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

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RATINGS: 153   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.26   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.


4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
amfawcett (4) - York, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 22, 2013 does not count
a real surprise this and will definitely try again. Grassy hops with a citrus spice. Refreshing and so well balanced. Best new brew i’ve tasted in a while and a bit of a revelation.

4.1
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 11/20
SilkTork (5229) - Rochester, Kent, United Kingdom, Kent, ENGLAND - NOV 3, 2006
UPDATED: FEB 28, 2007 Nov, 2006 Filtered bottle. A very satisfying and stimulating beer. Quite clean and well behaved, yet full of flavour. Good hop burst, scintillating, citric tangy fresh, yet with a good rub of earthy dust. All well supported by a juicy yet almond dry malt base. A good job well done. [4.3]
Feb, 2007 Filtered bottle. Compared with Bluebird, Chimera IPA, Rolling Hitch. Balanced and playful. Good marriage of citric hops and pale malt. Lovely hops. The totality is a little too clean and filtered, though the healthy dose of English hops gives this a pleasant earthy edge. A damn fine brew. [3.9]

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ponyonthehead (1) - NEW ZEALAND - AUG 27, 2014 does not count
Very well balanced Organic pale ale. smooth tasting, amazing color. Slight honey, sweet after taste, disappears quickly after, leaves you wanting more. A must try for anyone wanting a well balanced pale ale.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
madsberg (10308) - Søborg, DENMARK - AUG 7, 2005
Cask @ Kings Head, Bayswater, London: Golden coloured. Unclear. Dense white head. Fruity and very herbal nose with a light spiced touch. Flavour is hoppy, fruity, berbal and very fresh. Is dry and clean and has a very bitter end, that last long. Really good one.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bov (9602) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - JUN 12, 2006
clear and bright golden-orange colour, fine stable head; fresh citrusy hoppiness; a solid malt body and a robust dry bitterness; long bitter flowery and fruity finish - avery good beer

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JonMoore (1875) - Loughborough, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - SEP 14, 2006
Bottle. Clear golden colour with a slim and steady white head. Citrus hop aroma with some caramel malts in the background. Nice hoppy flavour, good maltiness, long dry bitter finish. Very drinkable and very nice.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DonMagi (5596) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 5, 2006
Bottled. What a suprise here truly outstanding beer here. Aroma is grassy citrus, grapefruit, peachy at times with the light sweetness of the pale malts. Taste is similarly really hoppy the peach and citruis mingling well. A seriously dry bitter finish which makes me want more!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
harrisoni (13828) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - OCT 29, 2006
500ml bottle from Asda. Old gold/copper colour with lasting rocky off white head. Attractive hop aroma. Quite intense for a UK beer, bit of sherbert, woody grapefruit. Malts are pretty good, some juicyness, but this beer is all about the grapefruit hops. Really rather nice. Something like an APA. On of the best aromas of any UK bottle beer IMO. I can see why others have rated it so highly. I like the intense hops and balancing malts.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
imdownthepub (10460) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 18, 2007
Cask conditioned at Merton Beer Fest 07. Light gold in colour with fine white head. Good full flavoured bitter with plenty of citrus hops notes and yes everyone, quite chewey (Steve Mathews I belive) in the amount of flavour. Dry and fruity finish, a very good British beer, well done Bath.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rastacouere (6134) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 2, 2007
Considering the style, Scores ranging from 1 to 5, 5 being the most intense
Appearance:
Body:   Clear(1)->Murky(5) : 4     Pale Yellow(1)->Dark brown(5) : 1     Still(1)->Sparkling(5) : 2
Head:   None(1)->Large(5) : 2   White(1)->Tan(5) : 2   Lasting: 3   Lacing : 2
Aroma:
Intensity : 4  
Yeast : 4   Bread : 3   Apple : XX   Tropical Fruits : XX   Soap : XX   DMS : XX   Diacetyl : XX Sulfur : XX  
Malt : 4   Biscuity : 4   Hay : 3   Toasty : XX   Caramel : XX   Nuts : XX   Honey : 3   Cereals : 3   Grainy : 3
Hops : 3   Noble(1)->American(5) : 1   Leafy : XX   Spicy : 3   Floral : 4   Lemon/Lime : XX   Grapefruit : XX   Orange : XX   Herbal : XX   Grassy : XX   Pine/Spruce/Resin : XX  
Notes :   Peach/Apricot : 2   Earth : XX   Mint : XX   Butterscotch : XX   Smoke : XX
Flavor:
Initial Flavor : Dry(1)->Sweet(5) : 3   Finish Dry(1)->Sweet(5) : 3   Sourness : XX   Bitterness : 2   Complex : XX   Length : XX
Palate:
Light(1)->Full(5) : 4   Flat(1)->Fizzy(5) : 2   Clean : XX   Sharp : XX   Watery : XX   Oily : XX   Chalk : XX   Astringent : XX   Alcohol : XX   Mineral : 2   Oxidation : XX   Metallic : XX

Comments: Fantastic cask ale. Hugely fresh, floral, bready. Superbly soft mouthfeel, round edges and banana bread leanings.


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