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Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
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RATINGS: 18   MEAN: 3.16/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.05   EST. CALORIES: 132   ABV: 4.4%
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Cask. Originally a special for JD Wetherspoon Spring Festival 2010 but has reappeared since.
This unusual and distinctive beer has a sweet aroma of peaches and elderflower, perfectly balanced by a hoppy bitterness in both the flavour and finish.


2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Bullit (4030) - Burgos, SPAIN - APR 26, 2010
Cask @ Counting House, JDW. Unclear light golden colour, short white head. Aroma is peach. Flavour is sweet peach, elderflower. Quite hoppy as well. Fairly bitter and slightly sweet finish. Bit like a tropical fruit drink.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DruncanVeasey (7315) - NUNEATON, CONF N, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - APR 26, 2010
1) Cask, The Bankerís Draught, Sheffield. Pale gold with a slim collar. Bag of added juice/synthetic peachiness but bizarrely, it works; fine creamy malt balance, good rasp of hop, juicy tangerine mingled with the perfume. Quite a nasty synthetic/air freshener aroma, but overall, I liked it. 2) The Baron, Hinckley. None of the cascade coming over; biscuit malts and lemon jelly engulfed in airfreshener. Struggling with a third. This tastes like a Belgian fruit confection, but my Sheffield rate stands; Cascade competing pleasantly with peachiness, proving hops with a judicious sprinkle of juice can actually work.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
downender (6521) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - APR 24, 2010
Cask-conditioned at the Imperial, Exeter 19/04/10. Hazy yellow in colour with a decent white head. Sweet, nectarine and orange juice aroma. Flavour had lots more peach, some elderflowers in the background and a short, bitter finish. Not unpleasant but, aside from the bitterness, this tasted like fruit juice.

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bobinlondon (1257) - Harrow, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 22, 2010
Hand pulled cask at the Moon Under Water (JDW) Watford. Straw yellow with a thick white head. Peaches dominate this rather contrived beer. There are some reasonable hops underneath but all malt character is wiped out. However, I have always liked peach juice and have to say that I would rather drink this than many of the same/same so/so dull regional gold or brown bitters that swamp the market..

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
MesandSim (7118) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 21, 2010
A Mes rate. Cask at Baker Street íSporks.Bright yellow gold with a very good foamy white head. Awful astringent peach stuff. Some pleasant hops underneath with some mineral notes but mostly just harsh and peachy. Lingering aftertaste. Not for me at all. I must point out, peach flavoured things generally do not wit well with me.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
harrisoni (14104) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - APR 18, 2010
Cask handpull at Westgate, JDW, during the Mass Spoons Tasting. Gold, with a thin lasting white head. Well its certainly very peachy. Clearly not as sweet as the Polish Plum. But it does have some peach dessert like tendancies. Very fruity. And like a few bitters with fruit, the two donít make good bedfellows, you canít be fruit sweet and bitter at the same time. In fact, itís terrible. The peach finish is pretty good mind. Really interesting, but glad I only have a half. Still, better than the Black Chalice I had earlier, I mean I actually finished this one. Not great.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
cgarvieuk (15163) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 16, 2010
cask at JDW ... yellow amber ...thin white head ... increadible tinned peachmnosr ... wow big big fruity tinned peach front ... huge peach ... bit artificial ... weelll maybe notmartificial but def tinned... little too much

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DonMagi (5596) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 3, 2009
Cask in the market porter. Alround rating: Really peachy aroma, the elderflower comes through like lychee with a decent grassy bitterness. Its very well put together and very tasty.


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