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Bitter End Lakeland Best Gold

Formerly brewed at Bitter End (UK)
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Cockermouth, England


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RATINGS: 10   MEAN: 3.22/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.04   EST. CALORIES: 129   ABV: 4.3%
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Cask; Regular. Also available bottled (as Lakeland Golden).
Brewed with Maris Otter Pale & Crystal Malted Barley, Challenger, Chinook and Cascade Hops & Pure Cumbrian Water.
Golden in colour with smells of hops and citrus fruit. A well hopped beer, American hop taste with some bitterness, well balanced by a little sweetness and body.

FrankJohansen's rating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
FrankJohansen (3604) - Sabro, - MAY 2, 2011
Bottle: Clear golden colour with a small white head and some lacing. Aroma and taste of malts, herbs and fruit with a light bitterness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
dynamiteninja (1588) - Richmond, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 14, 2014
Cask at the Patterdale Hotel, Cumbria. Medium white head with a gold body. Tangy, dough, hops, soap. Taste is tangy with soap. Dry finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fonefan (35959) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUL 20, 2011

Cask (gravity) @ 27th Pigs Ear Beer and Cider Festival 2010, at The Round Chapel in Hackney, London, England

Clear medium amber orange colour with a small to average, frothy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, toasted - caramel, light to moderate hoppy, orange - citrus. Flavour is moderate sweet and bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat. [20101203]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DruncanVeasey (7315) - NUNEATON, CONF N, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - APR 28, 2011
Bottle conditioned from Booth’s, Ilkley. Still gold with a white slick. Good spiky, bristling hop aroma; grapefruit, spliff and nettle blended with the matchbox note of The Yorkshire Snatch. Silky condition ushering a fleshy wash of tangerine, almond and lingering cashew across the tongue. Hint of chip shop batter. Really solid bottle conditioned pale ale, nodding towards the US without sacrificing that stony English northerness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
chriso (7428) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 11, 2011
Cask (gravity dispense) at Pigs Ear Beer Festival, day 4 on 2 December 2010. Gold colour. Slight haze. Not much condition. Fairly dry. Clean mouthfeel. A middle of the road golden ale. Very quaffable but could use more hops - not much impact from the US hop contingent. Maybe a bit green. Flagged for re-rate.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
cgarvieuk (15163) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 13, 2010
cask at cloisters ... amber ... light eggy ... light hop nose .... light dry lemon hop ... long dry linger

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
pivnizub (9006) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - AUG 15, 2010
Bottle: Clear, golden, small lacy white head; moderate hoppy-herbal nose with a malty background; light to moderate bitter-sweet flavour, mild and light bodied; slightly lingering bitter-fruity finish. Not too great......

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MoritzF (8590) - Bochum, GERMANY - AUG 11, 2010
(bottle) Clear, golden colour with a blond medium-sized foamy head. Citrus-fruity (lime, tangerine) hoppy aroma with pale malt and notes of biscuits. Mildly bitter flavour, light bodied with a moderate carbonation. Pale malt character with notes of white bread and present fruity hops lingering into the dry and moderately bitter and herbal finish. 28.VII.10

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
planky84 (2143) - , Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 16, 2010
UPDATED: JUN 25, 2010 Bottle sourced via Mybrewerytap.com. Orange/amber pour with a white head. Nuts, herbs, toffee and baked apple aromas. Toffee, butterscotch and pineapple in the nose. Quite hoppy. Bitter, fruity mouthfeel. Fruity, hoppy finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
RichardW (1545) - Carlisle, Cumbria, ENGLAND - JUN 3, 2010
Cask, JDW, Carlisle. A really pleasant and refreshing tasting fruity beer. Citrusy, but without the sharp tang. More a pleasantly semi-sweet taste, which just tingles on the tongue and lingers gently, with perfect carbonation. Slight haze on mine, but this did not detract from the taste. One of the best beers of this style I’ve had for some time and perfect for this time of year.

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