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Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Congleton, England

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RATINGS: 40   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.09   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
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This powerful, yet easy-drinking, golden brew is developed with a combination of old and new world hops, resulting in a beer with fragrant hop aromas, a smooth, balanced, malty character and a lingering hop bitterness in the finish. Named after Wojtek, pronounced


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
davidm (1936) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - DEC 5, 2011
On cask at Wetherspoon Stansted. Great beer, tastes like a salad of hops. Aromas of honey, caramel, pine, and orange. Taste is sweet and bitter, with a long lingering finish. Palate is silky, and medium bodied. Cloudy yellow, with a thin head.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
madmitch76 (15309) - , Essex, ENGLAND - DEC 28, 2011
12th October 2011
Crosse Keys Spoons. Hazy gold beer. Residual white head. Smooth palate, semi dry. Fairly low carbonation. Sweetish hops. Peach, tangerine, tropical fruits, grapefruit, even a little Sorachi Ace lemon flavour. A really nice medley! Finishes semi dry. Lip smacking hops. With some condition this would have been an easy 4+

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
niquillis (932) - Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - APR 6, 2013
UPDATED: JUN 10, 2013 On cask at The Congress, Longton. Pours amber, fruity aroma. Fruit, caramel and a hint of smoke. Cask is obviously better than bottle, it tastes nothing like lager as others have said it does. 2nd very good English pale ale of the week. Update 9/6/13, on cask at The Huntsman, Cheadle. Good stuff again. Still nothing like lager!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
harrisoni (13828) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - OCT 15, 2011
Cask handpull at Baker Street Spoons. Gold depp slight haze lasting thin sparse white head. Quite a fruity strong golden ale. Stone fruits. Not in great nick but acceptable. Alcohol is quite well hidden but there is a touch of syrup. Its got decent hops on finish. For once I agree with Ken that this is one of the better festival beers. Fruit and malt on aroma. Good full beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beersiveknown (3052) - NORTHERN IRELAND - OCT 16, 2011
Bridge House, Belfast 15/10/11 Amber-orange beer with bitter lemon aroma with pithy amarillo hops and well-disguised alcohol.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
andsled (24) - Durham, ENGLAND - OCT 26, 2011
Have had two of these. One at Thomas Sheraton Stockton which was superb almost Marble Dobber standard. One at Boston Wetherspoons which was less so but still good, hence an average of the two ratings above.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tommann (2766) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - SEP 25, 2012
500ml bottle at 5.5%. Pours dark gold with a large head. Aroma is mango puree and banana. Taste has mango puree to start and a mango and grassy medium bitter finish.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bullit (4025) - Burgos, SPAIN - OCT 15, 2011
Cask @ Counting House, JDW. Spoons Real Ale Festival autumn 2011. Hazy golden colour, off-white head. Nose is lemon, grapefruit, peach. Flavour is light malted, peach, very fruity, bit of sourness. Medium bodied. Decent enough.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
berkshirejohn (4574) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 21, 2011
UPDATED: OCT 10, 2012 Cask at the Greyhound (JDW), Maidenhead. Golden amber with a thin white head; fruity aroma; rich tropical fruit flavour with some chewy malts; then a long, building, bitterness leaving a sweet digestive biscuit finish. Deceptively easy to drink.(7/4/7/4/15=3.7, 10/21/2011)

50cl bottle from the Sainsbury’s Beer Hunt range at 5.5% ABV. Amber with a billowing white head that slowly settles; rich malty aroma with some grassy hops; thick in the mouth with an almost meaty flavour and perhaps some tropical fruit;; and a dry biscuity finish with a slight zing. (6/4/7/3/13=3.3, 10/10/2012)

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
leaparsons (8159) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - OCT 21, 2011
Cask, Lord Keeper of the Great Seal, Oadby. Golden with an off-white foam. Aromas are leafy and resinous with yeast and woody pine. Herbal with crsyallised pear. Flavours are stewed apple with sweet caramel and toffee. Spritzy yeast with lemon and grapefruit. Bready with a dry finish and green apple acidity. Pretty good.


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