at The Hop Poles, Bath. More pale amber than gold in colour. Loose, but lasting, white head. Touches of fruit in the aroma. Smooth and soft on the palate. Restrained flavour with hints of citrus. Pleasant enough but certainly didn’t have the zing that others have remarked upon. I’d guess think this was probably a bit tired, which is not really acceptable when served in the brewery’s own pub. Since its now available in bottle (albeit filtered) I’ll probably get the chance to re-rate; its hard to find on draught.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 8, 2006
Very pale gold with a frothy white head. Sour, lemony aroma. Citric taste with sharp bitterness. Very good.

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